Theatre, Film and TV  |  Mar 21, 2018

Andrea Gibb to Adapt Elizabeth is Missing for BBC One

Andrea Gibb is adapting Emma Healey’s novel Elizabeth is Missing as a 90 minute film for BBC One.

The story is an intense mystery following Maud’s quest to find her best friend, Elizabeth, after her sudden disappearance. Maud’s search is a race against time as she struggles with the progression of her own dementia.

Andrea Gibb is a Scottish film and television writer. Her feature film Dear Frankie, starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler, won the Women in Film and Television Script Award in 2004. In 2005 she was nominated for the Carl Foreman Award at the BAFTAs for her feature film Afterlife. Her adaptation of Arthur Ransome's children's classic Swallows and Amazons was released in UK cinemas in August 2016. Andrea is also currently writing on BBC One’s Call the Midwife. 

Elizabeth is Missing is Emma Healey’s first novel, which won the Costa First Novel Award in January 2015 and a Betty Trask Award in June 2015.