Olivia Hetreed

Writer for film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Olivia's first feature film, Girl With A Pearl Earring, was nominated for multiple Oscars and BAFTAs including Best Adapted Screenplay. The film starred Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth and was adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier.

Olivia started her career as a documentary, drama and film editor and then moved into writing with a series of family films for ITV including The Treasure Seekers and The Canterville Ghost. She also wrote the short film, Candy, which was screened worldwide at film festivals.

Other credits include the award-winning Man of Law's Tale for the BBC, the animated feature Birds Like Us, and Wuthering Heights, which was released in 2011.  Olivia is currently working on the features, Phil and Liz for Blueprint Pictures and Mrs Robinson's Disgrace for Rainmark Films.

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Film
Writer
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace Feature
2013
Rainmark Films
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Based on the best-selling novel by Kate Summerscale

Philip & Liz Feature
2013
Blueprint Pictures for Pathe
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Film about the love story of the young Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth

Silver Darlings Feature
2013
Young Films
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Based on the novel by Neil Gunn

The Grand Sophy Feature
2012
Elysian Films Limited
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
Lorna Doone Feature
2012
Working Title
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Adaptation of the romantic novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

The Master of Altamira Feature
2012
Morena Films
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
The Train Station Feature
2012
Human Film Limited
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
Birds Like Us Feature
2011
Primetime
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
Wuthering Heights Feature
2011
Ecosse for Artificial Eye
Director Andrea Arnold
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Shannon Beer, Solomon Glave, James Howson & Kaya Scodelario

Feature film adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel for Ecosse

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Spirit Banner 2009
Archer Street Productions
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
A Life In Secret Feature
2007
BBC Films
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
Forever Today Feature
2007
Ecosse Films
In development
Director Adrian Shergold
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Feature film adaptation of Deborah Wearing's memoir for Ecosse Films

Archer Street Productions for Pathe
Producer Anand Tucker and Andy Paterson
Director Peter Webber
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth & Tom Wilkinson

Feature film adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier

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Children Of The New Forest Feature
1999
Oxford Films/Tetra Films
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Feature film adaptation

Iceland 1999
Archer Street Limited
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Feature length screenplay

Candy Short
1998

 
Director Tony Fabian
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Brooke Kinsella, Lone Madsen & Oliver Tobias

Short film about a model and her self concious younger sister

Television
Writer
Eleanor of Aquitane 1 x 60'
2012
Rainmark for ITV1
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
Lille Langtry 2009
Ecosse Films
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Serial about the famous actress for Ecosse Films

Cleveland 2007
BBC
In development
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Single film for the BBC as part of the Decades series based on the Cleveland children's home case

Roman Mysteries 3 x 30'
2006
The Little Entertainment Group for CBBC
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Francesca Isherwood, Eli Machover & Harry Stott

Lead writer on the five-part BBC series based on Caroline Lawrence's best-selling children's novels

The Aspern Papers 2004
Working Title TV
In development
Producer Peter Webber
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Adaptation of the Henry James novel for Working Title TV

The Canterbury Tales: The Man Of Law's Tale 2003
Ziji Productions for BBC1
Producer Kate Bartlett
Director Julian Jarrold
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Nikki Amuka-Bird & Andrew Lincoln

Modern adaptation of Chaucer's classic tale

A Dog So Small 2002
BBC1
Writer Olivia Hetreed

An adaptation of Philippa Pierce's much loved children's novel for BBC1

Reservation Road 2002
Archer Street
In development
Director Jonathan Teplitzky
Writer Olivia Hetreed

 
What Katy Did 1999
Tetra Films
Producer Paul Brown and Alan Horrox
Director Stacey Stewart Curtis
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Kevin Whately, Megan Fellowes & Dean Stockwell

Feature length TV drama adaptation of Susan Coolidge's novel

The Canterville Ghost 1997
Tetra Films for ITV
Producer Alan Horrox
Director Cispin Reece
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring Ian Richardson, Rik Mayall, Pauline Quirke & Celia Imrie

ITV Boxing Day film

The Treasure Seekers 1996
Tetra Films for ITV
Producer Alan Horrox
Director Juliet May
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring James Wilby, Nicholas Farrell, Gina McKee & Donald Sinden

ITV Christmas Day film and series

The Fireboy 1995
Tetra Films for Channel 4
Producer Alan Horrox
Writer Olivia Hetreed
Starring James Hazeldine & Anita Dobson

Children's drama for Channel 4

Theatre
Writer
The Garish Day 2005
Trinity College, Oxford
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Play about John Henry Newman which was specially commissioned for the 450th anniversary Gala of Trinity College, Oxford

Radio
Writer
Zero 2006
BBC Radio 4 for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Olivia Hetreed

Friday play which deals with the aftermath of the Bosnian War