Olivia Hetreed

Writer for film
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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.





Based on the best-selling novel by Kate Summerscale

Rainmark Films
In development
Film about the love story of the young Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth
Blueprint Pictures
In development

Based on the novel by Neil Gunn

Young Films
In development

Based on the novel by Georgette Heyer

Sophy Limited
In development
Producer Alvaro Longoria & Andy Patterson
Director Hugh Hudson
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Golshifteh Farahani
  • Rupert Everett
  • Pierre Niney
  • Nicholas Farrell

    Drama about a young girl and her archaeologist father who discover pre-historic paintings in a cave in Spain

    Morena Films
    In development
    Adaptation of the romantic novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
    Working Title
    In development
    Producer Adnan Cuhara
    Director Faruk Sabanovic
  • Khalid Abdalla

    Animated feature film

    Prime Time
    In development
    Producer Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader & Douglas Rae
    Director Andrea Arnold
  • Shannon Beer
  • Solomon Glave
  • James Howson
  • Paul Hilton
  • Simone Jackson
  • Kaya Scodelario
    Feature film adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel
    Artificial Eye
    Director Adrian Shergold
    Feature film adaptation of Deborah Wearing's memoir for Ecosse Films
    Ecosse Films
    In development
    Girl With A Pearl Earring
    Nominated: BAFTA, Best Adapted Screenplay
    Producer Anand Tucker and Andy Paterson
    Director Peter Webber
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Colin Firth
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Judy Parfitt
  • Cillian Murphy
    Feature film adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier
    Archer Street Productions
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky

    Adaptation of the novel by John Burnham Schwartz

    Archer Street
    In development
    Adaptation of the classic children's novel by Frederick Marryat
    Oxford Films/Tetra Films
    Feature length screenplay
    Archer Street Limited
    In development
    Director Anthony Fabian
  • Brooke Kinsella
  • Lone Madsen
  • Oliver Tobias
  • Miriam Margolyes
  • Clare Matthews
    Short film about a model and her self concious younger sister





    Drama about the foundation of the Barnardo's charity

    Lion Television
    In development

    Drama about one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages

    Rainmark for ITV1
    In development
    Serial about the famous actress for Ecosse Films
    Ecosse Films
    In development
    Single film for the BBC as part of the Decades series based on the Cleveland children's home case
    In development
    Producer David Ball
    Director Paul Marcus
  • Francesca Isherwood
  • Eli Machover
  • Harry Stott
  • Rebekah Brookes-Murrell
  • Stephen Mapes
    Lead writer on the five-part BBC series based on Caroline Lawrence's best-selling children's novels
    The Little Entertainment Group for CBBC
    Producer Peter Webber
    Adaptation of the Henry James novel for Working Title TV
    Working Title TV
    In development
    Producer Kate Bartlett
    Director Julian Jarrold
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • Andrew Lincoln
  • Adam Kotz
  • Rakie Ayola
  • Kika Markham
    Modern adaptation of Chaucer's classic tale
    Ziji Productions for BBC1
    Producer Paul Brown and Alan Horrox
    Director Stacey Stewart Curtis
  • Kevin Whately
  • Megan Follows
  • Alison Pill
  • Sophie Bennett
  • Michael Cera
    Feature length TV drama adaptation of Susan Coolidge's novel
    Tetra Films for ITV1
    Producer Alan Horrox
    Director Cispin Reece
  • Ian Richardson
  • Rik Mayall
  • Pauline Quirke
  • Celia Imrie
  • Sarah-Jane Potts
    Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's ghost story which aired on Boxing Day on ITV1
    Tetra Films for ITV1
    Producer Alan Horrox
    Director Juliet May
  • James Wilby
  • Nicholas Farrell
  • Gina McKee
  • Donald Sinden
  • Felicity Jones
    Christmas day film about an Eighteenth Century inventor and his struggle to create a refrigeration machine
    Tetra Films for ITV1
    Producer Alan Horrox
  • James Hazeldine
  • Anita Dobson
    Children's drama about a troubled young boy who is reluctantly fostered by a hard-working woman
    Tetra Films for Channel 4
    Adaptation of Philippa Pierce's much loved children's novel for BBC1
    In development



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



    Friday drama which deals with the aftermath of the Bosnian War
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4