After studying Classics and Philosophy at Warwick University I worked in feature film production, development and finance before joining the literary, film and interactive agency, Marjacq, where I worked as Head of Film Literary and Interactive rights.

I joined Curtis Brown in 2015 and I am the primary agent for Book to Film rights at the agency. I also represent film rights to titles for Conville & Walsh, Marjacq, Christopher Little Agency, PEW Literary and Orenda Books Publishing. I have extensive experience selling client’s work directly into the US, but also work closely with a number of leading agents and managers, having forged great relationships during my 15+ years as a film agent.
Some of my personal author clients for film and TV include Damien Lewis, Ragnar Jonasson, Rod Gordon and Brian Williams, Will Hodgkinson and Paul Crilley. I also represent a boutique list of screenwriters and directors including Chris Salmanpour and JJ Connolly.

I am assisted by Irene Magrelli.






  • RT @EmerTheScreamer: Poor @emermclysaght, she gets a lot of my tweets. She’s a trooper!

    Thrilled that Element Pics are producing the feature film of my brilliant clients, Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght’s…

    RT @susanW1F: Very excited that #ThreeThings is set for TV! Much casting fun to be had... @CWAgencyUK