Writer for film and television

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 and she was nominated for the Carl Foreman Award at the BAFTAs for her feature film Afterlife the following year. 

Since then, she has worked on a wide range of projects, including adaptations of Vikram Seth's bestselling novel An Equal Music for Cuba Pictures and Raindog Films and Rose Tremain’s Road Home for BBC 2. Her adaptation of Arthur Ransome's children's classic Swallows and Amazons was released in cinemas in August 2016 and has won festival prizes in Seattle and New York. 

Andrea is currently working on a number of adaptations and original projects. These include Nurse Pauline (BBC Studios) Queen of Cooks (Origin) Miss Castrol (Cuba Pictures / BBC Films) John and Nula (Baby Cow / Fox Searchlight) She has co-written The Daylight Gate with the director, Philippa Lowthorpe (BBC Films / Hammer) She has also written 3 episodes of Call The Midwife (Neal Street / BBC) and is currently writing an episode of Sanditon for Red Planet and ITV. Her feature length adaptation of Emma Healey's award-winning novel Elizabeth is Missing goes into production for STV and BBC1 in the summer of 2019.




Writer Andrea Gibb

‘The Daylight Gate’ Feature. Based on the novella by Jeanette Winterston. Co-writer with
Director Philippa Lowthorpe. Hammer Films / BBC Films Inn development.

BBC Films
Hammer Films


Director Mat Whitecross

Drama based on the cult children's book by Kit Williams

Mint Pictures Limited
In development
Adaptation of Vikram Seth's best selling novel
Cuba Pictures & Raindog Films
In development
Original screenplay inspired by Scotland's only reindeer herd set in the Cairngorms and Lapland
Harbour Pictures
In development

Drama about a group of friends who reunite in Scotland

Scottish Screen
Sigma Films
In development
Creator Susan Cooper
Adaptation of Susan Cooper's children's book
Jim Henson Company
In development
Director Stuart Davids
Feature film adaptation of Louise Walsh's novel
Scottish Screen
Raindog Limited
In development
Nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer, 2005
Producer Catherine Aitken
Director Alsion Peebles
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Kevin McKidd
  • Shirley Henderson
  • James Laurenson
  • Isla Blair
  • Drama about an ambitious journalist who is forced to re-evaluate his priorities when he learns his mother is dying of cancer
    Scottish Screen
    Gabriel Films
    Dear Frankie
    Winner of the Women in Film and Television Script Award, 2004
    Producer Caroline Wood
    Director Shona Auerbach
  • Emily Mortimor
  • Gerard Butler
  • Jack McElhone
  • Sharon Small
  • Katy Murphy
  • British film about the love of a young single mother for her son
    Pathe Pictures
    Golden Wedding
    Best Television Drama, Mental Health Media Awards, 1998
    Producer Stephenie Faugier
    Director John Tiffany
  • James Cosmo
  • Edith MacArthur
  • 30' original screenplay for BBC Scotland. Winner of the Mental Health Media Award
    British Screen
    Imagine Films
    Producer Stephanie Faugier
    Feature screenplay for Imagine Films / British Screen
    Imagine Films
    In development
    Producer Su Bainbridge
    Director Brian Ross
  • David Tennant
  • Sharon Small
  • Paula Sorge
  • Short film about a passive postman who decides to take control of his life
    Mallinson Television
    Lucky Bag
    Shortlisted for The Dennis Potter Award
    30' original screenplay.  Shortlisted for the Dennis Potter Award
    Short film shortlisted for Tartan Shorts which became the basis for the feature film Dear Frankie
    Swallows and Amazons
    Winner, Grand Prize Feature, New York International Children’s Film Festival
    Producer Nick Barton
    Director Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Rafe Spall
  • Andrew Scott
  • Kelly Macdonald
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Harry Enfield
  • New screen version of Arthur Ransome's family favourite
    Studio Canal
    Harbour Pictures and BBC Films
    Producer Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz

    Adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel

    BBC Films
    CMP Film Limited
    In development


    Writer & Creator 

    Drama about a young female chef who rose to fame in Victorian Britain.

    BBC / Origin Pictures. 

    Origin for BBC
    In development

    Drama about the British wives of American GIs in World War II who move to the United States

    World Productions
    In development


    Adaptation of the book by E C Healy

    STV Productions for BBC1

    Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s 

    Neal Street Productions for BBC1

    Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s

    Neal Street Productions for BBC1

    Based on the true story of Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone. BBC Studios.


    Based on the novel by Helen Simonson. Mazur-Kaplan Company / BBC

    Mazur-Kaplan Company for BBC
    In development.

    Adaptation of the novel by Marina Lewycka

    In development

    Drama about a group of women in their 50s 

    BBC Scotland for BBC
    In development
    Producer Tally Garner

    Adaptation of the books by Benjamin Daniels

    Mam Tor Productions
    In development
    Adapted from Janice Galloway's memoirs This Is Not About Me and All Made Up
    La Belle Allee for BBC Scotland
    1 x 60'
    Adaptation of Andrea Gillies' prize winning memior about caring for her mother-in-law who has Alzheimers
    BBC for BBC1
    In development
    Drama about the Suffragettes inspired by Jill Liddington's book Rebel Girls
    BBC for BBC 1
    In development
    Adaptation of Rose Tremain's Orange Prize-winning novel
    In development

    Remake of the hit 1980s television show about the widows of a crime gang who carry out their own criminal raid

    Cougar for BBC Films
    Original single about the Lee Jeans factory sit in
    BBC Scotland
    In development

    Adaptation of the book Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle 

    Shoebox Films
    In development



    Director Gaynor MacFarlane
  • Julie Austin
  • Eric Barlow
  • John Kielty
  • Helen Lomax
  • Monica Glbb
  • Friday play about a gifted young man at university who doesn't want to live
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Tough Love
    1 x 60'
    Director Gaynor Macfarlane
  • Maureen Beattie
  • Liam Brennan
  • Richard Madden
  • Meg Fraser
  • Friday play about a mother struggling to cope with her son's drug addiction
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
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