Rose
Heiney

Novelist and writer for theatre, film and television

Rose Heiney is a screenwriter and novelist who won a 4Talent Award for Best New Comedy Writer and was a Broadcast Hotshot in 2009. 

Her first novel, The Days of Judy B was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.  

Subsequently, Rose has developed original comedy projects with Objective Productions and the BBC as well as writing on Letter for the King for Netflix as well as Miranda and Fresh Meat. Rose is currently writing an original comedy feature for Working Title and has projects in development for film and TV.

Rose has written regularly for radio, her first radio play Home Alone transmitted in spring 2013 starring Daisy Haggard. Her play Original Death Rabbit was broadcast in 2016 starring Jessie Cave and ran at the Jermyn Street Theatrestarring Kimberley Nixon.

Rose has been writing on the new Armando Iannucci show Avenue 5 for HBO.

CV

Film

Writer 

The Ghost Writer
Feature Film
Working Title
In Development
Posterity
Feature Film
In Development

Television

Writer 

New Armando Iannucci Show.

HBO for HBO
Working Title TV
In Development
Director Alex Holmes, Felix Thompson
Filmwave for Netflix
In production
Producer Ben Farrell
Starring
  • David Fynn
  • Rebecca Humphries
  • Comedy about a group of friends after university
    Objective Productions for Comedy Central
    Fresh Meat
    1 x 45'
    Creator Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain
    Producer Judy Counihan
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Greg McHugh
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  • Comedy set amongst a group of university freshers
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    Protest
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Mark Talbot
    New comedy set in the world of anti-capitalist protest
    Hattrick for BBC
    In development
    The Days Of Judy B
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Adaptation of her book into a television series
    Hattrick
    Thrills
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Original comedy series about teenagers in London
    Objective Productions
    In development
    Mrs Jean Peans 
    Director Richard Boden
    Hartswood Films for BBC3
    Emma 
    Director Jon East
    Tiger Aspect
    Gladys 
    Director Charlie Palmer
    Granada
    Rosamund 
    Director Dan Reed
    ITV

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Director Hannah Joss
    Starring
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Jermyn Street Theatre
    Director Tamara Harvey
    Starring
  • Jonathan Guy Lewis
  • Imogen Stubbs
  • Antonia Thomas
  • Bel Powley
  • A dark family comedy set on Christmas Eve

    Hampstead Theatre
    Producer Paines Plough
    Starring
  • Short play commissioned by Paines Plough about Rose's home town, Chipping Norton
    The Theatre, Chipping Norton
    Gilded Ballon, Edinburgh/Channel 4
    Angie/Gret 
    Director Olivia Hungerford
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
    Sara Jane Moore 
    Director Laura Corcoran
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
    Mrs Prentice 
    Director Harry Lloyd
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
    Various 
    Director Ed Behrens
    Oxford Playhouse
    Emilia/Nell 
    OUDS/Thelma Holt Ltd/Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space
    Electra 
    Director Pippa Needs
    Oxford Playhouse
    The Witch 
    Director Tom Littler
    Oxford Playhouse
    Fen 
    Director Polly Findlay
    Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival

    Radio

    Writer 

    Starring
  • Jessie Cave
  • Production Company BBC Radio

    Award winning comedy writer Rose Heiney creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Helen Perry
    Starring
  • Claire Cage
  • Alex Carter
  • Sabrina Jones
  • Alun Raglan
  • Drama following a couple who try to revitalise their relationship with A to Z themed dates.

    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Helen Perry
    Starring
  • Ben Crowe
  • Daisy Haggard
  • Michael Shelford
  • Phillipa Stanton
  • Radio play about a hostess struggling to cook the perfect New Year's Eve dinner, part of the Radio 4 Absolutely Delish strand
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster Radio 4
    Production Company BBC7/Radio 4
    Various 
    Director Victoria Lloyd
    Production Company BBC Radio 1