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Studied English at Caius 1984-7.
After three years in advertising and film reviewing, moved to Granada Television as a script-editor for daytime soap operas, moving on to become a producer of comedy and drama.
Made her feature film production debut in 2005 with Pierrepoint, starring Timothy Spall, and in 2006 produced The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, which won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Also in 2006, became an executive producer for BBC Films, developing features such as The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and The Duchess (2008). Promoted in 2009 to Creative Director of BBC films, overseeing a £12M budget. By 2010, had led BBC Films to a record 13 nominations at the British Academy Film Awards, for films including In the Loop (2009), Fish Tank (2009) and An Education (2009).
Was executive producer in 2011 for Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus and the Lionel Shriver adaptation We Need to Talk About Kevin; in 2013 for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa; and in 2016 for Denial.
Left the BBC in 2016 to become CEO of Baby Cow Productions, the production company founded by actor and writer Steve Coogan.