Anna
Waterhouse

Producer for film and theatre and writer for film

Anna Waterhouse received an MA in English Literature from Queens' College, Cambridge University. She ran her own company, Out of the Blue Productions, under which banner she produced numerous plays in the West End. Anna now writes screenplays and produces with her partner Joe Shrapnel.Together they recently set up their production company Double Vision Entertainment, Ltd.

Anna and Joe adapted Rhidian Brook's The Aftermath for Fox Searchlight and Scott Free, directed by James Kent and starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke. They wrote Race (Focus Features) directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice Van Houten and Stephan James as Jesse Owens. They also wrote Frankie and Alice directed by Geoffrey Sax and starring Halle Berry (Golden Globe nomination -- Best Actress) and Stellan Skarsgard. Joe Shrapnel adapted Elmore Leonard's The Tonto Woman as a short film directed by Daniel Barber (Academy Award nomination -- Best Live Action Short).

Films in development include the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow for Warner Bros and producer Erwin Stoff with Doug Liman attached to direct and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to star; The Gray Man for Columbia Pictures and producer Joe Roth with Christopher McQuarrie attached to direct and Charlize Theron to star; an adaptation of Mona Golabek's The Children of Willesden Lane for producer Bob Shapiro and BBC Films; Circle of Treason for producer Barry Josephson and Focus Features (the screenplay was included on the 2015 Blacklist); Monk for BBC Films and producer Alison Owen; Gucci for Scott Free; and The Roots of Heaven for Scott Free/Twentieth Century Fox. They are also adapting and executive producing Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water about the Attica prison uprising, in development with producer Amy Pascal and TriStar Pictures.

They are members of the WGAw and are represented by CAA, Grandview, Marks Law Group and Curtis Brown in UK.

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Film

Writer 

Seberg
Feature
Producer Kate Garwood & Jean-Charles Levy
Director Stephen Hopkins

Thriller about an FBI agent who becomes involved in the civil rights movement in the USA in the 1960s co-written with Joe Shrapnel

Coming to Venice film festival, Toronto film festival, Deauville film festival, San Sebastián film festival

Totally Commercial Films
In production
Starring
  • Brie Larson
  • Re-write, co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Walt Disney Studios
    Marvel Studios
    Producer Amy Pascal

    Adaptation of the book by Heather Ann Thompson's about the Attica prison uprising, co-written with Joe Shrapnel.

    TriStar Pictures
    In Development

    Sequel to the science fiction action film

    Sony
    In development
    Director Christopher McQuarrie
    Starring
  • Charlize Theron
  • Rewrite of the adaptation of Mark Greaney's novel

    Sony
    Producer Robert Shapiro

    Based on the true story of Lisa Jura, a brilliant young pianist, who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    BBC Films
    In development
    Race
    Feature
    Director Stephen Hopkins
    Starring
  • Jeremy Irons
  • Stephan James
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Feature film about Jesse Owens, co-written with Joe Shrapnel
    Focus Features
    Forecast Pictures
    Director James Kent

    Feature adaptation of Rhidian Brook's novel co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Fox Searchlight
    Scott Free
    Monk
    Feature

    Drama based on the life of Thelonius Monk co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Monumental Pictures
    In development

    Based on the book about the CIA traitor, Aldriche Ames. Co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Focus Features
    In development
    Dunkirk
    Feature
    Director Olly Parker

    Feature rewrite about the evacuation of Dunkirk, co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Working Title
    In development

    The true story of the Gucci family co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Scott Free
    In development
    Grass
    Feature
    Director Tom Green
    Re-write with Joe Shrapnel
    Focus Features
    In development
    Director Ridley Scott
    Co-written with Joe Shrapnel based on the novel by Romain Gary
    Twentieth Century Fox
    Scott Free
    In development
    Diamond
    Feature
    Producer Nicola Horlick

    Gangster film set in 1960's swinging London.  Co-written with Joe Shrapnel

    Derby Street Films
    Director Geoffrey Sax
    Starring
  • Halle Berry
  • Matt Frewer
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Stellan Skarsgard
  • Co-written with Joe Shrapnel; film charting the true story of Frankie Murdoch who suffered from multiple personality disorder
    Checkmark
    Access Motion Pictures
    Producer Sebastian Aloi
    Co-written with Joe Shrapnel
    Plural-Jempsa Productions
    In development
    In Theory
    Feature
    Co-written with Joe Shrapnel
    FourBoys Films
    Director David Schwimmer
    Co-written with Joe Shrapnel
    Dark Harbour Productions
    In development
    Chicken
    Feature
    Co-written with Joe Shrapnel
    DeMann Company

    Producer 

    Lonesome Jim
    Nominated Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival
    Director Steve Buscemi
    Writer James C. Strouse
    Starring
  • Casey Affleck
  • Kevin Corrigan
  • Mark Boone Junior
  • Mary Kay Place
  • Drama about a young man moving back home after failing to make it on his own
    Bleiberg Entertainment
    InDigEnt

    Television

    Writer & Creator 

    Madden
    1 x 60'

    Series co-written with Joe Shrapnel based on the John Madden character created by Rennie Airth

    Mainstreet Pictures for BBC
    In development

    Theatre

    Producer 

    Director Neil LaBute
    Writer Neil LaBute
    Starring
  • Matthew Fox
  • Olivia Williams
  • World premiere of Neil LaBute's new play 
    Vaudeville Theatre
    Director Ian Brown
    Writer Shelagh Stephenson
    Starring
  • Linda Bassett
  • Lizzy McInerny
  • Gina McKee
  • Tim Piggott-Smith
  • Play about a family living under the tyrannous control of Billy, who abuses his wife and daughters
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Director Laurence Boswell
    Writer Kenneth Lonergan
    Starring
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Anna Paquin
  • Play about three New York rich kids who value sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll more than life itself
    Garrick Theatre
    Director Lindsay Posner
    Writer David Mamet
    Starring
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Julia Stiles
  • Play exploring sexual politics through the power struggle between a middle-aged professor and a female student who accuses him of sexual harassment
    Garrick Theatre
    Director Lindsay Posner
    Writer David Mamet
    Starring
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Play exploring theatrical theory, rleationships and roles as a young actor spends time with an established actor
    Apollo Theatre
    Director David Grindley
    Writer Neil LaBute
    Starring
  • Saffron Burrows
  • Lesley Manville
  • Sara Powell
  • David Schwimmer
  • A serial commitment-phobe is about to get married but before he does he visits four ex-girlfriends
    Gielgud Theatre
    Director Lindsay Posner
    Writer Sam Shepard
    Starring
  • Joe Duttine
  • Martin Henderson
  • Larry Lamb
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Play about a woman struggling to break free from her abusive partner
    Apollo Theatre
    Director Neil LaBute
    Writer Neila LaBute
    Starring
  • Kris Marshall
  • Joanna Page
  • Ella Smith
  • Robert Webb
  • Play examining prejudice about size
    Trafalgar Studio 1 & Comedy Theatre