Screenwriter for film and TV

Dolly Alderton is a novelist, podcaster, journalist and a screenwriter for film and TV.

She writes a weekly 'Agony Aunt' column for The Sunday Times Style and is a regular contributor to publications such as The Telegraph, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Red and GQ.

She was the story producer of series 2 - 5 of E4’s BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea and went onto work as a reality and entertainment development producer at Monkey Kingdom. She was the script assistant on the final series of E4’S Fresh Meat and directed all online videos for the final series of Channel 4’s Peep Show. She also worked in drama development at Objective Productions.

Dolly's first short film Anna, Island – co-written and co-directed with Lauren Bensted – was a portrait of a directionless young Londoner obsessed by the Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs. It starred actresses Sia Berkeley (Skins) and Jessie Cave (Harry Potter) and featured a cameo from Desert Islands Discs host, Kirsty Young.

Dolly's memoir, Everything I Know About Love, was released in 2018 to great acclaim and is currently being adapted into a 7 part series with Working Title/BBC1. Dolly is also working on her latest novel Ghosts which she will be adapting into a feature film with Working Title.





Writer & Director 

Writer / Director 

Comedy drama co-written with Lauren Bensted about two women whose friendship is blown apart by political differences.

Objective Productions for Channel 4
In Development


Director China Moo-Young

Adapted from Dolly's hit memoir.

Working Title for BBC1
In production


Writer & Director 

Anna, Island
Short Film
Writer / Director 
Producer Ben Woodsmith
Director Laurence Wilson
  • Jessie Cave
  • Harry Michell
  • Sia Berkeley
  • Alfie Brown
  • Comedy drama co-written and directed with Lauren Bensted about a directionless Londoner obsessed by Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

    The Confluence
    Short Film
    Writer / Director 
    Producer Ben Woodsmith

    Co-written and directed with Lauren Bensted.


    Film adaptation of Dolly's novel.

    Working Title Broadcaster
    In development
    • Can’t quite find the words to express how much being profiled for @nytimes means to me, so I’ll have to let this em…

    Follow @dollyalderton