Jane Unsworth

Screenwriter and novelist

Emma Jane Unsworth is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. She adapted her second novel, Animals, into a feature film. The film, directed by Sophie Hyde and starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and will be released late 2019. She is also writing for television – a six-part comedy-drama series set in a refuge for women who are homeless, currently in development with Red Productions. She is working on a memoir and her third novel, Adults, will be out in 2020. As a journalist she writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, including Guardian Weekend and The Pool.




Director Sophie Hyde
  • Holliday Grainger
  • Alia Shawkat
  • Based on Emma's novel by the same name.

    Sarah Brocklehurst Productions



    Creator Stephen Merchant
    Big Talk for BBC1

    Drama set in all-female hostel co-written with Natalie O'Hara.

    Red & Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
    In development