Andrea
Gibb

Writer for film and television

Andrea Gibb is a Scottish film and television writer. Her feature film Dear Frankie, starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler won the Women in Film and Television Script Award in 2004 and she was nominated for the Carl Foreman Award at the BAFTAs for her feature film Afterlife the following year. 


Since then, she has worked on a wide range of projects, including adaptations of Vikram Seth's bestselling novel An Equal Music for Cuba Pictures and Raindog Films and Rose Tremain’s Road Home for BBC 2. Her adaptation of Arthur Ransome's children's classic Swallows and Amazons was released in cinemas in August 2016 and has won festival prizes in Seattle and New York. 

Andrea is working on a number of adaptations and original projects. These include Nurse Pauline (BBC Studios) Queen of Cooks (Origin) Miss Castrol (Cuba Pictures / BBC Films) and John and Nula (Baby Cow / Fox Searchlight). She has co-written The Daylight Gate with the director, Philippa Lowthorpe (BBC Films / Hammer) She has also written multiple episodes of Call The Midwife (Neal Street / BBC) and she wrote an episode of Sanditon for Red Planet and ITV. Her feature length adaptation of Emma Healey's award-winning novel Elizabeth is Missing was released to great acclaim in 2019 with Glenda Jackson BAFTA nominated for her performance in the lead role. 

Andrea is currently working on another episode of Call The Midwife, has two projects Maggie & Me and Fishnet in development with STV and From A To Biba is in development with Buffalo Pictures. 

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Television

Writer 

Neal Street Productions for BBC1
In development
STV for BBC1
In development
Buffalo Pictures
In development
STV
In development

Adaptation of the book by E C Healy

STV Productions for BBC1
Neal Street Productions for BBC1
Sanditon
1 x 60

Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished manuscript.

Red Planet Pictures for ITV
Neal Street Productions for BBC1

Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s 


Neal Street Productions for BBC1

Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s

Neal Street Productions for BBC1

Based on the true story of Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone. BBC Studios.

BBC

Based on the novel by Helen Simonson. Mazur-Kaplan Company / BBC


Mazur-Kaplan Company for BBC
In development.

Adaptation of the novel by Marina Lewycka

BBC
In development

Drama about a group of women in their 50s 

BBC Scotland for BBC
In development
Producer Tally Garner

Adaptation of the books by Benjamin Daniels

Mam Tor Productions
In development
Adapted from Janice Galloway's memoirs This Is Not About Me and All Made Up
La Belle Allee for BBC Scotland
Keeper
1 x 60'
Adaptation of Andrea Gillies' prize winning memior about caring for her mother-in-law who has Alzheimers
BBC for BBC1
In development
Drama about the Suffragettes inspired by Jill Liddington's book Rebel Girls
BBC for BBC 1
In development
Adaptation of Rose Tremain's Orange Prize-winning novel
BBC
In development

Remake of the hit 1980s television show about the widows of a crime gang who carry out their own criminal raid

Cougar for BBC Films
Original single about the Lee Jeans factory sit in
BBC Scotland
In development

Adaptation of the book Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle 

Shoebox Films
In development

Writer & Creator 

Drama about a young female chef who rose to fame in Victorian Britain.

BBC / Origin Pictures. 



Origin for BBC
In development

Drama about the British wives of American GIs in World War II who move to the United States

World Productions
In development

Film

Co-writer 

Writer Andrea Gibb

‘The Daylight Gate’ Feature. Based on the novella by Jeanette Winterston. Co-writer with
Director Philippa Lowthorpe. Hammer Films / BBC Films Inn development.

BBC Films
Hammer Films

Writer 

Masquerade
Feature
Director Mat Whitecross

Drama based on the cult children's book by Kit Williams

Mint Pictures Limited
In development
Adaptation of Vikram Seth's best selling novel
Cuba Pictures & Raindog Films
In development
Original screenplay inspired by Scotland's only reindeer herd set in the Cairngorms and Lapland
Sky
Harbour Pictures
In development
Sextet
Feature

Drama about a group of friends who reunite in Scotland

Scottish Screen
Sigma Films
In development
Creator Susan Cooper
Adaptation of Susan Cooper's children's book
Jim Henson Company
In development
Director Stuart Davids
Feature film adaptation of Louise Walsh's novel
Scottish Screen
Raindog Limited
In development
Afterlife
Nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer, 2005
Feature
Producer Catherine Aitken
Director Alsion Peebles
Starring
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Kevin McKidd
  • Shirley Henderson
  • James Laurenson
  • Isla Blair
  • Drama about an ambitious journalist who is forced to re-evaluate his priorities when he learns his mother is dying of cancer
    Scottish Screen
    Gabriel Films
    Dear Frankie
    Winner of the Women in Film and Television Script Award, 2004
    Feature
    Producer Caroline Wood
    Director Shona Auerbach
    Starring
  • Emily Mortimor
  • Gerard Butler
  • Jack McElhone
  • Sharon Small
  • Katy Murphy
  • British film about the love of a young single mother for her son
    Miramax
    Pathe Pictures
    Golden Wedding
    Best Television Drama, Mental Health Media Awards, 1998
    Short
    Producer Stephenie Faugier
    Director John Tiffany
    Starring
  • James Cosmo
  • Edith MacArthur
  • 30' original screenplay for BBC Scotland. Winner of the Mental Health Media Award
    British Screen
    Imagine Films
    Producer Stephanie Faugier
    Feature screenplay for Imagine Films / British Screen
    Imagine Films
    In development
    Bite
    Short
    Producer Su Bainbridge
    Director Brian Ross
    Starring
  • David Tennant
  • Sharon Small
  • Paula Sorge
  • Short film about a passive postman who decides to take control of his life
    Mallinson Television
    Lucky Bag
    Shortlisted for The Dennis Potter Award
    Short
    30' original screenplay.  Shortlisted for the Dennis Potter Award
    Short film shortlisted for Tartan Shorts which became the basis for the feature film Dear Frankie
    Swallows and Amazons
    Winner, Grand Prize Feature, New York International Children’s Film Festival
    Feature
    Producer Nick Barton
    Director Philippa Lowthorpe
    Starring
  • Rafe Spall
  • Andrew Scott
  • Kelly Macdonald
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Harry Enfield
  • New screen version of Arthur Ransome's family favourite
    Studio Canal
    Harbour Pictures and BBC Films
    Producer Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz

    Adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel

    BBC Films
    CMP Film Limited
    In development

    Radio

    Writer 

    Director Gaynor MacFarlane
    Starring
  • Julie Austin
  • Eric Barlow
  • John Kielty
  • Helen Lomax
  • Monica Glbb
  • Friday play about a gifted young man at university who doesn't want to live
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Tough Love
    1 x 60'
    Director Gaynor Macfarlane
    Starring
  • Maureen Beattie
  • Liam Brennan
  • Richard Madden
  • Meg Fraser
  • Friday play about a mother struggling to cope with her son's drug addiction
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
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