Writer for film and television

Rachel spent several years working in development and as a script editor for companies such as BBC Films and Film Four before becoming a film and television writer. She has worked on adaptations of literary works by Daphne du Maurier and George Meredith and on several feature films as well as writing on the BBC series Lark Rise To Candleford and Lewis for ITV.

Rachel Bennette adapted Bel Ami, a feature adaptation of Guy Maupassant's short story which completed shooting in 2010. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, Bel Ami stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Rachel adapted Zadie Smith's NW as a single for BBC2, which was nominated for a BAFTA, as well as writing two episodes of Ripper Street for Amazon Prime/BBC. She

Rachel is currently showrunning Shogun for DNA/FX with Ronan Bennett and developing projects for  Mammoth Screen and Red Limited.




Creator Ronan Bennet
Producer Tom Winchester
Director Tim Van Patten

Historical Drama set in feudal Japan, based on James Clavell's 1975 novel.

DNA for FX

Drama adaptation of Philip K. Dick's anthology

Sony Pictures Television for Channel 4, Amazon Studios
In delevelopment


Mammoth Screen
In development
Producer Betsan Morris Evans
Director Saul Dibb
  • Phoebe Fox
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Adaptation

    Mammoth Screen for BBC2
    Producer Joe Donaldson
    Director Luke Watson

    Acclaimed drama series

    Tiger Aspect for Amazon Prime Instant Video
    Producer Will Gould
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Jerome Flynn
  • Adam Rothenberg
  • Episode of the third series of the critically acclaimed period drama by Richard Warlow

    Tiger Aspect for Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBC1
    ITV Studios
    Working Title Television
    Treatment for a 6 x 60' serial
    ITV Studios for ITV1
    Tiger Aspect Productions
    Dramatisation of the George Eliot novel
    BBC in-house
  • Kevin Whately
  • Laurence Fox
  • ITV Productions for ITV1
    Producer Ann Tricklebank
  • Olivia Hallinan
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Julia Sawalha
  • BBC In house for BBC1
    Treatment for hour-long drama
    Hillbilly Television
    Original TV series idea. Co-created with Lucy Moore.
    Hillbilly Television/Talkback
    Producer Hilary Salmon
    Single Film. Daphne Du Maurier short story adaptation
    BBC for BBC4
    Single Film. Adaptation of the George Meredith novel
    BBC for BBC 4
    Storylining two series of six hour-long episodes of Anthony Trollope's Palliser novels for Andrew Davies. To write one episode of series one.
    BBC for BBC 1
    Producer Ann Tricklebank
    Director David Innes Edwards
  • Julia Sawalha
  • Ben Aldridge
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Olivia Hallinan
  • BBC In house for BBC1
    Pilot script for an original series in development
    Hillbilly Television for Sky 1
    1 x 30'

    Script Editor 

    Producer Lynn Horsford
    Director Philip Davis
    Writer Guy Andrews
  • Dame Helen Mirren
  • David O'Hara
  • Julia Lane
  • John Brobbey
  • Award-winning crime drama series starring Dame Helen Mirren as the formidable Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison
    Granda Television for ITV

    Writer & Creator 



    Producer Uberto Pasolini
    Director Declan Donnellan/Nick Ormerod
  • Uma Thurman
  • Christina Ricci
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Based on short the story by Guy de Maupassant. 
    Optimum Releasing
    Redwave Films
    Producer Stewart Mackinnon
    BBC Films
    Headline Pictures


    Script Executive 

    Development Executive 

    Producer Uberto Pasolini, under deal with Fox Searchlight.

    Development Producer