Olivia Hetreed is a multi-award-winning British screenwriter, film editor and mentor. In 2003 she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with her adaptation of Tracy Chevalier’s best-selling novel Girl With a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
In 2011 she co-wrote Charlotte Bronte’s Wuthering Heights with Andrea Arnold, the Academy Award winning director. Recent international films include Finding Altamira (2016), starring Antonio Banderas, Bosnia’s first animated feature, Birds Like Us (2017) starring Alicia Vikander, Jeremy Irons and Jim Broadbent, and Mohamed al-Daradji’s The Journey, Iraq’s Oscar entry for 2018.
In 2013 was named president of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, the largest writers’ union in Europe, from which she has just stepped down after 6 years. Olivia was selected for the prestigious NFTS/Disney Diverse Directors scheme 2019 and has just completed her directorial debut short film, Home from Home. She is preparing to direct her first feature, Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace.