Emma is a twice BAFTA-nominated writer from Wrexham in Wales, working across screen and stage. She has a first-class degree in English from Magdalen College, Oxford and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
Her television credits are impressive, including such favourites as The Worst Witch (as lead writer), Eve (as lead writer and co-creator), The Dumping Ground, Young Dracula, Tracy Beaker Returns, Belonging, The Murder of Princess Diana, Spirit Warriors and Doctors. She is also lead writer on a new version of The Demon Headmaster for CBBC and is adapting Jacqueline Wilson’s My Mum Tracy Beaker for CBBC and BBC One.
Her theatre work includes the CAMEO-winning and Olivier-nominated Hetty Feather, adaptations of Carrie’s War, Little Women, Cool Hand Luke, Mary Barton, 1984, Jekyll & Hyde, Sherlock Holmes and Anne of Green Gables. She has also adapted two plays for younger audiences, Snow Child and Ugly Duckling. She has written numerous radio plays, including Torchwood: Forgotten Lives, which won Doctor Who Magazine’s Favourite Audio Drama award in 2016.
Emma has twice won the Best Children’s TV Episode category at The Writers’ Guild Awards, a national Royal Television Society (RTS) award and an RTS Scotland award. She has been nominated twice for a BAFTA (for The Dumping Ground and Hetty Feather in 2016) and twice for a Broadcast award. In 2017, The Worst Witch won Best Children’s Programme at the British Screenwriters Awards.
Current commissions include an original period drama/murder mystery pilot for Bryncoed Productions and a graphic novel adaptation for Lime.
Agent: Georgina Ruffhead, David Higham Associates