Introducing... SFA Lectures

Olivia Hetreed, Screenwriter


Olivia’s work includes the multi-award winning, BAFTA and Oscar nominated Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson and the award-winning, critically-acclaimed radical adaptation of Wuthering Heights directed by Andrea Arnold.

Olivia's international films include Bosnia’s first animated feature, Birds Like Us, voiced by Jeremy Irons and Alicia Vikander, and Finding Altamira, starring Antonio Banderas. She has worked extensively in TV drama (including The Canterbury Tales, The Treasure Seekers, Roman Mysteries). Sympathetic Ink, her company with producer Andy Paterson, is prepping her next feature, The Grand Sophy, with BBC Films.

Olivia is President of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, which represents over 2,000 professional fiction writers. She is a very experienced mentor of new writing talent.

Olivia Hetreed join us in Academic Year 2017/18, taking on the Scriptwriting Modules for the new MFA generation.