Animals is released in Picturehouse cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 2nd August 2019 – please do go go go!

For more information on screenings, Q&As and tickets, visit animals


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Animals will premiere at Sundance film festival in a few weeks! We’re all so proud.

I do hope you love it.






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Animals the movie started shooting on March 12th in Dublin, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat. What they are making – with director Sophie Hyde and an international team – is blowing my mind already. I think I want to live on a film set forever, please. Also I felt a bit like John Malkovich when John Malkovich goes inside John Malkovich’s head…

More soon…




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I wrote a piece about childbirth for The Pool and you can read it here. WARNING: it ain’t pretty.


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So I appreciate the intense irony of this, but I wrote an essay about social-media anxiety for Radio 3 and it was made pick of the week on Radio 4, and you can listen to me reading it here if you enjoy the sound of someone audibly squirming:

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Big news! Supreme Manc ginge Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, Cinderella, The Borgias) will play Laura in Animals the movie – directed by the the incredibly talented Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays). More details over on Screen International

Here’s me, Sophie (middle) and Sarah Brocklehurst – the producer who’s made it all happen – in Manchester location-scouting back in March.


Shout-out to Celine Haddad and everyone at Creative England who has helped with the project’s development. I really appreciate the chance to try writing a script.



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I’ll be speaking at the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre in London next Sunday 13th March – starts 6.30pm…

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