Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Georgia Goodwin (born 19 December 1961) is a British television producer, poetry anthologist and novelist.

Early life

She is the daughter of film producer Richard B. Goodwin[1] and interior decorator Jocasta Innes.[2] Her half-brother is the writer Jason Goodwin, whom her father adopted.[3]


After attending the independent schools Queen's College, London and Westminster School, Goodwin studied history at Trinity College, Cambridge and attended Columbia Film School before joining the BBC as a trainee arts producer in 1985. In 1998, she moved to Talkback Productions as head of factual programmes, and in 2005, founded Silver River Productions. Her first novel, My Last Duchess, was published in the UK in August 2010 [4] and, under the title The American Heiress, in the U.S. and Canada in June 2011.[5] She has also published eight poetry anthologies and a memoir entitled Silver River, and was chairman of the judging panel for the 2010 Orange Prize for women's fiction.[6] She has presented television shows including Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) (2003) and Reader, I Married Him (2006).[7] She is the author of the 2016 novel, Victoria (9781250045461), and the creator/writer of the TV series Victoria airing in the UK on ITV, and in the US on PBS/Masterpiece in January 2017.[8]

Personal life

Goodwin is married to Marcus Wilford, an ABC TV executive; they have two daughters.[9] She appeared in the BBC television documentary Public School about Westminster directed by Jonathan Gili, and as part of the winning Trinity College, Cambridge team on the Christmas University Challenge BBC2, 27 December 2011. In 2012, she appeared on a Children in Need special episode of "Only Connect" alongside Charlie Higson and Matthew Parris.

Production credits



Between 1998 and 2005 Goodwin worked as a producer or editor on shows including:

Silver River




  1. IMDb: Richard B. Goodwin
  2. Guardian: "Ride on - Caroline Miller follows Daisy Goodwin on a journey through her family's history in Silver River"
  3. Obituary: Jocasta Innes, telegraph.co.uk, 23 April 2013
  4. Rennison, Nick (29 August 2010). "A class act". The Sunday Times Culture. p. 49.
  5. Janet Maslin (26 June 2011). "Books of the Times: Money May Not Buy You Love, but It Might Help You Land a Spouse". The New York Times.
  6. Arifa Akbar (17 March 2010). "Spare me the misery lit, says Orange Prize judge". The Independent.
  7. David Brockman (14 March 2003, last modified 10 January 2009). "Poetry in motion". Transdiffusion. Retrieved 2010-09-12. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Tony Rennell (26 August 2016). "Victoria's Secret". Daily Mail.
  9. Duff, Oliver (6 June 2005). "Daisy Goodwin: My Life In Media". London: The Independent. Retrieved 30 April 2010.

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