Daisy Goodwin

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

Early life[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin is married to Marcus Wilford, an ABC TV executive; they have two daughters.[8] 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[edit]



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

Silver River[edit]


  • The Fortune Hunter (2014)
  • My Last Duchess (2010), published in the U.S. and Canada as The American Heiress (2011)
  • Off by Heart (2009)
  • Silver River (2007)
  • Bringing Up Baby: The New Mother's Companion (2007)
  • Essential Poems for the Way We Live Now (2005)
  • Essential Poems for Children: First Aid for Frantic Parents (2005)
  • Poems to Last a Lifetime (2004)
  • Essential Poems to Fall in Love With (2003)
  • 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life (2003)
  • 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day and Night: A Survival Kit for Modern Life (2003)
  • 101 Poems to Keep You Sane: Emergency Rations for the Seriously Stressed (2003)
  • 101 Poems To Help You Understand Men (and Women) (2003)
  • The Nation's Favourite: Love Poems (1997)


  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 (August 29, 2010). "A class act". The Sunday Times Culture. p. 49. 
  5. ^ Janet Maslin (June 26, 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 (March 17, 2010). "Spare me the misery lit, says Orange Prize judge". The Independent. 
  7. ^ David Brockman (March 14, 2003, last modified January 10, 2009). "Poetry in motion". Transdiffusion. Retrieved 2010-09-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Duff, Oliver (June 6, 2005). "Daisy Goodwin: My Life In Media". London: The Independent. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 

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