Hilary has produced numerous ground-breaking and award-winning dramas (Cracker; Red Dwarf; State of Play) and won a primetime Emmy for the acclaimed HBO film The Girl in the Café. In 2006, she was made Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the first woman in its then 60-year history to hold this position. She is also Chair of Watersprite, the Cambridge International Student Film Festival.
Through her company Endor Productions she has produced many successful dramas including: Restless, written by William Boyd and starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Charlotte Rampling; The Escape Artist, a legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft and starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, and Sophie Okonedo; That Day We Sang written and directed by Victoria Wood, with the accompanying documentary That Musical We Made, both starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball for BBC Two; and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, which broadcast on BBC One on New Year’s Day in 2015.
Deep State – the first scripted drama series commission from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa – was released in April 2018 starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, with Walton Goggins leading the cast for season two.
Gwen, a gothic drama film directed by William McGregor and starring Maxine Peake and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, was backed by the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Great Point Media and premiered at TIFF 2018 and won two BAFTA Cymru Awards for cinematography and costume design.
Vienna Blood, an adaptation of Frank Tallis’ ‘Liebermann Papers’ novel series is co-produced by Jez Swimer and Austria’s MR Film, produced in 2019 for ORF & ZDF. Vienna Blood aired on BBC2 in November2019 and is currently is in production for its second season.
“I am delighted to be involved with Norfolk Screen who are making strides to promote and showcase this incredible county to film and TV. We have had many productions successfully shoot here over the decades but, until now, no one has been proactive in sharing this region with the world. It is great to see Norfolk Screen developing a local directory of talent, services and locations and illustrating the many great opportunities that Norfolk can offer to production”.