Emma Frost is an accomplished showrunner, creator and feature film writer, working both in the UK and the US.
Most recently, she showran the critically acclaimed series The White Princess for US cable network Starz, starring Jodie Comer and Michelle Fairley. Scoring 85% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, Allison Keene of Collider called it ‘Complex, emotionally layered, and very entertaining’; Harpers Bazaar said ‘The feminist answer to Game Of Thrones’; and Marie Claire reported ‘The White Princess rape scene was the most feminist moment TV has seen in a long time.’
The White Princess was a sequel to Frost’s 2013 BBC1/Starz co-production The White Queen, which starred Rebecca Ferguson and was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, including Best TV Movie or Miniseries, and four Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries.
Frost is currently penning the screenplay for Ron Howard movie Zelda, which will star Jennifer Lawrence and to be produced by Alli Shearmur. She is also writing a movie for Focus Features and her latest original TV drama series (co-created with Matthew Graham) is the subject of a US bidding war between several premium cable networks.
Prior to this, Frost adapted Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn for BBC1. Sarah Dunant, on BBC Radio 4 Front Row, called it ‘terrific’ ‘the adaptor and director are to be congratulated’. Frost’s original film BBC4 film Consuming Passion won great critical acclaim with Caitlin Moran writing ‘Consuming Passion pops with focus and energy’ ‘…wholly admirable – the kind of blue-skies thinking that’s going to get us through this recession’, and The Times gave it 5 stars, ‘Frost’s script was wickedly clever’.
Frost has written episodes of Amazon’s Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle; Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel; was lead writer on three series of Shameless for Channel 4, and also worked on Julia Davis’s award winning comedy ‘Nighty Night’ as well as the Mike Figgis’ FX project 36 Cards.
She has adapted best-selling author David Baldacci’s YA novel The Finisher into a movie for Matt Tolmach Productions/Sony, and written movie scripts for Working Title Films, BBC Films and Origin Pictures.
Frost graduated the prestigious WGA Showrunner Training Programme in 2016. Screen International named her one of 2009’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ on their movie talent list.