Rose Garnett is Director of BBC Films. Since joining the BBC in 2017, Rose has commissioned and Executive Produced a wide range of titles including Francis Lee’s AMMONITE, part of the 2020 Cannes Official Selection, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, the third film from Eliza Hittman which won the Silver Bear at Berlinale 2020; BLUE STORY, the debut from Andrew ‘Rapman’ Onwubolu starring Stephen Odubola and BAFTA Rising Star Micheal Ward; Joanna Hogg’s THE SOUVENIR, which won the International Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019; Rupert Goold’s JUDY, which saw Renée Zellweger win a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar for her portrayal of Judy Garland; and THE NEST, Sean Durkin’s highly anticipated second film starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon which premiered at Sundance 2020. She was an EP on BBC Three’s smash hit adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, produced by Element Pictures, working in partnership with BBC Drama to bring the series to the screen.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Rose’s first job in 1993 was as the producer of Talking Tongues Theatre Company with David Farr, Rachel Weisz and Sasha Hails. She and Farr then took over the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill where they commissioned and worked with many writers and directors including Lee Hall, Tracy Letts, Dominic Cook and Sarah Kane. Rose has worked as a script editor and producer, with her credits including Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN (Associate Producer) and Katrina Boorman’s ME AND ME DAD (Executive Producer).
Rose Garnett joined the BBC from Film4 where she was Head of Creative. Whilst there, Rose developed and executive produced an array of recent successful UK films, including Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE FAVOURITE, Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI, Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS, Lenny Abrahamson’s ROOM and Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY.