Heidi Thomas is one of the UK’s leading dramatists, and her acclaimed career in stage, film and television drama spans 30 years. Heidi was born in Liverpool and in 1983 she graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature.
Her award-winning theatrical work has been produced by the Almeida, Royal Court, Liverpool Playhouse and Chichester Festival Theatres, by the National Theatre Studio and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and on Broadway. Heidi’s classic adaptations for the large and small screen include Cranford, Return to Cranford, Madame Bovary, Ballet Shoes, I Capture The Castle, and Little Women. She also created and wrote the revived Upstairs Downstairs, and the original BBC1 drama series Lilies. Her hit BBC show Call The Midwife is now in its 10th season and seen in 230 territories worldwide.
Heidi’s work has been acknowledged and awarded by the Emmys, the British Academy of Film and Television, the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, the John Whiting Awards, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Prix Europa, the Christopher Society, the National Television Awards, the Sandford St Martin Trust, the Broadcasting Press Guild, and the Royal Television Society.