Anne started work in the publicity department at Faber and Faber in 1984, where she promoted the work of writers including P D James, Vikram Seth, Wendy Cope and Kazuo Ishiguro. In 1992 she moved to the BBC to work on BBC 1’s arts strand Omnibus where her producing credits included ‘Darker Than Blue: Curtis Mayfield’, ‘Through Many Dangers: A History of Gospel Music’, ‘Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light’ and a BAFTA nominated profile of Jack Rosenthal, ‘Jack The Lad’.
After leaving the BBC in 2004, Anne produced ‘A Brief Period of Rejoicing’, a film poem by Simon Armitage celebrating VE Day and ‘Reader, I Married Him’, a series about the romantic novel for BBC 4. In 2007 she joined Liberty Bell to produce ‘Mariella’s Book Show’ for Sky Arts and went on to series edit the show for a further six years. This included filming at leading literary festivals across the UK including Hay and Cheltenham.
Anne has been at Storyvault since the company was started in 2010. Since 2013 she has secured commissions for BBC 1’s Imagine on Judith Kerr, Colm Toibin and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ with Howard Jacobson, all of which she has executive produced. She also secured a commission for a 75 minute special for BBC 2 on Melvyn Bragg which she produced.
In addition to her TV work, Anne is creative director of ‘Write on Kew’, a major new literary festival at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.