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The Hon. Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild is a writer, filmmaker, company director and philanthropist. She serves on boards of a PLC, an Asset Management company and also on charitable trusts and museums.

After Oxford University she worked at the BBC directing feature documentaries as well as writing for newspapers (Times, NYT, Guardian, etc.) and magazines (Vogue, Bazaar, etc). Her original screenplays were optioned by Ridley Scott and Working Title. She is currently co-producing a feature film and a television series.

Her biography, ‘The Baroness’ was published by Knopf and Virago in 2012. Her first novel, ‘The Improbability of Love’ won the Bollinger PG Wodehouse award for best comic novel and was runner up to the Bailey’s Prize for fiction in 2015.  ‘The House of Trelawney’ will be released in the UK and the USA in February 2020.

In 2015, she became the first woman to chair the National Gallery. In 2018, she was awarded the CBE for services to the Arts and Philanthropy.

She lives in London.