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Sue Birtwistle

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Name  Sue Birtwistle
Role  Producer

Spouse  Richard Eyre (m. 1973)
Children  Lucy Eyre

Books  The Making of Pride and Prejudice, The Making of Jane Austen's Emma
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama
Movies and TV shows  Cranford, Return to Cranford, Dutch Girls, Scoop
Similar People  Simon Langton, Andrew Davies, Heidi Thomas, Richard Eyre, Simon Curtis

Susan Elizabeth Birtwistle, Lady Eyre, (born 9 December 1945) is a producer and writer of television drama. Birtwistle has won awards for several of her productions, including Hotel du Lac, Pride and Prejudice and Emma, and was one of the nominees for the 2008 BAFTA Awards for her production of Cranford.


Early life

She was born in Northwich, Cheshire, England, and attended Northwich County Grammar School for Girls (now The County High School, Leftwich). She studied drama and English at Coventry College of Education (became part of the University of Warwick).


She is known for producing well-known costume dramas.

Partial filmography as producer

  • Oi For England
  • Educating Marmalade
  • Dutch Girls, 1985
  • Hotel du Lac, 1986
  • Scoop, 1987
  • Ball Trap on the Cote Sauvage 1989
  • Or Shall We Die?
  • v.
  • Pride and Prejudice, 1995
  • Emma, 1996
  • Armadillo
  • King Lear
  • Wives and Daughters, 1999
  • Cranford, 2007
  • Return to Cranford, 2009
  • Personal life

    In 2008, she was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Chester.

    She married the English film, theatre, television and opera director Richard Eyre in 1973 in Chelsea, London; they have one daughter, Lucy (born in 1974).


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