Helen Greaves studied Drama at Manchester University and went on to work at Contact Theatre. She joined the BBC in production before working as a Script Editor on Casualty, Summer’s Lease (John Mortimer), Portrait of a Marriage (Penelope Mortimer), A Fatal Inversion (Sandy Welch) and Spender (Jimmy Nail, Ian La Frenais, John Harvey).
She also worked with Peter Flannery, Arthur Hopcraft, John Harvey, Andy De La Tour, Ian La Frenais, John Sessions, Jimmy Nail, Nigel Planer, Tony Jordon, Tony McHale, Ashley Pharoah, Bill Gallagher and Peter Bowker.
Helen worked as a Producer on EastEnders, O Mary This London (BBC Films) and Life with Elisa (BBC Wales).
As a writer, Helen has contributed episodes to Emmerdale, Casualty, Bramwell and Holby City.
In 2009 she wrote and co-produced an acclaimed ten minute film entitled Perfect Day, starring Katie Jarvis and Merve Lukeba. Broadcast on Sky 1, it was nominated for a Rose D’Or.
Her critically-acclaimed 30 minute film, Walking the Dogs (Sprout Pictures), starring Emma Thompson, Eddie Marsan and Russell Tovey TX 2012 as part of the Sky Playhouse series.
Helen has written a new spec script Home for Christmas and the BBC have optioned three scripts under the title Naked Love. Her drama series Young Blood and original screenplay Miles From Nowhere were both developed with Hilary Bevan Jones at Endor.
Helen is currently writing a feature film supported by the BFI for Baby Cow, based on the book Crimson China. Alongside Meera Syal she has also co-written a first episode adaptation of Meera’s recent novel The House of Hidden Mothers, optioned by Drama Republic.
Helen Greaves is represented by Rochelle Stevens