Deborah Moggach has written 20 novels and many screenplays. Her most recent novel, The Black Dress was published on 22 July 2021. Her novel and adaptation, The Carer, was published in Summer 2019 and is optioned by Noho Film and TV. Adaptations of other writers’ work include Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate, The Diary of Anne Frank for BBC1 and Anne Fine’s Goggle-Eyes, which won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Adapted TV Serial.
Deborah’s screenplay for the 2005 Working Title movie of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen, was nominated for a BAFTA. Other Moggach novels have been adapted by Deborah for television – Seesaw, Close Relations, Stolen and Final Demand.
The feature adaptation of Deborah’s novel These Foolish Things became The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden. The film starred Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel was an enormous success everywhere. A sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was released in February 2015 (Blueprint/Fox Searchlight). Simon Friend Entertainment Ltd optioned the stage rights for These Foolish Things in July 2021.
Tulip Fever based on her novel of the same name was produced by Alison Owen for Monumental Films/The Weinstein Company, starring Christoph Waltz, Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench and Tom Hollander, it opened in the US Summer 2017 and the UK in December 2018.
Deborah’s novels Heartbreak Hotel and In The Dark were optioned to Monumental Films and Buccaneer Media, respectively.
In 2017 she was commissioned by the BBC to write the script for Bernie: The Great Escaper, based on the real-life story of D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan. Jordan “escaped” from his care home to make a cross-channel pilgrimage to the 70th Anniversary D-Day events in Normandy in 2014.
Rochelle Stevens represents Deborah’s dramatic rights and dramatic writing.
Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown represents the publishing rights in Deborah’s novels.
Deborah Moggach is represented by Rochelle Stevens