Anne-Marie Casey

Anne-Marie Casey is a screenwriter, novelist and playwright.

For ten years, she was a story editor and producer in Film and TV in the UK, working on high-profile TV series, before becoming a writer full time. She has written numerous scripts, mainly adaptations, of writers as diverse as Maeve Binchy and William Trevor, for TV, Film and Radio productions in the UK, US and Ireland.

Most recently, she has written a pilot script for her original TV series idea Wild Irish Girl, set in 1951 in Cong, Mayo during the filming of ‘The Quiet Man’, for Fields Entertainment, LA, and is writing a part-animation feature film script about the writers Somerville & Ross.

Current projects in development include her feature film adaptation of The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor, set in Cork in the 1920s, for Fields Entertainment/Parallel Films/Screen Ireland to be directed by Aisling Walsh,  The Master, the story of Charlotte Bronte’s secret love in Brussels, adapted from the novel by Jolien Janzing, for David Kelly Productions, UK, and Galway Bay, set during the Irish Famine in 1845, adapted from the novel by Mary Pat Kelly, for Lightworkers Media/NBC Universal.

Her first novel, An Englishwoman in New York, was bought and edited by Amy Einhorn for  Putnam/Penguin in the US, and, along with her second novel, The Real Liddy James, was also published by Hodder in the UK.  An Englishwoman in New York was a Kirkus Reviews best book of the year in the US, and a YOU magazine book club pick in the UK.  She has just completed a new novel, Missing Jules.

Her stage adaptations of Little Women, 2011-12, and Wuthering Heights, 2015-16, enjoyed sell-out runs at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. In May 2020 her adaptation of Little Women was rehearsed for a day and then performed on zoom as a fundraising co-production by Watford Palace Theatre (Director Brigid Larmour) and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, UK.

A graduate of Oxford University, (MA English), Syracuse University, (MSc Film & TV) and the short directing programme at NYU, she holds dual UK/Irish nationality and lives in Dublin, Ireland.