After studying History at Oxford University, Hannah Rothschild joined the BBC where she makes documentaries about the arts for series like Relative Values, Omnibus and Arena. Her films have been broadcast on major public networks in Europe, Australia, America and Asia.

She set up an independent company Rothschild Auerbach Ltd in the mid 90’s and made films for the Arts Council and for the BBC. She then ran London Films for two years until 2000 where she produced The Scarlet Pimpernel for the BBC and A & E.

Working Title, The BBC and Ridley Scott have optioned her original screenplays. Her short film starring Gina McKee, Katrin Cartlidge, Kevin Mcnally, Steve Mangan and others was shown at festivals winning runner-up at the London Film Festival/TCM short film award.

She’s just finished The Jazz Baroness; a documentary feature co-produced with the BBC Storyville for transmission in 2009 and recently broadcast a radio biography on the same subject for BBC Radio 4.

Acting London Editor of Vanity Fair for eighteen months in the 1990’s, Hannah writes features and interviews for newspapers and magazines including W, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph, The Times, The New York Times, The Spectator, British and American Vogue.

Her fiction and non-fiction work have appeared in magazines and books. This year she’s contributed chapters on books on both Channel 4 and on Corfu. Virago has commissioned her to write the biography of her great aunt, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, the Jazz Baroness.

Hannah has lectured on art and film at the Getty, the Royal Academy, the Prince of Wales drawing school and the University of the Arts. She is a regular interviewer at the Hay Festival and for BBC Arts Department in film and radio.

A former trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the ICA, a member of the Serpentine Council and Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust House, Vice President of the Hay Festival, and board member of other public and private institutions she co-founded the Artists on Film Trust, a charitable Foundation that makes documentary film of artists (from Renoir to the present day) available to the public.

She lives in London with her daughters.

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Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild