Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Highest Rated: 89% Jane Austen's Emma (1996)

Lowest Rated: 26% The Three Musketeers (2011)

Birthday: Sep 20, 1936

Birthplace: Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales, UK

A classic late-in-life success, Andrew Davies has produced sterling work through his long and distinguished career, but it was only in his later years that he had the acclaim he deserved. Born and raised in Wales, Davies began his career as a storyteller in 1964 as a writer for BBC Radio. Three years later he made the transition to their television operation with the children's educational series "Look and Read." Continuing a career-long commitment to children's programming, Davies created "Marmalade Atkins," a character who appeared in various TV series and books, beginning in 1982. Davies' first major film success came in 1995 with his screen adaptation of Maeve Binchley's popular novel "Circle of Friends," starring Minnie Driver, Chris O'Donnell, and Alan Cumming. Well known for his adaptations of classic English literature, Davies wrote the Jane Austen-based miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," and "Northanger Abbey," among others. Davies' best-known mainstream works are "Bridget Jones's Diary" and its sequel, both starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. Davies won the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for his television adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel "Little Dorrit." Earning critical acclaim throughout his career, he has been nominated for 16 BAFTA awards and is the winner of four.



26% 39% The Three Musketeers Producer $20.4M 2011
No Score Yet 41% Affinity Writer - 2008
62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Writer $6.4M 2008
No Score Yet 79% Northanger Abbey Writer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diary of a Nobody Screenwriter - 2007
No Score Yet 46% Fanny Hill Screenwriter - 2007
27% 60% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Screenwriter $40.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior Queen Writer - 2003
80% 81% Bridget Jones's Diary Writer $71.5M 2001
76% 46% The Tailor of Panama Screenwriter $13.5M 2001
No Score Yet 86% Take a Girl Like You Writer - 2000
63% 54% B. Monkey Writer $34.5K 1998
89% 73% Jane Austen's Emma Screenwriter - 1996
No Score Yet 78% The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Writer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wilderness Writer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inappropriate Behaviour Screenwriter - 1989


72% 90% Sanditon Creator,
Executive Producer,
2019 2022
70% 62% A Suitable Boy Writer 2020-2021
88% 78% Les Misérables Executive Producer,
77% 76% House of Cards Executive Producer 2015-2018
69% 79% Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece Creator,
Executive Producer,
88% 85% War and Peace Writer 2016
50% 33% South Riding Writer 2011
No Score Yet 71% Sense and Sensibility Writer 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanny Hill Writer 2007
No Score Yet 86% Bleak House Writer 2005
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Writer 2001 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On Writer 1995-1996 1998