After a decade in television in which she proved herself to be one of the UK's brightest comedians - her witty interviews with well-known public figures have become TV classics, while her investigations into US subculture showed her playful, self-deprecating sense of humour - Daisy Donovan is now embarking on a career in screenwriting. The move happened by accident rather than design, after Working Title approached her last year to work on the script of Nick Moore's teen comedy Wild Child starring Emma Roberts, which rolls out in August. Donovan's contribution led Working Title development executive Rachael Prior to call her 'the best emerging female comedy writer for film in years'. She is now writing another comedy for Working Title, as well as developing a film set in northern England for Warp X. 'My television work was very high energy so just writing and researching feels like a luxury,' Donovan says. 'Comedy is my area but I'm interested in satirical comedy which has emotion.'

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