Jane Wellesley


Jane Wellesley, writer and producer, is the author of Blue Eyes and a Wild Spirit: A Life of Dorothy Wellesley, a book about her grandmother the poet. Her first book, Wellington: A Journey Through My Family, was published in 2008, and re-issued in 2015 for the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Before a long career in the television and film industry, at the BBC, and Granada, and then as an independent producer she worked in the art world. Her production credits include the documentary The Riddle of Midnight, (C4) written and presented by Salman Rushdie, the comedy Dressing for Breakfast, She Plays, short films by new women writers (C4) and adaptations of Joanna Trollope’s A Village Affair and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret for ITV. She is a founder of the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network (MCJN).