Emma is currently showrunning the THE WHITE PRINCESS, an eight hour series for Starz and the follow up to The White Queen. Her movie screenplay ZELDA for Allison Shearmur and Jennifer Lawrence has just been announced, with Lawrence set to star as the jazz age socialite and Ron Howard directing.
THE CROW GIRL, Emma’s TV pilot script, is in development for US television with Tomorrow Studios and Groundswell producing, and Noomi Rapace set to star. Emma wrote on season one of the Philip K. Dick adaptation THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE for Amazon Studios. She adapted David Baldacci’s novel THE FINISHER as a feature film for Sony and has developed film projects with Working Title Films, BBC Films and Origin Pictures.
Emma’s three hour adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel JAMAICA INN, broadcast on BBC1 in April 2014, directed by BAFTA winning director Philippa Lowthorpe and produced by Origin Pictures/BBC Northern Ireland. The Observer said ‘superb’ and with ‘a fine script’; Sarah Dunant, speaking on BBC Radio 4 Front Row called it ‘terrific…the adaptor and director are to be congratulated’. Daphne Du Maurier’s son Kits Browning called it ‘a wonderful script’ and ‘wonderful adaptation’. Cultbox called it ‘Intense…thrilling…Emma Frost’s script was terrific’.
THE WHITE QUEEN, Emma’s ten hour adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s best selling novels’ series ‘The Cousins War’ aired 2013 on BBC1 in the UK, and Starz in the US, directed by James Kent and produced by Company Pictures. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
Emma’s episode of critically acclaimed THE TUNNEL, directed by Philip Martin, and produced by Kudos/Sky Atlantic, also broadcast in 2013.
Emma’s BBC4 film CONSUMING PASSION, marking the centenary of Mills & Boon publishing, was broadcast in November 2008 to great critical acclaim. Caitlin Moran wrote in the Times ‘Consuming Passion pops with focus and energy’ ‘…wholly admirable – the kind of blue-skies thinking that’s going to get us through this recession’. The Guardian said ‘superb’, with Sam Wollaston calling it ‘a lovely drama. Dead clever too’ and The Times gave it 5 stars, ‘Frost’s script was wickedly clever’.
Emma was featured in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ movie talent list 2009; she has feature film projects with Origin Pictures, Working Title and BBC Films. Previous film credits include horror film THE DESCENT directed by Neil Marshall (re-write.)
Previously Emma was a lead writer on Channel 4’s award winning SHAMELESS (series III – V) which featured burying bodies under patios, giving blow jobs while humming the 1812 Overture, and creating a monstrous mother for Monica. Her series 5 episode, guest starring Anne Reid, was the BAFTA nominated episode at the 2009 awards.
Emma’s darkly funny first play AIRSICK, directed by Mike Bradwell, sold out at the Bush Theatre in 2003, and Emma recently collaborated with theatre company Inspector Sands on the devised piece, MASS OBSERVATION which begun on a residency at The Dark Room, and had its first run at the Almeida theatre in 2012.
Prior to becoming a writer, Emma trained as a fine artist, before working in theatre, script editing and development. She returned briefly to script editing in 2005 to work on Julia Davis’s award winning comedy NIGHTY NIGHT.
Emma is a trustee for the charity ANNO’s AFRICA, which runs educational arts projects with orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. She produces comedy and art fundraising events in London for the charity, and visits Africa to teach theatre design, mask making and writing.
Her proudest claim to fame, however, remains that she is Sheriff of Hillsboro, New Mexico.