Gaby Chiappe’s family emigrated from Gibraltar to the UK when she was a child. She grew up in Brighton and now lives in Leeds with her partner and two teenage sons. She began writing for television in 1997 and over a twenty year career has written episodes of Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, Larkrise to Candleford and The Paradise for the BBC and Vera for ITV. Most recently she wrote BBC’s Shetland - winner of the Scottish BAFTA for best Television Drama 2016; and co-created The Level, an original six-part thriller for ITV. 2017 saw the release of her first feature film, Their Finest (adapted from Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half) starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and Sam Claflin. She is presently adapting Michelle Paver’s novel Dark Matter for Wildgaze Films and BBC films.