Roanna Benn - Chief Executive
Roanna established Drama Republic with her long-term colleague Greg Brenman in 2013.
For Drama Republic, Roanna just completed executive-producing Pure, a new 6-part series for Channel 4 by Kirstie Swain, which is currently broadcasting on Channel 4. Earlier this year, she executive-produced Wanderlust by Nick Payne, which premiered on BBC One/Netflix in Autumn 2018. She is currently executive-producing Life, a new 6-part series by Mike Bartlett for the BBC.
Roanna previously developed and executive-produced two seasons of Mike Bartlett’s BBC One hit series Doctor Foster. It was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015 and was awarded Best New Drama & Best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones at both the 2016 and 2018 National Television Awards; Best Drama at the Broadcast Awards; Best Drama at the South Bank Show Awards; Best Actress for Suranne Jones at the RTS, Broadcasting Press Guild and BAFTA Awards.
Roanna also executive-produced the first two series of BAFTA-nominated My Mad Fat Diary by Tom Bidwell for E4 and King Charles III, the acclaimed adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s stage play.
At Tiger Aspect, Roanna script-edited four series of Playing the Field by Kay Mellor for BBC One, Births, Marriages and Deaths by Tony Grounds/BBC Two, BAFTA-award winning White Girl by Abi Morgan/BBC Two, and the multi BAFTA-winning & Oscar-nominated feature film Billy Elliot by Lee Hall. As either producer, series producer or executive producer Roanna made: BAFTA-nominated Coming Down the Mountain by Mark Haddon/BBC One; Aftersun by David Nicholls/BBC One; Royal Wedding by Abi Morgan/ BBC Two; four series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Lucy Prebble & others/ITV2 & SHOWTIME and two series of Prisoners’ Wives by Julie Gearey/BBC One.