Ruth Underwood worked in TV drama for over a decade in the UK, before moving to Australia in 2018 – for love. Between 2018 and 2022 she headed up Synchronicity Films Australia’s drama slate, and was integral in attaining the rights for the international bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which she went on to Story Produce. She story-lined the adaptation alongside lead writer Jacquelin Perske, and ran the script department throughout development and on into production. The six-part series will TX in 2024 on Sky Atlantic in the UK and on Stan in Australia.
As a screenwriter, Ruth is developing a number of projects including an original eight-part series entitled The Sum of Us and co-writing the series Prodigal with Stuart Page. She regularly takes part in writers’ rooms for production companies including Endemol Shine, CJZ, Werner Films, Lingo, Jam TV and Fremantle.
Her production credits include The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Amazon Prime), The Cry (BBC One/ABC), Clique (BBC Three), Stonemouth (BBC One), Waterloo Road (BBC One) and Taggart (ITV).