Emily Cracknell

Freelance Writer

Freelance writer, screenwriter and poet.

United Kingdom


The Independent

The Grammys were a politically neutered mess

This year's Grammys lacked fire and fury; for a music award show, it barely wanted to make any noise. In fact, the organisers seemingly pulled the plug before anyone could,...

The Independent

It's no surprise that Donald Trump is not a feminist - now let's focus on the important issues

The ground-shaking news that Donald Trump "wouldn't call himself a feminist" has hit the headlines after an excerpt from an interview with Piers Morgan was released today. With...


Dear Sally Hawkins, Actress for BLUE JASMINE

When we meet Jasmine she's living the high-life travelling first class, wearing a mish-mash of high-end designers and speaking on and on about her fantastic life while she waits...

The Billfold

The Digital Wish List

When I was a kid we carefully wrote our Christmas lists in pen and paper, doodling and adding glitter in the corners. Then we burned them, to let the smoke signals be...


Dear John Michael McDonagh, Screenwriter and Director for CALVARY

Father James considers his priesthood a calling, but everyone within his parish appear to have abandoned him. They're all doubters, sinners or atheists with a venomous opinion...

Emily Cracknell Writer

26 Prints: First Draft

Right now, I'd like to be sat at Eames Fine Art Studio, a cup of coffee in my hand, a swell of art works on the walls, while I survey my art piece and scribble furiously into a...


Dear Pietro Scalia, Editor for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

How you were able to cut this all together, I don't know. The film swings wildly from plotline to plotline like Spider-Man crossing the city on his webs. And when it comes to...


Dear Thomas Vinterberg, Director and Co-Screenwriter for THE HUNT

When I sat down to watch this film I was prepared for horrific things. I diligently waited as the beautiful scenery was set: the lovely architecture, the Springer Spaniel, the...


Warm Blooded (Bloodline) by Emily Cracknell | 26 Pairs of Eyes

Sir John Everett Millais, Luther Holden, c.1880 © The Foundling Museum The story behind the story I found myself at the Foundling Museum on a wet Sunday, standing in front of my...


Dear Pierre Blondin, Locations Manager for THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET

The film follows T. S. Spivet, who's a very smart ten-year-old, in fact; he's a genius. Although he shares his name with his father, he doesn't share the same passion; while his...