25 Facts About Andrea Arnold


Andrea Arnold, OBE was born on 5 April 1961 and is an English filmmaker and former actor.


Andrea Arnold won an Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2005.


Andrea Arnold was born in Dartford, Kent, the eldest of four children.


Andrea Arnold was born when her mother was only 16 years old and her father was 17, and they separated when she was very young.


Andrea Arnold's mother had to bring up all four children alone, which is reminiscent of the narrative in Arnold's third short film, Wasp.


Andrea Arnold worked in TV for the next 10 years while continually writing on the side.


Andrea Arnold realized she could turn her stories into films so she studied at the American Film Institute of Los Angeles, where she gained experience in the film industry.


Andrea Arnold first came to prominence as an actor and television presenter alongside Sandi Toksvig, Nick Staverson and Neil Buchanan in the 1980s children's television show No 73.


Andrea Arnold won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Wasp, in 2004.


Andrea Arnold was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.


Andrea Arnold won the 2007 BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for directing Red Road.


In 2008, Andrea Arnold was reported to be directing an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Sharp Objects for French production company Pathe, but the project never materialized.


Andrea Arnold was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the film industry.


Andrea Arnold was adamant about shooting the film in chronological order, so that the journey of the film would make sense to new coming actor Katie Jarvis.


The film and Andrea Arnold were honoured at the 20th Annual Women in Film and TV Awards in 2010.


Originally, the film adaptation was set to be directed by Peter Webber, who directed Girl with a Pearl Earring, but Andrea Arnold was asked to take over and gladly accepted.


The film was made in 18 months, which is half the amount of time Andrea Arnold used to make Red Road and Fish Tank.


Andrea Arnold shot the film in chronological sequence, not telling her actors where they were going next.


Andrea Arnold's 2021 documentary Cow is a portrait of a dairy-farm cow's life span.


Andrea Arnold has been very active in working with film festivals around the world.


In 2014 Andrea Arnold was announced as the chair of the jury for International Critics' Week at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.


In 2016, Andrea Arnold was chosen to take part in a public conversation about her career as part of the Tribeca Film Festival's "Tribeca Talks" programme.


Andrea Arnold was named to as Chair of the European Film Festival of Les Arcs, which ran from 16 to 23 December 2017.


In general, Andrea Arnold's films are characterized by the themes of deprivation and impoverishment.


In 2012, Andrea Arnold embarked on an impulsive road-trip of the continental United States which she states partially inspired the premise of her 2016 feature American Honey.