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RACHEL HOOPER

Producer

Rachel Hooper is an award winning producer with 20 years experience across radio, tv and film. She started as a journalist in Belfast, covering the end of the conflict and the Good Friday Agreement before leaving to run a network radio documentary department.

During that time she won a number of awards including the UN Correspondent award for a documentary about blood diamonds in Sierra Leone. She left the BBC in 2010 to work  as a freelance producer for a number of independent companies before joining Erica Starling. In 2016 she won RTS best series for Find Me A Family (BBCNI) and in 2018 the Grierson Best Arts Documentary for Leonora Carrington - The Lost Surrealist (BBC4/Avrotros/SVT)

Current films include Border Country - When Ireland Was Divided (BBC4/BBCNI/RTE) feature documentary Escape from San Quentin (BBC Arena) and Capturing Lee Miller (BBC 2)