A highly prolific, twice Emmy-nominated director recognised for her work on BAFTA award-winning series Bleak House, and known for her wide-ranging body of work with some of the world's top writers from Tom Stoppard to David Simon. In 2013 she directed the critically acclaimed Parade’s End (BBC/HBO), adapted for television from the novels by Ford Madox Ford by Sir Tom Stoppard, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. Previously for HBO she directed David Simon's Generation Kill, the true story of a group of US recon marines spearheading the invasion of Iraq, which was nominated for 11 Emmy® awards including Outstanding Directing. She made her debut feature film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang for Working Title Films. Written by and starring Emma Thompson, the film also features Maggie Gyllenhall, Dame Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor and Rhys Ifans. It was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Film in the children's category.
White was lauded for her six episodes of Bleak House for the BBC, winning a host of international broadcast awards including the BAFTA and RTS awards for Best Drama Serial. From this, White went on to direct another highly-regarded drama series for the BBC, Jane Eyre, which earned her an Emmy® nomination.
White’s early career includes award winning Volvo City a portrait of the Hasidic Jewish community of north London, and the BAFTA and Emmy nominated Tell me the Truth About Love about English poet WH Auden.