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Sue Townsend


Sue Townsend

Food stylist, Home economist, Cookery writer, Recipe developer, Recipe tester

Sue’s unmatched knowledge of historical foods and global cooking techniques ensures her food is as culturally and historically accurate as possible. This has led her to work with some of the best in the film industry including Martin Scorsese, Steven Knight and Stephen Poliakoff, on productions ranging from Game of Thrones and Hugo, to The Witches and Great Expectations.

As a former Cookery Editor of a national magazine and with no fewer than 10 cookery books to her name, as a cookery writer she brings out the best in any food with easy to follow, approachable recipes. She’s also extremely experienced in preparing food for packaging for brands such as Waitrose, M&S and Tesco.

Proficient both editorially and in the realms of packaging, advertising, feature films, commercials and video, Sue marries organisation with flare to achieve unfailingly professional results, while maintaining a relaxed yet attentive manner that makes her a joy to work with.  Sue is happy to work anywhere in the world.

Clients Include

AB Foods, Aldi, Ambrosia, Avon, BBC, Bakkavor,  Birds Eye, Breville, Brew City, British Airways, Bulmers, Caffe Nero, Channel 4, Chicago Town Pizza, Costa Coffee, Daks, Daily Mail, Deliveroo, Digital Natives, Dolphin Films, Dominoes, Eye To Eye Media Productions, Ford, Eblex, Elsinore Foods, Forge Entertainment GK Films, Gü Chocolate Puddings, Happy Eggs, Heinz, Hellmann’s, Hill Farm Oil,  Hotel Chocolat, Iceland, IPC Media, ITG, Jacks, JustEat,  KFC, Kraft, Kudos Films, Lu Biscuits, Lucky Generals, Macmillian Coffee Mornings, Maldon Salt, Marie Curie, Marriages Flour, McCain, Mitzkan , Morrisons,  M&S, Munchy Seeds,  Nando’s, Nestle, Northern Foods,  Oreo, Paramount Pictures, Patak’s, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Premier Foods, Premier Inn, Pret, Quorn, Sacla, Sainsbury’s, Sky, Starbucks, Sodexo,  Southern Comfort, Symington’s, Tesco, Uncle Bens, Volvic, Waitrose, Warner Brothers, Whitbread, White Company, Zizzi, 4creative

Feature Film

Stephen King’s 1408, 2007 Directed by Mikael Hafstrom for Dimension Films, starring Samuel Jackson and John Cusack

Hugo 2011 directed by Martin Scorsese for Paramount Pictures, starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jude Law and Ben Kingsley

Juliet Naked 2018 directed by Jesse Peretz, for Los Angeles Media Fund starring Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke

The Witches 2020 directed by Robert Zemeckis for Warner Brothers starring Anne Hatherway and Stanley Tucci

Great Expectations 2023 written by Steven Knight, directed by Brady Hood for FX Productions, for starring Olivia Coleman, BBC drama

The Great Escaper 2023 directed by Oliver Parker for BBC Films starring Micael Caine and Glenda Jackson

A Thousand Blows 2023 directed by Ashley Walters starring Stephen Graham for Disney

TV Work

Game of Thrones  S5 2013, (fantasy food for funeral feast)

Summer Of Rockets 2019 directed by Stephen Poliakoff for BBC drama starring Keeley Hawes and Timothy Spall

Two Weeks To Live 2020– directed by Al Campbell for Kudos Films And Tv for Sky

Trying  2020 – directed by Jim O’Hanlon, for BBC Studios for Apple TV starring Imelda Staunton and Rafe Spall

Marriage 2022 directed by Stefan Golaszewski  for Forge Entertainment,  BBC starring Sean Bean and Nicola Walker


Sue Townsend Motion

TV commercials for  Bernand Matthews

1408  feature film, Mikael Håfström, Dimensions Film

Hugo – feature film , dir: Martin Scorsese, GK films

Denman Productions, dir: Anthony Gambier-Parry, Caffe Nero

Kenwood lifestyle video – Greedy Media

Adjust your TV set – Lifestyle videos for M&S :

Leading ladies on style,

Leading ladies shwopping

4Creative – Spots/TVC for  The Taste UK

The Picture Production Company – Airwick TV spots

TwoFour – Cooks Question pilot

Hellmann’s makes it _ TVC, Stink TV , director: Andrew Lang

Game for Thrones , Series 5 – fantasy and period food

Southern Comfort  – Social media

Agatha Raisin’ – for SKY TV

Nando’s Cinemagraph – Fino Platter

Tupperware shot in Paris


Pizza Hut

Heinz 1


Just Eat


Amazon UK