Lucy Dahl

Lucy Neal Dahl (born 4 August 1965) is a British screenwriter. She is the daughter of British author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal.

Lucy Dahl
Lucy Dahl at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Lucy Neal Dahl

(1965-08-04) 4 August 1965
Years active2003–present
Notable work
Writer of Wild Child
Michael Faircloth
(m. 1987; div. 1991)

John LaViolette
(m. 2002; div. 2016)
Children2, including Phoebe Dahl
Parent(s)Roald Dahl
Patricia Neal
RelativesOlivia Dahl (sister)
Tessa Dahl (sister)
Ophelia Dahl (sister)
Sophie Dahl (niece)
Nicholas Logsdail (paternal first cousin)


Dahl wrote the screenplay for Wild Child and served as a consultant on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on her father's book of the same name. She is also a content contributor to the online food and wine magazine Zester Daily.[1]

Personal life

Dahl has been married twice. She married firstly, in 1987, Michael Faircloth, with whom she has two daughters, Phoebe Dahl (born 4 November 1988) and Chloe Michaela Dahl (born 12 September 1990). The couple divorced in 1991. Dahl's second marriage was in 2002, to John LaViolette. They divorced in 2016.


  1. articles by Lucy Dahl Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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