Charlotte Eagar read classics at Oxford and History at Edinburgh. She is Contributing Editor at Newsweek, an award-winning film-maker and foreign correspondent, magazine journalist, novelist and co-founder of the Syrian Trojan Women Project, a drama therapy and strategic communications project for Syrian refugees. She has worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, the Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, the Evening Standard Magazine, The Mail on Sunday and Tatler, and has written stories from such diverse places as Sarajevo, Moscow, Baghdad, Kabul, Korea and Rome. As well as a career as a foreign correspondent, she was Deputy Features Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Assistant Features Editor of the Mail on Sunday and Senior Editor of Tatler (twice). She was a co-founder of Reportage Press, a publishing house specialising in books on foreign affairs
Charlotte Eagar’s first film, a short romantic comedy, Scooterman, co-written and co-produced with William Stirling, directed and co-produced by Kirsten Cavendish, won audience-rated Best of the Fest at Palm Springs and the LA Comedy Festival (2010), and opened the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2011. A feature length version is currently in development, as are several feature length scripts and a TV series.
In December 2013 in Jordan, she co-produced Syria: The Trojan Women, an Arabic production of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy with an all-female amateur cast of Syrian refugees, supported by Oxfam and directed by the Syrian director Omar Abusaada. This resulted in the documentary Queens of Syria, which was executive produced by Eagar and which won Best Director in the Arab World at its premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in November 2014.
She is writing a book about the Queens of Syria.