Hannah Mary Rothschild (1962-)
The Hon. Hannah Mary Rothschild is the daughter of Nathaniel Charles (Jacob), 4th Lord Rothschild (b.1936) and Serena Mary, Lady Rothschild (née Dunn) (b.1935). She is a writer and documentary filmmaker, and she also serves on the boards of various philanthropic trusts and museums.
Her documentary film works include profiles of Frank Auerbach, Walter Sickert, R. B. Kitaj and the BBC series Relative Values and The Great Picture Chase. For BBC's Storyville series and HBO she produced The Jazz Baroness (2008), about her great-aunt Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter and Hi Society (2009), followed by a documentary about Lord Mandelson, Mandelson: The Real PM? (2010).
She published a book about her great-aunt Nica, The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild, in 2012. Her first novel, The Improbability of Love is due to be published in 2015.
Formerly a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery and ICA, she was the co-founder of the charity Artists on Film, and in 2009 she became a trustee of the National Gallery in London, and became the liaison trustee for the Tate Gallery in 2013. In December 2014 it was announced that she will become Chair of the board of the National Gallery when Mark Getty comes to the end of his term in August 2015.
Hannah is also a trustee of The Rothschild Foundation, a registered charity, whose activities include preserving Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire on behalf of the National Trust.