Miriam Heard (St Asaph, Wales, 1978) is a British-German filmmaker and screenwriter. She studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, Theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and at the Conservatoire National d’Arts Dramatiques in Paris, as well as Cinema at the NYU-SCPS (New York). Initially she worked as an actress in theatre projects in London and Paris, and acted in films by Raúl Ruiz —Klimt (2006)and La Maison Nucingen (2008)— and Valeria Sarmiento —she wrote the screenplay of Maria Graham (2012) and starred in the film—. Her current work focuses on screenwriting and film directing. As a director she has made the short film Welcome Home Emma-Rose (2011) and the feature film Tierra Yerma, a Chile-France co-production in 2016. She is currently working with British producer Sarah Brocklehurst on her second feature film, supported by Film Cymru Wales (UK), as well as with Chilean producer Mimbre Films on a film to be shot in southern Chile.