Mary Glanville is a founding partner of TDV.
Mary has worked in all areas of television. She began by setting up the Television Programme Sales division for Virgin in 1986 and then joined the independent production company Zenith, where she looked after co-production and marketing for the group.
From there she joined Central Independent Television (now Carlton) as Commercial Director with responsibility for developing the non-ITV side of the business, joint-venturing and bringing in co-production partners for the programme-making arm. More importantly she also met Robbie Stamp and Richard Creasey.
During the latter part of 1994 through 1995, Mary worked as a media consultant with clients including Pearson Entertainment, Mayfair Entertainment, Minotaur, Bird & Co International Search, the International EMMAs, and Steve Smith.
Mary's family moved to England in 1973. She went to school in London, and then on to Oxford where she read Modern Languages (French and Italian) at Somerville College and acted a lot and rowed (eights) a bit.
Passions: opera, red wine, wit
Favourite composers: Wagner, Verdi, Bach and Bruckner.
Hobbies: Travel, learning languages, playing the piano, Scrabble.
Favourite books: biographies
Most acute sense: smell
Favourite colour: blood red