Eleanor Yule studied film at Glasgow and Bristol Universities making her first network drama Impulse for BBC'S 10X10 series as a student. Her second film for the Tartan Shorts scheme, A Small Deposit (1993) was nominated for a BAFTA award.
Eleanor's documentary work for the BBC included the award-winning profile of Scots psychiatrist R.D. Laing, a critically acclaimed Omnibus on French Painter Pierre Bonnard, and a BAFTA nominated Bookmark on writer Muriel Spark. Her last series for the BBC before leaving her staff post were four thirty-minute dramas entitled Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000) with veteran actor Christopher Lee. More recently, she has been collaborating with ex-Python, Michael Palin, to produce one-off documentaries about Scottish painters. Their latest offering 'Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi' was shown on BBC1 last year and nominated for a BAFTA and in competition at the Montreal Arts Festival.
Eleanor's first 30-minute film drama she wrote and directed was for Scottish Screen and SMG's Newfoundland scheme, Lost, a supernatural thriller, was screened in New York, Finland, and Edinburgh and was nominated for a BAFTA new talent award. Her first feature Blinded (2004), a haunting thriller starring Peter Mullen and Jodhi May, won the Newfoundfilms scheme against strong competition, went on to win the Jury Award, on its first outing, at the Celtic Film Festival, the Silver Screen Award in L.A. and was in competition in Taormina, Istanbul, and Moscow film festivals.
She has just completed two drama documentaries for World wide Discovery for their new series Serial Killers (2006), The Green River Killer from Seattle and British murderers Fred and Rosemary West, which launched the series and secured the second highest ratings in Discovery's broadcasting history.