Biography

Armando Giovanni Iannucci (born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish-Italian comedian, satirist, writer, director, performer and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford University and left graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy.

Rising quickly through BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows for Channel 4.

Moving back to the BBC in 2005, Iannucci created the political sitcom The Thick of It as well as the spoof documentary Time Trumpet in 2006. Winning funding from the UK Film Council, he directed a critically acclaimed feature film In the Loop featuring characters from The Thick of It in 2009. As a result of these works, he has been being described by The Daily Telegraph as "the hardman of political satire".[2] Other works during this period include a operetta libretto, Skin Deep and his radio series Charm Offensive. He is currently working on a U.S. political satire for HBO called Veep.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Armando Iannucci, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Armando Giovanni Iannucci (born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish-Italian comedian, satirist, writer, director, performer and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford University and left graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy.

Rising quickly through BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows for Channel 4.

Moving back to the BBC in 2005, Iannucci created the political sitcom The Thick of It as well as the spoof documentary Time Trumpet in 2006. Winning funding from the UK Film Council, he directed a critically acclaimed feature film In the Loop featuring characters from The Thick of It in 2009. As a result of these works, he has been being described by The Daily Telegraph as "the hardman of political satire".[2] Other works during this period include a operetta libretto, Skin Deep and his radio series Charm Offensive. He is currently working on a U.S. political satire for HBO called Veep.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Armando Iannucci, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1963-11-28

Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Himself (archive footage)
2018 Michael Palin: A Life on Screen
2017 Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom? as Himself
2016 Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels as Himself
2015 Artsnight (1 episode) as Himself - Presenter
2014 A Life on Screen (1 episode) as Himself
2013 The Last Leg (1 episode) as Himself
2009 You Have Been Watching (1 episode)
2009 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (24 episodes)
2007 Comics Britannia (3 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2007 Have I Got a Bit More News for You (5 episodes) as Himself - Panellist
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2006 Time Trumpet (6 episodes)
2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (8 episodes)
1998 Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt as Himself
1996 Where's Elvis This Week? (1 episode)
1995 The Saturday Night Armistice (24 episodes)
1990 Have I Got News for You (1 episode) as Himself
1979 Question Time (1 episode) as Himself - Panellist
1978 The South Bank Show (1 episode)

Writing

Avenue 5 (1 episode)Writer
In Too Deep Writer
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Screenplay
2017 The Death of Stalin Screenplay
2013 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Writer
2012 Veep (2 episodes)Writer
2010 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (15 episodes)Writer
2009 In the Loop Screenplay
2007 Spinners and Losers Writer
2007 The Rise of the Nutters Writer
2005 The Thick of It (11 episodes)Writer
2003 Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge Writer
2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (9 episodes)Writer
1998 Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt Writer
1997 I'm Alan Partridge (13 episodes)Writer
1995 The Saturday Night Armistice (3 episodes)Writer
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (7 episodes)Writer

Directing

In Too Deep Director
Avenue 5 (1 episode)Director
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Director
2017 The Death of Stalin Director
2012 Veep (5 episodes)Director
2010 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (15 episodes)Director
2009 In the Loop Director
2007 Spinners and Losers Director
2007 The Rise of the Nutters Director
2006 Time Trumpet (6 episodes)Director
2006 Hyperdrive (1 episode)Director
2005 The Thick of It (9 episodes)Director
2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (9 episodes)Director
1999 Tube Tales Director
1998 Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt Director
1997 I'm Alan Partridge (6 episodes)Director

Production

In Too Deep Producer
Avenue 5 (1 episode)Executive Producer
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Producer
2013 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Executive Producer
2012 Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life Executive Producer
2012 Veep (18 episodes)Executive Producer
2009 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (12 episodes)Producer
2005 The Thick of It (21 episodes)Producer
2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (8 episodes)Producer
1998 Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt Producer
1997 I'm Alan Partridge (12 episodes)Producer
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (6 episodes)Producer
1994 The Day Today (6 episodes)Producer

Creator

Avenue 5 Creator
2012 Veep Creator
2010 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge Creator
2006 Time Trumpet Creator
2005 The Thick of It Creator
2003 Gash Creator
2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows Creator
1997 I'm Alan Partridge Creator
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge Creator
1994 The Day Today Creator

Crew

2007 Spinners and Losers Creator
2007 The Rise of the Nutters Creator

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