Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

Highest Rated: 95% The Death of Stalin (2017)

Lowest Rated: 86% Alan Partridge (2013)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1963

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

As one of the most significant voices in British comedy at the dawn of the 21st century, Armando Iannucci made a name for himself with his unique brand of witty political satire. After earning a degree in English Literature from Oxford, Iannucci followed his passion for comedy and entered the world of radio broadcasting with his show "On the Hour," a satire of news programming. Iannucci helped develop several character for the show, most notably Steve Coogan's bumbling sports reporter Alan Partridge; the pair spun that character off into two television series, "Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge" (BBC 1994-95) and "I'm Alan Partridge" (BBC 1997-2002). After "On the Hour" spawned its own tremendously successful spin-off television series, "The Day Today" (BBC 1994), Iannucci found himself producing and writing several different television projects while keeping himself out of the limelight. But with his deeply personal and ambitiously experimental series "The Armando Iannucci Shows" (BBC 2001), Iannucci showed audiences what the world looked like through his eyes. Despite the show's low ratings in the wake of September 11, it helped land Iannucci his biggest and most critically-acclaimed project yet: the award-winning comedy series "The Thick of It" (BBC 2005-2012), a hilariously profane satire of British politics starring Peter Capaldi as spin doctor Malcolm Tucker. The show was such a success that Iannucci co-wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated satire "In the Loop" (2009) using the same characters in a political standoff with their counterparts in the United States. That success led to "Veep" (HBO 2012- ), another political satire, this time starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as tone-deaf and hapless Vice President Selina Meyer. The series was an immediate critical and commercial success, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy for its fourth season after three consecutive nominations. While working on "Veep," Iannucci revisited one of his most popular early characters, co-writing Coogan's big-screen return to Alan Partridge, "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa" (2013).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 54% The Personal History of David Copperfield Director,
Producer
$1.9M 2019
95% 78% The Death of Stalin Director,
Screenwriter
$8M 2017
86% 73% Alan Partridge Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$153.3K 2013
94% 82% In the Loop Director,
Screenwriter
$2.4M 2009
No Score Yet 66% Tube Tales Director,
Writer
- 1999

TV

Credit
67% 52% Avenue 5 Executive Producer,
Director,
Creator,
Writer
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Leg Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front Row Late Guest 2020
93% 89% Veep Director,
Creator,
Executive Producer
2019 2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters Writer 2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2013
85% 95% The Thick of It Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2012 2009 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Executive Producer 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lab Rats Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knowing Me, Knowing You ... With Alan Partridge Producer,
Writer
1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Avenue 5 Executive Producer,
Director,
Creator,
Writer

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