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Armando Iannucci

Armando Giovanni Iannucci 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.


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Born:
Nov 28, 1963 In Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the series The South Bank Show 1978-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal 2018-08-21
Known For
Poster of Have I Got a Bit More News for You
Poster of Britain's Best Sitcom
Poster of Have I Got News for You
Poster of Question Time
Filmography
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Movie Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Himself (archive footage) 2018-08-21
Movie Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom? Himself 2017-12-27
Movie Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels Himself 2016-09-21
Series Artsnight Himself - Presenter 2015-03-06
Series A Life on Screen Himself 2014-12-24
Series The Last Leg Himself 2013-01-25
Series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 2009-03-16
Movie Milton's Heaven and Hell Presenter 2009-05-26
Series You Have Been Watching Unknown 2009-07-07
Series Q&A Himself - Panellist 2008-05-22
Series Have I Got a Bit More News for You Himself - Panellist 2007-04-13
Series Comics Britannia Himself - Narrator 2007-09-10
Series Time Trumpet 2006-08-03
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Britain's Best Sitcom Guest presenter 2004-01-10
Movie 2004: The Stupid Version Himself 2004-12-31
Series Timeshift self 2002-10-10
Series The Armando Iannucci Shows 2001-08-30
Movie Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt Himself 1998-11-02
Series Where's Elvis This Week? Unknown 1996-10-06
Series The Saturday Night Armistice 1995-06-24
Series Have I Got News for You Himself 1990-09-28
Series Question Time Himself - Panellist 1979-09-25
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14