VTALK WITH Armando Iannucci
Oscar-nominated Writer & Director
Monday 22nd June – PM
KS4 and 5 / S4-6
Oscar nominated writer, director and producer Armando Iannucci speaks to SFS and young people across the UK about his career in comedy on film, TV and radio and answering your questions!
Armando Iannucci is a writer and broadcaster who has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed films, television and radio comedy shows.
His screenplay for the film ‘In The Loop’ was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards. His iconic series for the BBC – ‘The Thick of It’ – was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning 5 during its four series run. Among his own award-winning shows, he is also the co-creator and writer of the popular Steve Coogan character Alan Partridge.
Armando’s HBO comedy ‘Veep’ has picked up numerous awards, including four Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series over the last four years. His film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ was released in January 2020, which has won numerous awards including Best screenplay at the WGBA and Best Screenplay at BIFA, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, and won a ‘Seal Distinction’ from the US Critics’ Choice Association.
In 2017 he published ‘Hear Me Out’, a new book on classical music, and released the feature film ‘The Death of Stalin’, which was nominated for 2 BAFTAs and won Best Comedy at the European Film Awards.
His latest HBO series, ‘Avenue 5’, which stars Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad, aired on SKY in January 2020, and he is currently in post-production for the second series.