Simon Blackwell

Simon Blackwell

  • Writer

Double Emmy award winning and Oscar-nominated Simon Blackwell wrote the hit HBO Comedy, Veep, which he co-executive produced with Armando Iannucci. He is currently writing a major new Channel 4 sitcom for Mitchell and Webb, currently called ‘Back', and is working on a film adaptation of David Copperfield for BBC Films with Armando. He was chief writer for The Thick Of It and wrote numerous episodes of Peep Show. Simon co-wrote the multi-award-winning In The Loop and also created Armstrong & Miller's streetwise WWII pilots. Hugely in demand on both sides of the Atlantic.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Back (Television)

Writer / Co-executive Producer


Primetime Emmy Awards (Awards)



Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (VEEP)

Veep (Television)

Writer / Co-executive Producer

2011 - 2015


Peep Show (Television)


2008 - 2012

Objective/Channel 4

Armstrong and Miller (Television)

Writer / Creator

2008 - 2010

BBC 1/Toff



Simon Blackwell to write 'Back' for Channel 4

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another win for Veep at Writers Guild Awards 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

VEEP wins big at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards

Monday, September 21, 2015

VEEP picks up 9 nominations in this year's EMMYS

Friday, July 24, 2015


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