Armando Iannucci by Matt Crockett

Armando Iannucci

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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.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Avenue 5 (Season 1 & 2) (Television)

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

2019 - 2022


Pandemonium (Books)



Little Brown

The Personal History of David Copperfield (Film)

Writer/Director/Exec Producer


The Death of Stalin (Film)

Writer / Director


Veep (Series 1 - 4) (Television)

Writer / Director / Producer

2012 - 2015


Podcast Guest Appearances

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Armando Iannucci: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the satirist Armando Iannucci. He has lampooned news journalism with his creations On the Hour and The Day Today and plumbed the shallows of the chat show circuit through the vain and insecure Alan Partridge. His most recent work has been more biting: his Westminster satire The Thick of It dissects the relationship between politicians, their spin-doctors and the media they want to control. Decisions are made on the hoof, in haste and in response to media pressure - there's not a politician, civil servant or journalist who isn't compromised in the process.



Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci Awarded at Writers' Guild Awards

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

'Avenue 5' Renewed for season 2 at HBO

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Personal History Of David Copperfield takes 5 awards at BIFAs

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Death of Stalin wins Best Comedy Film of 2018!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Armando Iannucci picks up two Scottish BAFTA Awards

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Armando Iannucci Nominated in the British Academy Scotland Awards 2018!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Armando Iannucci wins Best Writer at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

'David Copperfield' is the talk of Cannes

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Death of Stalin wins the Empire Magazine Award for 'BEST COMEDY'

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Death of Stalin receives two Empire Awards Nominations

Thursday, February 8, 2018

BAFTA nomination success for Armando Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin'

Friday, January 12, 2018

BIFA success for 'The Death of Stalin'

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top Christmas TV on the BBC featuring shows starring many PBJ Clients

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' has it's London Premiere

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Reviews are flooding in for Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Armando Iannucci's 'Death of Stalin' trailer is released!

Tuesday, August 15, 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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