Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

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.
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Armando's 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 starred Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad, running for two series on SKY 2020 and 2022. Armando is currently working on a new comedy for HBO entitled’ The Franchise’ with Sam Mendes, and will be making his debut as a playwright with ‘Pandemonium’ at London’s Soho Theatre, followed by the highly anticipated stage adaption of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’ which sees Armando reuniting with Steve Coogan in the titular role. The play will open in London’s West End in fall 2024.


The Last Leg
Open Mike Productions2020
Front Row Late when Mary Beard met Armando Iannucci
BBC Two2020
Avenue 5 (Season 1 & 2)
Writer/Director/Executive Producer
HBO 2019 — 2022
Question Time
BBC Daily Politics
Have I Got News For You
BBC1, Hat Trick2017
The Last Leg
Channel 4, Open Mike Productions2017
Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom?
Baby Cow, BBC22017
Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens
Veep (Series 1 - 4)
Writer / Director / Producer
HBO/Sky2012 — 2015
Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens
Presenter / Writer
Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce
Executive Producer
Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life
Executive Producer
Have I Got News For You
Guest Panelist
BBC 12010
You Have Been Watching
Guest Panelist
Channel 42010
Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge
Writer / Producer
Sky2010 — 2011
Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle
Exec Producer
BBC 22009
Milton's Heaven and Hell
Presenter/ Writer
Lab Rats
Executive Producer
BBC 22008
Comics Britannia
The Thick of It - Xmas and Summer specials
Writer / Director / Co-Producer
Time Trumpet
Writer / Director / Performer
Question Time
The Thick of It (Series 1 - 4)
Writer / Director / Co-Producer
BBC4/BBC22005 — 2012
Britain's Best Sitcom
Guest Presenter
2004 - The Stupid Version
Writer / Director / Performer
BBC3 / BBC22004 — 2005
Writer / Presenter / Producer
Channel 42003
The Armando Iannucci Shows
Writer / Performer / Director
Channel 42001
The New Year Armistice
Writer / Performer
The Armistice Party Bucket
Writer / Performer
Clinton: His Struggle With Dirt
Writer / Director
The Christmas Armistice
Writer / Performer
BBC21997 — 1998
The Election Night Armistice
Writer / Performer
I'm Alan Partridge (Series 1 & 2)
Writer / Producer
BBC21997 — 2002
The Friday Night Armistice (Series 1 - 2)
Writer / Performer
BBC21996 — 1998
Saturday Night Armistice
Writer / Performer
Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge
Writer / Producer
The Day Today
Deviser/ Writer/ Producer


The Personal History of David Copperfield
Writer/Director/Exec Producer
The Death of Stalin
Writer / Director
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Declan Lowney2013
In The Loop
Writer / Director
Armando Iannucci2009
Tube Tales
Writer / Director

Theatre and Live Performance

Dr Strangelove
Noel Coward Theatre2024
Soho Theatre2023 — 2024
Intelligence Squared: Satire in an Age of Absurdity
As Himself


Little Brown2021


The National Society of Film Critics
Best Screenplay2019
BAFTA Scotland
Director Fiction2018
Scottish Comedy Awards
Best Writer2018
BAFTA Scotland
Writer for Film / Television2018
European Film Awards
Best Comedy Film of 20182018
Empire Magazine Awards
Best Comedy for The Death of Stalin2018
BAFTA Scotland
Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting2017
Writers' Guild of America
Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep2016
Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
Writer of the Year2015
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Comedy Series (VEEP)2015
Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Best Comedy Series: Veep2015
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (VEEP)2015
Writers Guild of America, USA
Comedy Series: Veep2014
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep2014
Jameson Empire Awards
Best Comedy: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa2014
RTS Television Awards
Best Writer - Comedy: The Thick of It2013
Outstanding Comedy Series (Veep)2012
British Comedy Awards
Best Situation Comedy: The Thick of It2011
Best Adapted Screenplay (In The Loop)2010
Outstanding British Film (In The Loop)2010
Academy Awards
Best Adapted Screenplay (In The Loop)2010
Best Original Comedy (The Thick of It, Series 2)2010
British Independent Film Awards
Best Screenplay: In The Loop2010
Evening Standard British Film Awards
Best Screenplay: In The Loop2010
BAFTA Scotland Award
Best Writing in Film or Television: In The Loop2010
BAFTA Scotland Award
Best Directing in Film or Television: In The Loop2010
Best Director (In The Loop)2009
Best Sceenplay (In The Loop)2009
British Press Awards
Columnist of the Year (Observer)2008
Best Comedy (The Thick of It, Series 1)2007
Braodcasting Press Guild Awards
Writer's Award (The Thick of It, Series 1)2006
Best Comedy (I'm Alan Partridge)1998


Hear Me Out
I, Patridge: We Need to Talk About Alan
Author with Steve Coogan
The Audacity of Hype: Bewilderment, Sleaze and Other Tales of the 21st Century
Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word
Facts and Fancies


What's Funny About... with Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman
Expectation Entertainment 2019
The Unbelievable Truth
BBC Radio 42008 — 2010
Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive
Radio 42005 — 2007
Talking Comedy
Radio 22004
Jeremy Hardy's New Year Special
Radio 42004
Great Lives
Radio 42003
The News Quiz
Regular guest
BBC Radio 42003 — 2017
The 99p Challenge
BBC Radio 42000 — 2004
Scraps with Iannucci
BBC Radio 41998
In Excess
BBC1993 — 1994
The Armando Iannucci Show
Radio 11993 — 1997
On The Hour
Co-writer / Producer
Down Your Ear
Writer / Producer
Radio 41992 — 1993
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Writer / Producer
Radio 41992 — 1993
Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World
Various Characters
BBC Radio 41992
Loose Talk
BBC Radio 11991 — 1992
Week Ending
BBC Radio 41991
The Mary Whitehouse Experience
BBC Radio 11990
Quote... Unquote
BBC Radio 41989 — 1990
The News Quiz of the Year
BBC Radio 41989 — 1990
Bite the Wax
BBC Radio Scotland1988 — 1989
No The Archie McPherson Show
Presenter/ Writer
BBC Radio Scotland1988

Opera & Dance Productions

Skin Deep
Opera North / Royal Danish Opera2009


Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci Awarded at Writers' Guild Awards

15th February 2022

Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci have been awarded 'Best Screenplay' award at the Writers' Guild of Great Britian Awards for their work on 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'

'Avenue 5' Renewed for season 2 at HBO

24th March 2020

PBJ Management are delighted with the news that a second series of Armando Iannuci's Sci-Fi comedy 'Avenue 5' has been ordered by HBO

The Personal History Of David Copperfield takes 5 awards at BIFAs

2nd December 2019

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) proved to be extremely successful for PBJ's Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell

Armando Iannucci picks up two Scottish BAFTA Awards

6th November 2018

Armando Iannucci was awarded two Scottish BAFTA awards this week for his film 'The Death of Stalin'

Armando Iannucci Nominated in the British Academy Scotland Awards 2018!

28th September 2018

An exciting announcement today as the nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards are announced by BAFTA

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

1st August 2018

We're thrilled to announce that last night Armando Iannucci was announced the winner of Best Writer at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards

'David Copperfield' is the talk of Cannes

17th May 2018

Armando Iannucci's forthcoming feature, 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' has caused significant buzz at the Cannes film festival, with Film4 coming on board as a co-financiar with Levantine films, and Lionsgate snapping up the UK rights

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

19th March 2018

Sunday the 18th of March saw Camden's Roundhouse host the Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018 - the evening celebrated and gave praise to the best and most beloved films of the past 12 months

The Death of Stalin receives two Empire Awards Nominations

8th February 2018

Congratulations are in order to PBJ's Armando Iannucci - as his hit film 'The Death Of Stalin' has been nominated in two categories for the Empire Awards 2018

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

12th January 2018

Congratulations to Armando and the whole team behind The Death Of Stalin, as it has been nominated in both the ‘Outstanding British Film’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ categories

BIFA success for 'The Death of Stalin'

12th December 2017

Congratulations to Armando Iannucci and the whole cast and crew of 'The Death of Stalin' as the team picked up a handful awards at the BIFA's this week

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

29th November 2017

The BBC have announced their schedule for Christmas Television this year - and we are so thrilled to see so many PBJ Clients starring in (and writing) some of the shows

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

18th October 2017

Armando Iannucci's satirical comedy, 'The Death of Stalin', got it's UK premiere in London on Tuesday 17th October at the Curzon Chelsea in London

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

12th September 2017

After making its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, the rave reviews for Armando's new film have started to flood in

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

15th August 2017

The Death of Stalin is a forthcoming Franco-British satirical period comedy-drama film directed by PBJ's Armando Iannucci which chronicles the events that transpired after the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953

Another win for Veep at Writers Guild Awards 2016

19th January 2016

Veep sealed yet another win after receiving the award for Best TV Situational Comedy at the 2016 Writers' Guild Awards

VEEP wins big at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards

21st September 2015

VEEP bagged 5 Emmy awards at last night's 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards

Success for PBJ Clients

3rd February 2014

Saturday saw the 66th annual Writers Guild of America Awards

Veep Returns

7th October 2013

Armando Iannucci's award winning US political satire will return to British screens on October 16th at 10:30 on Sky Atlantic

VEEP nominated for Writer's Guild Award

7th December 2012

Written by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and co

PBJ nominations at The British Comedy Awards

7th December 2012

Cardinal Burns have been nominated for three awards - Breakthrough Act, New Comedy Programme and Best Sketch Show

Veep nominated for Emmy Awards!

2nd August 2012

Huge congratulations to Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell for their Emmy nominations in the hugely popular Veep series

Sally Phillips and Tom Conti Co-star in Parents

4th July 2012

Parents (6 x 30 minute episodes) is a sharp, quick-witted family sitcom which will star star Sally Phillips (Green Wing, Smack The Pony, Miranda) and Darren Strange (Phone Shop, The Armando Iannucci Shows) as a married couple with two teenaged kids, forced to move in with their parents played by Coronation Street’s Susie Blake and Friends’s Tom Conti

Veep debuts on HBO to great reviews and viewing figures

24th April 2012

Veep, the new sitcom written and produced by Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell debuted on HBO this week to great reviews and viewing figures

The British Comedy Awards 2011 Winners

19th December 2011

The British Comedy Awards has been the premier accolade for all comedy programmes, performers and producers across the UK television industry since 1990

Jonathan Rhodes stars in internet sensation

8th December 2011


Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell write Veep for HBO

25th February 2011

Veep is a comedy pilot starring Julia Louis Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky, created and written by Armando and Simon, and directed by Armando

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2010

18th October 2010

Among the nominees for this year's WGGB Awards are Chris Morris and Simon Blackwell for Best Original Screenplay for Four Lions; Mark Gatiss for Dr Who in the Best Drama Series category; Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci for Best Comedy Series for The Thick Of It, and a third nomination for Simon Blackwell in the same category for Peep Show

Armando Iannucci nominated for an Academy Award!

2nd February 2010

Congratulations to Armando Iannucci and fellow writers Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche

IN THE LOOP Nominated for 2 BAFTA's

21st January 2010

IN THE LOOP has been nominated in two categories at the 2010 BAFTA's

Award success continues for IN THE LOOP!

14th December 2009

Co-written and directed by Armando Iannucci, IN THE LOOP continues to receive critical acclaim from both the US and the UK

British Independent Film Award for Armando Iannucci

8th December 2009

IN THE LOOP continues its extraordinary success


20th November 2009

Congratulations to Armando Iannucci who received 2 Scottish BAFTA's for Writing and Directing for his feature film IN THE LOOP

Armando Iannucci - In The Loop

6th May 2009

Congratulations to Armando Iannucci

PBJ Management News - January 2009

10th January 2009

We are very pleased to announce that PBJ Management has recently taken on SALLY PHILLIPS as a client

Podcast Guest Appearances

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 - theres not a politician, civil servant or journalist who isn't compromised in the process.