Armando Iannucci

  • Birth Name: Armando Giovanni Iannucci
  • Birth Place: Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Profession: Writer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Seriously considered becoming a priest before deciding to pursue a career in comedy.
  • In 1988, entered the entertainment industry when he became the co-host of two BBC Radio Scotland programs, No' the Archie MacPherson Show and Bite the Wax.
  • One of his best-known radio productions is On the Hour, which aired from 1991 to 1992 and later transitioned into a popular television program called The Day Today.
  • Published two collections of various articles he wrote, Facts and Fancies in 1999 and The Audacity of Hype in 2009.
  • In 2006, was appointed Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at University of Oxford.
  • Delivered the 2008 Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
  • In 2010, was named Patron of the Oxford Silver Star Baby Unit, a specialized maternity unit for difficult pregnancies.
  • Became creative director of Baby Cow Productions in 2011.
  • In 2013, was appointed an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Is a regular columnist for the magazines Observer and Gramophone.

Awards

  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2018, European Film Awards — European Comedy: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Comedy: Nominee
  • 2014, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2019, Magritte Award — Best Foreign Coproduction: Nominee
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2013, Writers Guild Awards — New Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rachel Jones — Wife
  • Marcello Iannucci — Son
  • Emilio Iannucci — Son
  • Carmella Iannucci — Daughter

College

  • University of Oxford, University College, Oxford, England (MA in English Literature, 1986)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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