Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

Relationships

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

College

  • University of Oxford, University College, Oxford, England (MA in English Literature, 1986)
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