Artists: Simon Blackwell

Simon Blackwell  

Simon Blackwell


Kate Haldane
Kate Haldane
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Oscar-nominated Simon Blackwell writes HBO Comedy, Veep. Which he co-executive produces with Armando Iannucci. Veep has been nominated for myriad awards including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and WGA. He has also written his own major new sitcom for Sky called Trying Again. He was chief writer for The Thick Of It and has written numerous episodes of Peep Show. Simon co-wrote the multi-award-winning In The Loop and also created Armstrong & Miller's streetwise WWII pilots.

Simon Blackwell’s credit list


Programme Name Character/Role Channel/Company Year
Veep Writer and co-executive producer HBO Since 2011
The Thick Of It Writer BBC 4/BBC 2 Ongoing
Trying Again Writer/Creator Avalon for Sky 2014
The Old Guys Writer BBC 1 2009-2010
Peep Show Writer Objective/Channel 4 2008-2012
Armstrong and Miller Writer and creator - Pilots & divorced Dad BBC 1/Toff 2008-2010
Ladies & Gentlemen Writer TalkBack 2005-current
The All Star Comedy Show Writer ITV 1 2004
Alistair McGowan's Big Impression & World Cup Writer BBC 1 2004
Sven & Nancy's Big Impression Writer BBC 1 2003
Have I Got News For You Writer BBC 1 2002-2008
The Sketch Show Writer ITV 2002-2004
Dead Ringers Writer BBC 2 2001-2003
V Graham Norton Writer Channel 4 2001
The Kumars At No.42 Writer BBC 2 2000-2004
Bounty Hamster Writer 2000
Bremner, Bird and Fortune Writer Channel 4 2000
The MTV Europe Music Awards Writer ITV 1999 & 2000
The 11 O'Clock Show Writer Channel 4 1998-2001
Rory Bremner...Who Else? Writer Channel 4 1998


Film Name Character/Role Director Year
Four Lions Writer - Additional Material Chris Morris 2010
In The Loop Writer Armando Iannucci 2009

Radio, Music & Voice Recordings

Name Character/Role Station/Album Year
The Very World Of Milton Jones Writer BBC Radio 4 2002
The Way It Is Writer BBC Radio 4 2000-2004
The Sunday Format Writer BBC Radio 4 2000-2002
Dead Ringers (series 1 - 6) Writer BBC Radio 4 1999-2004
Booked! Writer BBC Radio 4 1998
Week Ending Writer BBC Radio 4 1996-1999
The News Huddlines Writer BBC Radio 2 1996-1999


Award Won Awards Name Year
Writers Guild of America Best Comedy Series (Veep) 2014
Writers Guild of America Nomination for WGA Award TV 2013
Television Critics Associaton Awards Nomination Outstanding Achievement in Comedy 2012
Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series 2012
Primetime Emmy Nomination for Casting for a Comedy Series 2012
London Film Critics' Circle Screenwriter Of The Year (In The Loop) 2010
Empire Awards Best Comedy (In The Loop) 2010
Best Sitcom BAFTA The Thick Of It 2010
Nominated for an Oscar Adapted Screenplay (In The Loop) 2010
Best Comedy BAFTA Armstrong and Miller 2010
British Independent Film Award Best Screenplay (In The Loop) 2010
Evening Standard Film Awards Best Screenplay (In The Loop) 2010
Nominated for two BAFTAS In The Loop 2009-2010
Royal Television Society Award Best Writing (The Thick Of It) 2009
Athens International Film Festival Best Screenplay (In The Loop) 2009
British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Film (In The Loop) 2009
Chlotrudis Awards Best Original Screenplay (In The Loop) 2009
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Runner-Up, Best Screenplay (In The Loop) 2009
National Board Of Review Top Ten Independent Films (In The Loop) 2009
Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor/Best Ensemble (In The Loop) 2009
BAFTA Scotland Best Writing in Film/Television (In The Loop) 2009
New York Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay (In The Loop) 2009
Broadcast Award Best New Programme (The Thick Of It) 2006
BAFTA Best Sitcom (The Thick Of It) 2006
British Comedy Award Best New Comedy (The Thick Of It) 2006
BAFTA Best Comedy (The Sketch Show) 2003
Sony Awards Sony Gold Winner (Dead Ringers) 2001
Sony Awards Sony Silver Winner (The Sunday Format) 2000

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