FORA.tv Speaker - Jesse Armstrong

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Biography

Jesse Armstrong is one of the co-creators of Channel 4's "Peep Show," along with Sam Bain. He also co-wrote the BBC Four comedy "The Thick of It" and was one of the writers on series 1 and 2 of the BBC Radio 4 sketch show "That Mitchell and Webb Sound" (2003 & 2005) and the BBC Two sketch show "That Mitchell and Webb Look." He also wrote with Bain for the film "Magicians," which also stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the main actors of "Peep Show," with whom Armstrong and Bain have worked on many projects.

He co-wrote "In The Loop" alongside Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 Best Adapted Screenplay. It also won Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. He also wrote "Four Lions" along with Sam Bain and Chris Morris.

"Peep Show" won a BAFTA for best Situation Comedy in 2008.

Armstrong also writes a column for The Guardian, Malcolm Tucker's election briefing - as dictated to Jesse Armstrong.

1 Program

The Evolution of Comedy

05.18.10 | 00:33:08 min | 1 comment