Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

Active - 1999 - 2019  |   Born - Nov 28, 1963 in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, War

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  • 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.