Armando Iannucci OBE FRSE FRSL

Graduation Office
Tuesday 28 May 2024

Armando Iannucci will be awarded DLitt on Thursday 13 June 2024 during the morning graduation ceremony.

Armando Iannucci is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed films, television programmes, and radio comedy shows, including the screenplay for the film In The Loop, which was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards.

Armando’s series for the BBC – The Thick of It – was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning five during its four series run. As well as his own award-winning shows, he is also the co-creator and writer of the popular Steve Coogan character, Alan Partridge.

Armando Iannucci

Armando’s HBO comedy Veep has received numerous awards, including four Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series over the last four years. His film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Personal History of David Copperfield was released in January 2020 and has also won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards (WGGBA) and Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). It was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a ‘Seal Distinction’ from the US Critics’ Choice Association.

In 2017 he published Hear Me Out, a new book on classical music, and released the feature film The Death of Stalin, which was nominated for two BAFTAs and won Best Comedy at the European Film Awards.

Armando is currently working on a new comedy for HBO entitled The Franchise with Sam Mendes, and recently made his debut as a playwright with Pandemonium at London’s Soho Theatre, followed by the highly anticipated stage adaption of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove, which sees Armando reuniting with Steve Coogan in the titular role. The play will open in London’s West End in autumn 2024.

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