Speaker Armando Iannucci

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Armando Iannucci

Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer

Armando Iannucci is a writer and broadcaster, who has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows. His screenplay for the film In The Loop was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards, and his iconic series for BBC – The Thick of It – was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning 5 during its four-series run. Armando’s HBO comedy Veep has picked up numerous awards including four Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, and his film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield was released in January 2020. 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 2 BAFTAs and won Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. He is currently in the midst of pre-production for Season 2 of his new HBO series, Avenue 5, which stars Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad.

Speaking on: Master Class: HBO’s Avenue 5

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
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