Armando Iannucci

Honorary graduates 2012-13

Armando Iannucci (DLitt)

Monday 16 July 2012 9:00am

Armando Iannucci is a writer and broadcaster, who has written and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows. He started his career as a radio producer on The Hour. This spoof news show transferred to TV as The Day Today and spawned Alan Partridge, whose award-winning shows on TV and radio Armando produced and co-wrote.

Armando has also fronted his own satirical shows, including The Friday Night Armistice on BBC2, his self-titled show on Channel 4 and his Radio 4 show Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. He is also a regular on Radio 4 panel shows such as The Unbelievable Truth and has worked on a number of Radio 3 shows because of his passion for classical music.

He has been a regular columnist for The Observer and two collection of his newspaper work for The Telegraph and The Guardian have been published, Facts And Fancies and The Audacity of Hype. He has also had various books published, the two most recent of which are The Thick of It, The Missing DoSAC Files and I, Partridge – written with Steve Coogan. 

In 2010 Armando’s screenplay for his film In The Loop was nominated for an Oscar and his BBC series The Thick of It, picked up three BAFTAs. His new series, Veep, is set in the Vice President’s office at the White House and he is about to embark on making a second series. He has also recently completed a fourth series of The Thick of It due to be transmitted on BBC2 later this year.