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Tim Kirkby
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Kirkby in 2015
Born
Timothy John Kirkby

(1970-11-13) 13 November 1970 (age 50)
NationalityBritish
OccupationFilm & TV Director
Years active2000–present
Known forDon't Forget the Driver (2019)
Fleabag (2016)
Veep (2012–2014)
Brockmire (2017)
Spouse(s)Kirsty Mckinnell (m. 2006)
Children2

Timothy John Kirkby (born 13 November 1970 in Sidcup, Kent, England) is an English film, television, and commercials director working in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He directed both spoof science parody series Look Around You , the BAFTA winning BBC 2 show Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and set up the multi-award winning Fleabag.

Life and career

His recent television credits include creating and directing the critically acclaimed Fleabag and Don't Forget the Driver for BBC, the first season of the BAFTA nominated My Mad Fat Diary and the BAFTA nominated BBC single drama The C Word.

In the United States he created and directed all eight episodes and co-executive produced the award-winning first & second season of Brockmire for IFC. Other notable US television directing credits includes episodes of the Emmy-winning HBO comedy Veep (TV series), Grace & Frankie, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Man Seeking Woman.

With Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper, he also created and directed both series of Look Around You which won a Golden Rose at the Festival Rose d'Or for Best Comedy, was nominated for a BAFTA and a British Comedy Award He has made documentaries with Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest for the multi-award-winning documentary strand Classic Albums, as well as creating and directing all 4 series of the critically acclaimed BAFTA winning show 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle a six-part comedy series featuring standup and sketches. The first season was executive produced by Armando Iannucci and script edited by Chris Morris. The first episode received positive reviews from The Independent and The Daily Mirror, although the show received a negative review, written by Stewart Lee in Time Out, in which he described himself as "fat" and his performance as "positively Neanderthal, suggesting a jungle-dwelling pygmy, struggling to coax notes out of a clarinet that has fallen from a passing aircraft". The second series won a BAFTA for Best Comedy Programme in 2012.

His neo-noir comedy Last Looks set in Los Angeles starring Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam, is set to be released in 2021.

Kirkby is represented in the US by CAA, in the UK by Curtis Brown, and is represented as a commercials director in the UK by Bootleg films.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Director Producer Writer
2018 Action Point Yes No No
2021 Last Looks Yes No No
TBA Untitled MRC/Tango Pictures project Yes No No
TBA Untitled StudioPow project Yes No No
TBA Untitled Zero Gravity project Yes No No

Television

Year Title Director Executive
Producer
Notes
2002, 2005 Look Around You Yes No 2 series, 14 episodes
2002, 2004, 2005 Classic Albums Yes No 3 episodes
2007 Kombat Opera Presents Yes No Series 1, episodes 4
2010 Little Crackers Yes No Series 1, episodes 10
2012 Walking and Talking Yes No 4-part television serial
2013, 2015 The Alternative Comedy Experience Yes No 2 series, 25 episodes
2013 My Mad Fat Diary Yes No Series 1, episode 1, 2, 3
2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Yes No 4 series, 24 episodes
2013, 2014 Veep Yes Yes 3 episodes of HBO television series
2014 Playing House (TV series) Yes No 3 episodes of USA television series
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Yes No 3 episodes of SKY television series
2015 Man Seeking Woman Yes No 3 episodes of FX television series
2015 Brooklyn Nine Nine Yes No 1 episode of USA television series
2015 Grace & Frankie Yes No 2 episodes of NETFLIX television series
2015 The C Word Yes No BBC 1 Television Feature film
2017 Fleabag Yes No 1 episode of BBC/AMAZON television series (pilot)
2017, 2018 Brockmire Yes Yes 2 series, 8 episodes of IFC television series
2019 Don't Forget the Driver Yes No 1 series, 6 episodes of BBC television series
2021 Untitled Mike Myers/Netflix Project Yes Yes 1 series, 6 episodes of television series

Awards

  • 2019 WON – VENICE TV AWARD - Best Comedy - Don't Forget The Driver
  • 2017 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Comedy - Fleabag
  • 2016 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Single Drama - The C Word
  • 2015 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Comedy Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 3
  • 2014 Nominated – BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS - Best Comedy Entertainment Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 3
  • 2014 Nominated – OFTA - Best DIRECTION - VEEP season 3
  • 2014 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Drama Series - My Mad Fat Diary
  • 2014 Nominated – RTS - Best Drama Series - My Mad Fat Diary
  • 2014 Nominated – OFTA - Best DIRECTION - VEEP season 2
  • 2012 WON – BAFTA TV - Best Comedy Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 2[1]
  • 2012 WON – BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS - Best Comedy Entertainment Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 2
  • 2010 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Comedy Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 1
  • 2008 WON – ROSE D'OR - Best Comedy - Kombat Opera
  • 2008 WON – ROSE D'OR - Best of 2008 - Kombat Opera
  • 2006 WON – ROSE D'OR - Best Comedy - Look Around You, season 2
  • 2003 Nominated – BAFTA TV - Best Comedy Programme - Look Around You, season 1
  • 2003 Nominated – BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS - Best New TV Comedy - Look Around You

Television (as actor)

  • Look Around You (2005)

References

  1. ^ "Television Awards Winners in 2012". www.bafta.org. April 24, 2012.
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