Armando Iannucci

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Time Trumpet: the savage cult comedy that ‘predicted’ the future
From a guilt-ridden Tony Blair to plastic surgery for kids, Armando Iannucci’s series deftly spoofed our love of nostalgic TV. 15 years on it’s still brilliant – and a true hidden gem

Daniel Dylan Wray

09, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Shonda Rhimes to Armando Iannucci: 10 of the best TV showrunners
A celebration of the brains behind some of the small screen’s biggest and best shows, including The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy and Friends

Jack Seale

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Day Today: prophetic parody that’s still funny in the fake news era
Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris’s satire first aired 27 years ago. These days the media is almost too shameless to satirise, but – as the cast reunite – the show’s hilarity remains

Phil Harrison

13, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Georgia Pritchett: ‘My male equivalents on Veep and Succession all got their own shows’
She has written for Veep, Succession and The Thick of It, but as Pritchett’s comic, self-deprecating memoir comes out, she talks about industry sexism and why she loves working in the US. Plus read an exclusive extract from her memoir

Emma Brockes

03, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Armando Iannucci leads criticism of secrecy over BBC’s future
The Thick of It creator seeks meeting with culture secretary to discuss ‘drip feed of sinister headlines’

Ben Quinn

20, May, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Rosalind Eleazar: a star devoted to the exhilarating thrill of theatre
After drama school, the actor feared she’d made a terrible mistake until she had a run of acclaimed roles on stage, TV and in the hit film version of David Copperfield

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'It's dangerous not to see race': is colour-blind casting all it's cracked up to be?
Casting actors regardless of their heritage may seem to allow for more diversity on screen and in theatre. However, a growing number of critics believe we should be considering race rather than ignoring it

Micha Frazer-Carroll

11, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Theatre Artists Fund set up by Sam Mendes raises £1.6m
Money will help freelancers affected by coronavirus as experts warn of worker exodus

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Armando Iannucci: 'We're watching Cats five mins a night – to prolong the agony'
Kurosawa’s ‘uplifting’ film about poverty and Chernobyl are on the viewing roster of the Avenue 5 creator, who calls on the UK government to prioritise the arts sector

As told to Rich Pelley

19, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: the best Dickens adaptations
Armando Iannucci’s take on David Copperfield is just the latest chapter in TV and cinema’s endless appetite for Pip, Oliver, Miss Havisham and co

Guy Lodge

13, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The best films of 2020 so far
Adam Sandler is a gem of jewellery dealer, Dev Patel is inspired casting as David Copperfield, while Keira Knightley disrupts the 1970 Miss World contest in these top picks – listed in date order – from the UK release schedule this year

Guardian film

12, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Personal History of David Copperfield review – Iannucci makes Dickens his own
Armando Iannucci’s absurdist adaptation is full to bursting with fantastic comic performances

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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