Armando Iannucci OBE

Armando Iannucci at Great British Speakers

BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, Armando Iannucci has created some of the country’s best-loved satirical comedies including I'm Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It, The Friday Night Armistice, The Armando Iannucci Shows, The Day Today and Veep.

As well as winning three BAFTA’s for I'm Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It, Armando has also been nominated and won a host of other awards for his talent. Armando received an ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ nomination at the Emmy Awards for Veep in 2012. He also has won a Special Jury British Comedy Award for his distinctive contribution to radio and television.

Armando is also a successful director, having directed his own feature film In the Loop, which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2009. As well as directing the film, Armando co-wrote the script with Jesse Armstrong. The film starred Peter Capaldi and James Gadolfini and received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010.

Armando is a confident speaker. His topics of discussion range from hosting an intellectual, political debate to giving an amusing speech about media and film. As well as being a comedic host, Armando also has interests in science and astronomy, IT, computers, internet, and new media. He has chaired corporate discussions and debates and delivered the Alternative McTaggart Lecture at the 2008 Edinburgh TV Festival.  He also delivered a series of lectures on Television and New Media at the Oxford University.

He has also appeared on radio and television to discuss these topics and has appeared on political shows like The Daily Politics, This Week, and Question Time.

Armando’s vast experience in the corporate arena includes hosting conferences for Microsoft and BT, speaking for Samaritans, Royal TV Society, Deutsche Bank, 
Energis, The Treasury, the staff of the House of Commons, Scottish Business groups and MI5! He has also presented Awards for Advertising Industry, PPA Magazine Subscription, ACE Press Awards, Hedge Fund of Funds, Incentive Travel and Meetings Industry, Security Excellence Awards, and Building Communities Awards.

What the Clients Say:

Armando, many thanks for an excellent evening. It was pitched just right, was excellently researched and made a great impromptu moment for us.- Odeon Cinemas Annual Dinner

I wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much we enjoyed Armando Iannucci’s very entertaining and amusing speech at the AIC Dinner. It was very well written, topical and perfectly delivered.We all agreed that he was a very charming man and I know that many of the guests at the top table thoroughly enjoyed his company. Please extend our gratitude. -Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Annual Dinner

I just wanted to thank you for speaking at our dinner last week. We received great feedback from delegates who attended the dinner, so thank you for coming along and for being so entertaining.- National Housing Federation Leaders Forum

He was genuinely well received, by the end he had the audience whipped up into a mild frenzy with his sharp, intelligent sense of humour.- SMMT Awards

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