We are delighted to repeat our sponsorship of Chipping Norton's Literary Festival in 2017, specifically Armando Iannucci's Desert Island Books at The Theatre on Thursday 6 April. The comic genius behind Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and Veep, owner of numerous Baftas, Emmys and an Oscar nomination reveals the books he would grab en route to a desert island. Armando abandoned his PhD on John Milton to pursue a career in comedy, we’ll find out if he would now include Milton on his desert island bookshelf. You can book tickets here.
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 two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series over the last four years, and he is currently adapting a new version of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield for the big screen. As well as publishing a new book on classical music, Armando's latest feature film The Death of Stalin will be released in the autumn of 2017.
You can follow Armando on Twitter @Aiannucci