Henry Naylor

Writer/Director

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Acting

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

Acting

ASSOCIATE: CARLY PETERS  EMAIL: CPETERS@UNITEDAGENTS.CO.UK  DIRECT LINE: 0203 214 0985

Henry is also a talented Actor and Voiceover artist.

Television

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

BARCLAYCARD COMMERCIALS

17 commercials with Rowan Atkinson

EDINBURGH OR BUST

Series presenter

Angel Eye / Channel Four

FOOD FIGHT

Team captain

Channel Five

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

BBC2

HOTEL

Watkins

Tiger Aspect / Feature Film

JILTING JOE

The Vicar

Feature Film

LENNY HENRY

David Hillier

BBC1

MURDER MOST HORRID (3 episodes)

Misc / Written by Anthony Horowitz

BBC2

PRESS GANG

ITV

SMITH AND JONES (6 episodes)

Misc / Dominic Brigstocke

BBC1

THE LAST WORD (regular)

More4

US ICE HOCKEY

Series presenter

Channel Four

Film, TV & Theatre

ASSOCIATE: CARLY PETERS  EMAIL: CPETERS@UNITEDAGENTS.CO.UK  DIRECT LINE: 0203 214 0985

Henry Naylor is best known for his role as creator and lead writer of HEADCASES, the animated satirical comedy for ITV.  HEADCASES used cutting edge computer graphics and the very best in writer and voiceover artists to satirise some of the biggest egos in politics, showbusiness and sport.

Also directed by Henry, the series won the Award for Innovation at the RTS Craft & Design Awards; “The jury chairs were impressed by the innovation, humour, combination of contemporary story-telling and mischievous animation, all achieved on a low budget in fast turnaround”.

It was also nominated for Best New Programme at The Broadcast Awards 2009.

Henry is also preparing to have his first feature film FINDING BIN LADEN produced this year by Moulin Rouge producer, Martin Brown. The film is an adaptation of Henry's first stage play.

Henry's career as a comedy writer and writer-performer began some 14 years' ago as part of a University Revue where he was spotted and taken on by TV double-act Smith & Jones. After a long stint as Head Writer on the satirical puppet show SPITTING IMAGE Henry went on to devise, write and perform in his own satirical show for Radio 2 with Andy Parsons: At nine series PARSONS AND NAYLOR PULL OUT SECTIONS was one of the country's top-rated radio comedies, regularly garnering 2 million listeners. As a writer-performer Henry has appeared in shows as diverse as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW at The Royal Albert Hall.

Henry's short films have been screening to great acclaim: SEND IN THE CLOWNS was selected for the LA Shorts Festival alongside winning the prize for best short at LA's Mockumentary Festival. Prior to that, GARBAGE MAN reached the final of the world's largest short film festival - Australia's TropFest - playing to crowds of some 130,000.

Film

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FINDING BIN LADIN / HARD NEWS

Bard Entertainment / FIlm Foundry

Writer and Director

Television

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HEADCASES

ITV / ITV PRODUCTIONS

Lead writer, director, creator, executive producer
6 x 30
Dir: Henry Naylor

THE SEVEN DAY ITCH

BBC

Co-writer

HOW TO BE A TERRORIST

Fulcrum

Writer

SPITTING IMAGE

ITV

Head writer for 3 of 6 series
Fluck & Law

THAT WAS THE WEEK WE WATCHED

BBC2

Series writer

ALISTAIR MCGOWEN'S BIG IMPRESSION

BBC1

Writer for 3 series
*British Comedy Award Winner

SMITH AND JONES

BBC1

Writer for 3 series

HALE AND PACE

LWT

Writer for 1 series

THE LENNY HENRY SHOW

BBC1

Writer

HOLDING THE BABY

Granada TV

Series 1 Script editor

MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS

MTV

Script editor

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

*Won the Sunday Correspondent Theatre Award

Theatre

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ANGEL

2016

Gilded Balloon/Edinburgh Fringe

Writer/Director.
Winner of the 2016 Fringe First Award.

ECHOES

2015

Gilded Balloon/Edinburgh Fringe

Writer/Director.
Winner of the 2015 Spirit of the Fringe Award

THE COLLECTOR

2014

Gilded Balloon/Edinburgh Fringe

Writer, Director
Winner of Fringe First Award 2014

FINDING BIN LADIN

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival

Writer and Director
Dir: Henry Naylor

HUNTING DIANA

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival

Writer and Director
Dir: Henry Naylor

PARSONS AND NAYLOR

Numerous Fringe, off West End and Festival Shows

Writer, Director and Performer
Dir: Henry Naylor

SMITH AND JONES TIRED AND EMOTIONAL TOUR

Theatre

Radio

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PARSONS & NAYLOR'S PULLOUT SECTIONS SERIES 1 - 8

BBC Radio 2

Writer and creator

PARSONS & NAYLOR'S NEW YEAR AND CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

BBC Radio 2

Writer and creator

DEAD RINGERS

BBC Radio 4

Writer for 3 series

WEEKENDING

BBC Radio 4

Writer for 5 series

Short Films

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SEND IN THE CLOWNS

SIR IAN BOWLER’S ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Finite Films and TV

Director

6 films

GARBAGE MAN