John O'Farrell

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Gabriella Docherty

Film, TV & Theatre

John O'Farrell is a British author and comedy scriptwriter. Previously a writer for such shows as Spitting Image, Grumpy Old Men and Have I Got News For You, he is now best known as a writer of humorous books such as The Man Who Forgot His Wife and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain. He has also published three collections of his weekly column for The Guardian and set up Britain’s first daily satirical news website ‘NewsBiscuit’. He co-wrote the musical Something Rotten! which opened on Broadway in spring 2015 and is currently writing a screenplay with Nick Park for Aardman Animations having just completed his fifth novel. His books have been translated into around 25 languages and adapted for radio and television.

Film

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EARLY MAN UNITED

2015

Aardman

Co-writing screenplay with Nick Park.

THE BEST A MAN CAN GET

2008

Paramount

Co-adapted his own novel with Karey Kirkpatrick for Paramount (Kennedy/Marshall Prods)

TORTOISE AND THE HARE

2001

Aardman

Consultant on Aardman screenplay

CHICKEN RUN

2000

Aardman

Additional dialogue

Radio

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LOOK BACK AT THE FUTURE

Co-writer. Winner of UK Comedy Award, Sony Gold and Premios Ondas

LOOK BACK AT THE 90'S

Co-writer. Winner of UK Comedy Award, Sony Gold and Premios Ondas

MCKAY THE NEW

BBC Radio 2

Co-writer on 2 Series

LITTLE BLIGHTLY ON THE DOWN

BBC Radio 4

Co-writer

WEEK ENDING

BBC Radio 4

Lead-writer

Television

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THE PETER PRINCIPLE

Hat Trick Productions

Sit-com starring Jim Broadbent. (US pilot titled 'The Boss') co-written with Mark Burton and Dan Paterson (13 eps)

MURDER MOST HORRID

TalkBack Productions

Comedy drama starring Dawn French. One episode co-written with Mark Burton

SMITH AND JONES

TalkBack Productions

Co-writer of 'Heads to Heads'

ROOM 101

Hat Trick Productions

Writer on three series

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

Hat Trick Productions

BAFTA nominated

CLIVE ANDERSON TALKS BACK

Hat Trick Productions

BAFTA nominated

SPITTING IMAGE

One of four lead writers. BAFTA nominated

Theatre

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SOMETHING ROTTEN

2015

Alchemation

Co-writing book for musical 'Something Rotten'. Broadway run at St James Theatre. 10 Tony Nominations including best book for John.