Kieran Hodgson

Writer / Performer

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Kieran Hodgson

Photograph: James Deacon

Acting

Assistant: Isaac Storm

Kieran is a very talented writer-performer who has projects in development with Kudos, What Larks and Hoot. He recently finished a highly successful Edinburgh run with his acclaimed show LANCE which was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. He will be taking his new show, MAESTRO, to the 2016 Ediburgh Fringe and also play a role in MR SWALLOW - HOUDINI.

LANCE has now had four sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre Downstairs.

Kieran is also currently undertaking a UK tour of the show with Show & Tell. Information can be found here

Reviews for LANCE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

‘An absolute gem...a delight to watch' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Guardian

'Kieran Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'A triumph of a show...with plenty of genuinely laugh-out-loud moments.' ✭✭✭✭1/2 Chortle

'Hodgson has penned a beautiful, poignant and most importantly very funny show about innocence lost, and how you can never truly go home again.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

Kieran played the role of Ian Lavender in BBC Two’s single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which aired multiple times over Christmas and was BBC2's highest rated single drama of the year.

He is featured in the first episode BBC Two's UPSTART CROW and, in late 2015, appeared in in Sam Simmons’ Christmas Cracker for Sky. Kieran also played Pliny the Younger in BBC Radio 4’s serial HOW TO SURVIVE THE ROMAN EMPIRE with Joanna Scanlan and Daniel in the Radio 4 four-parter THE LENTIL SORTERS with Vincent Franklin, Rebekah Staton and Julia Deakin.

He played a guest role in SIBLINGS Series 2 for BBC3 (which aired last week) and DRIFTERS Series 3 for E4. Kieran also filmed the role of Ibsen in Graham Linehan's Channel 4 pilot THE CLOUD alongside Adam Buxton, Jamie Demetriou and Aisling Bea and performed in a number of other series for BBC Radio 4 incl. CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY and CYRANO DE BERGRAC.

Kieran reprised the role of Jonathan Harker in Nick Mohammed's MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL at the Soho Theatre in 2014 after a sell-out run in Edinburgh in 2014: "Enthusiastic support comes from David Elms, Joanna Grace and particularly Kieran Hodgson as Jonathan Harker, who would make a serviceable David Tennant if the ex-Time Lord required a body double." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

His brilliant show FRENCH EXCHANGE had a great month at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival at the Voodoo Rooms on the Free Fringe in 2014 and was followed by two successful runs at the Pleasance Theatre in London.

He is was picked as one of the Best Shows on the Free Fringe by the Times and received 4 star reviews:

"Hodgson's embodiment of the multiple characters is elegant and impressive. This is an excellent performance, capturing the ways in which different people carry their bodies." Fest Mag

Kieran appeared in Armistead Maupin's BABYCAKES and as Louis Scratcherd in THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES: DR THORNE alongside Maggie Steed and Douglas Booth for BBC Radio 4 and had a role in the second series of COUNT ARTHUR STRONG for BBC2. He also starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, for BBC Radio 4. The show was co-created with Matt Lucas and also featured Catriona Knox and Jamie Demetriou.

He wrote on the third series of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for The Cartoon Network and was also involved in the Writer's Room for the second series of THE MIDNIGHT BEAST for Warp Television and E4.

Kieran also played the guest lead role of Ridley in one of the JONATHAN CREEK specials for BBC One, THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE. He can be seen in ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA and also filmed a role in Graham Linehan's BBC2 series COUNT ARTHUR STRONG.

He played the role of DAVEY in the BBC1 pilot GEORGE AND BERNARD SHAW alongside Richard Griffiths and Robert Lindsay and the role of Carl in Series 5 of Radio 4's GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF.

KIERAN AND JOE made their Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2010 as KIERAN & THE JOES with the show SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY at the Free Fringe and made a triuphant return in 2011 performing TEAMPOWERED to sell out audiences at Just the Tonic at The Store to fiive star reviews.

TEAMPOWERED rating: * * * * * ... in which these three drearily-attired salarymen welcome you to their “masterclass in teamwork” before spiralling into internecine dysfunction. Their Teampowered is a relentlessly hilarious show, craftsmanlike in concept, writing and delivery, and laying mercilessly into the notion of corporate improvement while also using that as an unlikely framework for all manner of off-the-beam inventiveness. One brilliantly dark slice of audience participation — fusing stand-up conventions, Jason Bourne and the Milgram experiment — will have you on the edge of your seat.

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

August 2012 saw Kieran performing with Joe in KIERAN & JOE: FRIENDS OF STEEL at the Pleasance Baby Grand in Edinburgh and he also had his own solo show on the Free Fringe, KIERAN HODGSON: SUPERVILLAIN at the Voodoo Rooms.
 

 

 

Film

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

Young Exec

Declan Lowney

Free Range & Baby Cow

FRANK (Short)

Frank

Co-written and co-directed with Ben Target

Turtle Canyon Films

Television

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

UPSTART CROW

Florian

BBC

WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY

Ian Lavender

Steve Bendelack

BBC2

DRIFTERS Series Two

Mike

Al Campbell

Bwark / E4

SIBILINGS Series Two

Sandy

Bwark Productions/ BBC 3

THE CLOUD - Pilot

Ibsen

BOOM CYMRU TV LTD

MERDE IN BRITAIN

Producer: Charlie Bennett

BBC Three

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG SERIES 2

Walker 1

Graham Linehan

Retort / BBC2

JONATHAN CREEK: THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE

Ridley

David Renwick

BBC One / BBC

DOWNTON ABBEY IV

First Student

Philip John

Carnival Films / ITV

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Waiter

Graham Linehan

Retort / BBC2

GEORGE AND BERNARD SHAW

Davey

Ed Bye

Feelgood Fiction

SAM SIMMONS' CRACKER

Leon

Cave Bear Productions / Sky

LIMBO

Extra

Hat Trick/BBC

Stage

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

LANCE TOUR

Show and Tell UK

LANCE

Vault Festival

LANCE

The Invisible Dot

LANCE

Show and Tell Uk

DRACULA! MR SWALLOW THE MUSCIAL

The Invisible Dot

MR SWALLOW THE MUSCIAL

The Invisible Dot

LANCE

Various

PBH Free Fringe / Berk's Nest

FRENCH EXCHANGE

Various

Kieran Hodgson

PBH / Berk's Nest

FLOOD

(Various characters)

Kieran Hodgson

Underbelly / Berk's Nest / Live Nation

SUPERVILLAIN

Various characters

Kieran Hodgson

Free Fringe / Voodoo Rooms

KIERAN & JOE: FRIENDS OF STEEL

Tom Meltzer

The Pleasance Baby Grand

KIERAN & THE JOES: TEAMPOWERED

Just the Tonic at the Store

SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

London Run

TOO BIG TO FAIL

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY

Kieran and the Joes

Richard Jones

Edinburgh Festival 2010

WEDDING BELLS

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

Radio

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

MAJOR BARBARA

Charles Lomax

BBC

CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Producer: Alexandra Smith

BBC Radio 4

Pliny

BBC Radio 4

NEWSJACK Series 12

Various

Producers: Toby Tilling and Matt Stronge

BBC Radio 4 Extra

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Christian

Sue Roberts

Radio 4

THE LENTIL SORTERS

Daniel

Producer: David Tyler

Pozzitive/ BBC Radio

Decline & Fall

Paul

Producer: Tracey Neale

BBC Radio 4

WHAT THE FUTURE?

Various

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

BBC Radio 4

NEWSJACK Series 11

Various

Producer: Charlie Perkins

BBC Radio 4

Louis Scratchered

Susan Roberts

BBC Radio 4

BABYCAKES

Simon

Susan Roberts

BBC Radio 4

Various

Ashley Blaker

BBC Radio 4

CABIN PRESSURE SERIES 4 EP 3

King Maximilian of Liechtenstein

David Tyler

Pozzitive / BBC Radio 4

Characters

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

BBC Radio 4

GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF SERIES 5

Carl

David Tyler

Pozzitive / BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Isaac Storm

Kieran is a very talented writer-performer who has projects in development with Kudos, What Larks and Hoot. He has just finished a highly successful Edinburgh run with his acclaimed show LANCE which was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show.

LANCE sold out its run at The Soho Theatre in October and has a second run from the 25th to the 28th November. He is also performing the show at The Invisible Dot from the 2nd to the 14th November.

Reviews for LANCE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

‘An absolute gem...a delight to watch' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Guardian

'Kieran Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'A triumph of a show...with plenty of genuinely laugh-out-loud moments.' ✭✭✭✭1/2 Chortle

'Hodgson has penned a beautiful, poignant and most importantly very funny show about innocence lost, and how you can never truly go home again.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

Kieran will be seen as the role of Ian Lavender in BBC Two’s upcoming single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which will air over Christmas. He will also shortly be filming a role in Sam Simmons’ Christmas Cracker for Sky and just played Pliny the Younger in BBC Radio 4’s serial HOW TO SURVIVE THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

He reprised the role of Jonathan Harker in Nick Mohammed's MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL at the Soho Theatre earlier this year after a sell-out run in Edinburgh in 2014: "Enthusiastic support comes from David Elms, Joanna Grace and particularly Kieran Hodgson as Jonathan Harker, who would make a serviceable David Tennant if the ex-Time Lord required a body double." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

He recently filmed guest role in SIBLINGS Series 2 for BBC3 and DRIFTERS Series 3 for E4 which will both TX this year. Kieran also filmed the role of Ibsen in Graham Linehan's Channel 4 pilot THE CLOUD alongside Adam Buxton, Jamie Demetriou and Aisling Bea and will be performing in a number of series for BBC Radio 4, CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY, LETTERS OF PLINY THE YOUNGER, THE LENTIL THROWERS and CYRANO DE BERGRAC.

His brilliant show FRENCH EXCHANGE had a great month at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival at the Voodoo Rooms on the Free Fringe in 2014 and was followed by two successful runs at the Pleasance Theatre in London.

He is was picked as one of the Best Shows on the Free Fringe by the Times and received 4 star reviews:

"Hodgson's embodiment of the multiple characters is elegant and impressive. This is an excellent performance, capturing the ways in which different people carry their bodies." Fest Mag

Kieran appeared in Armistead Maupin's BABYCAKES and as Louis Scratcherd in THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES: DR THORNE alongside Maggie Steed and Douglas Booth for BBC Radio 4 and had a role in the second series of COUNT ARTHUR STRONG for BBC2. He also starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, for BBC Radio 4. The show was co-created with Matt Lucas and also featured Catriona Knox and Jamie Demetriou.

He wrote on the third series of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for The Cartoon Network and was also involved in the Writer's Room for the second series of THE MIDNIGHT BEAST for Warp Television and E4.

Kieran also played the guest lead role of Ridley in one of the JONATHAN CREEK specials for BBC One, THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE. He can be seen in ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA and also filmed a role in Graham Linehan's BBC2 series COUNT ARTHUR STRONG.

He played the role of DAVEY in the BBC1 pilot GEORGE AND BERNARD SHAW alongside Richard Griffiths and Robert Lindsay and the role of Carl in Series 5 of Radio 4's GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF.

 

 

 

 

 

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL SERIES 3

2013

Cartoon Network / Turner

Team writer

THE MIDNIGHT BEAST SERIES 2

2013

Warp / E4

Took part in Writer's Room

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE MAYOR

Kudos

30' pilot script

SWEATS

2014

BBC Radio 4

15' pilot

Comedy

Assistant: Isaac Storm

Kieran is a very talented writer-performer who has projects in development with Kudos, What Larks and Hoot. He recently finished a highly successful Edinburgh run with his acclaimed show LANCE which was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. He will be taking his new show, MAESTRO, to the 2016 Ediburgh Fringe and also play a role in MR SWALLOW - HOUDINI.

LANCE has now had four sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre Downstairs.

Kieran is also currently undertaking a UK tour of the show with Show & Tell. Information can be found here

Reviews for LANCE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

‘An absolute gem...a delight to watch' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Guardian

'Kieran Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'A triumph of a show...with plenty of genuinely laugh-out-loud moments.' ✭✭✭✭1/2 Chortle

'Hodgson has penned a beautiful, poignant and most importantly very funny show about innocence lost, and how you can never truly go home again.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

Kieran played the role of Ian Lavender in BBC Two’s single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which aired multiple times over Christmas and was BBC2's highest rated single drama of the year.

He is featured in the first episode BBC Two's UPSTART CROW and, in late 2015, appeared in in Sam Simmons’ Christmas Cracker for Sky. Kieran also played Pliny the Younger in BBC Radio 4’s serial HOW TO SURVIVE THE ROMAN EMPIRE with Joanna Scanlan and Daniel in the Radio 4 four-parter THE LENTIL SORTERS with Vincent Franklin, Rebekah Staton and Julia Deakin.

He played a guest role in SIBLINGS Series 2 for BBC3 (which aired last week) and DRIFTERS Series 3 for E4. Kieran also filmed the role of Ibsen in Graham Linehan's Channel 4 pilot THE CLOUD alongside Adam Buxton, Jamie Demetriou and Aisling Bea and performed in a number of other series for BBC Radio 4 incl. CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY and CYRANO DE BERGRAC.

Kieran reprised the role of Jonathan Harker in Nick Mohammed's MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL at the Soho Theatre in 2014 after a sell-out run in Edinburgh in 2014: "Enthusiastic support comes from David Elms, Joanna Grace and particularly Kieran Hodgson as Jonathan Harker, who would make a serviceable David Tennant if the ex-Time Lord required a body double." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

His brilliant show FRENCH EXCHANGE had a great month at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival at the Voodoo Rooms on the Free Fringe in 2014 and was followed by two successful runs at the Pleasance Theatre in London.

He is was picked as one of the Best Shows on the Free Fringe by the Times and received 4 star reviews:

"Hodgson's embodiment of the multiple characters is elegant and impressive. This is an excellent performance, capturing the ways in which different people carry their bodies." Fest Mag

Kieran appeared in Armistead Maupin's BABYCAKES and as Louis Scratcherd in THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES: DR THORNE alongside Maggie Steed and Douglas Booth for BBC Radio 4 and had a role in the second series of COUNT ARTHUR STRONG for BBC2. He also starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, for BBC Radio 4. The show was co-created with Matt Lucas and also featured Catriona Knox and Jamie Demetriou.

He wrote on the third series of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for The Cartoon Network and was also involved in the Writer's Room for the second series of THE MIDNIGHT BEAST for Warp Television and E4.

Kieran also played the guest lead role of Ridley in one of the JONATHAN CREEK specials for BBC One, THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE. He can be seen in ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA and also filmed a role in Graham Linehan's BBC2 series COUNT ARTHUR STRONG.

He played the role of DAVEY in the BBC1 pilot GEORGE AND BERNARD SHAW alongside Richard Griffiths and Robert Lindsay and the role of Carl in Series 5 of Radio 4's GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF.

KIERAN AND JOE made their Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2010 as KIERAN & THE JOES with the show SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY at the Free Fringe and made a triuphant return in 2011 performing TEAMPOWERED to sell out audiences at Just the Tonic at The Store to fiive star reviews.

TEAMPOWERED rating: * * * * * ... in which these three drearily-attired salarymen welcome you to their “masterclass in teamwork” before spiralling into internecine dysfunction. Their Teampowered is a relentlessly hilarious show, craftsmanlike in concept, writing and delivery, and laying mercilessly into the notion of corporate improvement while also using that as an unlikely framework for all manner of off-the-beam inventiveness. One brilliantly dark slice of audience participation — fusing stand-up conventions, Jason Bourne and the Milgram experiment — will have you on the edge of your seat.

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

August 2012 saw Kieran performing with Joe in KIERAN & JOE: FRIENDS OF STEEL at the Pleasance Baby Grand in Edinburgh and he also had his own solo show on the Free Fringe, KIERAN HODGSON: SUPERVILLAIN at the Voodoo Rooms.
 

 

Film

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

Young Exec

Declan Lowney

Free Range & Baby Cow

FRANK (short)

Frank

Co-written and co- directed with Ben Target

Turtle Canyon Films

Television

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

UPSTART CROW

Florian

BBC

WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD'S ARMY STORY

Ian Lavender

Steve Bendelack

BBC2

DRIFTERS Series Two

Mike

Al Campbell

Bwark/ E4

SIBLINGS Series two

Sandy

Bwark Productions/ BBC3

THE CLOUD - Pilot

Ibsen

Boom Cymru Tv Ltd

MERDE IN BRITAIN

Producer: Charlie Bennett

BBC Three

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG Series 2

Walker 1

Graham Linehan

Retort/ BBC2

JONATHAN CREEK: THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE

Ridley

David Renwick

BBC One/ BBC

DOWNTON ABBEY IV

First Student

Philip John

Carnival Films/ ITV

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Waiter

Graham Linehan

Retort/ BBC2

GEORGE AND BERNARD SHOW

Davey

Ed Bye

Feelgood Fiction

SAM SIMMON'S CRACKER

Leon

Cave Bear Productions/ Sky

LIMBO

Extra

Hat Trick/ BBC

Stage

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

LANCE TOUR

Show and Tell UK

LANCE

VAULT FESTIVAL

LANCE

The Invisible Dot

LANCE

SHOW AND TELL UK

DRACULA! MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL

THE INVISIBLE DOT

MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL

The Invisible Dot

LANCE

Various

PBH Free Fringe/ Berk's nest

FRENCH EXCHANGE

Various

Kieran Hodgson

PBH/ Berk's Nest

FLOOD

Various

Kieran Hodgson

Underbelly/ Berk's Nest/ Live Nation

SUPERVILLAIN

Various

Kieran Hodgson

Free fringe/ Voodoo rooms

KIERAN & JOE: FRIENDS OF STEEL

Tom Meltzer

The Pleasance Baby Grand

KIERAN & THE JOES: TEAMPOWERED

Just the Tonic at the Store

SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

London Run

TOO BIG TOO FAIL

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY

Kieran and the Jones

Richard Jones

Edinburgh Festival 2010

WEDDING BELLS

Kieran and the Joes

Oscar Blustin

Radio

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

MAJOR BARBARA

Charles Lomax

BBC

CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Producer: Alexandra Smith

BBC Radio 4

HOW TO SURVIVE THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Pliny

BBC Radio 4

NEWSJACK Series 12

Various

Producers: Toby Tilling and Matt Stronge

BBC Radio 4 Extra

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Christian

Sue Roberts

Radio 4

THE LENTIL SORTERS

Daniel

Producer: David Tyler

Pozzitive/ BBC Radio

DECLINE & FALL

Paul

Producer: Tracey Neale

BBC Radio 4

WHAT THE FUTURE?

Various

Producer: Victoria Loyd

BBC Radio 4

NEWSJACK Series 11

Various

Producer: Charlie Perkins

BBC Radio 4

DR THORNE: BARCHESTER CHRONICLES

Louis Scratchered

Susan Roberts

BBC Radio 4

BABYCAKES

Simon

Susan Roberts

BBC Radio 4

Various

Ashley Baker

BBC Radio

CABIN PRESSURE SERIES 4 EP3

King Maximilian of Liechtenstein

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

BBC Radio 4

FRESH FROM THE FRINGE 2012

Characters

Producer: Lyndsay fenner

BBC Radio 4

GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF SERIES 5

Carl

David Tyler

Pozzitive/ BBC Radio 4