Film, TV & Theatre
Jeremy Dyson was born, raised and educated in Leeds, England. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University and completed an MA in scriptwriting at the Northern School of Film and TV.
In 1995 he formed the comedy group The League of Gentlemen with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The League went on to enjoy a highly successful ten-year career in the UK, appearing on stage, radio, TV and film – winning among others the Perrier award, the Golden Rose of Montreux, and Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards for best TV comedy. In 2017 they reunited for three anniversary TV specials and a sell-out UK tour.
In addition to his work with the League, Jeremy co-created the BAFTA nominated comedy drama series Funland (with Simon Ashdown), was script editor and co-writer of BBC1’s BAFTA award-winning Armstrong and Miller Show, and co-creator, co-writer and director of Sky Arts’ hit comedy series Psychobitches, which won the Rose d’or for Best TV comedy in 2015.
In addition he was script editor on the hit BBC shows, Grandma’s House, The Wrong Mans and Bad Education.
Jeremy has written four books, Never Trust a Rabbit, What Happens Now, The Cranes that build the Cranes, which won the 2010 Edge Hill award for short fiction and most recently The Haunted Book published by Canongate.
In 2010 he co-wrote and co-directed with Andy Nyman the original production of Ghost Stories which broke box-office records at the Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith before transferring to the Duke of Yorks and then the Arts Theatre in the West End where it ran until 2015. In 2011 he adapted a number of Roald Dahl’s adult short stories for Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales at the Lyric, Hammersmith.
In 2018 the film version of Ghost Stories – which Jeremy co-wrote and co-directed with Andy Nyman was released internationally to widespread critical acclaim.
Co-written with Andy Nyman
BBC Films /Pinata Productions
Co-writer with Simon Ashdown
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE
Co-writer of feature film
THE SAME DOG
RINGING THE CHANGES
BBC R 4
Co-written with Mark Gatiss
ON THE TOWN WITH THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
BBC RADIO 4
HARRY PRICE - PSYCHIC DETECTIVE
1 x 60' pilot
MOO MOO & CURL
1 x 30' pilot
PSYCHOBITCHES (SERIES 1 & 2)
Tiger Aspect/Sky Arts
WHAT A CARVE UP!
Big Talk Productions
3 x 60' adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel
THE ARMSTRONG & MILLER SHOW
Hat Trick / BBC1
Series 1, 2 & 3
BBC Comedy / BBC3
Co-creator, co-writer and Associate Producer with Simon Ashdown of 12 part series
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
Co-creator / Co-writer of all 3 series
BILLY GOAT'S GRUFF
Hat Trick / BBC Northern Ireland /BBC1
1 x 60'
RANDALL & HOPKIRK (DECEASED) II
BBC1 / Working Title TV
'TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME''
ROALD DAHL'S TWISTED TALES
Lyric Hammersmith / Phil McIntyre Promotions
Co-writer with Andy Nyman and co-director with Andy Nyman & Sean Holmes
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN ARE BEHIND YOU
A LOCAL SHOW FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
UK tour / Theatre Royal. Drury Lane
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
Co-creator and co-writer