Jeremy Dyson

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

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.

 

Film

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GHOST STORIES

Warp Films

Co-written with Andy Nyman

SEXYLORD

Tiger Aspect/Film4

HITCHCOCK

BBC Films /Pinata Productions

Writer
Original feature film script

THE TRIAL

Hat Trick

Co-writer with Simon Ashdown
Feature Adaption of Franz Kafka's novel

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE

Tiger Aspect

Co-writer of feature film

THE CICERONES

Short film
Writer / Director
Starring; Mark Gatiss
From the short story by Robert Aickman
Selected for Edinburgh Film Festival 2002

Other

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THE SAME DOG

Barbican

Oratorio
Writer; music by Jody Talbot

Radio

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RINGING THE CHANGES

BBC R 4

Co-written with Mark Gatiss
Adapted from the short story by
Robert Aickman

ON THE TOWN WITH THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

BBC RADIO 4

Co-writer
Sony Silver Award

Television

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HARRY PRICE - PSYCHIC DETECTIVE

Tiger Aspect

1 x 60' pilot

MOO MOO & CURL

Tiger Aspect

1 x 30' pilot

PSYCHOBITCHES (SERIES 1 & 2)

Tiger Aspect/Sky Arts

Director/Co-writer
*Nominated for two British Comedy Awards 2013*

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
Script Editor/ Writer
BAFTA Award Best Comedy 2010

FUNLAND

BBC Comedy / BBC3

Co-creator, co-writer and Associate Producer with Simon Ashdown of 12 part series
Nomination for Best Drama Serial, BAFTA Awards 2006

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

BBC2

Co-creator / Co-writer of all 3 series
BAFTA Award for Best Comedy
Golden Rose of Montreux
RTS Award for Best Entertainment

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''
Co-writer with Mark Gatiss

GRANDMA'S HOUSE

BBC/Tiger Aspect

Script Editor
Nomination for Best Situation Comedy British Awards 2010

Theatre

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ROALD DAHL'S TWISTED TALES

Lyric Hammersmith

Adaptor

GHOST STORIES

Lyric Hammersmith / Phil McIntyre Promotions

Co-writer with Andy Nyman and co-director with Andy Nyman & Sean Holmes
Currently playing at the Arts Theatre in London's West End
Olivier 2011 Nomination for Best Entertainment

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN ARE BEHIND YOU

Co-writer

A LOCAL SHOW FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

UK tour / Theatre Royal. Drury Lane
Co-writer
Olivier Nomination, Best Entertainment 2002

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

Co-creator and co-writer
Edinburgh Festival Perrier Award Winner