Jeremy Dyson

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Film, TV & Theatre

Jeremy Dyson was born, raised and educated in Leeds, studying Art, Philosophy and Screenwriting at Leeds University and 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 an award-winning sell-out UK tour in 2018.

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' 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 MansBad Education, and the Emmy-nominated Tracey Ullman's Show as well as writing an episode of series two of Killing Eve.

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 2002 he made his first foray into directing - with a short film adaptation of Robert Aikman's The Cicerones for Film 4, an official selection at the Edinburgh Film Festival that year. 

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. The movie was 'Certified Fresh' by Rotten Tomatoes and won a Fangoria Chainsaw award for best first feature. 

 

Film

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GHOST STORIES

2017

Warp Films

Co-written with Andy Nyman

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE

2005

Tiger Aspect

Co-writer of feature film

THE CICERONES

2002

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

Radio

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THE UNSETTLED DUST: THE STRANGE STORIES OF ROBERT AICKMAN

2011

BBC Radio 4

RINGING THE CHANGES

2000

BBC Radio 4

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

ON THE TOWN WITH THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

1997

BBC Radio 4

Co-writer
Sony Silver Award

Television

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THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS

2017

BBC2

TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW

2016 - 2017

BBC1

PSYCHOBITCHES (SERIES 1 & 2)

2012 - 2015

Tiger Aspect/Sky Arts

Director/Co-writer
Nominated for two British Comedy Awards 2013;
Winner of the Rose d'Or for Best TV Comedy

THE ARMSTRONG & MILLER SHOW

2007 - 2010

Hat Trick / BBC1

Series 1, 2 & 3
Script Editor/ Writer
BAFTA Award Best Comedy 2010

BILLY GOAT

2008

Hat Trick / BBC Northern Ireland /BBC1

1 x 60'

FUNLAND

2006

BBC2

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

1999 - 2002

BBC2

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

Theatre

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THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN LIVE AGAIN

2018

UK Tour

GHOST STORIES

2010 - 2018

Lyric Hammersmith / Phil McIntyre Promotions

Co-writer with Andy Nyman and co-director with Andy Nyman & Sean Holmes

Olivier 2011 Nomination for Best Entertainment

ROALD DAHL'S TWISTED TALES

2011

Lyric Hammersmith

Adaptor

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN ARE BEHIND YOU

2005

UK tour

Co-writer

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN: A LOCAL SHOW FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

2000 - 2001

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

Books

Fiction

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THE HAUNTED BOOK

2012

Canongate Books

THE CRANES THAT BUILD THE CRANES

2009

Little Brown

Edge award for short fiction

2006

ABACUS

NEVER TRUST A RABBIT

2000

Duckworth Publishing

Non-Fiction

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1997

Continuum