Kieran Hodgson

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Kieran Hodgson recently took his new show, ’75, to the Edinburgh Festival. The run is completely sold out, despite the addition of extra dates, but Kieran will be taking the show to Soho Theatre from the 7th January to the 2nd February 2019. Buy tickets here

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘There are quite a few shows about Brexit at the Fringe this year… But I highly doubt any are quite as frenetically witty and refreshingly even-handed as ‘75’ ✭✭✭✭✭ Theatre Weekly

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘Everything’s unusual – and ravishingly entertaining, informative and full of insight and laughs – in the show…’  ✭✭✭✭ The Times 

‘There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame’  ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph 

‘Another sterling display of comic prowess from Kieran Hodgson’ ✭✭✭✭ The List

It’s a show about Brexit that manages to be inclusive, clever and funny at the same time’ ✭✭✭✭ Short Com

‘Hodgson’s considerable skills as a vocal caricaturist are part of the pleasure here; so too the frequency and quality of the jokes…' ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian  

‘This is rich, thoughtful but belly-laugh stuff from an act whose showy virtuosity as both a character and confessional comic is backed by some outstanding writing’ ✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman

'It's the mother of history lessons, both good to know and also holds your interest in increasingly inventive ways.' ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny 

'The laughs keep coming' ✭✭✭✭ The Arts Desk 

‘ [Hodgson] injects the history lesson with personal drama, whip smark jokes and performance flourish..’ ✭✭✭✭ Chortle 

'One of the best researched and most thoughtful takes on the topic you are likely to see - insightful as well as genuinely funny.' ✭✭✭✭ What's On Stage 

'Refreshingly objective and well-round' ✭✭✭✭ Edinburgh Festivals 

‘Humorous analogies will make you giggle throughout this smartly written solo piece, impressively executed’  ✭✭✭✭ Entertainment Focus 

‘The disgustingly talented Kieran Hodgson is back…’  ✭✭✭✭  Short Com  

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran is an actor, writer and comedian.

Kieran plays the regular role of Gordon in the BBC's smash hit show, TWO DOORS DOWN. Other acting credits include E4’s DRIFTERS, the BBC’s SIBLINGS and BBC Two’s single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which was BBC2's highest rated single drama of 2016.

Kieran's show, MAESTRO, was nominated for the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. The show had two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre. Kieran also took it to the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Reviews for MAESTRO:

'This could well be the show of the Fringe.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'Simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson is not to be missed.​' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

'This is comedy that feels in some way transcendental.  You leave Maestro feeling uplifted and elated.' ✭✭✭✭✭ TV BOMB

Kieran's 2015 show LANCE was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and has now had four sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre Downstairs. Kieran has also taken LANCE on a UK tour with Show & Tell. The show was recorded for BBC Radio 4.

Reviews for LANCE:

‘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

Kieran currently has a scripted project, GOD’S OWN COUNTY, in development with Channel 4 who commissioned a Blap that will be released soon. He also has a scripted project, LADS, in development with Objective Fiction. 

In 2017, he wrote a four-part BBCR4 comedy series focussing on classical music, EARWORMS. He wrote on the third series of the BAFTA-winning show 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.

 

Film

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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

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

PLS LIKE

Nick

Tom Kingsley

Left Bank Pictures/BBC

FAMALAM SERIES 1

Patterson

Tom Marshall

BBC Three

GOD'S OWN COUNTY

Narrator / Scout Kieran / Dennis / Tony / Newsreader

Guilty Party Pictures Ltd

TWO DOORS DOWN S3

Gordon

BBC

THE FILTH AND THE FURY

Malcolm MacLaren

Sky Arts

LOVESICK

Simeon

Netflix

MR SWALLOW'S VALENTINE

Jonathan

Matt Peover

Guilty Party/Sky

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

Sandy

Dan Zeff

Bwark Productions

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

THE SEX PISTOLS vs. BILL GRUNDY

Malcom McLaren

Simon Delaney

Sky

YEAR FRIENDS

Kieran

Daran Johnson, Liam Williams

Blink Industries

CHARITY STARTS AT HOME

Steven

Turtle Canyon Comedy

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MAESTRO

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

MR SWALLOW - HOUDINI

Jonathan Harker

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

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

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NEWSJACK (Series 16)

BBC Radio 4

FATHERS AND SONS

Piotr

Jarvis & Ayres

MAJOR BARBARA

Charles Lomax

BBC

CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Producer: Alexandra Smith

BBC Radio 4

NEWSJACK S17

BBC

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

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Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

BBC Radio 4

GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF SERIES 5

Carl

David Tyler

Pozzitive / BBC Radio 4

SWEATS

Frankie

BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Kieran Hodgson recently took his new show, ’75, to the Edinburgh Festival. The run is completely sold out, despite the addition of extra dates, but Kieran will be taking the show to Soho Theatre from the 7th January to the 2nd February 2019. Buy tickets here

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘There are quite a few shows about Brexit at the Fringe this year… But I highly doubt any are quite as frenetically witty and refreshingly even-handed as ‘75’ ✭✭✭✭✭ Theatre Weekly

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘Everything’s unusual – and ravishingly entertaining, informative and full of insight and laughs – in the show…’  ✭✭✭✭ The Times 

‘There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame’  ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph 

‘Another sterling display of comic prowess from Kieran Hodgson’ ✭✭✭✭ The List

It’s a show about Brexit that manages to be inclusive, clever and funny at the same time’ ✭✭✭✭ Short Com

‘Hodgson’s considerable skills as a vocal caricaturist are part of the pleasure here; so too the frequency and quality of the jokes…' ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian  

‘This is rich, thoughtful but belly-laugh stuff from an act whose showy virtuosity as both a character and confessional comic is backed by some outstanding writing’ ✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman

'It's the mother of history lessons, both good to know and also holds your interest in increasingly inventive ways.' ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny 

'The laughs keep coming' ✭✭✭✭ The Arts Desk 

‘ [Hodgson] injects the history lesson with personal drama, whip smark jokes and performance flourish..’ ✭✭✭✭ Chortle 

'One of the best researched and most thoughtful takes on the topic you are likely to see - insightful as well as genuinely funny.' ✭✭✭✭ What's On Stage 

'Refreshingly objective and well-round' ✭✭✭✭ Edinburgh Festivals 

‘Humorous analogies will make you giggle throughout this smartly written solo piece, impressively executed’  ✭✭✭✭ Entertainment Focus 

‘The disgustingly talented Kieran Hodgson is back…’  ✭✭✭✭  Short Com  

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran is an actor, writer and comedian.

Kieran currently has a scripted project, GOD’S OWN COUNTY, in development with Channel 4 who commissioned a Blap that will be released soon. He also has a scripted project, LADS, in development with Objective Fiction. 

In 2017, he wrote a four-part BBCR4 comedy series focussing on classical music, EARWORMS. He wrote on the third series of the BAFTA-winning show 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 plays the regular role of Gordon in the BBC's smash hit show, TWO DOORS DOWN. Other acting credits include E4’s DRIFTERS, the BBC’s SIBLINGS and BBC Two’s single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which was BBC2's highest rated single drama of 2016.

Kieran's show, MAESTRO, was nominated for the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. The show had two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre. Kieran also took it to the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Reviews for MAESTRO:

'This could well be the show of the Fringe.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'Simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson is not to be missed.​' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

'This is comedy that feels in some way transcendental.  You leave Maestro feeling uplifted and elated.' ✭✭✭✭✭ TV BOMB

Kieran's 2015 show LANCE was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and has now had four sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre Downstairs. Kieran has also taken LANCE on a UK tour with Show & Tell. The show was recorded for BBC Radio 4.

Reviews for LANCE:

‘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

Radio

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SWEATS

BBC Radio 4

EARWORMS

BBC Radio 4

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

LADS

2018

Objectve Fiction

GOD'S OWN COUNTY

2018

GUILTY PARTY PICTURES LTD

Writer - Blap Episode

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

Comedy

Kieran Hodgson recently took his new show, ’75, to the Edinburgh Festival. The run is completely sold out, despite the addition of extra dates, but Kieran will be taking the show to Soho Theatre from the 7th January to the 2nd February 2019. Buy tickets here

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘There are quite a few shows about Brexit at the Fringe this year… But I highly doubt any are quite as frenetically witty and refreshingly even-handed as ‘75’ ✭✭✭✭✭ Theatre Weekly

 ‘It’s breathless, it’s bonkers and it’s often high-brow…’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Wee Review 

‘Everything’s unusual – and ravishingly entertaining, informative and full of insight and laughs – in the show…’  ✭✭✭✭ The Times 

‘There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame’  ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph 

‘Another sterling display of comic prowess from Kieran Hodgson’ ✭✭✭✭ The List

It’s a show about Brexit that manages to be inclusive, clever and funny at the same time’ ✭✭✭✭ Short Com

‘Hodgson’s considerable skills as a vocal caricaturist are part of the pleasure here; so too the frequency and quality of the jokes…' ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian  

‘This is rich, thoughtful but belly-laugh stuff from an act whose showy virtuosity as both a character and confessional comic is backed by some outstanding writing’ ✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman

'It's the mother of history lessons, both good to know and also holds your interest in increasingly inventive ways.' ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny 

'The laughs keep coming' ✭✭✭✭ The Arts Desk 

‘ [Hodgson] injects the history lesson with personal drama, whip smark jokes and performance flourish..’ ✭✭✭✭ Chortle 

'One of the best researched and most thoughtful takes on the topic you are likely to see - insightful as well as genuinely funny.' ✭✭✭✭ What's On Stage 

'Refreshingly objective and well-round' ✭✭✭✭ Edinburgh Festivals 

‘Humorous analogies will make you giggle throughout this smartly written solo piece, impressively executed’  ✭✭✭✭ Entertainment Focus 

‘The disgustingly talented Kieran Hodgson is back…’  ✭✭✭✭  Short Com  

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran is an actor, writer and comedian.

Kieran plays the regular role of Gordon in the BBC's smash hit show, TWO DOORS DOWN. Other acting credits include E4’s DRIFTERS, the BBC’s SIBLINGS and BBC Two’s single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which was BBC2's highest rated single drama of 2016.

Kieran's show, MAESTRO, was nominated for the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. The show had two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre. Kieran also took it to the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Reviews for MAESTRO:

'This could well be the show of the Fringe.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

'Simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson is not to be missed.​' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

'This is comedy that feels in some way transcendental.  You leave Maestro feeling uplifted and elated.' ✭✭✭✭✭ TV BOMB

Kieran's 2015 show LANCE was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and has now had four sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre Downstairs. Kieran has also taken LANCE on a UK tour with Show & Tell. The show was recorded for BBC Radio 4.

Reviews for LANCE:

‘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

Kieran currently has a scripted project, GOD’S OWN COUNTY, in development with Channel 4 who commissioned a Blap that will be released soon. He also has a scripted project, LADS, in development with Objective Fiction. 

In 2017, he wrote a four-part BBCR4 comedy series focussing on classical music, EARWORMS. He wrote on the third series of the BAFTA-winning show 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.

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

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

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

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

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MAESTRO

Various

Berk's Nest

MR SWALLOW - HOUDINI

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

LANCE

Various

PBH Free Fringe/ Berk's nest

DRACULA! MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL

THE INVISIBLE DOT

MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL

The Invisible Dot

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

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

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