Armando Iannucci

A home for middle-aged men

"Alec is 42 this morning and therefore has nothing further to contribute to society," begins this bit from the 2001 comedy series <i>The Armando Iannucci</i> …

Middle Age

Armando Iannucci: Why I'm demanding a second referendum on the belched-up mess of Brexit

I keep getting asked one thing: when is the Brexit “Thick of It” getting made?<p>Unfortunately, I am not laughing. In fact, the situation now is so …

Great Britain

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Set Photos: Dev Patel Stars in Armando Iannucci’s New Film

Dev Patel

DVD Obscura: 'The Death of Stalin,' 'Double Lover,' Jerry Lewis and 'Doctor Who'

What's new in the world of home video? We've gathered recent indie, foreign, documentary, grindhouse, classic and TV releases for your consideration. …

Jokes

Armando Iannucci, Gary Lineker & More React To Boris Johnson’s Brexit Exit

Boris Johnson, arguably the closest politician Britain has to the reality TV-style credentials of Donald Trump, has resigned as Foreign Secretary …

Boris Johnson

The 100 greatest British TV shows

Drama, comedy, documentary, and baking: presenting our highly subjective list of the best that British TV has to offer<p><i>Compiled by Gabriel Tate, Ben Lawrence, Michael Hogan, Gerard O'Donovan, Catherine Gee</i><p>The Thick of It (BBC, 2005-2012)<p>Before he became a Timelord, Peter Capaldi was splenetic spin …

Television (UK)

‘The Death of Stalin’ Giveaway: Win a Copy of the Latest Political Satire from ‘Veep’ Creator

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Armando Iannucci's political comedy, which IndieWire named one of the best films of 2018 so far.<p>Emmy winner …

Veep (TV Series)

Armando Iannucci explains his 'colourblind' David Copperfield movie

The Death of Stalin director Armando Iannucci has explained why he opted for "colourblind" casting on his forthcoming Charles Dickens adaptation.<p>The satirist said that studio FilmNation were supportive of his decision to cast British-Indian Oscar nominee Dev Patel as the lead in The Personal …

Celebrity (UK)

Armando Iannucci Pushed for Colorblind Casting on ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

The satirist spoke to IndieWire about assembling his upcoming Dickensian epic, which stars Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton.<p>As the Oscar-nominated …

Celebrity (UK)

Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’ Sells Nearly All Foreign Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

FilmNation has nearly sold out worldwide on Armando Iannucci’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” <i>Variety</i> has learned.<p>The cast includes …

Award Shows

Lionsgate Scores UK Rights To Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ — Cannes

Lionsgate has pre-bought UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s <i>The Personal History Of David Copperfield</i>. Dev Patel will star as Copperfield in the update …

David Copperfield

Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

Lionsgate U.K. has taken British rights on Armando Iannucci’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield,” the …

Award Shows

Peter Capaldi joins Armando Iannucci in new David Copperfield adaptation

The former Doctor Who star is teaming up with The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci once again<p>Doctor Who fans wondering what Peter Capaldi would …

David Copperfield

Peter Capaldi Re-Teams With Armando Iannucci for ‘David Copperfield’

Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” …

David Copperfield

Former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Joins Armando Iannucci's 'David Copperfield'

He will play Mr. Micawber in the fresh take on Charles Dickens' autobiographical masterpiece.<p>Armando Iannucci is bulking up the cast of his upcoming …

David Copperfield

Peter Capaldi Re-Teaming With IN THE LOOP’s Armando Iannucci

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Dev Patel

Watch Peter Capaldi revive Malcolm Tucker on Australian TV

The actor slipped back into his role as political spin doctor<p>Peter Capaldi revived his <i>The Thick Of It</i> character Malcolm Tucker during an appearance …

TV (Australia)

Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie join Dev Patel in 'David Copperfield'

British actors Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie have joined Dev Patel in the <i>The Personal History of David Copperfield</i>.<p>The film takes a modern look at …

Dev Patel

Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie Join Dev Patel in ‘David Copperfield’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Armando Iannucci’s new retelling of Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield” is rounding out its cast.<p>Tilda Swinton, Hugh …

Dev Patel

Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw And More Join David Copperfield

<i>The Death Of Stalin</i>'s Armando Iannucci already has Dev Patel ready to star in his new adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' classic stories, <i>The</i> …

David Copperfield

'David Copperfield' Cast Adds Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie Alongside Dev Patel

The <b>David Copperfield</b> cast keeps getting better and better. <b>Tilda Swinton</b> and <b>Hugh Laurie</b> are the latest additions to the upcoming Charles Dickens …

Dev Patel

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Direct ‘In Too Deep’ for Levantine Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Levantine Films will finance and produce “In Too Deep,” directed by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, sources tell <i>Variety</i>.<p>Iannucci also co-wrote the …

Hollywood

Armando Iannucci to Co-Write and Direct 'In Too Deep' Feature

Levantine Films, which previously produced 'Beasts of No Nation' and 'Hidden Figures,' is set to finance and produce the writer-director's …

Dev Patel

Watch Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - BFI Player

Rent for £4.50<p>I Got Life!<p>Comedy 2017 86 mins Director: Blandine Lenoir<p>This heart-warming story of a grandmother who finds a new love and decides to …

Film (UK)

Movie Review: "The Death of Stalin" (2018)

Image Source<b>Movie</b>: "The Death of Stalin"<b>Director</b>: Armando Iannucci<b><br>Year</b>: 2018<b><br>Rating</b>: R<b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 47 minutes<i></i><i><br>Upon Joseph Stalin's death, the</i> …

Movie Reviews

Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin is hilarious, but politically naive

Iannucci is a master comedy writer, no doubt, but at some point the film lapses into a Marvel comic's view of events in totalitarian Russia.The post …

Joseph Stalin

The Playlist 47 - Michael Palin & Armando Iannucci / Holiday movies: Ready Player One / Blockers / Love, Simon

Nick and Fiona preview all the movies releasing for the Easter long weekend. Does Steven Spielberg’s nostalgia trip work? Is Blockers more than just …

Comedy

Events

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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' is a darkly perfect satire for a reality that feels stranger than fiction

“I feel like Trump, in his own way, is killing art,” actor David Duchovny told me recently. “I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the difference between art and gesture, because it seems like there's so much gesture everywhere. I'm interested in politics, but I'm thinking about it all the time. …

Comedy

Veep creator Armando Iannucci on Trump, democracy, and his new dark comedy about Stalin

“I wanted to show fear — real, shadowy, pervasive fear.”<p>If there’s a recurring theme in Armando Iannucci’s work, it’s that politics is grim and absurd and the people involved in it are often awful.<p>His HBO show <i>Veep,</i> arguably the funniest thing on TV, is a relentlessly cynical satire of Washington …

U.S. Politics