Armando Iannucci: Three decades of award-winning comedy

Iannucci left a career in academia to work on television comedies. Photo: PA

Armando Iannucci, who has helped create a raft of influential comedy programmes and films, will receive an OBE from the Prince of Wales today.

Iannucci is the man behind famously foul-mouthed political sitcom The Thick Of It and also worked on hit shows including The Day Today and I'm Alan Partridge.

His satirical film In The Loop was nominated for an Oscar in 2010.

Here is a series of clips from an award-winning comedy career spanning three decades (some may not be suitable for children):

1994: The Day Today

Producer, writer, actor

1994 - present: Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge, I'm Alan Partridge, Mid Morning Matters

Writer, producer

  • Won three British Comedy Awards
  • Won two BAFTA awards
  • Nominated for two RTS awards

2006 - 2007: Time Trumpet

Creator, writer

2005 - 2012: The Thick Of It

Creator, writer

  • Won two BAFTA awards, nominated for three more
  • Won three British Comedy Awards, nominated for four more
  • Won two RTS Awards, nominated for two more
  • Won two Broadcasting Press Guild awards

2009 - 2012: Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Executive producer

  • Won one BAFTA award
  • Won one British Comedy Award

2009: In The Loop

Writer, director

  • Nominated for one Academy Award
  • Nominated for one BAFTA Award
  • Won one BAFTA Scotland Award
  • Won one British Comedy Award
  • Won one British Independent Film Award
  • Won one Empire film award
  • Won one London Critics Circle Film Award
  • Won one New York Film Critics Circle Award

2012 - present: Veep

Writer, director, producer

  • Nominated for one Golden Globe Award
  • Won one Emmy Award, nominated for one more
  • Nominated for one Writers Guild of America Award

Iannucci famously had a Twitter spat with former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell about the ethics of accepting establishment awards:

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. So @aiannucci OBE joins the Establishment he claims to deride. Malcolm Tucker and I do not approve of honours system

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. @campbellclaret It's probably more Establishment to order your army to march into other countries for no reason. Swings and roundabouts.

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@aiannucci you see, your wit a bit tired and blunt already. Three little letters can have more impact than you realise. Tut tut