Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton

TV Comedy Writer

Synopsis

Andy re-invented BBC sitcom as writer and director of Outnumbered, and was the brains of Ballot Monkeys, a ‘real time’ sitcom set on the election buses of the four main parties. He’s also behind a holiday movie with Billy Connolly and David Tennant. Andy lends his wit and wisdom to Radio 4 panel shows, and shares his love of politics, science and football.

Biography

A vastly talented and experienced comedy scriptwriter, Andy is also a familiar face to television audiences through his regular appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI.

Starting out with The Two Ronnies, Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O’Clock News, Andy went on to create Drop The Dead Donkey. With co-creator Guy Jenkin, he wrote sixty episodes and the series won a BAFTA, two Emmys and three Writers Guild Awards.

Amongst Andy’s many other writing credits are Underworld and Bedtime. Eleven Men Against Eleven, a one-off comedy about football, won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Single Drama. Andy also co-wrote, directed and produced Outnumbered, BBC’s groundbreaking sitcom starring Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner.

On radio, he is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s News Quiz and an occasional panellist on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. He also wrote and performed (as Satan) Old Harry’s Game, for which he won a Sony Award. He is both writer and director of Trevor’s World Of Sport.

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