David
Schneider

Actor and writer

David is a comedy writer, performer and director who has written and appeared in some of the most iconic programmes of recent years.

David co-wrote the BIFA winning and BAFTA nominated film The Death of Stalin with Armando Lannucci, starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor.

A familiar face from TV, he wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice. David featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. The second series of his sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages in which he starred, recently aired on Radio 4.

He directed three series of Josh Widdicombe's series Josh a six part sitcom for BBC 3 starring Josh himself alongside Jack Dee, which was critically-acclaimed when it broadcast in 2015. 

An avid tweeter with more than 264,000 followers, David recently set up his own social media agency called That Lot, providing content for brands and businesses as well as giving workshops and talks on social media at various industry and academic events. His recent TEDx Talk - 'Is the Internet Making Us More Stupider' - will be online soon. 

CV

Television

Director

Writer Josh Widdicombe
Starring
  • Josh Widdicombe
  • Jack Dee
  • A sitcom starring and co-written by Josh Widdicombe.

    BBC for BBC 3

    Writer

    Adaptation of Stanley John satirical thriller.

    Noho for Channel 4
    In development
    Fit
    13 x 30'
    Producer James Serafinowicz
    Director Al Campbell
    Starring
  • Aisling Bea
  • Camilla Marie Beeput
  • Sarah Pascoe
  • Tony Way
  • Sketch writer
    Citrus for CBBC
    Producer Zak George
    Director Yvonne Jennings
    Starring
  • Zak George
  • Rik Mayall
  • Children's comedy
    BBC Productions for CBBC

    Performer

    FULVIO 
    Director Sam Leifer
    ITV
    Marcus Salter 
    Director John Strickland
    Carnival Film & TV for ITV
    Alan Monster 
    Director Kez Margrie
    BBC
    Derek 
    Director Dan Clark
    Brown Eyed Boy
    Various 
    Director Mike Leggo
    BBC
    Stamford Hill Cowboy 
    Director David Hare
    BBC
    Stamford Hill Cowboy  
    Director David Hare
    BBC
    Martin Haslam 
    Director Chris Kelly
    ITV
    Martin 
    Director Coky Giedroyc
    C4
    Lucifer 
    Director Peter Richardson
    Comic Strip/BBC
    Butler  
    Director Sioned William
    C4
    Karate Instructor 
    Director Robin Driscoll
    ITV
    Tony Hayers 
    Director Armando Iannucci
    BBC
    Bradley Wilson 
    Director Dan Paterson
    Hat Trick/BBC
    Neville 
    Director Liddy Oldroyd
    Tiger Aspect/BBC
    Director Kathy Myers
    BBC
    Bazza 
    Director Audrey Cooke
    Avalon
    Uncle Max 
    Director Phil Trail
    Little Bird
    Tobia 
    Director Robert Dawnhelm
    Hallmark
    Dan Black 
    Director Sam Miller
    Carnival Film & Television
    Solicitor 
    Director Ed Bye
    BBC

    Assistant Director & Writer

    Director Armando Iannucci
    BBC
    Director Armando Iannucci
    BBC
    Director Sarah Smith
    BBC
    Director Sarah Smith
    BBC
    Director Phil Trail
    Little Bird/ITV

    Executive Producer

    Producer Tim Sealey
    Mockumentary about three wasters from Brentwood trying to run a pirate radio station
    Roughcut Television for BBC3 Online

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Kevin Loader
    Director Armando Iannucci
    Writer Armando Iannucci/David Schneider/Ian Martin
    Starring
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Robert Friend
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • Michael Palin
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Paul Ready
  • Tim Steed
  • Feature co-written with Armando Iannucci. Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival 2017. 

    Quad Films/Free Range Films/Main Journey
    Director Sarah Smith
    Starring
  • Hugh Laurie
  • James McAvoy
  • Bill Nighy
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Additional Story Material for the hit animation
    Aardman Features

    Performer

    Soggy Sid 
    Henry Productions
    Train Engineer 
    Director Brian de Palma
    Paramount
    Director Stephen Poliakoff
    BBC Films
    Director Jack Hazan
    Spider
    Ian 
    Director Andy Hurst
    Streamline
    Sony 
    Director Brian Helgeland
    Columbia Pictures
    Scientist 
    Director Danny Boyle
    DNA Films
    Todd 
    Director David Thewlis
    Cheeky Films Ltd
    Young Buck Reporter  
    Director Mel Smith
    Midfield Films
    Goebels 
    Director Peter Richardson
    Littlebird
    Tanner 
    Director Ed Bye
    Funny Films
    Joe's Co-Passenger 
    Director Woody Allen
    Jelly Roll Productions
    Monty 
    Director Josh Appignanesi
    Solly Films
    Spencer 
    Graley Bros Ltd

    Radio

    Performer

    Director David Ian Neville
    Production Company Radio 4
    Director Marilyn Imare
    Production Company Radio 4
    Director David Tyler
    Production Company Radio 4
    Director David Iain Neville
    Production Company Radio 4

    Assistant Director & Writer

    Starring

  • Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Armando Iannucci
    Production Company Radio 4
    Director Armando Iannucci
    Production Company Radio 4

    Writer & Performer & Creator

    Producer Simon Jacobs
    Starring
  • Sally Bretton
  • Sarah Hadland
  • Sandy McDade
  • Second series of the comedy set in a Local Authority Register Office
    Production Company Unique Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Kerry Luter
    Starring
  • Sally Bretton
  • Sarah Hadland
  • Sandy McDade
  • Comedy set in a Local Authority Register Office
    Production Company Unique Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Other

    Theatre

    Writer

    Stageplay charting the history of the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre from its heyday in the 1920s until its liquidation in 1952

    Performer

    Director Deborah Warner
    National Theatre
    Director Declan Donnelan
    National Theatre
    Yosef Gerstein 
    Director Nicholas Hytner
    National Theatre
    Lycus 
    Director Ed Hall
    National Theatre
    Director Mike Ockrent
    Tricycle Theatre
    Director Declan Donnelan
    National Theatre

    Assistant Director & Writer

    Director Matthew Lloyd
    Hampstead Theatre

    He is strongly assisted, however, by...David Schneider as the absurdly sinister Lycus.

    Peter Hepple
    The Stage on A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum