Tim Kirkby

Comedy director
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Biography

Tim is an award-winning Comedy and Drama director. He has won a BAFTA Television award, as well as a British Comedy Award and has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

He has directed and set-up many successful comedies for television including the BAFTA winning Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle for BBC, Kathy Burke’s biopic mini series Walking and Talking for Sky Atlantic, both series of Look Around You for BBC2, and then subsequently set up and directed the critically acclaimed first series of My Mad Fat Diary for E4/Tiger Aspect.

In the US, after completing various episodes of the HBO comedy Veep, written by Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, Tim has also directed two episodes of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine Nine, USA’s Playing House and Man Seeking Woman for FX. 

Tim also directed the critically acclaimed BBC single drama The C Word, starring Sheridan Smith, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag for BBC2 and Amazon in the US, and three episodes of You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky 1/NBC. 

Tm is currently in production on Action Point a feature film for Paramount Pictures. He also has his US series, Brockmire coming out in 2017, for IFC starring Hank Azaria, in which he directed all 8 episodes and co-exec produces. He is a DGA member.


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TV

Director & Executive Producer

Brockmire
8 x 30'
Creator Hank Azaria
Writer Joel Church-Cooper
Starring
  • Hank Azaria
  •  

    Comedy series

    Funny or Die for IFC
     

    Director

    Fleabag
    1 x 30'
    Producer Lydia Hampson
    Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Starring
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Olivia Colman
  • Sian Clifford
  •  

    Comedy

    Two Brothers Pictures for BBC2/Amazon
     
    Writer Stewart Lee
     

    Comedy series

    BBC Comedy for BBC2
     
    Producer Hartley Gorenstein
    Writer Simon Rich
    Starring
  • Jay Baruchel
  •  

    Comedy series

    Broadway Video for FXX
     
    Creator Iain Hollands
    Producer Susie Ligatt
     

    Comedy drama

    Working Title Television / NBC Univeral for Sky Atlantic
     
    Writer by Daniel J Goor & Michael Schur
    Starring
  • Andy Samberg
  • Andre Braugher
  •  

    Comedy series

    Fremulon for Fox
     
    Writer Marta Kaufman
    Starring
  • Jane Fonda
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Martin Sheen
  • Sam Waterson
  •  

    Comedy series

    Skydance for Netflix
     
    The C Word
    1 x 90'
    Producer Simon Lewis
    Writer Nicole Taylor
    Starring
  • Sheridan Smith
  •  

    Single drama

    BBC for BBC1
     
    Producer Ravi Nandon
    Writer Jessica St Clair, Lennon Parlham
    Starring
  • Jessica St Clair
  • Lennon Parlham
  •  
    USA
     
    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, series 3
    2014 BAFTA Nomination - Best Comedy Series
    6 x30'
    Writer Stewart Lee
    Starring
  • Stewart Lee
  • Chris Morris
  •  
    Third series of the award-winning comedy show
    BBC for BBC2
     
    Writer Tony Roche, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, David Quantick
    Starring
  • Tony Hale
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Timothy Simons
  •  
    Political comedy
    HBO
     
    My Mad Fat Diary
    2013 BAFTA Nomination - Best Drama
    3 x 60'
    Producer Matt Bouch
    Writer Tom Bidwell
    Starring
  • Sharon Rooney
  • Ian Hart
  • Claire Rushbrook
  •  
    Comedy series
    Tiger Aspect for E4
     
    Producer Stephanie Laing
    Writer Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, Roger Drew, Will Smith, Ian Martin, Sean Grey
    Starring
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Tony Hale
  • Matt Walsh
  • Tim Simons
  •  
    Political comedy series
    HBO
     
    Its Kevin
    Pilot 30'
    Producer Richard Webb
    Writer Kevin Eldon
    Starring
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Harry Hill
  •  
    BBC 2
     
    Producer Pippa Harris & Ben Cavey
    Writer Kathy Burke
    Starring
  • Kathy Burke
  • Jerry Sadowitz
  •  
    Comedy series
    Tiger Aspect for Sky Atlantic
     
    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 2
    2012 BAFTA WINNER-Best Comedy Programme, 2012 - COMEDY AWARDS WINNER - Best Comedy Programme
    6 x 30'
    Producer Richard Webb & Executive Producer Armando Iannucci
    Writer Stewart Lee
    Starring
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Armando Iannucci
  • Stewart Lee
  •  
    Comedy series
    BBC 2
     
    Look Around You: Calcium
    * 2001: Winner, Best Short Film - Portobello Spring Festival
    22'
    Producer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz
    Writer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz
    Starring
  • Nigel Lambert
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  • Edgar Wright
  •  
    Mivvin Colour Productions
     
    Producer Izzy Mant
    Writer Kathy Burke
    Starring
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Sheridan Smith
  • Felicity Montagu
  •  
    Tiger Aspect for Sky Atlantic
     
    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 1
    2010 BAFTA Nom - Best Comedy Series
    6 x 30'
    Producer Richard Webb and Executive Producer Armando Iannucci
    Writer Stewart Lee
    Starring
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Armando Iannucci
  • Stewart Lee
  •  
    Comedy series
    BBC 2
     
    Kombat Opera: Drinking In Nottingham
    2008 Rose D' or WINNER- Best Comedy Series
    1 x 30'
    Producer Stephen Abrahams and Jon Rolph
    Writer Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas
     
    Comedy Show
    BBC 2
     
    Look Around You: Series 2
    2006 Rose D’or WINNER – Best Comedy Series
    6 x 30'
    Producer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz, Executive Producer Ash Attalla
    Writer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz
    Starring
  • Olivia Colman
  • Josie D'Arby
  • Nigel Lambert
  • Edgar Wright
  •  
    Comedy series
    Mivvin Colour Productions & TalkBack Productions for BBC 2
     
    Look Around You: Series 1
    2003: BAFTA Nomination, Best Comedy Series
    8 x 10'
    Producer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz
    Writer Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz, Executive Producer Peter Fincham
    Starring
  • Olivia Colman
  • Josie D'Arby
  • Nigel Lambert
  • Robert Popper
  •  
    Comedy series
    Mivvin Colour Productions & TalkBack Productions for BBC 2
     
    Producer Nick De Grunwald series producer (as Nick de Grunwald), Geoff Kempin executive producer,Jamie Rugge-Price co-executive producer, Terry Shand executive producer & Martin R. Smith series producer
    Starring
  • Lemmy
  • Fast Eddie Clarke
  • Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
  • Tom Allom
  • K.K. Downing
  • Rob Halford
  • Martin Birch
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Steve Harris
  •  

    Judas Priest - British Steel

    Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

    Motorhead - Ace of Spades

    Isis Productions
     

    Film

    Director

    Producer Bill Gerber
     

    Comedy feature 

    Paramount Studios
    In production
     
    Dummy Run
    Comedy Feature
    Writer Will Davies
     

    Comedy feature

    Bankside Films Ltd
    In development
     
    Producer Phil Temple
    Writer Gaby Hull
     

    Comedy feature

    Kudos
    In development
     
    Producer Sarah Brocklehurst
    Writer Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth
     

    Comedy feature


    In development
     

    Writer

    The C-Word is very sad and very funny and very honest and – most of all – very human

    Sam Wollaston
    The Guardian on The C Word

    More on The C Word