Geoff Posner

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Geoffrey Posner (born 1949) is a British television producer and director.[1] Posner has directed and produced some of Britain's most successful comedy shows since the early 1980s.

Career[edit]

Starting off as a director on the satirical show Not the Nine O'Clock News, he then went on in 1982 to direct the groundbreaking BBC2 anti-sitcom The Young Ones. Working also as an assistant producer on that show, he went on to produce in the same year the unshown pilot of the Rowan Atkinson historical sitcom Blackadder.[2] One of his biggest successes came in 1985, when he produced and directed the multi-award winning Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, a sketch show written by (and starring) the popular comedienne.[3]

Posner has since produced and directed some of the most popular British television comedies of the 1990s and 2000s. They include Harry Enfield's Television Programme, French & Saunders, Paul Calf's Video Diaries, and dinnerladies. More recently he was one of the TV directors covering the Live 8 concert. He was also producer of the second and third series of Little Britain.[2][4][5]

His shows have won six BAFTA awards and been nominated for another seven.[6]

Posner formed Pozzitive Television with fellow TV producer David Tyler (UK) in 1992.[7]

Posner also directed the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search The Collection". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Geoff Posner". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  3. ^ Brandwood, Neil (2002). Victoria Wood – The Biography (1st Edition ed.). London: Boxtree. ISBN 1-85227-982-6. 
  4. ^ "Little Britain TV Series Two". davidwalliamsfans.com. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Little Britain TV Series Three". davidwalliamsfans.com. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  6. ^ "Geoff Posner - Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  7. ^ http://www.pozzitive.co.uk/

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