Ian Martin (writer)
Ian Martin (born 1953) is an English Emmy award-winning comedy writer. Ian was a writer for the BAFTA-winning BBC series The Thick Of It. He was famously hired as ‘swearing consultant’ in 2005 by the show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, for Series 1 of the political satire and went on to become a full member of the writing team.
Ian Martin is also a writer and supervising producer for the WGA Award winning HBO series Veep, having written on all seasons and having acted the role of Dave Wickford in Season 2. In 2014 Armando Iannucci described Ian Martin in the Washington Post as being “very good at making the language of political debate suddenly become nonsensical.”
He is the author of The Coalition Chronicles (2011) a satirical and scatalogical account of a year in the parliamentary life of the Coalition government. He was a leading contributor to The Missing DoSAC Files (2010).
Other credits include writing additional material for the 2009 Oscar-nominated film In the Loop, the 2007 Armando Iannucci-created series Time Trumpet and several series of the radio show Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive.
On 9 June 2014 Ian Martin gave a lecture at the Royal Academy in an evening hosted by writer and broadcaster Patrick Wright as part of the 2014 Festival of Architecture.
Martin was born in London. He has lived in Lancaster since 1988. He is married with two children and three grandchildren.
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- Veep on HBO
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- Martian FM's website
- Ian Martin at the Architects' Journal
- Ian Martin at The Guardian
- Ian Martin (2011). The Coalition Chronicles. Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571276929. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
- Armando Iannucci; Jesse Armstrong; Simon Blackwell; Ian Martin; Tony Roche (2010). The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files. Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571272549. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
- Time Trumpet credits