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11 December 1969 |
|Occupation||Screenwriter and television producer.|
|Genre||Comedy, adventure, science fiction|
Kevin Robert Cecil (born 11 December 1969 in London) is an Emmy-winning British screenwriter.
Writing alongside Andy Riley (with whom he has been friends since attending Aylesbury Grammar School), he has won two BAFTA awards, the first for writing the Comic Relief one-off special, Robbie the Reindeer, in 2000, and the second for Black Books in 2005. He went to Oxford University where he attended New College reading English Literature.
He has also written for The Armando Iannucci Shows, Armstrong & Miller, Little Britain, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack the Pony and Spitting Image and on radio he co-created The 99p Challenge.
The second Robbie the Reindeer special, "Legend of the Lost Tribe", which Cecil and Riley co-wrote won an International Emmy for best children's programme in 2003.
Kevin also co-created and wrote a Sci-Fi comedy series for television entitled Hyperdrive. The first series aired on BBC2 in 2006, and the second series aired on the same channel in 2007. The programme starred Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon and Miranda Hart who was nominated for best newcomer in the British Comedy Awards in 2006 for her role in the programme.
He has worked on a number of feature films including Gnomeo and Juliet, the Aardman adaptation of Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Corpse Bride (uncredited).
In 2016 he won a Writers Guild of America award for his work on Veep.
Awards and nominations
|2012||Annie Award||Gnomeo & Juliet (shared with Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Andy Riley, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling)||Writing in a Feature Production||Nominated|
|2014||Online Film & Television Association Award||Veep||Best Writing in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2015||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Comedy Series||Won|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2016||Writers Guild of America Award||Comedy Series||Won|
|Producers Guild of America Award||Veep, Season Four||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy||Nominated|