Kevin Cecil

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Kevin Cecil
Born (1969-12-11) 11 December 1969 (age 46)
London, England
Occupation Screenwriter and television producer.
Period 1993–present
Genre Comedy, adventure, science fiction

Kevin Robert Cecil (born 11 December 1969 in London) is an Emmy-winning[1] 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.

An animated series Slacker Cats he and Andy Riley created was broadcast on the ABC Family Channel in 2007.

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 2013, he co-wrote Gangsta Granny.

In 2016 he won a Writers Guild of America award for his work on Veep.[2]

Writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
The Good Sex Guide
  • Unknown episodes (1993)
ITV
Smith & Jones: One Night Stand
  • Television film (co-written with Mark Burton, Simon Godley, Rory McGrath, John O'Farrell, Andy Riley, Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, 1994)
N/A
The Friday Night Armistice
  • Unknown episodes (1995)
BBC Two
Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives
  • Unknown episodes (1996) (additional material)
Channel 4
The Armstrong and Miller Show
  • Unknown episodes (1997)
Paramount Comedy Channel
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round
  • 6 episodes (1998)
BBC Two
Big Train
  • "Episode #1.1" (1998) (additional material)
BBC Two
The Morwenna Banks Show
  • Unknown episodes (1998)
Channel 5
Hooves of Fire
  • Short film (co-written with Andy Riley and Richard Curtis, 1999)
BBC One
Fox Family Channel
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything
  • Television film (co-written with Mark Burton and Kim Fuller, 1999)
BBC One
Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show
  • Unknown episodes (2000)
Sky 1
Smack the Pony
  • 7 episodes (2000–2001) (additional material)
Channel 4
Slacker Cats
  • Television film (co-written with Andy Riley, 2001)
ABC Family
TV to Go
  • Unknown episodes (2001)
BBC One
The Armando Iannucci Shows
  • 8 episodes (co-written with Andy Riley, 2001)
Channel 4
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • Short film (co-written with Andy Riley, 2002)
BBC One
Black Books
  • 8 episodes (2002, 2004)
Channel 4
Man Stroke Woman
  • "Episode #1.3" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2005)
  • "Episode #1.4" (2005)
BBC Three
The Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Television film (2006) (uncredited)
Channel Four
Little Britain
  • 8 episodes (2005–2006) (additional material)
BBC One
Hyperdrive
  • 12 episodes (co-written with Andy Riley, 2005–2006)
BBC Two
Katy Brand's Big Ass Show
  • "Episode #2.2" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2007)
  • "Episode #2.4" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2007)
ITV2
Slacker Cats
  • 7 episodes (co-written with Andy Riley, 2007, 2009)
ABC Family
The Great Outdoors
  • 3 episodes (co-written with Andy Riley, 2010)
BBC Four
The Armstrong & Miller Show
  • "Episode #2.1" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2009)
  • "Episode #3.1" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2010)
  • "Episode #3.4" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2010)
  • "Episode #3.6" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2010)
BBC One
Come Fly with Me
  • 6 episodes (2010–2011) (additional material)
BBC One
Watson & Oliver
  • "Episode #1.2" (2012) (additional material)
BBC Two
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul
  • "Episode #3.1" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2010) (additional material)
  • "Episode #4.2" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2012) (additional material)
  • "Episode #4.4" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2012) (additional material)
BBC Two
Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Feature film (co-written with Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Andy Riley, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling, 2011)
N/A
Comedy Feeds
  • "The Cariad Show" (2013) (additional material)
BBC Three
Big Bad World
  • "Episode #1.6" (2013)
Comedy Central
Gangsta Granny
  • Television film (co-written with Andy Riley and David Walliams, 2013)
BBC One
The Boy in the Dress
  • Television film (co-written with Andy Riley and David Walliams, 2014)
BBC One
Veep
  • "Clovis" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2014)
  • "Detroit" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2014)
  • "East Wing" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2015)
  • "B/ill" (co-written with Andy Riley, 2015)
HBO
Billionaire Boy
  • Feature film (co-written with David Walliams, 2012)
BBC One
Tracey Ullman's Show
  • 6 episodes (co-written with Andy Riley, 2016–)
BBC One
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes
  • Feature film (co-written with Andy Riley, 2018)
N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
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

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