Cast & Creative
Jeremy Dyson - Writer
Jeremy Dyson was born, raised and educated in Leeds. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University and completed an MA in Scriptwriting at the Northern School of Film and Television.
In 1995, together with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith he formed the comedy group The League of Gentlemen. In 1997 they won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and went on to enjoy a successful career in radio, television, stage and film. They won a Sony Silver Award for their Radio 4 series On the Town, the Golden Rose of Montreux, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards for their television series, and were nominated for an Olivier Award for their sell-out stage show in 2001. In 2005, they released the film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse and toured a further stage show The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You. They also published three books - The Book of Precious Things, A Local Book for Local People and The Complete Scripts and That.
In addition to the League, Jeremy has pursued a successful solo career as a writer. He has produced three works of fiction: a collection of short stories, Never Trust a Rabbit (2000), which was nominated for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and a novel, What Happens Now (2006), which was nominated for the Goss First Novel Award. His latest collection of stories, The Cranes That Build the Cranes has been short-listed for the 2010 Edge Hill Award.
On television he co-wrote and co-created the BAFTA nominated comedy drama series Funland (2005) with Simon Ashdown and in 2008 he contributed his version of Three Billy Goats Gruff to BBC1's Fairy Tales series. He is also script-editor and co-writer of BBC1's BAFTA award-winning The Armstrong and Miller Show.
Andy Nyman - Writer
Andy Nyman was born and raised in Leicester. He moved to London in 1984 to train on the acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
As well as his passion for acting, Andy has been a keen magician since childhood. In 1999, as one of only a handful of people in the country performing a type of magic called mentalism, Andy was offered his own special on Channel 4. Andy declined, not wanting to stray from acting; however, he offered to collaborate with whoever it was they found for the job - they found Derren Brown and the rest is history. Together, Derren and Andy have created some of the most popular, controversial and talked-about television of the past ten years, including Russian Roulette and The Lottery Prediction. They won the Silver Rose of Montreux for their series Mind Control and were nominated for a BAFTA for The Heist.
As well as the TV programmes, Derren and Andy have also created four sell-out stage shows, all of which Andy directed - Mind Control - Live, An Evening of Wonders, Enigma (Olivier Nominated) and Something Wicked This Way Comes, for which they won the Best Entertainment Olivier Award.
Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman The Writers
Jeremy Dyson, Sean Holmes & Andy Nyman
Joe Murphy Resident Director
Jon Bausor Designer
James Farncombe Lighting Designer
Nick Manning Sound Designer
Scott Penrose Special Effects
Lewis Peploe Movement Director
Lyric Hammersmith Producer
Phil McIntyre Entertainment Producer
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