Director Matt Lipsey is one of the top comedy directors currently working in television.
Matt moved into comedy in the mid 1990's with the successful original series The Armstrong & Miller Show, which was hailed for its ‘delightful surrealistic edge'.
In 2005, Matt was presented with a BAFTA for his work directing the second series of Little Britain. The 2007 Little Britain Christmas Special, also directed by Matt, won an International Emmy.
Matt directed both series of the award-winning Psychoville for BBC2, written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton with, among others, Dawn French and Dame Eileen Atkins. He also directed two series of the Sky Atlantic comedy series This is Jinsy.
Matt has worked with King Bert on several productions now, including Gangsta Granny, the top rating Christmas special: The Boy in the Dress, Billionaire Boy and Walliams and Friend for the BBC. After directing Sick Note written by James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders, Matt directed So Sammy for Disney, Little Big Men for Channel 4, and Rat Burger.
Upstart Crow, written by Ben Elton, will transmit on BBC2 to coincide with the celebrations surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Original comedy drama
Comedy about Shakespeare's life
Comedy sketch show
Run-down of Britain's favourite children's books
Thankfully The Boy in the Dress is a heart-warming alternative to the more syrupy, cinnamon-scented children’s Christmas programming - making it appealing to both kids and grownups alike.
The Independent on The Boy in the Dress