Jon Brown

Comedy writer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Jon Brown is an award-winning scriptwriter whose TV credits include E4’s multi-award-winning drama Misfits; Channel 4’s Fresh Meat and BBC3’s hit puppet series, Mongrels, which he developed with creator and director Adam Miller.

He currently has original TV projects in development with Warp, Bwark and Hillbilly. 

Jon also writes for the big screen. His debut feature, Cuban Fury, was produced by Big Talk/Studio Canal and stars Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Coleman. It was released in January 2014.

He is working on a number of new feature commissions with Warp’s Mark Herbert and Aardman.

In 2011 Jon was awarded the BAFTA Break-through Talent Award.

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Film
Writer
Decompression Feature
2014
Warp Films
In development
Writer Jon Brown

 
The Abominables Feature
2013
Aardman Animations
In development
Writer Jon Brown

Animated feature adaptation of the childrens book by Eva Ibbotson

Cuban Fury Feature
2012
Big Talk Productions
Producer Nira Park
Director James Griffiths
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones & Olivia Coleman

 
Television
Creator and Writer
88 Keys 1 x 30
2014
Big Talk Productions for BBC
Creator Jon Brown
Producer Nira Park
Director Martin Dennis
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Tim Minchin, Lucy Punch, Kayvan Novak & Gwyneth Keyworth

A new sitcom starring award-winning stand-up and composer, Tim Minchin. 

Watch
Loaded 2014
Hillbilly Films / Keshet TV for Channel 4
Creator Jon Brown
Producer Polly Leys
Writer Jon Brown

Comedy change format TV show. 

Straight Up 1 x 30'
2012
Big Talk for BBC1
Creator Jon Brown
Writer Jon Brown

Original Comedy

Bad Neighbourhood 1 x 30'
2010
BBC
Creator Jon Brown
Producer Stephen McCrum
Writer Jon Brown

Original pilot co-written with Dan Tetsell and Daniel Peak

Hardcore 1 x 30'
2009
Big Talk
Creator Jon Brown
Producer Kenton Allen
Writer Jon Brown

Original pilot script

Stationary 1 x 30'
2009
Tiger Aspect for E4
Creator Jon Brown
Writer Jon Brown

Pilot script commission co-written with Drew Pearce

Plastic Pigs 1 x 30'
2008
Tiger Aspect
Creator Jon Brown
Writer Jon Brown

Pilot for original comedy series co-written with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong

Writer
Babylon 2 x 60'
2014
Robert Jones Company for Channel 4
Creator Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
Producer Robert Jones
Director Danny Boyle
Writer Jon Brown

New cop-based comedy drama exec produced by Danny Boyle and starring Brit Marling, Jimmy Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Jill Halfpenny and many more. 

Fresh Meat Series 4 2 x 60'
2014
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Jack Whitehall

The critically acclaimed student comedy drama Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat Series 3 1 x 60
2013
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Jack Whitehall

 
Misfits Series 5 2 x 60'
2013
Clerkenwell Films for E4
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Joe Gilgun, Matthew McNulty & Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

 
Fresh Meat Series 2 1 x 60'
2012
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Jack Whitehall, Zawe Ashton, Joe Thomas, Greg McHugh & Kimberley Nixon

 
Misfits Series 4 2 x 60'
2012
Clerkenwell Films for E4
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joe Gilgun, Matthew McNulty, Nathan McMullen & Karla Crome

 
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Fresh Meat 1 x 60'
2011
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Producer Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Jack Whitehall, Zawe Ashton, Joe Thomas, Greg McHugh & Kimberley Nixon

 
Misfits, Series 3 2 x 60'
2011
Clerkenwell Films for E4
Producer Matt Strevens
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas, Robert Sheehan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett & Lauren Socha

 
Mongrels, Series 2 9 x 30'
2011
BBC for BBC 3
Creator Adam Miller
Producer Stephen McCrum
Director Adam Miller
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Katy Brand, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Lucy Montgomery & Daniel Tetsell

Puppet comedy about a group of animals living in an urban backyard

Mongrels, Series 1 8 x 30'
2010 to 2011
BBC for BBC3
Creator Adam Miller
Producer Stephen McCrum
Director Adam Miller
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Katy Brand, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Lucy Montgomery & Daniel Tetsell

Puppet comedy about a group of animals living in an urban backyard

No Heroics 2 x 30'
2008
Tiger Aspect for ITV1
Producer Drew Pearce
Director Ben Gregor
Writer Jon Brown
Starring Patrick Baladi, Nicholas Burns, Claire Keelan, James Lance & Rebekah Staton

Comedy about a group of old friends, who also happen to be off-duty superheroes

BBC 2005 to 2008

 
Writer Jon Brown

Commisioned to write on various series and sketch shows for BBC1 and BBC3

Script Editor
Miranda: Series 2 2010
BBC for BBC2
Producer Emma Strain
Director Juliet May
Starring Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge & Sally Phillips

Critically acclaimed comedy sitcom

Other
Writer
Misfits 2010

Writing online content to accompany the new series, which follows a bunch of unruly teenagers on community service who develop strange powers

Mars 2008

Commissioned to write pilot for original online comedy series