Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Comedy writers and writers for film and television

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Biography

Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley are a writing team who together have written on many of the best loved comedy series of the last decade, including Little Britain, The Friday Night Armistice and Spitting Image. They were the lead writers on the BAFTA winning comedy Black Books and created and wrote the BBC2 comedy, Hyperdrive.

They are currently writers and producers on series 3 of the HBO comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and developing a new original comedy with Objective and the BBC.

Their adaptation of David Walliams' best selling book Gansta Granny transmitted on Boxing Day 2013 to critical acclaim and watched by more than 9 million people.

In January 2011 Andy and Kevin's Gnomeo and Juliet opened internationally to critical acclaim and box office success, grossing over $200 million to date worldwide. Kevin and Andy are currently writing on the sequel, Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.


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Television
Writer
Veep: Series 3 2013
HBO
In development
Creator Armando Iannucci
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky , Tony Hale, Matt Walsh & Reid Scott

Writing on the third series of the hit HBO politcal comedy

BBC Productions for BBC1
Director Matt Lipsey
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon, Miranda Hart & David Walliams

Adaptation of the children's book by David Walliams about a boy who discovers his granny was a jewel thief

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Big Bad World 1 x 30'
2013
Objective Productions for Comedy Central
Producer Ben Farrell
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring James Fleet, David Flynn, Blake Harrison, Rebecca Humphries & Caroline Quentin

Comedy starring Blake Harrison about a hapless graduate who ends up living back at home

Watson & Oliver: Series 2 6 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC2
In development
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Ingrid Oliver & Lorna Watson

Sketch writers

Harry & Paul: Series 4 6 x 30'
2012
Tiger Aspect for BBC2
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse

Sketch show

The Matt Lucas Awards 6 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Ashley Blaker
Director Alex Hardcastle
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Matt Lucas

Chatshow

Funny Plus One 2011
BBC Productions for BBC3
In development
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Charlie Baker

Sketch writers

The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson: Series 3 2011
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Richard Webb
Director Angie De Chastelai Smith
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Jon Culshaw & Debra Stephenson

Sketch writers

Armstrong and Miller 2010
Hat Trick Productions for BBC
Producer Caroline Norris
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller

Sketch writers

Harry and Paul: Series 3 6 x 30'
2010
Tiger Aspect for BBC2
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse

Sketch writers

The Rob Brydon Show 2010
Arbie Productions for BBC2
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Sketch writers

Dharma and Greg Pilot for 6 x 30'
2009
ITV
In development
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

 
The Katy Brand Show 2008 to 2010
World's End for ITV2
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Sketch writers

Headcases 8 x 30'
2008
ITV Productions for ITV
Producer Rob Doherty
Director Henry Naylor
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Sketch writers

Little Britain: Series 3 6 x 30'
2005
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Geoff Posner
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Matt Lucas & David Walliams

Lead contributors on third season

Assembly for Channel 4
Producer Julian Meers & Nira Park
Director Martin Dennis, Graham Linehan & Nick Wood
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig & Dylan Moran

Episode writers on the award winning sitcom

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Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe 1 x 30'
2002
BBC Productions for BBC1
Director Peter Peake
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Jeff Goldblum, Ardal O'Hanlon & Paul Whitehouse

Sequel to Robbie the Reindeer

Comic Relief for BBC
Director Richard Goleszowski
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Steve Coogan, Jane Horrocks, Ardal O'Hanlon, Paul Whitehouse & Robbie Williams

 
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Bob and Margaret 4 x 30'
1999
Nelvana for Channel 4
Producer Tom McGillis
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Steve Coogan, Andy Hamilton & Alison Snowden

 
Bleeding Hearts Pilot for 6 x 30'
1996
Riverside Sitcom Festival for Channel 4
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

 
The Friday Night Armistice 24 x 30'
1996
BBC Productions for BBC2
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Armando Iannucci & David Schneider

Sketch writers

Creator and Writer
Crashing Pilot for 6 x 30'
2014
Objective for BBC
In development
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Producer Ben Farrell
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

New comedy series

Chain Gang 2013
BBC Productions
In development
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Comedy set in a coffee shop

The Great Outdoors 3 x 30'
2010
BBC Productions for BBC4 & BBC2
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Steve Edge, Mark Heap & Ruth Jones

Comedy

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Hyperdrive: Series 2 6 x 30'
2007
BBC2
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Director John Henderson
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Dan Antopolski, Kevin Eldon, Nick Frost & Petra Massey

Second series of the sci-fi sitcom

Hyperdrive: Series 1 6 x 30'
2006
BBC Productions for BBC2
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
Director John Henderson
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Dan Antopolski, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Evans & Nick Frost

Sci-fi sitcom

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Slacker Cats 6 x 30'
2006
Walt Disney Pictures for ABC
Creator Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Producer Lizbeth Velasco
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Emo Philips, Nicole Sullivan, Sinbad, Keirsten Warren & Harland Williams

Animated sitcom following the adventures of two cats Eddie and Buckley and their owner Louise

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Script Editor
Big School: Series 2 2014
BBC1
In development
Writer David Walliams & The Dawson Brothers
Starring Catherine Tate & David Walliams

Kevin is editing the second series of the comedy written by David Walliams and the Dawson Brothers

Stepsisters 2013
ITV Studios
In development
Writer Keith Akushie

 
The Cariad Show 1 x 17'
2013
BBC Productions
Producer Rupert Majendie
Director Jamie Johnson
Writer Cariad Lloyd
Starring Jessie Cave, Tom Davis, Jamie Demetriou, Tom Golding & Cariad Lloyd

Sketch show for the Feed My Funny strand

Bluestone 42 8 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC3
Producer Stephen McCrum
Director Iain B. MacDonald
Writer James Cary & Richard Hurst
Starring Oliver Chris, Gary Carr, Katie Lyons, Jamie Quinn & Stephen Wight

Kevin is editing the eight part comedy series about a bomb disposal team in Afghanistan

Funtime 1 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC3 Online
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Will Saunders & Jo Sargent
Starring Jenny Bede, Chris Kendall, Cariad Lloyd, Peter Serafinowicz & Mike Wozniak

Kevin Cecil edited the new sketch show from the Dawson Brothers

Three Bears 2012
Brown Eyed Boy
In development
Writer Dan Clarke

Kevin Cecil has script edited this new series

Watson & Oliver 6 x 30'
2011
BBC Productions for BBC2
Producer Simon London
Writer Ingrid Oliver & Lorna Watson
Starring Ingrid Oliver & Lorna Watson

Kevin Cecil edited the sketch show

Film
Writer
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes Feature
2012
Rocket Pictures
In development
Producer Steve Hamilton-Shaw
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet with Sherlock Gnomes called in to investigate gnome disappearances

Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures
Producer Peter Lord
Director Peter Lord
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Ashley Jensen, Jeremy Piven & David Tennant

Animation following a band of pirates as their captain attempts to win Pirate of the Year

Cassandra at the Wedding Feature
2011
Film and Music Entertainment
In development
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

 
Chinchillas Feature
2011
Forestlight Studio
In development
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

Animated 3D film

Gnomeo & Juliet Feature
2011
Rocket Pictures/Starz Animation/Walt Disney Pictures for Miramax
Director Kelly Asbury
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith & Patrick Stewart

Animated romantic comedy set in a community of gnomes

Radio
Writer
That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5 2013
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb

 
99p Challenge Series 1 - 5 6 x 30' 1999
Pozzitive for Radio 4
 
Writer Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
Starring Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci, Simon Pegg & Sue Perkins

Sketch writers