Matt Lipsey

Director for television
View PDF version

Biography

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.

Recent work also includes two series of the Sky Atlantic comedy series This is Jinsy, Starlings for Sky 1/Babycow, comedy series Man Down, BBC pilot Mountain MenGangsta Granny and the top rating Christmas special: The Boy in the Dress.

CV

TV

Director

Producer Jo Sargent
Starring
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • Billy Kennedy
  • David Walliams
  • Meera Syal
  • Kate Moss
  •  

    Family comedy

    BBC Drama for BBC1
     
    Producer Jo Sargent
     
    Series two of the school-based sitcom starring David Walliams and Catherine Tate
    BBC Comedy for BBC1
     
    Producer Owen Bell
     
    Comedy pilot
    BBC Comedy for BBC
     
    Creator David Walliams
    Producer Jo Sargent
    Writer Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley
    Starring
  • Mirand Hart
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Julia McKenzie
  • David Walliams
  •  
    Comedy drama
    BBC Comedy for BBC1
     
    Man Down
    6 x 30'
    Producer Spencer Millman
    Writer Greg Davies
    Starring
  • Greg Davies
  • Rik Mayall
  •  
    Comedy following a childlike character stuck in an adult's life.
    Avalon Television for Channel 4
     
    Producer Chris Carey and James Dean
    Writer Chris Bran and Justin Chubb
    Starring
  • Olivia Colman
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Chris Bran
  • Justin Chubb
  •  

    Second series of the comedy by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb

    Welded Tandem Picture Company for Sky Atlantic
     
    Joe Mistry
    1 x 30'
    Producer Sue Vertue
    Writer Ben Ockrent
    Starring
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Harry Melling
  •  
    Hartswood Film and Television for BBC3
     
    Starlings
    8 x 60'
    Writer Steve Edge
    Starring
  • Brendan Coyle
  • Leslie Sharp
  • John Dagleish
  • Rebecca Night
  •  

    Second series

    Baby Cow Productions for Sky
     
    Producer Chris Carey & James Dean
    Writer Chris Bran & Justin Chubb
    Starring
  • Chris Bran
  • Justin Chubb
  •  
    Surreal sitcom about the bizarre residents living on a fictional island.
    The Welded Tandem Picture Company for Sky Atlantic
     
    Producer Justin Davies
    Writer Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
    Starring
  • Reece Shearsmith
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Dawn French
  • Eileen Atkins
  •  
    Halloween special
    BBC2
     
    Psychoville: Series 1
    Best New British Television Comedy- British Comedy Awards 2009
    7 x 30'
    Producer Justin Davies
    Writer Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
    Starring
  • Reece Shearsmith
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Dawn French
  • Eileen Atkins
  •  
    Award-winning dark character comedy mystery starring The League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.
    BBC2
     
    Producer Philip Clarke
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Ben Miller
  •  

    Comedy series

    Absolutely Television for Channel 4
     
    Barry Welsh is Coming: Series 1 and 2
    Winner "Best comedy" Welsh BAFTA
    10 x 30'
    Producer Peter Baikie
     
    Comedy sketch show starring John Sparkles.
    Absolutely Productions for HTV Wales
     
    Producer Justin Judd
    Starring
  • Nick Hancock
  • Joe Duttine
  •  
    Comedy series about a single father.
    Granda Television for ITV
     
    Producer Beryl Vertue and Elaine Cameron
    Writer Richard Lumsden and Chris Niel
    Starring
  • Greg Wise
  • Lucy Akhurst
  • Dorian Healy
  •  

    Drama series

    Hartswood Films for ITV
     
    Producer Gillian Goodlet
     
    Various sketches for two part Christmas special
    BBC for BBC2
     
    Producer Elaine Cameron
    Writer Tim Firth
     
    Hartswood Films for BBC 1
     
    Up Rising
    5 x 30'
    Producer Margot Gavan Duffy
    Writer Nick Vivian
     
    Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV
     
    Human Remains
    Winner "Best Comedy" Banff Film Festival
    6 x 30'
    Producer Alison MacPhail
    Starring
  • Rob Brydon
  • Julia Davis
  •  
    Baby Cow Productions for BBC 2
     
    Lenny Henry In Pieces
    Winner Golden Rose of Montreaux
    Producer Lucy Robinson
    Starring
  • Lenny Henry
  • Alison Steadman
  • Gine Yashere
  •  
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC
     
    Producer Sam Cadman
    Starring
  • Dom Joly
  •  
    BBC
     
    Producer Rob Bullock
    Writer Bill Dare
    Starring
  • Nitin Ganatra
  •  
    BBC Entertainment
     
    Catterick
    6 x 30'
    Producer Lisa Clark
    Starring
  • Vic Reeves
  • Bob Mortimer
  • Reece Shearsmith
  • Steve Pemberton
  •  
    BBC for BBC3
     
    Starring
  • Matt Lucas
  • Bob Mortimer
  • David Walliams
  • Ronni Ancona
  •  
    Sketch series
    Pett Productions for ITV 1
     
    Producer Henry Kleidys
     
    Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona don their Guises to give their own take on the Euro 2004.
     
    Little Britain: Series 2
    Winner "Best Comedy" BAFTA (2004)
    6 x 30'
    Producer Geoff Posner
    Starring
  • Matt Lucas
  • David Walliams
  •  
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Little Britain Abroad
    Winner "Best Comedy" International Emmy 2007
    Producer Geoff Posner
    Starring
  • Matt Lucas
  • David Walliams
  •  
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Writer Harry Cripps
    Starring
  • Rob Brydon
  •  
    Fish-out-of-water sitcom starring Rob Brydon as a British astronomer sent to work in a remote Australian observatory.
    Hartswood Films for BBC 2
     
    Saxondale
    6 x 30'
    Producer Ted Dowd
    Writer Steve Coogan & Neil Maclennan
    Starring
  • Steve Coogan
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    Baby Cow Productions for BBC 2
     
    Producer Elaine Cameron
    Writer Steven Moffat
    Starring
  • James Nesbitt
  • Gina Bellman
  • Michelle Ryan
  • Meera Syal
  •  
    Hartswood Films for BBC 1
     
    The Cup
    6 x 30'
    Producer Sue Vertue
    Writer Moray Hunter & Jack Docherty
     
    Sitcom
    Hartswood Films for BBC 2
     
    Producer Matt Tiller
    Writer David Isaac
     
    Sitcom about the misadventures of an admin team at a 'no win no fee' law firm in Manchester.
    Channel K for BBC 3
     
    Vexed
    3 x 60'
    Producer Eve Gutierrez
    Writer Howard Overman
    Starring
  • Toby Stephens
  • Lucy Punch
  •  
    A relationship-driven comedy drama about a pair of police detectives
    Greenlit Rights for BBC 2
     
    Producer Justin Davies
    Writer Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
    Starring
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Reece Shearsmith
  • Dawn French
  • Eileen Atkins
  •  
    Psychoville is a dark character comedy mystery, starring The League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, in which five different characters are strangely linked.
    BBC2
     

    Film

    Director

    Producer Steve Speirs
    Writer Steve Speirs and Neil Salvage
     
    Carnaby International
     

    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.

    Neela Debnath
    The Independent on The Boy in the Dress

    More on The Boy in the Dress

    Words can't adequately describe this gloriously eccentric new British sitcom - you'll just have to see it for yourself... this has got cult classic written all over it

    Jane Simon
    The Daily Mirror on This is Jinsy

    More on This is Jinsy

    Images

    See all Images