Oliver Lansley

Writer for radio, television and theatre

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Biography

Oli is a show creator, scriptwriter and actor.

For TV, his original series include FM (ITV2) which starred Chris O’Dowd and Kevin Bishop and was described as ‘the greatest radio station comedy since Frasier’ and Whites

(BBC2), which was heralded as ‘a perfect example of the modern sitcom’. Oli worked alongside US showrunner Bob Weide on Mr Sloane a new Big Talk series for SKY that aired earlier this year and current commissions include Flack with Hat Trick, Beta Men with Vertigo, and an adaptation of Carol Ann Lee’s book about Ruth Ellis Fine Day For A Hanging.


In 2011, Oli made his directorial debut when he wrote and directed The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Daytime for SKY’s Little Cracker Season.

Oli also runs an award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles, which is dedicated to creating original, innovative theatre. They have enjoyed great success both here and internationally with their extensive catalogue of work, which includes The Terrible Infants, Ernest and the Pale Moon, The VaudevillainsThe Trench and most recently a kids and family show called Dr. Longitude's Marvellous Menagerie


Oli starred as Kenny Everett in Mammoth’s biopic, The Best Possible Taste for BBC4 and was nominated for an RTS award.

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Television
Creator and Writer
Flack 6 x 45'
2013
Hat Trick Productions
In Development
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Flack is about a modern woman trying to keep her life on track whilst dealing with the funny and often fucked up lives of her PR clients

Beta Men 2013
Vertigo for Channel 4
In Development
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original drama for Channel 4

Clean 2013
Clerkenwell for Sky
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original comedy drama for Sky

Space Invaders 2013
BBC
Creator Oliver Lansley
Producer Michelle Farr
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original sitcom co-written with Steven Wight

A Fine Day For A Hanging 2013
Mammoth
In development
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Adaptation of Carol Ann Lee's book about the last woman to be hanged in Britain, Ruth Ellis.

Corporate Motivator 2013
Noho Film and Television
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Co-created with Darren Boyd

Accountable 1 x 60'
2012
Hartswood
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original Drama

Floor Zero 1 x 60'
2012
Clerkenwell Films
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original Drama

Ten 2012
Objective Productions
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original drama series under option

Whites 6 x 30'
2010
BBC for BBC2
Creator Oliver Lansley
Producer Charlie Hanson, Michelle Farr
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Darren Boyd, Alan Davis & Isy Suttie

Co-written and created with Matt King. Comedy series about a celebrity chef with grand ambitions.

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FM 6 x 30'
2009
ITV Studios for ITV2
Creator Oliver Lansley
Producer Izzy Mant
Director Elliot Hegarty
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Kevin Bishop & Chris O'Dowd

Co-written with Ian Curtis. Comedy series following a group of fame-hungry friends who run a daily, indie-inspired radio show

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Dag 2013
Buccaneer Media for Channel 4
In development
Writer Oliver Lansley

Adaptation of Norwegian comedy TV series 

Mr Sloane 2013
Big Talk for Sky 1
Director Robert B. Weide
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Nick Frost, Olivia Coleman, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz & Lawry Lewin

Written and created by Robert B.Weide with additional material by Oliver and Sara Pascoe

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Beaver Falls 1 x 60'
2011
Company Pictures for E4
In production
Creator Iain Hollands
Producer Liz Lewin
Writer Oliver Lansley

 
Sprout for Sky 1
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Alan Davies

 
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Side Street 2010
Tantrum/Boomerang
In development
Producer Charlie Hanson
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original script co-written with Isy Suttie

Stood Up 2008
Feelgood Fiction
In development
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original series idea under option

Buddy and Elvis 1 x 10'
2007
Illuminated Film Company
In development
Writer Oliver Lansley

Pilot episode for the adaptation of Andrew Murray and Nicola Slater's children's book series

The Family Fillmore 1 x 30'
2007
BBC
Writer Oliver Lansley

Pilot for orginal comedy series

Hell is Other People 2006
World Productions
Writer Oliver Lansley

Treatment for original drama series

Hotshot 1 x 30'
2006
Pozzitive TV
Writer Oliver Lansley

 
The Village People 2004
Illuminated Film Company for ITV1
Writer Oliver Lansley

Original comedy animation series

Theatre
Creator and Writer
Dr. Longitude's Marvellous Menagerie 2014
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Creator Oliver Lansley
Producer Les Enfants Terribles
Writer Oliver Lansley

The Trench 2012
Pleasance Two
Creator Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley

Writer
Waterloo Vaults
Producer Les Enfants Terribles & Emma Brunjes Productions
Writer Oliver Lansley

Immersive theatre production that opens at Waterloo Vaults, Spring 2015 

The Lyric, Hammersmith
Director Emma Earle
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Rob Cavazos, Katie Elin-Salt & Dan Gingell

A tale of two toys, Holly and Ivan's, epic journey on Christmas Eve.

Charing Cross Theatre
Producer Oliver Lansley
Director Elgiva Field, James Seager
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Marcus Ellard, Keith Hill, Catriona MacKenzie, Philip Oakland & Anthony Spargo

When the owner of a music hall is murdered, everyone's a suspect

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Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Emma Earle
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Grace Carter, Rachel Dawson & Joe Woolmer

Noir horror about a young man who spends his time watching the young woman in the apartment block opposite

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Producer Oliver Lansley
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Rachel Dawson, Judi Dench, Tomas Gisby, Matthew Ian Kelly & Nicole Lewis

Play blending puppetry, live music, performance, story-telling and physicality to present a series of twisted tales for children and adults

Immaculate 2006
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
Producer Oliver Lansley
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Melanie Gray, Matt Ian Kelly, Nicole Lewis, Christopher Mellows & James Seager

Black comedy exploring religion, relationships and responsibilities which toured nationally.

The Infant 2006
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
Director Jamie Harper
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Graeme Brookes, Pippa Duffy, Alexander Gilmour & Simon Philips

A picture appears that could spell the destruction of the world but the suspect insists that it is simply a four-year old's scribbles. International tour

Bedtime Stories 2004
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
Producer Oliver Lansley
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Timothy Edwin Brown, Haley Carver, Tania Foley, Kate Hayworth & Charlie Mudie

Play set in bed during the last few moments before sleep exploring our pre-conceptions and stereotypical expecations of the male and female psyche

The Germinator 2003
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Producer Oliver Lansley
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Oliver Lansley

Dark fairytale about the life of an extraordinary young man, his journey, experiences and the bizarre characters he meets along the way

Moment 2002
Avondale Theatre
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Oliver Lansley
Starring Oliver Lansley

Film
Writer
Immaculate Feature
2008
Pukka Feature
In development
Writer Oliver Lansley

Adaptation of Oli's play

Director
Neon Forest
Director Oliver Lansley
Writer Alexander Wolfe
Starring Emilia Fox & Alexander Wolfe

Short film based on the song by Alexander Wolfe

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