Oliver Lansley

Writer for Theatre, TV & Film 
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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 also runs an award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles, which is dedicated to creating original, innovative theatre. They have enjoyed great success both in the UK and internationally with their extensive catalogue of work, which includes The Terrible Infants, Ernest and the Pale Moon, The Vaudevillains, The Trench and most recently an immersive Alice in Wonderland adaptation which will premiere at The Vaults, Waterloo in London this Spring. 

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

He is currently working on various original projects including Flack with Hat Trick & a Sky Playhouse, Hit Men with Eleven.


CV

TV

Writer

 

Adaptation of Norwegian comedy TV series 

Buccaneer Media for Channel 4
In development
 
 
Company Pictures for E4
In production
 
Starring
  • Alan Davies
  •  
    Sprout for Sky 1
     
    Producer Charlie Hanson
     
    Original script co-written with Isy Suttie
    Tantrum/Boomerang
    In development
     
     
    Original series idea under option
    Feelgood Fiction
    In development
     
     
    Pilot episode for the adaptation of Andrew Murray and Nicola Slater's children's book series
    Illuminated Film Company
    In development
     
     
    Pilot for orginal comedy series
    BBC
     
     
    Treatment for original drama series
    World Productions
     
    Hotshot
    1 x 30'
     
    Pozzitive TV
     
     
    Original comedy animation series
    Illuminated Film Company for ITV1
     
    Director Robert B. Weide
    Starring
  • Nick Frost
  • Olivia Coleman
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  •  

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

    Big Talk for Sky 1
     

    Writer & Creator

    Producer Eleven Films
     

    Part of Sky's silent comedy season

    Sky Playhouse for Sky Arts
     
    Flack
    6 x 45'
    Producer Mark Talbot , Exec - Jimmy Mulville
     

    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

    Hat Trick Productions
    In Development
     
    Whites
    6 x 30'
    Producer Charlie Hanson, Michelle Farr
    Starring
  • Darren Boyd
  • Alan Davis
  •  
    Co-written and created with Matt King. Comedy series about a celebrity chef with grand ambitions.
    BBC for BBC2
     
    FM
    Nominated for Rose d'Or 2010
    6 x 30'
    Producer Izzy Mant
    Director Elliot Hegarty
    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
    ITV Studios for ITV2
     
     

    Original drama for Channel 4

    Vertigo for Channel 4
    In Development
     
     

    Original comedy drama for Sky

    Clerkenwell for Sky
     
    Producer Michelle Farr
     

    Original sitcom co-written with Steven Wight

    BBC
     
     

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

    Mammoth
    In development
     
     

    Co-created with Darren Boyd

    Noho Film and Television
     
     
    Original Drama
    Hartswood
     
     
    Original drama series under option
    Objective Productions
     

    Writer & Performer

    Floor Zero
    1 x 60'
     
    Original Drama
    Clerkenwell Films
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Les Enfants Terribles & Emma Brunjes Productions
     

    Immersive theatre production that opens at Waterloo Vaults, Spring 2015 

    Waterloo Vaults
     
    Director Emma Earle
    Starring
  • Rob Cavazos
  • Katie Elin-Salt
  • Dan Gingell
  •  
    A tale of two toys, Holly and Ivan's, epic journey on Christmas Eve.
    The Lyric, Hammersmith
     
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Elgiva Field, James Seager
    Starring
  • Marcus Ellard
  • Keith Hill
  • Catriona MacKenzie
  • Philip Oakland
  •  
    When the owner of a music hall is murdered, everyone's a suspect
    Charing Cross Theatre
     
    Director Emma Earle
    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
     
    The Terrible Infants
    Winner Best Entertainment: Fringe Report
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Judi Dench
  • Tomas Gisby
  • Matthew Ian Kelly
  •  
    Play blending puppetry, live music, performance, story-telling and physicality to present a series of twisted tales for children and adults
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
     
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Melanie Gray
  • Matt Ian Kelly
  • Nicole Lewis
  • Christopher Mellows
  •  
    Black comedy exploring religion, relationships and responsibilities which toured nationally.
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
     
    Director Jamie Harper
    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
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
     
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Timothy Edwin Brown
  • Haley Carver
  • Tania Foley
  • Kate Hayworth
  •  
    Play set in bed during the last few moments before sleep exploring our pre-conceptions and stereotypical expecations of the male and female psyche
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
     
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director 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
    Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
     
    Director Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Oliver Lansley
  •  
    Avondale Theatre
     

    Creator & Writer

    Producer Les Enfants Terribles
     
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
     
     
    Pleasance Two
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    Adaptation of Oli's play
    Pukka Feature
    In development
     

    Director

    Writer Alexander Wolfe
    Starring
  • Emilia Fox
  • Alexander Wolfe
  •  
    Short film based on the song by Alexander Wolfe
    Neon Forest
     

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