Oliver Lansley

Writer for theatre, TV & film 
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Biography

Oli is a TV show creator and scriptwriter working across TV and film, both here and in the States. He has developed work for HBO drama, FX, BBC, SKY and Channel 4.

Past credits include; FM (ITV2) which starred Chris O’Dowd and was described as ‘the greatest radio station comedy since Frasier’ and Whites (BBC Two), 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. With an extensive body of work, they have enjoyed great success both in the UK and internationally. Their production of Alice's Adventures Underground was nominated for a 2016 Olivier Award and returned to the Vaults in 2017 ahead of a transfer to China. 

Oli’s original comedy series Flack about a PR company is currently shooting, starring Anna Paquin, and will air on POP TV and UKTV. He is also adapting Tibor Fischer’s hit dark comedy novel Good To Be God for Keshet, and developing a new original drama series.

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TV

Writer & Creator

Producer Howard Burch
 

Adaptation of Tibor Fischer's hit novel about a deadbeat who decides to impersonate God.

Keshet
In Development
 
Producer Elaine Cameron
 

Original drama about a hitman.

Hartswood Films for BBC
In Development
 
Flack
6 x 45'
Producer Mark Talbot
Director Peter Cattaneo
Starring
  • Anna Paquin
  • Lydia Wilson
  •  

    Original comedy drama about a 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 for UKTV & Pop TV
     
    Producer Eleven Films
    Director Gordon Anderson
    Starring
  • Izzy Mant
  • Joel Wilson
  •  

    Slapstick comedy observing a team of idiot robbers who attempt to rob an auction house.

    Part of Sky's silent comedy season.

    Sky Playhouse for Sky Arts
     
    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
     

    Writer

    Mr Sloane
    Additional Material
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert B. Weide
    Starring
  • Nick Frost
  • Olivia Coleman
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  •  

    Romantic comedy about a man down on his luck.

    Big Talk for Sky 1
     
    Director Jack Clough
    Starring
  • Kristen Gutoskie
  • Alison Doody
  •  

    Three British students decide to spend their summer in an American summer camp.

    Company Pictures for E4
     
    Producer Michael Elliott
    Director Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Alan Davies
  • Alan Davies
  •  

    A short-comedy drama: a man and his dog are put to the test.

    Sprout for Sky 1
     

    Theatre

    Writer & Director

    Alice's Adventures Underground
    Olivier-nominated 2016.
    Producer Les Enfants Terribles & Emma Brunjes Productions
     

    Olivier-nominated immersive theatre production, which reopened for a second run at the Vaults Theatre in 2017. 

    Waterloo Vaults
     

    Writer

    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
     

    Film

    Director

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