Armando Iannucci

The Astonishing (And Very Sweary) Lineage of ‘Veep’

On April 22, HBO is showing a new TV comedy called Veep, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. She soon finds that she’s out of her depth …

HBO Commissions New Comedy From Armando Iannucci

If you’re a fan of uncomfortably brilliant UK comedy talent, we have astonishing news for you. It seems HBO has commissioned a new political comedy from Armando Iannucci, the man behind such enduring British classics as I’m …

Roundup: Ben Kingsley Blames Web for Ruining English

Last month, some of Britain's most distinguished thespians — Sir Ian McKellan, Keira Knightley, Saffron Burrows, Rupert Everett and more — descended London’s Prince of Wales Theatre for The People Speak. The UK …