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Charlie Brooker

Biography

Laughter and satire article writer and broadcast journalist. He made and co-wrote the tv screen series Black Reflection and hosted such comic information displays as Screenwipe and 10 O’Clock Live. He went to the School of Westminster, but didn’t graduate as the subject of his thesis – video gaming – had not been considered with the faculty to become an acceptable concentrate of scholarly inquiry. He received criticism for composing a column about america presidential election which was entitled ‘John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Jr., Where have you been Now That WE ARE IN NEED OF You?’ He wedded fellow United kingdom presenter and Television character Konnie Huq. Alan Carr was another well-known United kingdom comedian.

Quick Facts


Full Name Charlie Brooker
Date Of Birth March 3, 1971
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Journalist
Education University of Westminster
Nationality British
Spouse Konnie Huq
Children Covey Brooker Huq, Huxley Brooker Huq
Awards British Comedy Award for the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, International Emmy Award for TV Movie/Mini-Series, British Comedy Award for the Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Programme, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial, British Comedy Award for the Best Male Television Comic, British Academy Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Movies Cunk on Shakespeare
TV Shows Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Newswipe with Charlie Brooker, 2016 Wipe, How TV Ruined Your Life, Dead Set, Nathan Barley, How Videogames Changed the World, Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, 10 O'Clock Live, A Touch of Cloth, You Have Been Watching, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Spoons, 2011 Wipe, Rush Hour, The Film Programme
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1One of five directors of comedy production company Zeppotron. [July 2003]
2Became a father for the 1st time at age 41 when his wife, Konnie Huq, gave birth to their son Covey Huq Brooker on 23 March 2012.
3Attended the University of Westminster in London, though not graduated due to the rejection of his dissertation.
4Lived with Liz May Brice for two years. They are now close friends.
5He doesn't drive.
6Former member of UK magazine "PC Zone" - writer of column "Sick Notes".
7One-fifth of comedy production company, Zeppotron. The others are Ben Caudell, Peter Holmes, Neil Webster and Annabel Jones.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black MirrorTV Series created by - 12 episodes, 2016 - 2017 written by - 10 episodes, 2011 - 2016 creator - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013 original screen play - 2 episodes, 2016 story by - 1 episode, 2016 original idea - 1 episode, 2013
Cunk on Shakespeare2016TV Movie
Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe2015TV Movie written by
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe2015TV Movie
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe2013-2015TV Series written by - 18 episodes
Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe2014TV Movie
A Touch of ClothTV Series 2 episodes, 2014 written by - 2 episodes, 2013 screenplay - 2 episodes, 2012
Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe2013TV Movie written by
How Video Games Changed the World2013TV Movie documentary written by
10 O'Clock Live2011-2013TV Series written by - 33 episodes
Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe2013TV Movie
Them from That Thing2012TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe2011TV Movie written by
How TV Ruined Your Life2011TV Series documentary written by - 6 episodes
Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe2010TV Movie written by
Newswipe2009-2010TV Series documentary written by - 12 episodes
ScreenwipeTV Series documentary written by - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2009 writer - 5 episodes, 2006
Gameswipe2009TV Movie documentary written by
Dead Set2008TV Mini-Series written by - 5 episodes
Tapping the Wire2007TV Movie documentary
Rush Hour2007TV Series
Nathan Barley2005TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Spoons2005TV Series
TV Go Home2001TV Series
Brass Eye2001TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 11 O'Clock Show1999-2000TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Mirror2011-2017TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
How Video Games Changed the World2013TV Movie documentary executive producer
A Touch of Cloth2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Screenwipe2006-2009TV Series documentary executive producer - 27 episodes
Dead Set2008TV Mini-Series executive producer - 5 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Have Been Watching2009-2010TV Series program associate - 16 episodes
Nathan Barley2005TV Series program associate - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Go Home2001TV SeriesTony Rogers (2001) (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
PortsCenter2014TV Series special thanks - 9 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have I Got News for You2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Presenter
Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
Only Connect2014TV SeriesHimself - Scribblers
Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter
How Video Games Changed the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
A Touch of Cloth2013TV SeriesHimself
10 O'Clock Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Apprentice: You're Fired!2012TV SeriesHimself
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2012TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe2011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
A Night with the Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Would I Lie to You?2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
How TV Ruined Your Life2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Writer and TV Presenter
Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe2010TV MovieHimself - Presenter
You Have Been Watching2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Alternative Election Night2010TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Newswipe2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2010TV MovieHimself - Contestant
Screenwipe2006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Presenter
Games Britannia2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2009TV SeriesHimself
Gameswipe2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Toonattik2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007TV Series shortHimself
Tapping the Wire2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryReporter
VideoGaiden2006TV SeriesHimself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have I Got News for You2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter / Himself
The British Comedy Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2009TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment Personality
2012EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsTV Movie/Mini-SeriesBlack Mirror (2011)· Barney Reisz (producer)
· Annabel Jones (Executive Producer)
2012Golden RoseRose d'Or Light Entertainment FestivalComedyBlack Mirror (2011)· Barney Reisz (producer)
· Annabel Jones (Executive Producer)
2009British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Male Comedy NewcomerYou Have Been Watching (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Broadcast AwardsBroadcast Awards, UKBest Single DramaWhite Christmas (2014)· Annabel Jones (executive producer)
· Barney Reisz (producer)
2015BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy and Comedy Entertainment ProgrammeCharlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)· Annabel Jones
· Nick Vaughan-Smith
· Alison Marlow
2014BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaBlack Mirror (2011)· Barney Reisz (producer)
· Owen Harris (director)
· Annabel Jones (executive producer)
2013Broadcast AwardsBroadcast Awards, UKBest Single DramaBlack Mirror (2011)· Barney Reisz (Producer)
· Otto Bathurst (Director)
· Annabel Jones (Executive Producer)
2013RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Entertainment Performance10 O'Clock Live (2011)
2011British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment Personality10 O'Clock Live (2011)
2011British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Male TV Comic10 O'Clock Live (2011)
2011RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Entertainment PerformanceNewswipe (2009)
2010British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment PersonalityNewswipe (2009)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialDead Set (2008)· Annabel Jones
· Yann Demange
2009British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Television Comedy DramaDead Set (2008)· Yann Demange
· Annabel Jones
2009Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Multichannel ProgrammeDead Set (2008)· Yann Demange
· Annabel Jones
2009TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest New DramaDead Set (2008)· Yann Demange
· Annabel Jones


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#Quote
1TV can't get enough of Nigel Farage because he adds a bit of colour, which is ironic considering what he represents.
2Newspapers chiefly exist to spoon-feed the opinions of their readers back to them, much like an arse-to-mouth hosepipe.
3[on the closure of Television Centre in 2013] The Corporation claimed changes in technology had rendered many of TV Centre's functions obsolete. For instance, suspicious old men now largely meet children using the Internet.

#Trademark
1Biting and acerbic wit
2Self deprecating humour
3Outspoken and brutally honest critical analysis

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