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Kevin Robert Cecil (born 1969 in London) is a British screenwriter.

Kevin Cecil
Born1969 (age 49–50)
London, England
OccupationScreenwriter and television producer.
Alma materOxford University
GenreComedy, adventure, science fiction

Writing alongside Andy Riley (with whom he has been friends since attending Aylesbury Grammar School), he has won two BAFTA awards, the first for writing the Comic Relief one-off special, Robbie the Reindeer, in 2000, and the second for Black Books in 2005.[citation needed] He went to Oxford University where he attended New College reading English Literature.[citation needed]

He has also written for The Armando Iannucci Shows, Armstrong & Miller, Little Britain, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack the Pony and Spitting Image and on radio he co-created The 99p Challenge.[citation needed]

The second Robbie the Reindeer special, "Legend of the Lost Tribe", which Cecil and Riley co-wrote won an International Emmy for best children's programme in 2003.[citation needed]

Kevin also co-created and wrote a Sci-Fi comedy series for television entitled Hyperdrive. The first series aired on BBC2 in 2006, and the second series aired on the same channel in 2007. The programme starred Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon and Miranda Hart who was nominated for best newcomer in the British Comedy Awards in 2006 for her role in the programme.

An animated series Slacker Cats he and Andy Riley created was broadcast on the ABC Family Channel in 2007.[citation needed]

He has worked on a number of feature films including Gnomeo and Juliet, the Aardman adaptation of Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Corpse Bride (uncredited).[citation needed]

In 2013, he co-wrote Gangsta Granny.[citation needed]

In 2016 he won a Writers Guild of America award for his work on Veep.[1]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
2012 Annie Award Gnomeo & Juliet (shared with Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Andy Riley, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling) Writing in a Feature Production Nominated
2014 Online Film & Television Association Award Veep Best Writing in a Comedy Series Won
2015 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series Won
Writers Guild of America Award Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Writers Guild of America Award Comedy Series Won
Producers Guild of America Award Veep, Season Four Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Nominated


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