Timothy John Kirkby
13 November 1970
Sidcup, Kent, England
|Occupation||Film & TV Director|
|Known for||Look Around You (2005)|
|Spouse(s)||Kirsty Mckinnell (m. 2006)|
Timothy John Kirkby (born 13 November 1970 in Sidcup, Kent, England) is a British filmmaker, working in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He is best known for directing the science parody series Look Around You , the BAFTA winning BBC 2 show Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and setting up the multi-award winning Fleabag.
Kirkby made his TV directorial debut with the BAFTA nominated science spoof Look Around You. He received further recognition for the first season of the BAFTA nominated My Mad Fat Diary, the BAFTA nominated BBC single drama The C Word, and more recently the critically acclaimed Fleabag.
In the United States he created and directed all eight episodes and co-executive produced the award-winning first & second season of Brockmire for IFC. Other notable US television directing credits includes episodes of the Emmy-winning HBO comedy Veep (TV series), Grace & Frankie, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Man Seeking Woman.
He has also made documentaries with Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest for the multi-award-winning documentary strand Classic Albums, as well as creating and directing all 4 series of the critically acclaimed BAFTA winning show 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle a six-part comedy series featuring standup and sketches. The first season was executive produced by Armando Iannucci and script edited by Chris Morris. The first episode received positive reviews from The Independent and The Daily Mirror, although the show received a negative review, written by Stewart Lee in Time Out, in which he described himself as "fat" and his performance as "positively Neanderthal, suggesting a jungle-dwelling pygmy, struggling to coax notes out of a clarinet that has fallen from a passing aircraft". The second series won a BAFTA for Best Comedy Programme in 2012.
His second film, a neo-noir detective story Last Looks set in Los Angeles starring Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam, is set to be released in 2022.
His NETFLIX series The Pentaverate created by Mike Myers, about a secret society that has been working to control world events since 1347, is set to be released in 2022.
|TBA||Sinner v Saints||Yes||No||No|
|2002, 2005||Look Around You||Yes||No||2 series, 14 episodes|
|2002, 2004, 2005||Classic Albums||Yes||No||3 episodes|
|2007||Kombat Opera Presents||Yes||No||Series 1, episodes 4|
|2010||Little Crackers||Yes||No||Series 1, episodes 10|
|2012||Walking and Talking||Yes||No||4-part television serial|
|2013, 2015||The Alternative Comedy Experience||Yes||No||2 series, 25 episodes|
|2013||My Mad Fat Diary||Yes||No||Series 1, episode 1, 2, 3|
|2009, 2011, 2014, 2016||Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle||Yes||No||4 series, 24 episodes|
|2013, 2014||Veep||Yes||Yes||3 episodes of HBO television series|
|2014||Playing House (TV series)||Yes||No||3 episodes of USA television series|
|2015||You, Me and the Apocalypse||Yes||No||3 episodes of SKY television series|
|2015||Man Seeking Woman||Yes||No||3 episodes of FX television series|
|2015||Brooklyn Nine Nine||Yes||No||1 episode of USA television series|
|2015||Grace & Frankie||Yes||No||2 episodes of NETFLIX television series|
|2015||The C Word||Yes||No||BBC 1 Television Feature film|
|2017, 2018||Brockmire||Yes||Yes||2 series, 8 episodes of IFC television series|
|2018||Fleabag||Yes||No||1 episode of BBC/AMAZON television series (pilot)|
|2019||Don't Forget the Driver||Yes||No||1 series, 6 episodes of BBC television series|
|2022||The Pentaverate||Yes||Yes||1 series, 6 episodes of television series|