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Tim Kirkby
Kirkby in 2015
Timothy John Kirkby

(1970-11-13) 13 November 1970 (age 51)
Sidcup, Kent, England
OccupationFilm & TV Director
Years active2000–present
Known forLook Around You (2005)
Fleabag (2016)
Veep (2012–2014)
Brockmire (2017)
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[citation needed], 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]



Year Title Director Producer Writer
2018 Action Point Yes No No
2022 Last Looks Yes No No
TBA The Glove Yes No No
TBA Sinner v Saints Yes No No


Year Title Director Executive
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


Television (as actor)


  1. ^ "Television Awards Winners in 2012". April 24, 2012.