Armando Iannucci is a critically acclaimed British comedy writer and producer.
He is best known in the UK for creating the TV show The Thick of It, in which a beleaguered minister tries to cope under the pressure of his army of spin doctors. He also created American political satire Veep.
Iannucci started as a radio producer, creating On the Hour, which in turn spawned numerous Alan Partridge, BAFTA-winning shows co-written with Steve Coogan.
His latest work, a film in production called The Death of Stalin, is a comedic take on the events that transpired after the brutal strongman died in 1953.
Armando Iannucci will appear at an early event (Saturday April 29th) as part of the Auckland Writer's Festival.