Born 5th September 1965 in Bristol, UK
UK, TV, Channel 4
Co-wrote (with Charlie Brooker)
Shamelessly cribbed from the Channel 4 website:
Nathan Barley is 26. He is a webmaster, guerrilla filmmaker, screenwriter, DJ and in his own words, a "self-facilitating media node". He is convinced he is the epitome of urban cool and therefore secretly terrified he might not be, which is why he reads Sugar Ape Magazine - his bible of cool.
Play, comedy, 2002
Wrote, screenplay, monologue, directed
Adapted from a monologue in the Blue Jam radio series, a rather disturbing dark comedy about a man who no longer uses his name because he feels he no longer deserves one any more. A dog named Rothko who claims to be the man's lawyer leads him into a tragic and surreal adventure.
TV comedy 2000
Head writer (with Peter Baynham, Amelia Bullmore, Jane Bussmann, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Robert Katz, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews & David Quantick)
Played: Various roles
A surreal disturbing array of comedy sketches.
TV Channel 4 comedy 1997
Co-wrote (with Peter Baynham & Jane Bussmann additional material written by Jane Bussmann, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews & David Quantick)
A contavercial spoof of current-affairs programmes. Many prominent public figures were fooled into pledgning their support on screen for totaly fictional charities and campaigns.
In 2001 the highly contravercial paedophilia special was broadcast. At the time it caused a media uproar but subsequently won a Broadcast magazine award in 2002.