Jeremy Dyson Biography
Jeremy Dyson is an English author, musician and screenwriter. He is a member of the sketch comedy team, League of Gentlemen along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. He is famously known as co-creator and co-writer of the popular West End show Ghost Stories and its film adaptation.
Jeremy Dyson attended Leeds University where he received a degree in Philosophy. He then went on to the Northern School of Film and Television where he received an M.A. in script writing. Dyson has an interest in the supernatural fiction of English writer Robert Aickman and has adapted Aickman’s work in a number of media. The four league of gentlemen characters met while they were studying at Bretton Hall drama school. The League of Gentlemen initially began as a stage act in 1995. It was then transferred to BBC Radio 4 in 1997 as On the Town with the League of Gentlemen.
Later, it became a television series on BBC Two in 1999. Jeremy Dyson and his colleagues were awarded a British Academy Television Award, a Royal Television Society Award, and the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux. Dyson is also an author and has written several books. The books include; Bright Darkness: Lost Art of the Supernatural Horror Film and two collections of short stories entitled Never Trust a Rabbit.
His novel What Happens Now was published on 6 April 2006 to favourable reviews and was nominated for the Goss first novel award. He has co-created the BAFTA-nominated television series Funland. The series aired on BBC Three. He later wrote the Billy Goats Gruff episode of the BBC’s 2008 series Fairy Tales.
Jeremy Dyson has worked as script editor and writer on BBC1’s BAFTA-award-winning The Armstrong & Miller Show (2007–2010). He edited the script of BBC Two sitcom Grandma’s House in 2010, BBC Three’s Dead Boss in 2012 and Walking and Talking (2012) for Sky Atlantic. Dyson is a self-confessed poor actor. Due to this, he does not appear in The League of Gentlemen television series or any of its offshoots, apart from very brief cameos.
He worked as the assistant producer instead. In the film adaptation he is played by Michael Sheen. Apart from his writing work, Dyson plays keyboards in a pop band called Rudolf Rocker. Previously, he has been a member of Leeds band Flowers for Agatha in the 1980s. He is also a patron of the charity No Panic.
Jeremy Dyson script edited the BBC Two comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans written by James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden. Dyson has written and acted as script supervisor for the BBC sketch comedy series Tracey Ullman’s Show and Tracey Breaks the News starring Tracey Ullman.
Jeremy Dyson Age
Jeremy Dyson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was born on 14th June, 1966. His current age is 53 years old as of 2019.
Jeremy Dyson Net Worth
Jeremy Dyson has made a huge fortune from his career. Apart from his work as a screen writer, he is also a renowned author. He has written a number of books that helped him increase his net worth. He has co-created and co-written the popular West End show Ghost Stories and its film adaptation. He has also co-created the BAFTA-nominated television series Funland among others. Jeremy Dyson net worth is however currently under review.
Jeremy Dyson Wife
Jeremy Dyson got married to his wife Nicola Clarke in 2002. The scriptwriter has been very secretive about his personal life. There is no information known about the couple. There were romours that the two separated but we cannot deny or confirm these allegations. We will update you as soon as we get the information.
Jeremy Dyson Books
- The Double
- The Haunted Book
- Never Trust A Rabbit: Stories With a Twist
- Undead Worlds: A Reanimated Writers Anthology
- The Cranes That Build the Cranes
- A Local Book for Local People
- What Happens Now
- Crackanory Seasons 1, 2 and 3 Audible – Original recording
- The League of Gentlemen: Scripts and That
- The League of Gentlemen’s Book of Precious Things
- Too Much Too Young
- Sweet & Savage: The World Through the Mondo Film Lens
- Want to Read
- Sombra del árbol de la noche. Nueva narrativa británica de fantasmas y portentos
- Ghost Stories (NHB Modern Plays):
Jeremy Dyson Movies And Tv Shows | Jeremy Dyson League Of Gentlemen Cameo | Jeremy Dyson League Of Gentlemen Character | Jeremy Dyson Ghost Stories
- 2019 Killing Eve (TV Series)
- The League of Gentlemen (TV Series)
- 2017 Tracey Breaks the News (TV Series)
- 2017/I Ghost Stories (stage play)
- 2013 Crackanory (TV Series)
- 2009 The Armstrong and Miller Show (TV Series)
- 2008 Fairy Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- 2005 Funland (TV Mini-Series)
- 2005 The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse
- 2001 The League of Gentlemen: Live at Drury Lane
- 2016 Tracey Ullman’s Show (TV Series)
- 2015 Crims (TV Series)
- 2013-2014 The Wrong Mans (TV Series)
- 2012-2013 Bad Education (TV Series)
- 2012 Dead Boss (TV Mini-Series)
- 2010 The King Is Dead (TV Series)
Jeremy Dyson Twitter
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Jeremy Dyson Interview
Q: Hi Jeremy. The Haunted Book is said to be inspired by real-life cases. Can you tell me a bit about it?
Jeremy Dyson: “It started life about three years ago, when I did a show called Ghost Stories which became a success. It pushed me back into this world of the supernatural. “The ghost story was my first literary love. There were all these collections of real-life tales back in the mid-70s. They used to literally haunt me. There was one with a cover so scary I couldn’t look at it – and had to put it out on the landing when I was in bed. “The book really grew out of how much those kinds of tales meant to me.”
Q: Has looking into all the hauntings featured in the book made you a true believer?
Jeremy Dyson: “I’ve been a complete skeptic in the past. I don’t want to give too much away, because it’s part of the journey of reading the book, but I started off from a black-and-white position – and it’s fair to say everything’s not black-and-white.”
Q: Have you ever experienced anything paranormal or supernatural yourself?
Jeremy Dyson: “Certainly things that aren’t easily explainable. As for what they were – that’s the whole debate. “Each story in the book begins with a grain of truth. One’s based on the Leeds Library, and I had an experience there when I was a kid. I used to be left there when my mum went shopping, and in an upstairs room I was overwhelmed by a malign presence. I actually had to flee the room.”
Q: Which case explored in your book do you find the most intriguing, or terrifying?
Jeremy Dyson: “There’s one in a deserted mental hospital, and that really gets under my skin. The hospital’s in Sleaford, it’s abandoned, and it’s now beloved of urban explorers.
Q: What, in your opinion, makes for a genuinely great ghost story?
Jeremy Dyson: “I boil it down to three things. One of them is ‘sin’. It’s a very moral form, and that’s a big part of it. The location is very important too. There’s got to be a physical element to it.
“You need some sense of isolation as well. That’s a crucial element of fear.”
Q: What’s your personal favourite ghost story – fictional, or otherwise?
Jeremy Dyson: “There’s a couple that I remember from the true-life books. The one I really loved was Glamis Castle in Scotland. It’s got a hidden room supposedly, with secrets attached. “There’s a great line from one of the Earls who said: ‘If you knew what the secret was, you’d pray to God you’d never heard it!’”
Q: Do you think the horror genre is in a good place right now, or has Twilight-syndrome diluted it somewhat?
Jeremy Dyson: “I think it’s in a terrific place. In film, it’s probably better than it’s been since the old Universal days. About 10 or 15 years ago there was a real dearth of good stuff on film, and Hollywood was just doing ironic horror. “But then you got this boost from Sixth Sense and Blair Witch and we’re now getting these terrific ghost stories on screen – which had been really rare before. I watched Insidious 2 the other night and loved it.
Q: Halloween is coming up, of course. How do you usually spend the occasion?
Jeremy Dyson: “I get into the spirit. We used to do a brilliant Halloween party every year in the League Of Gentleman. That was the highlight. Now it’s about the kids. We all get dressed up and do the trick or treat thing. I wish I’d had that when I was a kid.”
Q: You and the other members of The League Of Gentlemen seem to share a love of horror and the morbid. Was it that that originally brought you together?
Jeremy Dyson: “Oh yeah. Absolutely. That was a big part of it. We were very spookily in tune with one another.”
Q: As a huge fan of the League, I have to ask: are there any plans for a reunion?
Jeremy Dyson: “Only socially. We get together every so often. Everyone’s so busy with their own careers. But we never fell out or anything – we absolutely love each other.
Q: Looking back on the three TV series of the show, and the infamous Christmas Special, what moment do you remain most proud of, and why?
Jeremy Dyson: “Probably the Christmas Special. It was the peak for us. It was such a joyful thing to do. “I’d also say that pre-telly, some of the stage shows were very exciting. When we were doing the act in a little room in London for 50 or 60 people, there was such a buzz to it.”
Q: The TV show could be quite taboo-breaking at times. Was there ever anything where you thought: ‘No, we can’t put that in – that’s too much!’?
Jeremy Dyson: “Oh yes. We self-censored quite a lot. We were very responsible. We never got any interference, remarkably – they trusted us – but we took it quite seriously. “We weren’t kids then. We were all early 30s, so we were slightly more mature when we made it onto the screen. We were never interested in just shocking people for the sake of it. It was all about entertaining people.”
Q: Who’s your favourite character from the League?
Jeremy Dyson: “I couldn’t boil it down to one. But I loved doing the lady vicar with Reece, Les McQueen with Mark, and ‘Pop’ with Steve. They were always up there.”
Q: You famously never appeared on screen, except for the odd background cameo. Were you never tempted to perform yourself?
Jeremy Dyson: “No. I wasn’t an actor. I’ve never had that skillset or confidence. I did appear in the first thing we did on stage, and that was enough to scare me off it. “I’m much more interested in being behind the camera.”
Q: Michael Sheen played you in the League Of Gentlemen movie, Apocalypse. Given the kind of roles he’s gone on to play, you must feel in esteemed company?
Jeremy Dyson: “(Laughs) Yeah, though my name never comes up when they say who he’s played! I’m aware that with every passing year even more dignity is added to that piece of casting. “We were lucky to have him. He’s a friend of Mark’s – and he did a great job.”