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Agent: Edward Hughes

Simon Gibney is an award-winning director, with experience across drama, comedy and multi-camera productions ranging from quiz and chat shows to live music and comedy. He has worked on a huge array of programmes, such as Dead Air for BBC 3/Tiger Aspect, Father Brown for the BBC and Horrible Histories for CBBC. With over sixteen years’ experience, Simon has worked across the UK, Ireland and the US and has won numerous awards for his children’s and comedy TV work. Website: http://www.simongibney.com/

 

Television:

NOWHERE FAST Deadpan Pictures/RTE/BBC Worldwide

New comedy series created by and starring Alison Spittle

FURCHESTER HOTEL Sesame Street/BBC

18 episodes starring Elmo, Cookie Monster and many other Henson characters

FATHER BROWN BBC

Episodes of the drama series starring Mark Williams
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BULL John Stanley Production/UKTV

Studio comedy set in an Antique shop
Director

DEAD AIR BBC3/Tiger Aspect

Comedy drama
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HORRIBLE HISTORIES CBBC/Lion Televisoin

Series 6 – 15 x 30 min episodes
Nominated for the International Emmy for Kids: Factual
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HORRIBLE SCIENCE HatTrick/Toff/ITV/ABC Australia

Series 1 – 10 x 30 min episodes
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DOCTORS BBC Drama

Daytime continuing drama – 50 x 30 min episodes across four series
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THE JOHNNY AND INEL SHOW Princess Productions/CBBC

Sketch show – 13 episodes
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THE BIG PITCH (PILOT) Grand Pictures/Sky

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WATSON & OLIVER BBC

Sketch show – 6 episodes in series 2
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SPY Hat Trick/Sky 1

Sitcom – series 2
Edit director

ROY Jam Media/CBBC

Comedy drama about a cartoon boy living in the real world. 6 episodes in series 2
Director

FAIR CITY RTE

Ireland’s longest running soap. 85 episodes over three series
Director

THE BRONX BUNNY SHOW Starz Network USA/DZE

Adult comedy show – 10 episodes
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THE PODGE AND RODGE SHOW RTE

Scripted chat show – over 100 episodes across four series
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Won Irish Film and TV Award 2008 – Best Entertainment

JASON BYRNE: OUT OF THE BOX McIntyre Entertainment

Live stand up show
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LIFFEY LAUGH Midas

Stand up series
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THE LOUNGE DZE/RTE

Stand up comedy shows
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ZAG AND ZAG RTE

Celebrity blooper special
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THE LATE LATE SHOW RTE

The longest-running chat show in the world
Director

TUBRIDY TONIGHT RTE

Saturday night entertainment show
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SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW RTE

Entertainment show mixing guests, music and more
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THE AFTERNOON SHOW Green Inc/RTE

126 episodes of this daytime lifestyle series.
Director

THE CAFÉ RTE

Chat show with comic items & top musical performances
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THE ONCE A WEEK SHOW RTE

Chat show co-hosted by Dustin the Turkey, of Eurovision fame
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EYE2EYE RTE

Show where young people get to meet heroes who have contributed to society
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SPORT QUIZ OF THE YEAR 2015 RTE

Sports quiz
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PLAY IT BY YEAR Adare/RTE

Quiz show with questions based on archive material from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and today
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TAKE ME OUT Freemantle/TV3

Dating game show – 20 episodes across two series
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FAMILY FORTUNE Freemantle/TV3

Survey based game show – 25 episodes
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MASTERMIND 2012 TV3/BBC

Iconic quiz show, both celeb and junior editions – 10 episodes
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JOSEPH CALLEJA: A NIGHT IN MALTA NnG promotions/Sky

Open air operatic concert recorded in Valetta
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ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Coco TV

Live Coverage of Ireland’s National Day – St Patrick‘s Festival
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ASLAN MADE IN DUBLIN ShinAwiL/EMI

Feature length film documenting the band plus an intimate unplugged concert.
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BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Coco TV/RTE

A special look at the Cuban musicians and their orchestra, as they performed live
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FESTIVAL OF WORLD CULTURES Paradise Pictures/RTE

Music and cultural festival
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WITNNESS Setanta TV/MTV

Two intimate concerts in Dublin and The Mandela Hall, Belfast featuring Wyclef Jean, The Edge, Creative Control, Suede and Doves
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HEINEKEN GREEN ENERGY Coco TV

Music festival at Dublin Castle featuring The White Stripes, Muse, The Frames, Damien Rice, Bell X1, Mundy, Manic Street Preachers
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CLASS ACT RTE

A search for Ireland’s most talented teenager.
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Awards:

Children’s BAFTA

Nominee Best Comedy – Horrible Histories – 2015

Children’s BAFTA

Winner  Best Drama – ROY – 2012

Irish Film and TV Award

Winner Entertainment –  The Podge and Rodge Show – 2008 and 2000
Winner Entertainment – The Bronx Bunny (US version) – 2004

British Comedy Guide

Winner Best Sketch Show – Horrible Histories

Kidscreen America

Winner Best Series – Horrible Histories

Broadcast Awards

Nominated – Horrible Histories