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(1958-07-29) 29 July 1958 (age 58)
Simon Nye (born 29 July 1958 in Burgess Hill, Sussex) is an English comic television writer, best known for creating the hit sitcom Men Behaving Badly, writing all of the four ITV Pantos, co-writing the 2006 film Flushed Away, co-writing Reggie Perrin and creating the latest adaption of the Just William in the same-name CBBC series of 2010.
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Nye was born in Burgess Hill, Sussex. Nye was educated at Collyer’s School and Bedford College, University of London, where he studied French and German. He started his writing career as a translator, publishing translations of books on Richard Wagner, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, before turning his hand to novel writing in 1989 with Men Behaving Badly. This was followed in 1991 by Wideboy, which he later adapted into the TV show Frank Stubbs Promotes.
Men Behaving Badly
Nye’s TV writing career began in 1990 when he was persuaded by producer Beryl Vertue to adapt his first novel for the small screen. The two series of Men Behaving Badly was broadcast on ITV in 1992. The show soon went on to achieve critical and commercial success, winning the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Situation Comedy in 1995, and the Royal Television Society Award for Best Situation Comedy/Comedy Drama in 1996. The show became the most-repeated comedy show in the 1990s.
Nye also appeared in the show, briefly playing a prospective tenant in the episode “Gary and Tony”. He also played one of Gary’s friends, Clive, in the episode where Gary and Dorothy plan to get married.
Though best known for sitcoms – such as Is It Legal? (starring Imelda Staunton), How Do You Want Me? (starring Charlotte Coleman and Dylan Moran),