Netflix has commissioned A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou, a comedy special written by and starring quadruple BAFTA winner Jamie Demetriou and produced by BBC Studios Productions and Guilty Party Pictures.
A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou “takes the audience on a journey from birth to death through the ever adored medium of song and sketch – unpacking the most crucial, embarrassing, heartening and ultimately futile stages of a life lived in the anxious modern day.”
Each stage of life is articulated through a different character played by Jamie; and he’s joined by UK comedy talent including Ellie White, Sian Clifford, Jon Pointing, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Katy Wix amongst many more.
Jamie Demetriou commented: “I’m in it quite a lot, hope that’s ok!”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios said: “Jamie is an exceptional creator and performer. It’s a testament to his talent that in just one hour he will take us on an excruciating, hilarious, brilliantly observed journey through modern life”.
Jonny Sweet and Simon Bird of Guilty Party Pictures added: “It’s been a privilege to see Jamie assemble these disparate, disastrous, often relatively thick characters into one beautiful sweep of life as he sees it. It’s as original, daring, and hilarious as we have come to expect from (to be fair) the comic voice of his generation.”
The executive producers for A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou are Josh Cole (for BBC Studios), Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet (for Guilty Party), Andrew Gaynord and Demetriou himself who also writes and stars. The special is produced by Olly Cambridge and directed by Andrew Gaynord.
Demetriou is represented by Kitty Laing and Charlotte Davies at United Agents and CAA and managed by Dianne McGunigle at MGMT Entertainment.
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