Jeremy Dyson

Jeremy Dyson

Director, producer, screenwriter, actor


Jeremy Dyson (born 14 June 1966) is an English author, musician and screenwriter who, along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, is one of the League of Gentlemen. He also created and co-wrote the popular West End show Ghost Stories and its film adaptation. Dyson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, son of Elaine Saville and Melvin Dyson. He has one older brother, Andrew Dyson, and a younger sister, Jayne Dyson. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School, now The Grammar School at Leeds. He studied Philosophy at the University of Leeds and later completed an MA in screenwriting at the Northern School of Film and Television. He lived in Highbury, London, but now lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Dyson has an interest in the supernatural fiction of English writer Robert Aickman and has adapted Aickman's work in a number of media. Alongside his writing work, Dyson plays keyboards in a pop band called Rudolf Rocker, and has previously been a member of Leeds band Flowers for Agatha in the 1980s. He is a patron of the charity No Panic. With Andy Nyman, he co-wrote and co-directed the supernatural-themed stage production Ghost Stories. The play broke box office records at the Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith theatres where had its first run between February and April 2010 and transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in June 2010 where it ran for thirteen months. In January 2011, he returned to the Lyric Hammersmith with Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales, the first stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's short stories Tales of the Unexpected. Dyson was script editor on the BBC Two comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans written by James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden. The show is about a pair of lowly office workers who become unwittingly embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy. Its first series was broadcast in 2013. He 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. A film adaptation of Ghost Stories, directed by Dyson and Nyman, premiered in 2017.

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