Charlie Brooker

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Charlton Brooker
  • Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Journalist
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Fast Facts

  • Claims he did not graduate from university because his dissertation was on the subject of video games, which was not considered a valid topic.
  • Shot to fame in 1998 with his violent cartoon "Helmut Werstler's Cruelty Zoo," which caused the magazine PC Zone to be pulled from the shelves.
  • Grew up in a family of Quakers and describes himself as one, despite contributing to a book titled The Atheist's Guide To Christmas which was published in 2009.
  • Met his wife Konnie Huq while filming an episode of Screenwipe in 2009, the two wear engaged 9 months later.
  • Is a gifted satirist, having written many different columns for various outlets, including one titled Screen Burn for The Guardian until 2010.
  • Began presenting a BBC Radio 4 series called So Wrong It's Right in 2010, where celebrity guests had to pitch terrible ideas for new franchises.

Awards

  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Entertainment Performance: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Single Drama: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Winner
  • 2017, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Drama: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Single Drama: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Covey Brooker Huq — Son
  • Huxley Brooker Huq — Son
  • Konnie Huq — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Westminster, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Charlton Brooker
  • Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Journalist