British Comedy Guide

Working Title

Working Title Films.

Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, is one of the world's leading film production companies.

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Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
New Film Bella Ramsey. Catherine, Called Birdy Film Film about a 14 year-old girl living in medieval times.
New Film Gemma Arterton. Nell Gwynn Film Comedy about the life and career of Nell Gwynn, comic actress and famed mistress of King Charles II.
New Film Lily James. What's Love Got To Do With It? Film Romantic comedy film about love and marriage.
Returning TV Dolly Alderton. Everything I Know About Love Comedy Drama An unflinching account of surviving your 20s, based on Dolly Alderton's book.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Yonderland. Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas). Copyright: Working Title Films. Yonderland Sky1 Sitcom Family-friendly fantasy comedy series for Sky1 starring the cast of Horrible Histories in various roles, and a host of puppets too.
Film About A Boy. Image shows from L to R: Will Freeman (Hugh Grant), Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). About A Boy Film Film based on Nick Hornby's novel about a bittersweet friendship built up between a cynical, selfish man and a bullied 11 year old boy.
Film About Time. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), Mary (Rachel McAdams). About Time Film Richard Curtis rom-com with a time-travelling sci-fi twist.
Film Ali G Indahouse. Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen). Copyright: Working Title Films. Ali G Indahouse Film Comedy film starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Self-styled voice of youth Ali G unwittingly becomes embroiled in a plot to overthrow the prime minister.
Film Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions / Working Title Films. Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie Film Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) finds himself in Los Angeles, masquerading as the National Gallery's top art expert and destroying everything in his wake.
Film Bridget Jones's Baby. Bridget (Renée Zellweger). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures. Bridget Jones's Baby Film Third outing for modern literary heroine Bridget Jones on the big screen, based on Helen Fielding's books.
Film Bridget Jones's Diary. Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures. Bridget Jones's Diary Film Film based on Helen Fielding's novel about an unlucky-in-love Londoner who decides to take control of her life and start a diary.
Film Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. Image shows from L to R: Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger), Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures. Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason Film Comedy sequel with more embarrassments and romantic messes for the diary-keeping heroine. Hapless Bridget gets cold feet about her relationship.
Film Four Weddings And A Funeral. Image shows from L to R: Carrie (Andie MacDowell), Charles (Hugh Grant). Four Weddings And A Funeral Film A gentle British comedy about a group of friends who keep meeting at weddings; disappointingly, the ceremonies are never their own.
Film Grimsby. Image shows from L to R: Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), Sebastian (Mark Strong). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Grimsby Film Sacha Baron Cohen comedy about a slick spy and his idiot brother.
Film Hot Fuzz. Image shows from L to R: Sgt Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). Copyright: Working Title Films. Hot Fuzz Film Hit comedy film from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. PC Nicholas Angel transfers from London's Met Police to the sleepy village of Sandford.
Film I Give It A Year. Image shows from L to R: Hugh (Jason Flemyng), Naomi (Minnie Driver), Guy (Simon Baker), Nat (Rose Byrne), Josh (Rafe Spall), Chloe (Anna Faris), Danny (Stephen Merchant). Copyright: Working Title Films. I Give It A Year Film A comedy about the trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year as a married couple. Stars Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne.
Film Johnny English. Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Working Title Films / STUDIOCANAL. Johnny English Film He knows no fear. He knows no danger. He knows... nothing! A film about bumbling secret agent Johnny English.
Film Johnny English Reborn. Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Working Title Films. Johnny English Reborn Film Film sequel starring Rowan Atkinson as the bumbling MI7 agent Johnny English, now on the trail of a secret organisation dubbed Vortex.
Film Love Actually. Image shows from L to R: David, The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant), Natalie (Martine McCutcheon). Copyright: Working Title Films. Love Actually Film Romantic comedy by Richard Curtis, charting a multitude of relationships across a Christmas period.
Film Plunkett & Macleane. Image shows from L to R: Captain James Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller), Plunkett (Robert Carlyle). Copyright: Working Title Films. Plunkett & Macleane Film Comic adventure set in the 1740s. A gentlemen drunkard and a robber pool their talents to embark on a crime spree.
Film Shaun Of The Dead. Image shows from L to R: Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun (Simon Pegg), Liz (Kate Ashfield). Copyright: Working Title Films. Shaun Of The Dead Film Zombie-filled romantic comedy. When zombies start to roam London, Shaun must kickstart himself into action to save those closest to him.
Film The Boat That Rocked. The Boat That Rocked Film Richard Curtis comedy about an illegal radio station broadcasting from the North Sea in the '60s.
Film The World's End. Image shows from L to R: Andy Knight (Nick Frost), Gary King (Simon Pegg), Oliver (Martin Freeman). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL / Working Title Films. The World's End Film Sci-fi comedy film about five friends attempting to recreate a legendary pub crawl, but the future looks rather bleak for both them and the world.
Film Wimbledon. Image shows from L to R: Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), Peter Colt (Paul Bettany). Wimbledon Film Romantic comedy. Peter Colt is a low-ranking tennis star whose misfortune on the court is only matched by his extremely bad luck in love.
Film Emma.. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy). Emma. Film 2020 adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic comedy.
Film High Fidelity Film
Film Johnny English Strikes Again. Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Working Title Films. Johnny English Strikes Again Film Third spy film starring Rowan Atkinson as bumbling agent Johnny English.
Film My Beautiful Laundrette. Image shows from L to R: Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis), Omar (Gordon Warnecke). Copyright: Film4. My Beautiful Laundrette Film Comic drama about a young British-Pakistani attempting to turn around a laundrette business.
Film The Tall Guy Film
Film What Rats Won't Do. Image shows from L to R: Jack Sullivan (James Frain), Kate Beckenham (Natascha Taylor). Copyright: Working Title Films. What Rats Won't Do Film Romantic comedy set inside the London law courts.
Film Wild Child. Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures. Wild Child Film A spoilt American teenager has to attend a very proper girls' school in England.
Film Yesterday. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel). Copyright: Working Title Films. Yesterday Film Comedy about a struggling musician who, after a global blackout, finds he is the only person to remember The Beatles.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2018 TV Sitcom We Are Lady Parts
2015 TV Comedy Drama You, Me And The Apocalypse
2013 TV Sitcom Yonderland
2000 TV Comedy Drama Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
1995 TV Sitcom The Baldy Man
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