Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have enjoyed a unique creative partnership in television, movies and theater. In Britain they created several iconic series including The Likely Lads, Porridge, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Lovejoy. In America they spent four years as writers and supervising producers with Tracy Ullman on HBO’s multi-Emmy award winning series, Tracy Takes On.
They have written many feature films including Otley, Villain, The Commitments, for which they won the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy and Still Crazy, which won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture.
In the last few years they returned to television with Archangel, starring Daniel Craig and Spies of Warsaw with David Tennant. Four feature films were produced in completely diverse genres: a sports film, Goal! The Dream Begins, an animated movie, Flushed Away, a heist movie, The Bank Job and a musical, Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor and nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Picture, Musical or Comedy).
Their most recent film is My Generation, presented by Sir Michael Caine, was screened at BAFTA in 2018.
Their stage work includes the hit musical Billy, starring Michael Crawford, and their rock musical, Jukebox Hero, which opened in Toronto in February 2019. Chasing Bono, a new play, opened at the Soho Theatre in December.