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Nick Newman
Nick Newman

Nick Newman

Nick Newman is an award-winning cartoonist and writer. He has worked for Private Eye since 1981 and has been pocket cartoonist for The Sunday Times since 1989. His cartoons have appeared in many other publications including The Guardian, Punch and The Spectator. He was The Cartoon Art Trust’s Pocket/Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2016. He won the Sports Journalists’ Association’s Cartoonist of the Year award in 2005, 2007 and 2009. In 2013 he edited the humour bestseller Private Eye: A Cartoon History. His scriptwriting career with Ian Hislop began with Spitting Image, and continued with Dawn French’s Murder Most Horrid and The Harry Enfield Show – with the creation of Tim Nice-But-Dim. They also wrote the BBC1 film Gobble and the sitcom My Dad’s the Prime Minister. In 2008 their film A Bunch of Amateurs starring Burt Reynolds was chosen for the Royal Film Performance, before being adapted for the stage at the Watermill Theatre. In 2014 their film The Wipers Times won the Broadcast Press Guild Award for best single drama, and was nominated for a BAFTA, before its stage adaptation and sell-out tour. Radio credits include many series of Dave Podmore for Radio 4 with Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, along with Mastering the Universe, starring Dawn French. With Ian Hislop, he also wrote Radio 4’s Gush, Greed All About It, What Went Wrong With the Olympics? The News at Bedtime and Trial by Laughter.

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