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Overview (2)

Born in Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charlie Brooker was born on March 3, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Dead Set (2008) and Nathan Barley (2005). He has been married to Konnie Huq since July 26, 2010. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Konnie Huq (26 July 2010 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Outspoken and brutally honest critical analysis
Self deprecating humour
Biting and acerbic wit
Dystopian settings
Stories about technology and it's potential effects on humanity

Trivia (9)

One-fifth of comedy production company, Zeppotron. The others are Ben Caudell, Peter Holmes, Neil Webster and Annabel Jones.
Former member of UK magazine "PC Zone" - writer of column "Sick Notes".
He doesn't drive.
Lived with Liz May Brice for two years. They are now close friends.
Attended the University of Westminster in London, though not graduated due to the rejection of his dissertation.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 41 when his wife, Konnie Huq, gave birth to their son Covey Huq Brooker on 23 March 2012.
One of five directors of comedy production company Zeppotron. [July 2003]
Is a huge fan of video games and started his career writing about them.
He announced he was quitting writing for his Screen Burn column in The Guardian after ten years, mainly on account of growing tired of insulting people on the television since, u[on meeting them, he found them in person to be decent company and couldn't be as harsh towards them as he had been before.

Personal Quotes (8)

[on the closure of Television Centre in 2013] The Corporation claimed changes in technology had rendered many of TV Centre's functions obsolete. For instance, suspicious old men now largely meet children using the Internet.
Newspapers chiefly exist to spoon-feed the opinions of their readers back to them, much like an arse-to-mouth hosepipe.
TV can't get enough of Nigel Farage because he adds a bit of colour, which is ironic considering what he represents.
[on writing advice] Read 'On Writing' by Stephen King and 'On Film-Making' by Alexander Mackendrick. Just try to power through the first draft. it'll be shit, you can rewrite it later (you WILL rewrite it later). Try Scrivener. Once you know what the story line is, write the first draft standing up. You waste less time because it's slightly uncomfortable. Probably loads of other advice but that's off the top of me head.
[on the 2016 US election] As December arrived, the planet grappled with the notion that, despite losing the popular vote by several million, the man who'd bragged about grabbing women by the pussy might get his finger on the red button.
The Drone flew around with a bunch of mistletoe trying to get couples to kiss and briefly forget the nightmarish dystopian World they were eating Onion Rings in.
We are all alone, not as alone as a cat in a bin, but alone.
In April Margaret Thatcher stopped happening.

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