Henry Normal

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.

In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television.

He co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family.

With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and all three of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer.

  • ‘Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’  – Hannah Verdier, The Guardian
  • ‘Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal, –  Simon O’Hagan – Radio Times
  • ‘the Alan Bennett of poetry’ The Scotsman
  • ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit  – The Guardian
  • ‘A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky…a gentle giant of stand-up poetry’The List
  • ‘The poetry itself is stuff of proper substance, marrying the suburban beauty of Beatles ballads with the blunt candour of the kitchen sink’ The Guardian
  • ‘Witty and uncannily accurate with his observations’The Stage
  • ‘Distinctly funny’ – Time Out

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