Charlie Brooker

Picture of Charlie Brooker

Date of Birth: 03/03/1971

Age: 45

Place of birth: Reading

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Charlie was born at Reading, Berkshire; He grew up in Braytvell Cams-Softvell, Oxfordshire, and studied - in Wallingford. First professional experience Brooker - writer and artist comic book series `Oink` -! Dates back to the end of the eighties. From 1989 to 1992nd Brucker visited the Polytechnic University of Central London (now known as the University of Westminster); He received a bachelor`s degree in media culture with specialization in TV and videoprodyusirovanii. Charlie finish training, however, could not - did not cope with the dissertation. His graduation project in the university became the short film `Difficult day Bob Bamshteyna` (` A Busy Day for Bob Bumstain`), starring Jay Simpson and comic-style stand-up Ian Moore.

In the mid-nineties, Charlie worked in the journal `PC Zone`. In February 1998, one of his comic books caused a considerable buzz - it was told about the zoo, where children can vent their anger on the animals; comics accompanied by images created in a graphics editor of children, destroying various animals brutal ways.

Something of creativity Brooker has always been available on its website; after some time his work attracted the attention of sponsors and began to come out hard copies. From 1999 to 2003rd Charlie in charge of another site, `TvGoHome` - it regularly laid parody program guide.

In 2000 Brooker started a column in the magazine `The Guardian`; he was engaged in her review of airtime. Since the end of October 2006, the column turned into a full-fledged section on the whole page; it was laid out some sites that C Brooker - TvGoHome and parody online encyclopedia Ignopedia.

October 24, 2004, Charlie wrote a column about the upcoming presidential election and George Bush; conclusion in the article was the following - `John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. - where are you now, when you need us so `(it is a well-known killers of US presidents). Guide magazine article removed from the site and replaced by Charlie apology person; mailbox Brooker hurled threats and insults. Charlie himself said that, although it considers a joke rather crude and primitive, similar reaction said at least silly.

In the year 2000 Brooker began working in television; the first time he worked as a canal project screenwriters `Channel 4`` Shaw eleven chasov` ( `The Eleven O`Clock Show`); in addition, he was - together with Gia Millinovich - channel project BBC `Knowledge`s The Kit`.

C 2006, Bruker launches own TV show - `Screenwipe`, on the channel` BBC Four`. To some extent it duplicates the same project in the column `Guardian`; The first half of the program consists of excerpts from other programs, interrupts comments Brooker, Charlie and the second - in the same firm rough style - tells about the structure of an industry of television.

The 2008th Brooker wrote the screenplay for the zombie horror film `Dead Set`; his story took place in an atmosphere of reality show `Big Brother` and demonstrated in conjunction with this show.

Charlie activities earned him a number of different prizes; In particular, he became the author of `2009` Year Columns version` British Press Award`.