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Biography - Sue Vertue (producer)


Sue Vertue started her working life as a production manager in the commercials world before joining Tiger Television in 1989.


She began producing in 1991 and her credits whilst there include: nine of the 14 television programmes made of the internationally renowned comedy Mr Bean (ITV) which won many awards around the world, including an Ace and an Emmy;


The Vicar of Dibley (co-producer, BBC ONE) starring Dawn French (Bafta nomination and Emmy winner 1998);


Hospital, a comedy starring Greg Wise and Bob Peck which was commissioned by Channel 5 for their opening night (Banff Award for Best Comedy 1998);


Great Railway Journeys: Hong Kong to Ulan Batar (co-producer, BBC ONE), presented by Clive Anderson;


The Last Englishman (BBC ONE), an hour long period drama starring Jim Broadbent (Bafta nomination for Best Single Drama);


and Gimme Gimme Gimme, the sitcom for BBC TWO written by Jonathan Harvey and starring Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus (two British Comedy Awards nominations, Bafta nomination), which successfully transferred to BBC ONE.


Sue left Tiger Aspect at the end of 1998 to produce Comic Relief 1999 for the BBC (British Comedy Awards winner). This six hour live show broke all records for the amount of money raised on the night.


In April 1999 Sue joined her mother Beryl Vertue's company Hartswood Films where she produced another series of Gimme Gimme Gimme (now in association with Tiger Aspect) - again frequently top of the BBC TWO weekly ratings.


Their first project together was Coupling for BBC TWO, followed by The Savages for BBC ONE, written by Simon Nye and starring Geoffrey Palmer, Marcus Brigstocke and Victoria Hamilton.


Sue is now producing Carrie and Barry for Hartswood Films and BBC ONE. This brand new series written by Simon Nye stars Neil Morrissey, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Williams and Michelle Gomez.



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