Welcome to John Stanley Productions
John Stanley was set up in 2011 by Matt Lucas to make high quality television and radio programmes. The company specialises in comedy and entertainment and is developing shows with a number of established writers and performers.
John Stanley is also looking to nurture up-and-coming talent so if you have ideas or scripts you think should be on TV or radio, please get in touch.
Matt Lucas is the host of his own awards ceremony: the perfectly-titled 'Lucases’. Nominations are provided by Matt's three guests in categories that recognise all the areas of achievement sadly overlooked by other awards, whether it's Smuggest Nation of People, Most Moreish Food or Crappiest Beatles Song.
Here’s a clip from series 1 ‘Flat-pack Furniture Store’
And here are the opening titles from series 1
Devised and Written by Ashley Blaker and Matt Lucas.
Putting his monastic training to good use, legendary actor Tom Baker is on hand to offer absolution and advice to all those who leave messages in his booths, normally by regaling them with amazing anecdotes from his remarkable life.
Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker
An audience sketch show set entirely in the future, introducing characters from every walk of life whether human, alien, computer, cyborg or mutation.
*We will be operating an ‘open door’ policy for writers to send in material for this series. Please do return here later in 2013 for a writers’ brief and contact information.
Created by Matt Lucas and Ashley Blaker
How To Contact Us
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John Stanley Productions
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this really Matt Lucas?
You used to follow me. Why don't you follow me anymore? Ah, you refer, I presume, to the Night Of The Great Twitter Cull.
Well what happened was this...
Since I joined Twitter, lots of folk asked me to follow them. So I did. Because I do like to please.
But then my timeline became pretty much unreadable, because there was thousands of people on it. And you should see some of the nonsense people tweet on here (myself included). I've subsequently discovered that what I COULD have done was create lists but I didn't know that then, because I am a technical Luddite, so what I did was unfollow virtually everyone and start again. Actually it felt really good. I recommend it.
But some people became abusive when they realised I was no long following them. Others seemed disproportionately (to me) upset about it.
If you were one of the thousands (it was in the thousands) that got unfollowed, sorry about that. Nothing personal. In fact I notice the numbers are creeping up so I'll probably do it again at some point.
Can you RT this? What – RT your tweet that’s just you asking for an RT? Well I COULD, but it wouldn’t make for hugely entertaining reading.
Can you RT me so I get more followers? See above.
Can you #FF me so I get more followers? See above.
I’m trying to get as many celeb followers as possible. Please can you follow me? See above. (There’s a lot of seeing above going on, I know)
Can you RT my song/film/photo of my dog? Maybe. Depends what mood I’m in. If I really like it, yes.
Can you RT my charity request/send me stuff for my charity? I’m not evil. I do obviously care about stuff like this, but since the advent of Twitter I get sometimes as many as a hundred requests to RT or support charities a day. If I RT’d everyone I wouldn’t have any followers left.
Also, because of the volume of charity RTs we all now see on our timelines, I think we've become over-saturated and I'm no longer convinced about the effectiveness of bombarding people with charity RTs. If anything it turns us off.
But if you really are serious and think there’s a good reason why I should get involved or donate something, then please contact me via my agent. Their website is http://www.troikatalent.com/
Can you read my comedy script? I have a production company – John Stanley Productions – and we are developing things all the time. So if you really are convinced you’re sitting on the next big thing you can contact us, for sure.... http://www.johnstanleyproductions.com/ - I should add that I might not be able to read it personally, but it will be looked at, and we will respond, in time.
Can you wish my friend/brother/sister/mum/dad/concubine happy birthday? Sure. Happy birthday.
Can you wish me happy birthday? Are you really asking someone you’ve never met to wish you happy birthday?
I'm visiting London next week. Can we meet for coffee? Oddly I do get asked this sometimes. And I sort of get it, given that you and I might have exchanged a few tweets. But every hour spent with a new friend is one less with an old friend. Plus I'm actually incredibly annoying in real life. Every time I go to a restaurant, for instance, I move tables about four times because of the air-conditioning or the noise and then I always send the food back. I'm very high maintenance. Honestly you're better off visiting The Imperial War Museum.
Thanks for posing for a photo when I saw you in Marks and Spencer yesterday. You're lovely/Why wouldn't you pose for a photo when I saw you in Marks and Spencer yesterday? You're horrible. I consider myself to be neither. What I am is human. Sometimes I can stop, sometimes I can't, because I'm late or with my mum or just dying for a poo. If you asked me and I couldn't stop, I'm sorry. I promise there was a good reason. Oh, and if you're one of those people who think I didn't just see you take a sneaky photo of me, you're wrong. I always see it. And it's creepy. And rude.
Is it true you and David have split up? Not to my knowledge. Just taking a break. We’ve always taken breaks.
Are you making any more Little Britain/Come Fly With Me/Rock Profile? Maybe. Not sure. Haven’t decided yet.
My wife and I are looking forward to seeing you in Les Miserables tonight. Eek. Thanks. But I'm not in it anymore. I had a great time playing Thenardier, though, and would love to return to the role one day.
Got any projects lined up? I finished filming a new six-part series for BBC One just before Christmas called 'The Matt Lucas Awards', which should be broadcast in the UK in the Spring.
There’s a film coming out that I’m starring in, called ‘Small Apartments’, directed by Jonas Akerlund, which also stars Billy Crystal, James Marsden, Johnny Knoxville and James Caan.
I’m also working on a couple of new projects which – if they get picked up – I would be exec-producing. I like to keep challenging myself and trying new things and am quite happy behind the camera too.
Are you moving to America? Sort of. The plan is to spend more time over there, but I’m not abandoning London. I still have a home here, my dogs are here, my friends and family are here. I’ll be popping home plenty, I’m sure.
What do you think of Arsenal’s chances this season?
Great, as long as we can keep hold of Bergkamp and Vieira.
And that’s pretty much the answers to about 95% of the questions I get asked on Twitter.