English comedian and writer who created the series Men Behaving Badly, which had six seasons on ITV from 1991 to 1998 . He also co-wrote the films Flushed Away (2006) and Reggie Perrin (2009).
He earned a degree in French and German from the University of London.
His show, Men Behaving Badly, was voted the best sitcom in the BBC's history at BBC Television's 60th anniversary celebrations in 1996.
He lives with his wife Claudia Stumpfl.
He created the TV Movie, The Beast (2007), which starred Steve Howey .