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JAMES BOBIN (Director) is a British director and producer and one of the most
inventive comedic writers in television. He created, wrote and
executive-produced the hit series "Flight of the Conchords" for HBO and played a
key role in making it one of Time magazine's top five new television series in
2007. The show garnered seven Emmy nominations, including outstanding comedy
series. For his work on "Flight of the Conchords," Bobin received back-to-back
nominations for outstanding directing and writing as well as a Writers Guild
In 2000, Bobin created, wrote and directed "Da Ali G Show" for Channel 4 in
England and devised the show's iconic characterizations Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev
and Bruno (all played by Sacha Baron Cohen). He was the driving force in
bringing the critically acclaimed series to the United States and was nominated
twice by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for both outstanding
directing and writing for a variety, music or comedy program.
Born in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Bobin graduated from Oxford University and went
on to work at the BBC series "Fantasy Football League," where he directed two
seasons of the hit program. He then went on to produce and direct two seasons of
"The 11 O'Clock Show" for Channel 4 in England, which is where he met Cohen, and
was nominated for a BAFTA television award. In 2000, he wrote and directed
"Thumb Candy," the first-ever documentary for Channel 4 in England about the
history of video games.
Bobin currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Francesca, daughter,
Madelaine, and son, Jack.
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