Perhaps best known for directing the award-winning British TV series, "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister", Lynn honed his comedic skills as a member of the Cambridge Circus satirical revue in th...
Broadway directing debut, "The Moony Shapiro Songbook"
Short film directing debut, "Mick's People"
Helmed the big screen version of the 1950s TV show "Sgt. Bilko", starring Steve Martin
Produced and directed the comedy "Trial and Error"
Began career as an actor with revue troupe Cambridge Circus, performing in New York
RSC directing debut, "Anna Christie"
Appeared in "Three Men and a Little Lady"
Directed "Greedy", a comedy starring Kirk Douglas
Wrote first feature screenplay for "The Internecine Project"
Feature directing debut (also writer) "Clue"
Directed the pilot/premiere episode of TV series, "Ferris Bueller"
Served as artistic director of the Cambridge Theatre Company
Directed the British TV movies: "Barmitzvah Boy" (1975), "The Knowledge" (1979), "Outside Edge" (1982), "Diana" (1984)
Appeared on stage in "Green Julia" (1965), "Fiddler on the Roof" (1967-68), "Blue Comedy" (1968), "The Comedy of the Changing Years" (1969), "When We Are Married" (1970)
Wrote first TV script for the situation comedy, "My Brother's Keeper" (also co-starred)
Acted in repertory in Lecester, Edinburgh and with the Bristol Old Vic in London
Writer for the TV and radio programs, "Yes, Minister"
Helmed "The Whole Nine Yards", starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry
Helmed the Eddie Murphy vehicle "The Distinguished Gentleman"
Appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
Stage directing debut "The Plotters of the Cabbage Patch Corner"
Was writer and cast member of syndicated TV series, "Cambridge Circus"
Perhaps best known for directing the award-winning British TV series, "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister", Lynn honed his comedic skills as a member of the Cambridge Circus satirical revue in the mid-1960s. After acting on the New York and London stage as well as British TV, he branched out into directing in the early 70s, staging plays in the West End, for the RSC and on Broadway.<p>Lynn wrote the screenplay for "The Internecine Project" (1974) and made a short film, "Mick's People" (1982), before directing his first feature, "Clue" (1985). A disappointing comedy whodunit, "Clue" was more notable for its being released with three different endings than for its wit. Lynn's subsequent work has included the cross-dressing comedy "Nuns on the Run" (1990); the surprise fish-out-of-water hit "My Cousin Vinny" (1991); and "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992), a less-than-distinguished Eddie Murphy vehicle.
born c. 1973
married in 1967
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Lynn received a honorary MA from Sheffield University.