Charlie Brooker is an English television presenter, writer, producer, and satirist. He is the creator and actor of the science fiction drama anthology series Black Mirror and has written for comedy series such as Brass Eye, The 11 O’clock Show and Nathan Barley.
Born- 3 March 1971 Reading, United Kingdom
Birthplace-Reading, United Kingdom
Full name-Charlton Brooker
Profession-Television presenter, Comedian, screenwriter, Journalist
Spouse- Konnie Huq (m. 2010)
He grew up in a quiet Quaker household in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire. His parents were fans of the television sitcom Bewitched and named him Charlton after a character in an episode, and his sister Samantha after the show’s main character.
Charlton Brooker married to Kanak Asha “Konnie” Huq who is a British television and radio presenter, screenwriter, and children’s author. She became the longest-serving female presenter of the British children’s television program Blue Peter, presenting it from 1997 to 2008.
Charlie and Konnie have two children together – Covey (born March 2012) and Huxley (born February 2014). They live in west London.
As a teenager, he worked as a writer and cartoonist for the comic book Oink! , which appeared in the late 1980s. After attending Wallingford School, Brooker attended Central London Polytechnic (which became the University of Westminster in his final year) to study for a BA in Media Studies.
From 1999 to 2000, Brooker played hooded pundit “The Pundit” on the short-lived Games Republic program hosted by Trevor and Simon on BSkyB.
In 2000, Brooker co-wrote Channel 4’s The 11 O’Clock Show and presented (with Gia Milinovich) the BBC’s low-budget gadget and technology program Knowledge The Kit (1999-2000). ). In 2001, he was one of the writers for Channel 4’s pedophilia special Brass Eye.
In 2003, Brooker wrote an episode of “How to Watch TV” for Channel 4’s The Art Show. The episode was shown in the style of a newsreel and was partially animated.
From 1999 to 2003, he wrote the satirical website TVGoHome, a series of satirical TV shows published in a format similar to Radio Times, which combines sharp satire and surreal humor and deals on technology. Newsletter You must know. The print version of the site was published by the Fourth Estate in 2001. In the same year, a TV show based on the site was broadcast on UK digital station E4.
When some of Brooker’s CeX comics were printed in PC Zone magazine, he was invited to write for the magazine. His previous reviews included System Shock (1994) and Fallout (1997). Brooker wrote for the magazine in the mid to late 1990s. As well as game reviews, his output included the cartoon “Cybertwats” and a column called “Sick Notes” in which Brooker insulted anyone who wrote to the paper – and offered a £50 prize for the best letter. One of Brooker’s one-off cartoons pulled the magazine off the shelves of many British newsstands. The cartoon was titled “Helmut Werstler’s Zoo of Cruelty” and was said to be an advertisement for a theme park created by the Teutonic psychologist for children who acted out their violent impulses on animals rather than people. There were photoshopped images, e.g. of children smashing monkey skulls with a hammer, jumping on a badger with a flint and sawing an orangutan.
From 2010 to 2012, Brooker presented the failure-fest BBC Radio 4 series So Wrong It’s Right, where guests compete to come up with the worst possible ideas for new franchises and answer the “wrongest” question. It ran for 17 episodes in three series. Just as Screen wipe uses Under the Western Freeway’s Grandaddy (A.M. 180) as its theme song, So Wrong It’s Right using another song from the same album, Summer Here Kids.
After serving as the creator and writer of Black Mirror, Brooker won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Television Movie and two consecutive Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special.
Brooker won Columnist of the Year at the 2009 British Press Awards for his Guardian column.
Dead Set was nominated for the 2009 BAFTA for Best Drama Series.
In 2010, he won the Royal Television Society’s Best Entertainment Program Award for news wipe.
He won three British Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer in 2009, Best Comedy Entertainment Program for News wipe in 2011 and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality in 2012.
At the 2017 BAFTA Television Awards, his series Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe won Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Program.
Net Worth 2023
Charlie Brooker has a net worth of $8 million.