Jonathan Lynn

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Jonathan Lynn has directed 10 feature films including the cult classic Clue (he also wrote the screenplay), Nuns on the Run (also written by Mr Lynn), My Cousin Vinny, The Distinguished Gentleman, Sgt. Bilko, Greedy, Trial And Error, The Whole Nine Yards, The Fighting Temptations and most recently, Wild Target. His first produced screenplay was The Internecine Project (1974).

For television, Jonathan’s writing credits include dozens of episodes of various comedy series but he is best known for the phenomenally successful, multi-award-winning BBC series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, co-written and created with Antony Jay.

Jonathan authored the bestselling books The Complete Yes, Minister and The Complete Yes, Prime Minister, which cumu
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The Complete Yes Minister

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The Complete Yes Prime Mini...

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4.60 avg rating — 1,021 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Samaritans

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Yes, Prime Minister: The Di...

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Yes Prime Minister: The Dia...

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4.30 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Yes Minister

4.60 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1986
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Comedy Rules: From the Camb...

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Yes Prime Minister: A Play

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Yes, Prime Minister

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“Civil servants have an extraordinary genius for wrapping up a simple idea to make it sound extremely complicated.”
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“If people stop having secrets they stop having power.”
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