Graduate wins BAFTA for break-through talent
Published Wednesday 11th May 2011
A graduate from The University of Northampton has scooped his first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for his writing work on the BBC3 hit comedy programme Mongrels.
Jon Brown, who graduated in BA English, BA American Studies and BA History from The University of Northampton, picked up the 'Break-through Talent' accolade from the BAFTA Television Craft Awards recently.
Jon, who is based in Olney, Buckinghamshire, commented:
I'm not going to lie, I was really desperate to win it. When the nominations were first announced I was just glad to be in the running, but by the time the ceremony rolled around I was all about the statue.
It's a nice yardstick, and it's great to get some recognition, but I'm aware it's a 'newcomer' award. I want to make sure I keep writing and keep on improving so I can show the people at BAFTA that they made the right choice.
Mongrels is a British puppet-based situation comedy, first broadcast on BBC3 in 2010. Jon is currently writing on Misfits for E4 and Fresh Meat, the new show from the writers behind C4s Peep Show.