Graduate wins BAFTA for breakthrough talent

News Page 11th November 2015

Jon Brown, who graduated in BA English, BA American Studies andBA 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 onMisfits for E4 and Fresh Meat, the new show from the writers behind C4s Peep Show.

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