Kieran is a very talented writer-performer who has projects in development with Kudos, What Larks and Hoot. He has just finished a highly successful Edinburgh run with his acclaimed show LANCE which was nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show.
LANCE sold out its run at The Soho Theatre in October and has a second run from the 25th to the 28th November. He is also performing the show at The Invisible Dot from the 2nd to the 14th November.
Reviews for LANCE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:
‘An absolute gem...a delight to watch' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Guardian
'Kieran Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph
'A triumph of a show...with plenty of genuinely laugh-out-loud moments.' ✭✭✭✭1/2 Chortle
'Hodgson has penned a beautiful, poignant and most importantly very funny show about innocence lost, and how you can never truly go home again.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Skinny
Kieran will be seen as the role of Ian Lavender in BBC Two’s upcoming single drama WE'RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY alongside John Sessions, Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips which will air over Christmas. He will also shortly be filming a role in Sam Simmons’ Christmas Cracker for Sky. Kieran just played Pliny the Younger in BBC Radio 4’s serial HOW TO SURVIVE THE ROMAN EMPIRE with Joanna Scanlan and will shortly be heard as Daniel in the Radio 4 four-parter THE LENTIL SORTERS with Vincent Franklin, Rebekah Staton and Julia Deakin.
He recently filmed guest role in SIBLINGS Series 2 for BBC3 and DRIFTERS Series 3 for E4 which will both TX this year. Kieran also filmed the role of Ibsen in Graham Linehan's Channel 4 pilot THE CLOUD alongside Adam Buxton, Jamie Demetriou and Aisling Bea and will be performing in a number of other series for BBC Radio 4 incl. CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY and CYRANO DE BERGRAC.
Kieran reprised the role of Jonathan Harker in Nick Mohammed's MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL at the Soho Theatre earlier this year after a sell-out run in Edinburgh in 2014: "Enthusiastic support comes from David Elms, Joanna Grace and particularly Kieran Hodgson as Jonathan Harker, who would make a serviceable David Tennant if the ex-Time Lord required a body double." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
His brilliant show FRENCH EXCHANGE had a great month at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival at the Voodoo Rooms on the Free Fringe in 2014 and was followed by two successful runs at the Pleasance Theatre in London.
He is was picked as one of the Best Shows on the Free Fringe by the Times and received 4 star reviews:
"Hodgson's embodiment of the multiple characters is elegant and impressive. This is an excellent performance, capturing the ways in which different people carry their bodies." Fest Mag
Kieran appeared in Armistead Maupin's BABYCAKES and as Louis Scratcherd in THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES: DR THORNE alongside Maggie Steed and Douglas Booth for BBC Radio 4 and had a role in the second series of COUNT ARTHUR STRONG for BBC2. He also starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, for BBC Radio 4. The show was co-created with Matt Lucas and also featured Catriona Knox and Jamie Demetriou.
He wrote on the third series of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for The Cartoon Network and was also involved in the Writer's Room for the second series of THE MIDNIGHT BEAST for Warp Television and E4.
Kieran also played the guest lead role of Ridley in one of the JONATHAN CREEK specials for BBC One, THE LETTERS OF SEPTIMUS NOONE. He can be seen in ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA and also filmed a role in Graham Linehan's BBC2 series COUNT ARTHUR STRONG.
He played the role of DAVEY in the BBC1 pilot GEORGE AND BERNARD SHAW alongside Richard Griffiths and Robert Lindsay and the role of Carl in Series 5 of Radio 4's GILES WEMMBLEY HOGG GOES OFF.
KIERAN AND JOE made their Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2010 as KIERAN & THE JOES with the show SUCCESS: A SUCCESS STORY at the Free Fringe and made a triuphant return in 2011 performing TEAMPOWERED to sell out audiences at Just the Tonic at The Store to fiive star reviews.
TEAMPOWERED rating: * * * * * ... in which these three drearily-attired salarymen welcome you to their “masterclass in teamwork” before spiralling into internecine dysfunction. Their Teampowered is a relentlessly hilarious show, craftsmanlike in concept, writing and delivery, and laying mercilessly into the notion of corporate improvement while also using that as an unlikely framework for all manner of off-the-beam inventiveness. One brilliantly dark slice of audience participation — fusing stand-up conventions, Jason Bourne and the Milgram experiment — will have you on the edge of your seat.
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
August 2012 saw Kieran performing with Joe in KIERAN & JOE: FRIENDS OF STEEL at the Pleasance Baby Grand in Edinburgh and he also had his own solo show on the Free Fringe, KIERAN HODGSON: SUPERVILLAIN at the Voodoo Rooms.