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Success of hit TV drama Succession makes British writer Jesse Armstrong £9million fortune

Success of hit TV drama Succession makes British writer Jesse Armstrong £9million fortune


He’s the man who put the ‘success’ into Succession, so it’s no surprise that British writer Jesse Armstrong has made a fortune from the hit TV drama starring Brian Cox and Sarah Snook.

Mr Armstrong, 50, has seen the value of his personal company rocket in two years to £9 million, The Mail on Sunday can disclose.

Company accounts for Jesse Armstrong Ltd, of which he is the director, show in 2019 he had reserves of just over £800,000, rising to £3 million in 2020. 

British writer Jesse Armstrong, 50, (pictured at the Emmy Awards) who wrote hit TV drama Succession has seen his fortune rocket to £9 million, The Mail on Sunday can disclose

That figure tripled in 2021 to more than £9 million.

But father-of-two Mr Armstrong, married to child psychotherapist Milly, is not the type to flaunt his wealth. 

Asked recently if he had plans to upgrade his South London townhouse, he replied: ‘We might do a new kitchen.’ 

Succession, a dark comedy starring Brian Cox and Sarah Snook (pictured) charting the power struggles among heirs to a media company, has won Mr Armstrong two writer's Emmy awards

Succession, a dark comedy starring Brian Cox and Sarah Snook (pictured) charting the power struggles among heirs to a media company, has won Mr Armstrong two writer’s Emmy awards

Succession, a dark comedy charting the power struggles among heirs to a global media company, has won Mr Armstrong a writer’s Emmy for two years running, as well as a slew of other awards.

His writing credits have included The Thick Of It and the film In The Loop, and together with his writing partner Sam Bain he created Peep Show, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. 

The third series of Succession is on Sky Atlantic.

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