Alice Lowe

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Alice Lowe
Born Alice Eva Lowe[1]
(1977-04-03) 3 April 1977 (age 37)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Occupation Comedienne, actress, writer

Alice Eva Lowe (born 3 April 1977) is an English actress and writer, mainly in comedy. She is known for her roles in the Garth Marenghi series and as the lead and co-writer of the 2012 film Sightseers.

Early life[edit]

Lowe attended Kenilworth School and graduated from King's College, Cambridge.[2]

Career[edit]

She began her career co-devising and performing in surreal experimental theatre shows such as City Haunts, Snowbound and Progress in Flying Machines with David Mitchell and Robert Webb under the directorship of Paul King, who has since directed her in The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. She was part of the cast in Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight alongside fellow Cambridge graduates Richard Ayoade and Matt Holness and they were nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000. In 2001, she won that award for performing in the sequel to Fright Knight, Garth Marenghi's Netherhead. In 2005 she returned to the Fringe with MoonJourney, a sci-fi themed Kate Bush spoof. In 2009, Lowe appeared with Steve Coogan on his 'Alan Partridge and other less successful characters' tour. She played one of the supporting actors, filling in between Coogan's character changes and playing some of the support characters in sketches.

Her numerous television credits include Channel 4's spoof horror comedy Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Beth in the BBC comedy series My Life in Film, David Bowie in the BBC series Snuff Box, and a recurring role in Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive. She was part of the all female comedy show Beehive along with Sarah Kendall, Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Clare Thomson which was aired on E4, and was a regular cast member of the CBBC show Horrible Histories during the second and third seasons. Her BBC Three pilot "LifeSpam: My Child Is French" was broadcast in 2009,[3] and she co-wrote and starred in Channel 4's Orcadia. In February 2010, she appeared in and script-edited the pilot for a "sort-of-sketch-show" called Missing Scene.[4]

She has also guest starred in a number of television shows including as Monkey in "The Priest and the Beast" episode of The Mighty Boosh, as Patricia in the "Fifty-Fifty" episode of The IT Crowd, a solicitor in the "Travel Writer" episode of Black Books, Madonna in an episode of Channel 4's Star Stories, as well as episodes of Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul, Beautiful People and This is Jinsy. She appeared in the music video for "Bastardo" by Charlotte Hatherley, directed by Edgar Wright.

Lowe co-wrote and starred in the short film Stiffy, directed by Jacqueline Wright, which premiered at Cannes in 2005 as part of the Kodak Straight 8 competition. Her self-penned short film Sticks and Balls was screened at Cannes in 2007.

Lowe appeared in the action comedy film Hot Fuzz, and took a lead role in the 2012 film Sightseers, the third production from director Ben Wheatley. Sightseers was written by Lowe with Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump.[5] Lowe had a role in the Edgar Wright-directed film The World's End.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ {England & Wales births 1837 – 2006}
  2. ^ Reporter 7/7/99: Congregations of the Regent House on 25 and 26 June 1999
  3. ^ Bruce Dessau, Alice Lowe's LifeSpam presents new face of female comedy Alice Lowe's sharp comedy features in all the best shows, but don't compare her with Catherine Tate. The Times, 17 January 2009.
  4. ^ https://vimeo.com/60100490
  5. ^ Godfrey, Alex (23 November 2012). "Sightseers: Alice Lowe and the secret terrors of caravanning". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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