Greg Davies

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Greg Davies
Born (1968-05-14) 14 May 1968 (age 45)
St. Asaph, Wales
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality British
Years active 2002-present
Partner(s) Liz Kendall[1]
Website gregdavies.co.uk

Greg Davies (born 14 May 1968) is a British stand-up comedian and actor best known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr. Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and as Ken Thompson in Cuckoo and his guest appearances in Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? and Fast and Loose. He has performed on the BBC's Live at the Apollo series.

Davies is noted for his stature — he stands at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall,[2] and has size 13 feet.[3]

Life and work[edit]

Davies was born in St Asaph, Wales but his parents moved across the English border to Shropshire soon after his birth, the county which he regards as his home.[4][5] His father was a lecturer and he grew up in Wem, a small market town in the north of the county, where his parents still live and he regularly visits. He was educated at Thomas Adams School and Brunel University where he studied English and drama.[6] Prior to embarking on a career in comedy, he had taught secondary school drama and English for 13 years at Sandhurst School in Berkshire and in Orleans Park School in Twickenham.[7]

In 2005 Davies played a caricature of cricketer W.G. Grace in a series of adverts for Channel 4's television coverage of The Ashes.[8]

His partner is Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West.[1]

Awards[edit]

In 2007, Davies was nominated three times in the Chortle Awards, in the categories 'Breakthrough Act' (for his solo stand-up act), 'Best Sketch, Variety or Character Act' and 'Best Full-Length Show' (both as part of sketch team We Are Klang).[9]

In 2010, Davies' first solo stand-up show 'Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog' was nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Festival.[10] The show was subsequently taken on his first ever tour the following autumn.[11] He was also nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe's Malcolm Hardee 'Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid' Award.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2006 Girls? Eugh!
2007 The Musical Storytellers Ginger & Black Mr. Hopkirk
Saxondale Dunc
2008 The Wall Various characters
2009 We Are Klang Greg
2008–2010 The Inbetweeners Mr. Gilbert
2011 Fast and Loose Various characters
The Inbetweeners Movie Mr. Gilbert
Greg Davies Live - Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog Himself
2012– Cuckoo Ken
2013 Man Down Dan
Greg Davies Live - The Back of My Mum's Head Himself
2014 This is Jinsy Jennitta Bishard

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meet-the-mili-babes-156804
  2. ^ Wilson, Chris (15 June 2013). "Heights of success". The Stage. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chris Blumer Interviews Greg Davies". NME. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "My life in travel: Greg Davies, actor and comedian". The Independent. 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wem's Greg Davies makes it big". Great British Life. 13 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Greg Davies Radio Times interview. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Tall tales with king of comedy Greg Davies". Birmingham Post. 8 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Breaking Ads – Channel 4 – Ashes coverage". Newspaper Marketing Agency. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Chortle Awards 2007 nominations
  10. ^ Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominations
  11. ^ "Greg Davies sends fans home laughing". Perthshire Advertiser. 27 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "British Comedy Guide, August 2009". Retrieved 22 September 2010.