Greg Davies

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Greg Davies
Born (1968-05-14) 14 May 1968 (age 46)
St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 2002-present
Partner(s) Liz Kendall
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.

Early life[edit]

Davies was born in St Asaph, Denbighshire. His parents moved across the English border to Shropshire, the county which he regards as his home, soon after his birth.[1][2] His father was a lecturer and he grew up in Wem, a small market town in the north of Shropshire. He was educated at Thomas Adams School and Brunel University, where he studied English and drama.[3] 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.[4]

Career[edit]

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.[5]

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).[6]

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.[7] The show was subsequently taken on his first ever tour the following autumn.[8] He was also nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe's Malcolm Hardee "Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid" Award.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Davies is in a relationship with Liz Kendall, the Labour MP for Leicester West.[10] He is noted for his stature, standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall and having size 13 feet.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

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

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