Matt King (comedian)

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Matt King
Born Matthew King
(1968-01-31) 31 January 1968 (age 46)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor, comedian

Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his role as self-absorbed musician Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.

Early life[edit]

King moved to Australia where he worked as a chef before meeting Jimeoin McKeown. McKeown suggested that he become a stand up comedian. King worked in the Australian comedy circuit for 15 years before returning to the UK.[1]

Career[edit]

As an actor he has played many characters, including Elton John and Terry Venables, in the Bafta-nominated comedy series Star Stories, and starred in his own self-penned sketch show Dogface, also on Channel 4. He has appeared in cult comedy series Look Around You and in the third series of Skins, playing Cook's father. He co-starred in the film Inkheart, co-stars in the Guy Ritchie film Rocknrolla, the British film Bronson, and has a lead role in fantasy thriller Malice in Wonderland. He has also appeared in the third series of Doctor Who as Peter Streete in The Shakespeare Code and was a regular character in the BBC production Jekyll playing computer expert Freeman. He played a ticket tout in the acclaimed independent short film "Brussels" by Misha Manson-Smith.

As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. One of his shows was disrupted by the fact that he had a devastating car crash immediately before the show started, but the show went on.[citation needed]

In 2010 he played driver and bodyguard to Ray Winstone's character, Rob Gant in London Boulevard alongside Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. In the same year he co-wrote the BBC2 series Whites starring Alan Davies.[2]

In 2011, King starred in the Australian drama series Spirited, in which he plays the ghost of 1980s rock star Henry Mallet. He also stars in the Sky One generational family comedy drama, Starlings, co-written with Steve Edge and produced by Steve Coogan.[3]

In 2013 King made a cameo appearance in the final episode of The IT Crowd as Raymond Peterfellow.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hassall, Greg (17 March 2011). "Spirited peep inside the kitchen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Alan Davies". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Steve Coogan and Matt King unite for Starlings". Sky One. 
  4. ^ Malice in Wonderland (2009 film)

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