Tyger Drew-Honey

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Tyger Drew-Honey
Born Lindzi James Tyger Drew-Honey
(1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 18)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Occupation Actor, musician, television presenter
Years active 2006–present
Parents Simon James Honey (father)
Linzi Drew (mother)
Website
TygerDrew-Honey.com

Lindzi James Tyger Drew-Honey (born 26 January 1996), known professionally as Tyger Drew-Honey, is an English actor, musician, and television presenter. He is best known for his roles with the BBC.[1]

Early life[edit]

Drew-Honey was born in Epsom, Surrey, the son of pornographic actor and director Simon James Honey and pornographic actress Linzi Drew.[2] He was educated at Danes Hill School[1] and Epsom College.[3]

Career[edit]

Acting and presenting[edit]

Between 2007 and 2014, Drew-Honey played Jake Brockman in the British sitcom Outnumbered.[4] He was nominated for Best Male Newcomer at the 2009 British Comedy Awards for his role in Outnumbered but lost to Charlie Brooker. Other roles have included The Armstrong and Miller Show and Doctors. He co-presented the CBBC series Friday Download from 2011 to 2012. He played Mr. Lovett in The Ministry of Curious Stuff for CBBC and Dylan in the BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo.

He has done more than 200 voiceovers for television and radio, including for Red Bull and Dell, and was the voice of Lester Large in the children's animated series The Large Family. He starred as Stuck-Up Steve in Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011). He was a presenter on the CBBC show Friday Download and has appeared on shows including The One Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and Children in Need. In 2014, he started presenting his own documentary series on BBC Three, entitled Tyger Takes On..., presenting on pornography, the "perfect body", and love.[5]

Music[edit]

In October 2011, Drew-Honey and his co-stars from Outnumbered, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez, covered "(Theme From) The Monkees" to raise funds for the BBC charity campaign Children in Need. A music video featuring them performing the song on the set of Outnumbered appeared on the Children in Need programme and was released on YouTube in November 2011. Drew-Honey also appeared in charity single "I Got Soul" singing along with stars such as Chipmunk and the band N-Dubz. He is an accomplished drummer, having started playing at the age of seven, and also plays guitar and keyboards.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Drew-Honey has lived with his mother in Walton-on-Thames since 2005.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie Stuck-Up Steve

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Large Family, TheThe Large Family Lester Large Series 2
2007–2010 Armstrong and Miller Show, TheThe Armstrong and Miller Show Various characters Series 1–3
2007–2014 Outnumbered Jake Brockman
2009 Doctors Tom Barry Episode: "Much Ado About Something"
2011–2013 Friday Download Himself Presenter of one segment
2012 The Magicians Himself 1 episode
2012- Cuckoo Dylan Series 1
2012 Threesome Chris Silverson 1 episode
2012–2013 The Ministry of Curious Stuff Mr. Lovett Series 1 and 2
2014 Midsomer Murders Ferdy Linklater 1 episode
2014 Sweat the Small Stuff Himself Series 3 Episode 7
2014 Tyger Takes On... Himself Series Lead, series lasted three episodes.
2014 Virtually Famous Himself Series 1 Episode 1
2015 Death in Paradise Guest appearance

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 All the Blood in My Veins Paolo[7] BBC Radio 4
2012 Mr. Blue Sky Robbie Easter[8] BBC Radio 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyger, tyger burning bright in new sitcom". Surrey Comet. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Porn to be a star". Wimbledon Guardian. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Nathanson, Hannah (26 August 2011). "Tyger Drew-Honey's My London". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Outnumbered characters". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "BBC Three - BBC Three Trails, Trail: Tyger Takes On Porn, The Pefect Body & Love". bbc.co.uk. 
  6. ^ "About Tyger". tygerdrew-honey.com. 
  7. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Afternoon Play, Children in Need: All the Blood in My Veins". BBC. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Mr Blue Sky, Series 2, Good Luck!". BBC. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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