Heydon Prowse

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Heydon Prowse
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Prowse mimicking Joaquin Phoenix in a sketch for Revolting, BBC2
Born London, England
Medium Stand-up, television, film, radio
Years active 2005–present
Relative(s) David Prowse (father)

Heydon Prowse (born 1981) is a British activist, journalist, satirist, director and comedian. He is best known for writing and performing in BBC Three's Bafta-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised alongside Jolyon Rubinstein.[1] As part of that show he gave George Osborne a GCSE maths text book, a stunt that featured on the front cover of the Daily Telegraph and other publications.[2]

Early life[edit]

Prowse was educated at King Alfred School, London and the University of Sussex where he studied philosophy, graduating in 2004. Heydon made national news in the UK in 2009 when a secret recording he made of Conservative politician Alan Duncan in the Houses of Parliament resulted in Duncan's dismissal.[3][4] As a schoolboy he played Colin Craven in the 1993 film The Secret Garden.[5]

Revolting[edit]

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein created and starred in Revolting on BBC2 on 2016, a satire show garnering global controversy through various sketches including "The Real Housewives of ISIS", which caused global controversy.[6]

Don't Panic[edit]

Heydon Prowse is director and talent with the viral creative agency Don't Panic for whom he has created a number of award winning films. In 2013, Prowse directed his first VICE show, presented by Nimrod Kamer at the Venice Film Festival.[7]

Michael Green[edit]

For the United Kingdom general election, 2015, Prowse changed his name to Michael Green via deed poll in order to stand as an independent candidate against Grant Shapps in the Welwyn Hatfield constituency.[8][9] The name Michael Green is a pseudonym of Shapps which has attracted controversy. He secured 216 votes in the election, placing sixth out of seven candidates.[10]

Presenting[edit]

Prowse also acted as the presenter for the BBC documentary show The Town That Took on the Taxman shown in January 2016, where businesses in the small Welsh town Crickhowell attempted to minimise their tax burden using the same ways as large corporations.[11][12]

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