Bishop at the premiere of Irina Palm in 2007
|Born||18 June 1980|
Orpington, Greater London, England, UK
Life and career
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Bishop's first role was in Grange Hill. His second role, at age 16, was as Ben Quayle in Silent Witness. He played Stupid Brian in My Family; he appeared in three episodes. He starred in Muppet Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins. In 2002, he played Dick in the pantomime, Dick Whittington.
In 2005, he portrayed the late comedian Dudley Moore onstage in Pete and Dud: Come Again, a drama charting Moore's turbulent relationship with Peter Cook, which debuted at the Assembly Rooms as part of the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to The Venue in London's West End in March 2006. In August 2007 he appeared as the title character in Channel 4's satirical spoof documentary "Being Tom Cruise", a spin-off of Star Stories. In September 2014, Bishop appeared in the one-man show Fully Committed at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in which he played forty characters.
In August 2016, Bishop starred in the revival of classic 1970s BBC sitcom Porridge. He played the role of Fletch, grandson of Ronnie Barker's original main character, locked up for cyber-crime. Originally a one-off, the show was commissioned to full series in October 2016. The first series was broadcast in October 2017 on a 6 week run on BBC1 as well as the full series being released at the same time on the BBC iplayer. The BBC has yet to confirm if there will be a Second Series.
|1996||Muppet Treasure Island||Jim Hawkins||Also played the role of a boy soprano in musical numbers|
|1997||Silent Witness, Series 2, "Friends Like These"||Ben Quayle|
|Pie in the Sky, Series 5, "The Apprentice"||Nicky Banks|
|2000||The Big Finish||Kevin|
|2001||My Family (TV)||"Stupid" Brian|
|Food of Love||Paul Porterfield|
|2005||Peep Show (TV)||Gay drugged man|
|2007–2009||The Kevin Bishop Show (TV)||Himself|
|2011||A Few Best Men||Graham|
|2012||May I Kill U?||Baz|
|2012||Keith Lemon: The Film||Dougie|
|2013–2014||Super Fun Night (TV)||Richard Royce|
|2016||Benidorm||Peter Andre tribute act||Series 8 Episode 7|
|2016||The Rack Pack||Barry Hearn|
|2016||Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back||Nigel Farage|
|2016–2017||Porridge||Nigel Norman Fletcher||August 2016 one-off special episode: 2017 Series 1, 6 episodes|
|2017||Tracey Ullman's Show||Various||Series 2, 6 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2006||British Comedy Awards||Best Male Comedy Newcomer||Nominated|
|2007||British Comedy Awards||Best TV Comedy Actor||Nominated|
|2008||British Academy Television Awards||Best Comedy Programme (shared with Lee Hupfield, Elliot Hegarty, and Philip Clarke)||Nominated|
|2009||British Comedy Awards||Best Sketch Show||Nominated|
|2010||British Academy Television Awards||Best Comedy Programme (shared with Lee Hupfield, Dominic Brigstocke, and Samantha Martin)||Nominated|
- "England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005". Ancestry.com.
- Flint, Hanna (7 July 2016). "FIRST LOOK at BBC's Porridge remake starring Kevin Bishop as Fletcher's grandson". Metro. London. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Glanfield, Tim (28 August 2016). "Why did they have to remake Porridge?". Radio Times. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back". BBC iPlayer. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Beaumont, Mark (21 April 2017). "Watch Gorillaz' first ever live NME interview". NME. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "British Comedy Awards 2006: The Winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kevin Bishop.|
- Kevin Bishop on IMDb
- BBC Interview
- Interview with Kevin Bishop, myparkmag.co.uk
- Interview[permanent dead link], EcranLarge.com, 6 July 2005