Kevin Bishop

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Kevin Bishop
Kevin Bishop (cropped).jpg
Born (1980-06-18) 18 June 1980 (age 36)
Orpington, Greater London, England, UK
Medium Television
Nationality British
Genres Sketch comedy
Subject(s)

Kevin Brian Bishop[1] (born 18 June 1980) is an English actor and comedian, best known for The Kevin Bishop Show, which he co-wrote with Lee Hupfield.

Life and career[edit]

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. He appeared in Channel 4's satirical spoof documentary "Being Tom Cruise", from Star Stories on 2 August 2007 in which he played film star Tom Cruise.[2] In September 2014 Bishop starred in "Fully Committed" at the Menier Chocolate factory. A one-man show with Bishop playing forty characters. Bishop's solo performance was well reviewed.

In 2013, Bishop appeared in the American comedy series Super Fun Night, written by and starring Australian comedic actress Rebel Wilson. The show ran for one season.[citation needed]

Bishop starred in the 2016 one-off revival of classic 70s BBC sitcom Porridge. He played the role of 'Fletch', grandson of Ronnie Barker's original main character, locked up for cyber-crime.[3][4]

In 2016 it was announced that Bishop will star as Nigel Farage in a one-off BBC2 comedy entitled 'Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back.'[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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) Brian
2002 L'Auberge espagnole William
Food of Love Paul Porterfield
2005 Peep Show (TV) Gay drugged man
2005 Russian Dolls William
2007 Irina Palm Tom
2007–2009 The Kevin Bishop Show (TV)
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 Porridge Nigel Norman Fletcher

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1997 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Muppet Treasure Island Nominated[6]
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Muppet Treasure Island Nominated[6]
2006 British Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Star Stories Nominated[7]
2008 British Comedy Awards Best New Comedy The Kevin Bishop Show Nominated[8]
BAFTA TV Award Best Comedy Programme Star Stories Nominated[9]

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