18 June 1980 |
Orpington, Greater London, England, UK
Life and career
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 3 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. In September 2014 Bishop starred in "Fully Committed" at the Menier Chocolate factory. A one-man show with Bishop playing forty characters. Bishops solo performance received outstanding reviews.
|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|
|Food of Love||Paul Porterfield|
|2005||Peep Show (TV)||Gay drugged man|
|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|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Muppet Treasure Island||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Muppet Treasure Island||Nominated|
|2006||British Comedy Awards||Best Newcomer||Star Stories||Nominated|
|2008||British Comedy Awards||Best New Comedy||The Kevin Bishop Show||Nominated|
|BAFTA TV Award||Best Comedy Programme||Star Stories||Nominated|
- "England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005". Ancestry.com.
- Alan Jackson. "Kevin Bishop to launch own sketch show", The Times, 19 July 2008.
- Internet Movie Database staff. "Awards for Kevin Bishop". Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com). Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "2006 British Comedy Awards results". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "British Comedy Awards announced". ITV. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
- Internet Movie Database staff (2009). "Awards for "Star Stories"". Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com). Retrieved 13 November 2009.
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