Matt King (comedian)
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31 January 1968
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
King was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He moved to Australia where he worked as a chef before meeting Jimeoin McKeown. McKeown suggested that he become a stand up comedian. King worked in the Australian comedy circuit for 15 years before returning to the UK.
As an actor, he has played many characters, including Elton John and Terry Venables, in the Bafta-nominated comedy series Star Stories, and starred in his own self-penned sketch show Dogface, also on Channel 4. He has appeared in cult comedy series Look Around You and in the third series of Skins, playing Cook's father. He co-starred in the film Inkheart, co-stars in the Guy Ritchie film Rocknrolla and the British film Bronson, and has a lead role in the fantasy thriller Malice in Wonderland. He has also appeared in the third series of Doctor Who as Peter Streete in The Shakespeare Code and was a regular character in the BBC production Jekyll playing computer expert Freeman. He played a ticket tout in the acclaimed independent short film "Brussels" by Misha Manson-Smith.
King played a mad scientist in a 2007 commercial promoting a newly-customizable credit card by Capital One.
In 2010 he played driver and bodyguard to Ray Winstone's character Rob Gant in London Boulevard alongside Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. In the same year he co-wrote the BBC2 series Whites starring Alan Davies.
In 2011, King starred in the Australian drama series Spirited, in which he plays the ghost of 1980s rock star Henry Mallet. He also stars in the Sky One generational family comedy drama, Starlings, co-written with Steve Edge and produced by Steve Coogan.
In 2013 King appeared in the final episode of The IT Crowd as Raymond Peterfellow.
In 2015 he narrated the audiobook The Hunt for the Mayor of Smoochyville, written by writer and Dodson and Fogg musician Chris Wade.
- The Craic (1999)
- Peep Show (2003-2015)
- Rocknrolla (2008)
- Bronson (2008)
- Inkheart (2008)
- Malice In Wonderland (2009)
- Made in Dagenham (2010)
- Spirited (2010-2011)
- Skins (UK TV series) (2009)
- Paddington (2014)
- Get Santa (2014)
- Ibiza Undead (2016)
- Hassall, Greg (17 March 2011). "Spirited peep inside the kitchen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "Capital One - "Mad Scientist"". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Interview with Alan Davies". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
- "Steve Coogan and Matt King unite for Starlings". Sky One.
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