Peter Baynham

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Peter Baynham (born 28 June 1963) is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, and performer.

Baynham often collaborates with Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. He has written for notable comedy TV series including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Brass Eye and Jam.[1] In 2006 Baynham co-wrote the film Borat together with star Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines and Dan Mazer, for which they received a 2007 Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.[2] Since then he has principally written movies.

He was first heard on Chris Morris's early radio DJ slots, often reporting from outside the studio. Other works include the "comic book in radio format" series The Harpoon, and animated sitcom I Am Not an Animal.[3][4] He has appeared on the stand-up circuit as Mr Buckstead, the psychotic poet,[5] played the "Too Gorgeous" man in a series of mid-1990s Pot Noodle adverts (a campaign he co-wrote with Iannucci)[6] and the role of Peter in the TV series Fist of Fun with Lee and Herring.[7]

Baynham graduated from Fleetwood nautical college, and served in the Merchant Navy in his teenage years. He is licensed to pilot a supertanker.[8]


As a performer, he has appeared in the following programmes:

As a writer, he has contributed to the following programmes and films:


  1. ^ IMDB - Peter Baynham
  2. ^ BBC Comedy
  3. ^ Huffington Post - Julian Dutton
  4. ^ The Independent - Peter Baynham - The Man's an Animal
  5. ^ BBC Comedy
  6. ^ Wales Online - Welsh writer Peter Baynham tells how Alan Partridge made it to the screen
  7. ^ The List - Fist of Fun
  8. ^ BBC – Comedy – People A-Z – Peter Baynham
  9. ^ Ritman, Alex (12 October 2017). "Fox, Locksmith Animation Unveil 'Ron's Gone Wrong'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (12 October 2017). "20th Century Fox & Locksmith Animation Slate 'Ron's Gone Wrong' As First Project". Deadline. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

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