Tom Meeten

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Tom Meeten
Born30 April 1974

Tom Meeten (born 30 April 1974) is an English comedian, actor and writer.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Meeten was born in Northampton; he graduated in 1996 from Sheffield Hallam University after studying Fine Arts.

In 2018 he was nominated for a BAFTA (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer) for his producer role on The Ghoul. A critically acclaimed British independent film in which he played the lead.

He has appeared in many television comedies including: the Mighty Boosh (2005–07) as Lance Dior,[2] a cast regular in the award-winning Star Stories (2006–08) and co-writing and starring in Blunder (2006), Motherland, The IT Crowd, Detectorists, Miranda and Skins.

He has also appeared in feature films Paddington, Aaaaaaaah!, Tank 432, Prevenge, Burke and Hare (2010). He also starred as Captain Acid in Weekender (2011).

Tom has worked with double act partner Steve Oram and created three shows at the Edinburgh Festival, performed a monthly London live show Oram and Meeten's Club Fantastico with Waen Shepherd, Tony Way and Alice Lowe and wrote and starred in Matthew and Tone: Tales of Friendship and Innocence for Channel 4.[3]

Writing projects have included sketches for That Mitchell and Webb Look (2010) and he created and performed characters for Blunder (2006, Channel 4) including The Baron, Karate Johnson and Franco Franco.

Meeten was also in Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (2012, E4) where he played cast regular Andy Warhol and other characters including Figo the Fruit Fly, Daran Cache and Big Chief Woolabum Boomalackaway. He toured with Noel as part of his show 'An Evening with Noel Fielding' (2014-2015) playing characters such as Gordon the Triangle and Antonio Banderas.

He has two children.


  1. ^ Dessau, Bruce (10 October 2003). "Ealing Live!". Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  2. ^ Holland, Luke. "Beyond the Boosh: Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy", "Sabotage Times", 17 February 2012. Retrieved on 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ Mullaney, Martin. "Tom Meeten" "Comedy CV" Retrieved on 17 February 2012.!

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