Tyger Drew-Honey

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Tyger Drew-Honey
Tyger Drew-Honey.jpg
Drew-Honey at the 2009 BAFTAs
Born (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 22)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Residence Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Occupation Actor, musician, television presenter
Years active 2006–present
Parent(s) Ben Dover
Linzi Drew
Website TygerDrew-Honey.com

Lindzi James Tyger Drew-Honey (born 26 January 1996),[1] known professionally as Tyger Drew-Honey, is an English actor, musician, and television presenter, best known for his role as Jake Brockman in the British sitcom Outnumbered.[2]

Early life[edit]

Drew-Honey was born in Epsom, Surrey, the son of pornographic actors Ben Dover (real name Simon Honey) and Linzi Drew.[3] Drew-Honey was educated at Danes Hill School,[4] in Oxshott, followed by Epsom College.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Acting and presenting[edit]

Between 2007 and 2014, Drew-Honey played Jake Brockman in the British sitcom Outnumbered.[7] Other roles have included The Armstrong and Miller Show and Doctors. He co-presented the CBBC series Friday Download from 2011 until 2012. He played Mr. Lovett in The Ministry of Curious Stuff for CBBC and the role of Dylan in the BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo (2012–2016).

He has done more than 200 voiceovers for television and radio, including for Red Bull and Dell, and was the voice of Lester Large in the children's animated series The Large Family. He was a presenter on the CBBC show Friday Download. In 2014, he started presenting his own documentary series on BBC Three, entitled Tyger Takes On..., presenting on pornography, the "perfect body", love, sexuality and sexism. In this series he admitted he may be bisexual, clarifying his belief in a sexuality spectrum where he is not entirely straight. [8]

In 2015, he appeared in the four-part series 24 Hours in the Past, along with five other celebrities, to experience what life was like in Victorian Britain. He also had guest roles in Citizen Khan, Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise.

In 2016, he took part in the E4 dating series Celebs Go Dating.

Film[edit]

He starred as Stuck-Up Steve in the 2011 film Horrid Henry: The Movie and had a role in the 2015 film Up All Night.

Music[edit]

In October 2011, Drew-Honey and his co-stars from Outnumbered, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez, covered "(Theme From) The Monkees" to raise funds for the BBC charity campaign Children in Need. A music video featuring them performing the song on the set of Outnumbered appeared on the Children in Need programme and was released on YouTube in November 2011.

Drew-Honey is an accomplished drummer, having started playing at the age of seven, and also plays guitar and keyboards.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie Stuck-Up Steve
2015 Up All Night Caleb

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Large Family, TheThe Large Family Lester Large Series 2
2007–10 Armstrong and Miller Show, TheThe Armstrong and Miller Show Various characters Series 1–3
2007–2014, 2016 Outnumbered Jake Brockman Regular role; all episodes
2009 Doctors Tom Barry Episode: "Much Ado About Something"
2011–13 Friday Download Himself Segment presenter
2012 The Magicians Himself 1 episode
Threesome Chris Silverson 1 episode
2012— Cuckoo Dylan Thompson Regular role; series 1–3
2012–13 The Ministry of Curious Stuff Mr. Lovett Regular role; series 1–2
2014 Midsomer Murders Ferdy Linklater 1 episode
Sweat the Small Stuff Himself Series 3, episode 7
Virtually Famous Himself Series 1, episode 1
2014— Tyger Takes On... Himself Presenter
2015–16 Citizen Khan Richard 'Scab' Series 4, episode 6, Series 5, episode 4
2015 24 Hours in the Past Himself Participant
2015— Scream Street Luke Watson (voice) Regular role; all episodes
2016 BBC Click Himself Special presenter, 1 episode
The Chase: Celebrity Special Himself Contestant, 1 episode
Celebs Go Dating Himself Participant
Celebrity Mastermind Himself Contestant, 1 episode
2017 Celebrity MasterChef Himself Participant[10]

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 All the Blood in My Veins Paolo[11] BBC Radio 4
2012 Mr. Blue Sky Robbie Easter[12] BBC Radio 4
2013 The High Lodge of Revelatory Pleasures Tristan
2017 Blue Blue

Awards[edit]

He was nominated for Best Male Newcomer at the 2009 British Comedy Awards for his role in Outnumbered but lost to Charlie Brooker.

Outnumbered has been nominated for a number of awards including a National Television Award and a Royal Television Society Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC – Tyger Drew-Honey plays Jake Brockman – Media centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Interview by Roz (2015-12-11). "Tyger Drew-Honey: my family values". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Porn to be a star". Wimbledon Guardian. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tyger, tyger burnin bright in new sitcom". Surrey Comet. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Nathanson, Hannah (26 August 2011). "Tyger Drew-Honey's My London". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Wightman, Catriona (15 May 2014). "Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey: 12 things I know about porn – TV Feature – Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Outnumbered characters". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 September 2007. 
  8. ^ "BBC Three – BBC Three Trails, Trail: Tyger Takes On Porn, The Pefect Body & Love". bbc.co.uk. 
  9. ^ "About Tyger". tygerdrew-honey.com. 
  10. ^ "BBC - BBC One's Celebrity Masterchef serves up series 12 - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. 
  11. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes – Afternoon Play, Children in Need: All the Blood in My Veins". BBC. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Mr Blue Sky, Series 2, Good Luck!". BBC. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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