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Alistair McGowan



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Alistair McGowan is an impressionist, stand-up comic, actor and writer best known for the BAFTA award-winning, BBC One sketch show, The Big Impression. In 2013, he embarked on a 50-date stand-up tour, Not Just A Pretty Voice. He also took part in the first ever stand-up show by two English comics performed in French when he accepted Eddie Izzard's invitation to support him in Sheffield. This year, he played Henry Higgins in a 16-week tour of Pygmalion and was part of the voice team for the film The Unbeatables.

Over the last two years, he has presented a series of pieces on the subject of British accents on The One Show. He was also a regional presenter for the BBC's Restoring Britain's Heritage series. He made an impassioned programme about the plight of the rhino in Alistair McGowan Goes Wild with Rhinos for BBC1 in 2006 and has been featured on Who Do You Think You Are? He has also hosted Have I Got News For You and the 6-part, ITV1 topical-comedy You Cannot Be Serious.

He has worked extensively in theatre appearing in the West End in Art, as the Emcee in Cabaret, the title-role in The Mikado and the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (for which he received an Olivier nomination). His television roles include Piero de Medici in Leonardo for CBBC, the lead role in BBC One's Mayo (he also co-wrote several episodes) and Mr Kenge in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House. Last year, he wrote the play Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear on the life of Erik Satie for BBC Radio 4 and also made a documentary The Letters of Erik Satie. He has devised a Noel Coward tribute, Sincerely Noel,which he and his wife, singer Charlotte Page, have just been performing at The Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly. He has also directed Coward's Semi Monde, as well as The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance for Raymond Gubbay; seen at the Royal Festival Hall in 2012. He has been a guest with Sarah Walker on Radio 3's Essential Classsics, has twice introduced 'live' concerts for Radio 3 and is performing with pianist Lucy Parham at a concert at King's Place in December.

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