Alistair is best known for his award-winning BBC One show, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, in which he parodied everyone from David Beckham to David Schwimmer. He has spent the last few years largely on the stage, appearing in: Merry Wives – The Musical for the RSC, Little Shop of Horrors (for which he received an Olivier nomination), Cabaret, Measure For Measure and The Mikado. He is an accomplished after-dinner speaker, has written for The Daily Telegraph (on sport) and The Sun (on the environment) and had his first play, Timing, performed at The King’s Head Theatre in 2009. In 2009, he also returned to his stand-up roots and completed his first National Tour with The One And Many: Alistair McGowan which culminated in an appearance on Live At The Apollo on BBC One. That same year also saw publication of his first book, A Matter of Life And Death or How to Wean A Man Off Football (written with Ronni Ancona).
He has been instrumental in the establishment of "Green Screen" – a body seeking to establish a green charter for the film industry and was part of the triumvirate which (along with Greenpeace) bought a plot of land at Heathrow to prevent the Government building a third runway at the airport.
He has been a supporter of WWF for several years, and has four times been the host of the BEMAs (British Environmental Media Awards).
He has never yet owned a car!