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Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan

 

 Alistair is best known for his award-winning BBC One show, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression. 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, The Mikado and Pygmalion (on tour and in The West End). 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. He also had a radio play ‘Three Pieces In The Shape of  a Pear’’ (about composer Erik Satie) broadcast on Radio 4 and wrote the book A Matter of Life And Death or How to Wean A Man Off Football (with Ronni Ancona). He has performed and toured extensively as a stand-up comic over the last 25 years and has appeared on countless television shows including Live At The Apollo on BBC One. In 2012, he hosted ITV1’s You Cannot Be Serious. He went to live as a Victorian for BBC1’s ’24 Hours in The Past’ in 2015 and has, most recently, played the title role in the hugely successful play ‘An Audience With Jimmy Savile.’

He has been the face of WWF and Sky’s ‘Rainforest Rescue’ on Sky for the last twelve months.
 
 
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 (temporarily?) prevent the Government building a third runway at the airport.
 
 
He has never yet owned a car!
 

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