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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 January 1965Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Birth NameMark Bailey
Nickname Bilbo
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given the award for the "best stand-up" at the British comedy awards.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emma Pasquale

Spouse (1)

Kristin Bailey (1998 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Long hair and Beard

Trivia (11)

Edinburgh Festival Critics' Award Winner [1996]
"Time Out" Magazine Comedy Award Winner [1995]
Best French Actor - Institut Francais awards, UK [1986]
Perrier Award for Comedy Nominee, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bill was shortlisted and was the media favourite to win. The award went to Dylan Moran, but Bill came "second", in the closest vote in their history. [1996]
Accomplished musician - able to play piano, guitar, keyboards, and more.
Auditioned for the role of Gimli (The Dwarf) in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
An avid Star Trek fan, he named his son (born 2003) after the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 character Dax and often refers to himself as a Klingon. He once claimed during his "Part Troll" tour that his ear-mounted microphone made him resemble "a wizard in a call center" and "a Klingon motivational speaker".
In March 2009, Bailey was banned from driving for six months after being caught driving at 40 mph in an area with a 30 mph limit. The incident happened at Doubletrees in Cornwall.
Lives in Hammersmith in London (2009).
An only child.
He is a fan of progressive rock (he was chosen to present Channel 4's countdown of the top ten progressive rock bands) and heavy metal (he loves Motörhead). He presented Peter Gabriel with the "Prog God" award at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards.

Personal Quotes (10)

I saw Motörhead in New York earlier this year and they were great - Lemmy's just so fantastically pissed off all the time.
Being a metal fan, I've put in loads of references to metal bands into my shows over the years. I'm getting a band together to kind of 'metal up' a lot of songs - there's a Rammstein element creeping into my Kraftwerk numbers. Rammstein are just an angry Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk look like a bunch of regional managers of a carpet warehouse being asked to perform some computer functions.
I don't reject popular culture - I'm not the sort of grumpy old man who says: 'Well actually I switched off after 1982.' Good music is being made all the time; you just have to filter out the chaff. And there is a lot of chaff, unfortunately. The stuff I listen to doesn't get played on the radio. I really like the new Bon Iver album and I saw My Morning Jacket recently and they were great - languid and very soulful.
In the West End you can banter with the audience because it's more intimate. There's not much chance of intimacy with 60,000 people but there's much more call and response.
Most of the instruments I play are fairly low-tech - ouds and sitars and guitars and keyboards, I pretty much know my way around them. But I have no idea how the Tenori-on works. I'm slightly in awe of it. I like the fact it's an instrument but also kind of a video installation-cum-lighting effect. It's all manner of things - I'm a bit scared of it.
[on Phil Collins's "Another Day in Paradise"] Sanctimonious little tosser.
You know that band, U2, right? They've basically got this one sound, haven't they? The Edge - yeah, right. Without these effects, they're nothing, right? This is all effects. Even a troll-like figure could recreate them.
[on Chris De Burgh] The monobrowed purveyor of ultimate filth.
[on Chris De Burgh] The monobrowed, nanny-shagging toss-monger who's inflicted his sentimental mewlings on a reluctant nation!
[on Peter Gabriel] He is perhaps the most ambitious, influential and innovative musical wizard on the planet.

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