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Alistair McGowan


Alistair McGowan, the master of mimicry, was born Alistair Charles McGowan in Evesham, Worcestershire, Great Britain. He is an actor, writer and producer. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican in London. There he studied alongside Ewan McGregor and Daniel Craig, among others. He graduated in 1989, after a three-year ... See full bio »
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Known For

My Life in Ruins
(2009)
Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas Additional Voices
(2011)
Spitting Image
Spitting Image Douglas Hurd / Michael Heseltine / Gordon Brown / Prince Charles / Prince Andrew / Michael Howard / David Coleman / Tony Blair / Ronnie Corbett / Chris Eubank / Harry Carpenter / Boris Yeltsin / David Mellor / Loyd Grossman / Magnus Magnusson / Al Gore / Danny Baker / Ian Paisley / Noel Gallagher / Peter Mandelson / Barry Norman / John Motson / Kenneth Branagh / Neil Kinnock / Norman Fowler / George Carey / Melvyn Bragg / Peter Imbert / Richard Whiteley / Rupert Murdoch / Terry Wogan / Andi Peters / Bono / David Gower / David Owen / David Vine / Des Lynam / Desmond Tutu / Gerald Ronson / Groucho Marx / Henry Sandon / Jeffrey Archer / John Birt / John Cole / John Thaw / Jonathan Powell / Ken Dodd / Mick Jagger / Neil Tennant / Nick Hancock / Norman Tebbit / Paul McCartney / Paul Simon / Prince Harry / Richard Madeley / Robert Redford / Robin Day / Roger Cook / Stephen Fry / Trevor McDonald / William Shakespeare
(1991-1996)
Hooves of Fire
Hooves of Fire Des Yeti / Alan Snowman / Trash Bag
(1999)

Filmography

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 2016 Talking Tennis (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Game Changers (2016) ... Narrator
- Rivals (2016) ... Narrator
 2015 Talking Traffic (Short)
The Therapist (voice)
 2013 Underdogs
Ray (voice)
 2013 The Lonely Dodo (Video short)
The Lonely Dodo (voice)
 2012 Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
Commentator in Tony's head (voice)
 2012 12 Again (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2012)
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 Wogan on Wodehouse (TV Movie documentary)
Performer of Extracts
 2011 Don't Buy It! (Video short)
Salesman
 2011 Alice: Madness Returns (Video Game)
Dr. Angus Bumby / The Dollmaker (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Skins (TV Series)
Coach Pooter
- Nick (2011) ... Coach Pooter
 2010 Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches (TV Movie)
Performer
 2008 Ealing Comedy
Vijay Imran Cecil Kuttuputtu Yogesh
 2007 Ronni Ancona & Co. (TV Series)
Various Roles / Perfume Add Man
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Perfume Add Man
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Mr. Kenge
 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years
Football Commentators (voice)
 2000-2003 Big Impression (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #4.6 (2003)
- Episode #4.5 (2003)
- Episode #4.4 (2003)
- Episode #4.3 (2003)
 2003/II Lost and Found (Short)
The Funeral Director
 2000 Monkey Trousers (TV Series)
Various Characters
 2000 Cor, Blimey! (TV Movie)
Racing Commentator
 1999 Dark Ages (TV Series)
Redwald
- Witch (1999) ... Redwald
- War (1999) ... Redwald
- Vile Vole Pie (1999) ... Redwald
- Vikings (1999) ... Redwald
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Des Yeti / Alan Snowman / Trash Bag (voice)
 1999 Harry Hill (TV Series)
Michael Perkisson
- Christmas Memory Lane of Laughter (1999) ... Michael Perkisson
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Murderer's Voice
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Murderer's Voice (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Murderer's Voice (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Murderer's Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Creche Landing (TV Movie) (voice)
 1997 Doppelganger (Short)
Giggs, Ryan (voice)
 1995-1997 Only an Excuse? (TV Series)
Various
- 1997 (1997) ... Various
- 1996 (1996) ... Various
- 1995 (1995) ... Various
 1997 Spark (TV Series)
Mike
- Ursula (1997) ... Mike
- Beth Again (1997) ... Mike
- Beth (1997) ... Mike
 1997 The Boss (TV Series)
Commentator / Radio DJ
- The Midas Touch (1997) ... Commentator
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Trevor
- The Wrestler's Tomb (1997) ... Trevor
 1997 Klinik! (TV Series)
Dr. Werther (voice)
 1996 Saturday Live (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Marcos
- Dying Live (1996) ... Marcos
 1995-1996 Fist of Fun (TV Series)
Adam Hartemann / Auditioning Vicar / Jesus
- Episode #2.3 (1996)
- Episode #2.2 (1996)
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Adam Hartemann
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Auditioning Vicar / Jesus
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1995 Eleven Men Against Eleven (TV Movie)
Voice-Over Artiste
 1995 Crapston Villas (TV Series)
Miltiple (voice)
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
Newsreader (voice)
 1995 Agony Again (TV Series)
Valentino
- Dazed and Confused (1995) ... Valentino
 1994 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
DJ
- Election (1994) ... DJ (voice)
 1994 Harry Enfield and Chums (TV Series)
Waiter
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Waiter
 1994 An Evening with Gary Lineker (TV Movie)
John Motson (voice)
 1994 The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1994)
- Episode #1.5 (1994)
- Episode #1.4 (1994)
- Episode #1.3 (1994)
 1993 Thatcherworld (TV Short) (voice)
 1993 It's a Mad World, World, World, World (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1992 Packing Them In (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1992)
 1992 Me, You and Him (TV Series)
Jehovah's Witness
- The Road to Wembley (1992) ... Jehovah's Witness
 1992 The Pall Bearer's Revue (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
 1991 Ama
Voice-over (voice)
 1990 Children's Ward (TV Series)
Casualty Doctor
- Episode #2.7 (1990) ... Casualty Doctor
- Episode #2.1 (1990) ... Casualty Doctor
 1984 James the Cat (TV Series short)
Narrator
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

His credit at Chichester Festival theatre include: the title role in the Gogol's "The Government Inspector", King James in "5/11" a new play by Edward Kemp, and the voice of the book in the musical "How To Suceed In Business Without Really Trying" (all 2005). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alastair McGowan

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on impersonating Jimmy Savile] He really came through the lens and grabbed you.

Trivia:

Jointly, with Ronni Ancona, won the Variety Club Comedy Award at The Variety Club Show business Awards 2002. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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