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Overview (3)

Born in Paddington, London, England, UK
Birth NameMatthew Richard Lucas
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Lucas was born on March 5, 1974 in Paddington, London, England as Matthew Richard Lucas. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Bridesmaids (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). He was previously married to Kevin McGee.

Spouse (1)

Kevin McGee (16 December 2006 - 22 October 2008) ( divorced)

Trivia (22)

Parents' names are Diana and John.
Has a brother Howard.
Has experience with the National Youth Theatre.
Studied Drama at Bristol University.
Raised in Stanmore, Middlesex.
Went to Haberdashers' Aske's School for Boys in Hertfordshire
Went to the same school as Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G).
In "The Independent on Sunday" 2006 "Pink List" (renamed as "Rainbow List" beginning with 2014) - a list compiled to recognize the most influential (openly) gay men and women in the U.K. public sphere, where he was listed as number 9, up from number 16 the previous year.
Supporter of Arsenal FC.
Started to lose his hair when he was 6 years old. He suffers from Alopecia universalis which causes rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
Formed a Civil Partnership with Kevin McGee on 16 December 2006.
In 2006 his cousin Alexa Tilley was a contestant on the business-based reality show The Apprentice UK (2005).
His favorite band is Queen.
His break up from Kevin McGee was finalized. The pair split in June 2008 and are the first publicly known gay celebrity couple to dissolve their partnership (break up) since (same-sex) civil partnerships were introduced (legalized) in the U.K. in 2004. [October 2008]
Comedy partner of David Walliams.
Served as best man at the wedding of friend David Walliams and Lara Stone (May 2010).
As of 2012, Matt shares a West Hollywood home with his Bridesmaids (2011) co-star Rebel Wilson.
Son of Diana Lobatto.
Like David Walliams, he is a fan of Doctor Who (1963) since being a child. He is also a fan of Worzel Gummidge (1979), which starred the Third Doctor (and himself a famous comic actor of his era) Jon Pertwee.
He is from a Jewish family (from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany).
In season 4 episode 3 of Community (2009), Matt Lucas portrayed Toby, who, like Abed, is an avid super fan of Inspector Spacetime, a fictional show based heavily on Doctor Who (1963). 2 years after this episode aired, Matt Lucas went on to become a regular on Doctor Who (2005) as a human/cyborg named Nardole.
Has said that his show Pompidou was inspired by Stan Laurel and Rowan Atkinson.

Personal Quotes (9)

I loved all the camp comics of my childhood, Kenneth Williams and Frankie Howerd and John Inman, but school gave me a very bad feeling about being gay and then, when I was about 12 - bang, along came AIDS. I can't think of a single positive thing about being gay at that time.
I met Boy George in a club and he asked me if I'd play Leigh Bowery, presumably because I'm bald and fat. I'd make my entrance to a lovely song called 'Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It', which is about cottaging, a big part of Leigh's life. He wasn't fussed what you looked like, and I really think that's something to celebrate.
With contestants generally ranging from 16 to the mid 20s, the beauty contest was enormously popular entertainment and one of the few talent show formats we've not tried to bring back... yet.
In the Sixties we could smoke to our lungs' discontent more or less anywhere we liked.
In the Seventies, the pocket calculator was an object of desire. As was Valerie Singleton, though she was slightly harder to write the word boobs on.
I grew up watching Worzel Gummidge (1979) and so, after Little Britain (2003), which was so rude, I wanted to do a show that actually the whole family could watch and enjoy and that people wouldn't tell me off in the streets for corrupting their kids.
Pingu (1986) is my favourite TV show and I loved the way they used gibberish in that.
[on Pompidou (2015)] It's a bit of Pingu (1986), it's a bit of Worzel Gummidge (1979), it's a bit of Mr. Bean (1990), it's all those things.
I grew up watching Worzel Gummidge (1979) and I loved the physicality of what Jon Pertwee did.

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