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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

Big Impression
Big Impression Various Roles
(2000-2003)
My Life in Ruins
(2009)
The Gil Mayo Mysteries
The Gil Mayo Mysteries DI Gil Mayo / Det. Supt. Gil Mayo
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Joe All Alone (TV Mini-Series)
Additional Voices
- The Girl Next Door (2018) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Home Alone (2018) ... Additional Voices
 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)
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 Wogan on Wodehouse (TV Movie documentary)
Performer of Extracts
 2011 Leonardo (TV Series)
Piero de' Medici
- Enter the Robot (2011) ... Piero de' Medici
- Fireball (2011) ... Piero de' Medici
- Bandit Queen (2011) ... Piero de' Medici
- Servant of Florence (2011) ... Piero de' Medici
- Lost and Found (2011) ... Piero de' Medici
 2011 Don't Buy It! (Video short)
Salesman
 2011 Alice: Madness Returns (Video Game)
Dr. Angus Bumby / The Dollmaker (voice)
 2011 Skins (TV Series)
Coach Pooter
- Nick (2011) ... Coach Pooter
 2010 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Norris McWhirter
 2010 Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches (TV Movie)
Performer
 2009 My Life in Ruins
Nico
 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
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini-Series)
DI Gil Mayo / Det. Supt. Gil Mayo
- Episode #1.8 (2006) ... DI Gil Mayo
- Episode #1.7 (2006) ... DI Gil Mayo
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... DI Gil Mayo
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... DI Gil Mayo
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... DI Gil Mayo
 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
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Des Yeti / Alan Snowman (voice)
 2000 Monkey Trousers (TV Series)
Various Characters
 2000 Cor, Blimey! (TV Movie)
Racing Commentator
 1999 Dark Ages (TV Series)
Redwald
- Witch (1999) ... Redwald
- The End of the World (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 Creche Landing (TV Movie) (voice)
 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)
 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
- Fourth Cousin Kimberley (1997) ... Mike
 1995-1997 All Quiet on the Preston Front (TV Series)
Spock
- Jeanetta's Marijuna (1997) ... Spock
- Diesel's Ostrich (1997) ... Spock
- Polson's Mess (1997) ... Spock
- Spock's Dilated Pupil (1997) ... Spock
- Lloydy's Housewarming (1997) ... Spock
 1997 The Boss (TV Series)
Commentator / Radio DJ
- The Midas Touch (1997) ... Commentator
- Sex, Lies and Videotape (1997) ... Radio DJ
 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)
 1991-1996 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Douglas Hurd / Michael Heseltine / Gordon Brown / ...
- Episode #19.7 (1996) ... Michael Howard / Peter Mandelson / Tony Blair / ... (voice)
- Episode #19.5 (1996) ... Michael Heseltine / Michael Howard / Boris Yeltsin / ... (voice)
- Episode #19.4 (1996) ... Tony Blair / Peter Mandelson / Noel Gallagher / ... (voice)
- Episode #19.3 (1996) ... Gordon Brown / Tony Blair / Michael Heseltine / ... (voice)
- Episode #19.2 (1996) ... Tony Blair / Gordon Brown / Peter Mandelson / ... (voice)
 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 Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1994)
- Episode #1.5 (1994)
- Episode #1.4 (1994)
- Episode #1.3 (1994)
 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)
 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 (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the emcee in the musical "Cabaret" - Lyric Theatre, London (2008). 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:

He is an accomplished, classically trained pianist. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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