Alistair McGowan

Comedian, TV Program Creator

1964 –

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Who is Alistair McGowan?

Alistair McGowan is an English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer best known to British audiences for The Big Impression, which was, for four years, one of BBC1's top-rating comedy programmeswinning numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003. He has also worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the West End in Art, Cabaret, The Mikado and Little Shop of Horrors. As a television actor, he played the lead role in BBC1's Mayo. He wrote the play Timing and the book A Matter of Life and Death or How to Wean Your Man off Football with former comedy partner Ronni Ancona. He also provided voices for Spitting Image.

He made his début broadcast as a tennis commentator for BBC Sport at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.

In 2012, McGowan wrote and hosted the ITV comedy sports show You Cannot Be Serious, in which his impressions included Roy Hodgson, Jedward and Louie Spence.

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Born
Nov 24, 1964
Evesham
Also known as
  • Alistair Charles McGowan
  • Alastair McGowan
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Siblings
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    ( - 1989)
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Leeds
    ( - 1986)
  • High school, Evesham High School

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on July 23, 2013

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