Peter Baynham biography

Peter Baynham

TV Writer

1963 –


Who is Peter Baynham?

Peter Baynham is a British comedian, screenwriter, and performer.

Baynham often collaborates with Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. He was first heard on Morris' early radio DJ slots, often reporting from outside the studio. Other works include the "comic book in radio format" series The Harpoon, and animated sitcom I Am Not an Animal. He has appeared on the stand-up circuit as Mr Buckstead, the psychotic poet, and played the "Too Gorgeous" man in a series of mid-1990s Pot Noodle adverts, a campaign he co-wrote with Iannucci, and the role of Peter in the TV series Fist of Fun with Lee and Herring.

In 2006 Baynham co-wrote the film Borat together with star Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines and Dan Mazer, for which they received a 2007 Oscar nomination.

Baynham graduated from Fleetwood nautical college, and served in the Merchant Navy in his teenage years. He is perhaps the only comedian licensed to pilot a supertanker.


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Jun 28, 1963
Also known as
  • Pete Baynham
  • British people
  • United Kingdom
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College

on July 23, 2013