One of the most popular comedians and actors in the UK, Alan Davies is best known for playing the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997 and has been a permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI from 2003. He began performing stand-up comedy in 1988 at the age of just 22 at Whitstable Labour Club. He proved a big hit with audiences and In 1991, was named Time Out’s Best Young Comic. He continued touring and performing in the UK and Australia, winning the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Comedy in 1994.
The role of Jonathan Creek shot Alan to nationwide fame , with the show winning a BAFTA for Best Drama and was the show which brought Davies to mainstream attention. then in 2003 he was named as the regular panellist alongside presenter Stephen Fry on the comedy quiz show QI providing comedic relief to the intellectual questions on the show. Also a talented writer he co-wrote and starred in his own radio sitcom, The Alan Davies Show, in 1998. Cassettes of the show were produced and released by the BBC, with episodes broadcast on the digital radio station BBC7.
Extremely versatile he took on a less comedic role in 2004, starring as Henry Farmer, a maverick barrister, in ITV Sunday night drama The Brief. In September 2010, he began a three-part documentary series Alan Davies’ Teenage Revolution (Channel 4), partly based on his autobiographical book My Favourite People and Me, 1978-88.
Not averse to the role as a presenter in February 2014, Alan hosted the chat show Alan Davies Après-Ski on BBC Two, which looked at some of the highlights of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He also co-hosted the Brazilian Banter podcast for ITV with Tom & Dom from Bantams Banter. The show was a satirical look at the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil. In recent years he has become equally as apt at presenting serious documentaries with his love for animals seeing him front The Dog Rescuers where he follows the RSPCA around the country rescuing vulnerable dogs. He has also continued to produce fresh comedy with his own show on Dave Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled proving to be immensely popular.
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