Kevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon

Date of birth: 04-12-1960
Kevin Eldon started on the stand-up circuit in the early Nineties performing as the political poet Paul Hamilton, and occassionally he still performs the character at one-off live events.

However, it is for his TV work that he is best known, having taken part in many of the most critically-acclaimed comedy shows of the Nineties and Noughties.

One of his earliest collaborations was with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, appearing on their Fist Of Fun series on radio and TV, and the follow-up This Morning With Richard Not Judy. He also regularly works with Chris Morris, appearing in Jam, Brass Eye and Nighty Night.

Other significant roles include Julia Davis' cancer-ridden husband Terry in Nighty Night, a key member of the team on the Big Train sketch show and the lead role of York in BBC Two sci-fi comedy Hyperdrive.

But his full list of credits reads like a 'best of' list of British comedies, with supporting roles in Smack The Pony, I'm Alan Patridge, Spaced, Black Books, 15 Storeys High, Look Around You, Saxondale, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and more.

Outside of comedy, his credits include Scrope in the BBC adaptation of Robin Hood.

His debut solo show, Kevin Eldon Is Titting About, premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, and won the Chortle Award for best show the following year.

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Johnny Vegas to star in Murder On The Blackpool Express

With Car Share’s Sian Gibson

 Johnny Vegas and Car Share’s Sian Gibson are to star in a comedy film loosely based on Murder On The Orient Express – but set on a Blackpool tour bus.

They lead a star-studded ensemble cast which also includes Nigel Havers, Una Stubbs, Griff Rhys Jones, Nina Wadia, Sheila Reid, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Kimberley Nixon, Katy Cavanagh,  Matthew Cottle, Susie Blake and Javone Prince.

Murder On The Blackpool Express has been written by comedian Jason Cook – who also penned the sitcom Hebburn – and will air as a two-hour special on the Gold channel.

The commission was announced last November, and the casting is revealed as filming starts on location today. The show will be broadcast in the autumn.

Vegas plays Terry, the coach driver, and Gibson is his tour guide, Gemma. Both get caught up in a conspiracy when the trip’s passengers start dying one by one, while also being forced to address their burgeoning attraction for each other.

Vegas said: ‘If the script read-through is anything to go by this is not only going to be immense fun to film, but a real treat for comedy lovers and whodunnits alike. Brilliant casting and laugh-out-loud writing, what's not to be excited about?’

Cook added: ‘It’s been such a joy to work on this. From the beginning, we were just after a show that had big laughs and a lot of heart and I think we've managed to pull it off.

‘And the cast we have managed to get for this is beyond my wildest dreams. Each of them could star in their own show so we've been truly lucky to assemble such a team of comedy royalty.’

Murder On The Blackpool Express will be directed by Simon Delaney, whose previous credits include Cold Feet, Stella and Lead Balloon. Shameless producer Jim Poyser is doing the same job here.

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Published: 10 Jul 2017

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Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Kevin Eldon is Titting About


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