Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

Date of birth: 05-03-1974
Born in London and educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Matt Lucas lost his hair at the age of six, giving him a distinctive look from an early age.

He was a member of both the National Youth Music Theatre and the National Youth Theatre, where he met comedy partner David Walliams, and both went on to study drama at the University of Bristol.

He began his career in comedy on the stand-up circuit as character act Sir Bernard Chumley, an aging luvvie actor, which he took to the Edinburgh Festival and who later resurfaced in Little Britain

In 1992, Bob Mortimer spotted him on a comedy club stage and recruited him to appear in the second series of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. He then went on to be the giant baby George Dawes, who kept score on Reeves and Mortimer's cult quiz show Shooting Stars.

But he is best known for his partnership with David Walliams, which started in earnest with the 1999 UK Play series Rock Profile. They recorded their first of two series of Little Britain for Radio 4 in 2001, and it transferred onto BBC Three in 2003.

In 2002, he played Leigh Bowery in Boy George's musical Taboo in London,and in 2005, he took his first role in a TV drama, playing a Venetian duke in the BBC's Casanova.

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Matt Lucas and Jennifer Saunders join the Moomins

CGI reboot of 1970s series

Matt Lucas, Jennifer Saunders and Alison Steadman have joined the cast of the new Moomins reboot.

Saunders will voice the character of Mymble, Lucas will be Teety-Woo and Steadman will be Emma the Stage Rat in the Sky1 series Moominvalley.

Rebecca Root, star of the BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl, also joins the cast as Misabel.

They join previously announced stars including Rosamund Pike, Kate Winslet, Taron Edgerton, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry and Will Self.

Two series of 13 22-minute-long episodes have been commissioned, to launch next year. It is a CGI revamp of the 1970s stop-motion animation.

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Published: 13 Mar 2018

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Book (2017)
Matt Lucas: Little Me

DVD (2015)

DVD (2011)

DVD (2010)
The Infidel

Past Shows


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