Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

Date of birth: 21-02-1976
The son of comedy scriptwriter Ray Cameron - who co-wrote Kenny Everett's TV shows with Barry Cryer, Michael McIntyre's first stand-up success came at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival, where he was nominated for the Perrier best newcomer award. He returned to the festival in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

In 2006, he made his debut at the Kilkenny comedy festival, returning the following year when he also added Montreal's Just For Laughs festival to his CV. In 2007 he was nominated for the Chortle Award for best headliner – a title he won in 2008.

He is a regular face on panel shows and on stand-up shows on both TV and radio, including the Comedy Store and The World Stands Up on Paramount and 4 Stands Up on Radio 4 in 2007/8, which he hosted.

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Michael McIntyre wins his first Bafta

All the comedy victors named

Michael McIntrye has won  his first Bafta.

He won the accolade for best entertainment performance tonight,  having previously been nominated in 2010 and 2012.

The award, for Michael McIntyre's Big Show, came ahead of fellow nominees Adam Hills (for The Last Leg); Claudia Winkleman  (for Strictly Come Dancing) and Graham Norton for his BBC One chat show.

Collecting his award, he thanked his ‘beautiful wonderful wife and kids’ and said: ‘Everybody says they don’t expect it... but I  genuinely didn’t.’

But the  show did not win the entertainment programme award for which it had been shortlisted. That went to  Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Steve Coogan won the Bafta for best male performance in a comedy programme for Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

He succeeded over Asim Chaudhry for People Just Do Nothing, David Mitchell for Upstart Crow and Harry Enfield for The Windsors.

But the Kurupt FM crew scooped best scripted comedy, with People Just Do Nothing  taking the prize over fellow nominees Camping, Fleabag and Flowers.

Here are the gang on the red carpet before the ceremony:

But Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge still added to her awards cabinet for best female performance in a comedy programme for the show.

The actress – who denied reports she was in line to be a possible future Doctor Who today – joked: 'I have been wet dreaming about receiving a BAFTA my whole life!’

And  she added: ‘'Most of all, I want to thank my mother, who told me I could be whoever I wanted to be, as long as I was outrageous.’

Other nominees in this category were Diane Morgan for Cunk on Shakespeare, Lesley Manville for Mum and Olivia Colman, also for Fleabag.

And Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe wont the best comedy and comedy entertainment category over Cunk on Shakespeare, The Last Leg, Taskmaster.

Brooker said: ''Hopefully when we get to 2017 Wipe we'll have a less awful year to summarise.'

As previously announced, Joanna Lumley was honoured with a Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour the academy bestowed 

The ceremony was hosted by Sue Perkins for the first time, at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank.

She made a wry joke about stepping down from Bake Off, when she described BBC show The Replacement, she joked that it was ’a show about how stressful it can be when someone takes over your job –  I mean, I really couldn’t relate to it’.

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Published: 14 May 2017

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