Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp

Children will recognise him as Archie The Inventor in Balamory, but Miles Jupp is also an award-winning stand-up.

He started his career with victories in two new act competitions in 2001 - Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny and the Leicester Festival of The Year award. Two years later he was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award for his show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues.

On TV his upper-class persona landed him regluar apperances on BBC Scotland's Live Floor Show and has appeared on Paramount's The World Stands Up and Channel 4's You Must Be Joking, among others.

He is also a member of the sketch team The Lost and Lonely Rebels.

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Miles Jupp to make his RSC debut

Comic to star in The Comedy of Errors at Stratford

Miles Jupp is to make his Royal Shakespeare Company debut.

The comic will play Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, which runs at Stratford-upon-Avon from April to October next year.

The RSC’s artistic director Gregory Doran said: ‘The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and one of his funniest.

‘The action takes place in the Mediterranean port of Ephesus where two sets of identical twins separated since childhood are re-united, but not until a great deal of confusion ensues.’

Antipholus of Syracuse is one of the more senior pair of twins.

Jupp’s acting credits include John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev – and he recently enjoyed a successful stage outing playing The Life I Lead, a biographical play about quintessential English actor David Tomlinson

The new production of The Comedy of Errors will be directed by Phillip Breen, who just directed The Provoked Wife for the RSC.

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Published: 4 Oct 2019

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