Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding

Date of birth: 30-11-1972
Although primarily known as one half of The Boosh with Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding has also maintained an independent career as a stand-up.

He has appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 1998, and made stand-up appearances on Channel 4 and Five before finding success with The Boosh.

The double-act made their debut at the 1998 Edinburgh and Sydney festivals, earning them the Perrier best newcomer award, and returned to Edinburgh in 1999, when they were nominated for the main award, 2000 and 2001. The 2000 show, Autoboosh, won the equivalent Barry award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Boosh was picked up by Radio4 in 2001 for a series which won the first and only Douglas Adams Award for Innovative Comedy Writing. The show transferred to BBC Three for two series in 2004 and 2005, giving them a cult success that enabled them to embark on a major nationwide tour in 2006.

For his solo work, he won the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, while his first live solo show Voodoo Hedgehog was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002.

His TV performances as an actor include The IT Crowd, Nathan Barley and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace – all for Channel 4.

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Noel Fielding is such an angel...

Comic has his wings in a C4 short film

Noel Fielding is to play a dying angel in a new short film on Channel 4.

The Mighty Boosh comic stars in Swansong, which will air as part of the new Random Acts strand kicking off next month.

His film, directed by Joseph Lynn, will air late at night on July 24.


Another short in the series – to air on August 7 - features TV favourite Bernard Cribbins on a psychedelic trip with woodland creatures.

Meanwhile Adam Buxton is to appear in another of the Random Acts in the yet-to-be-announced autumn season, although details of his film are being kept under wraps.

Hosted by Zawe Ashton, best known as Vod from Fresh Meat, the strand showcases new talent and experimental work from more established names.

Commissioning editor Catherine Bray said: "Random Acts has a rich track record of working with some of the most ground-breaking artist-filmmakers in the world, and it's been inspiring to take that creative legacy and help ensure that the films are also being seen on the scale that they deserve by a young audience who - in many cases - subsequently pitch their own films to us, which is an incredibly exciting response to the work.’

The summer season kicks off on July 17.

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Published: 26 Jun 2018

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