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Bill Bailey

Biography

English comedian who’s most widely known for his role in Dark Books as well as for his appearances about Never Brain the Buzzcocks, Have got I Got Information for you personally and QI. In 2013 he created a two-part documentary, Expenses Bailey’s Jungle Hero. He was the first choice of his senior high school music group called NOWADAYS. He later analyzed British at Westfield University for a 12 months. He made Route 4’s 2007 and 2010 100 Greatest Stand-Ups lists as #7 7. He wedded Kristin Bailey in 1998 as well as the few had a child in 2003. His dad was a physician and his mom was a medical center ward sister. He was within the film Nanny McPhee as well as the Big Bang, which starred Emma Thompson.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bill Bailey
Date Of Birth January 13, 1965
Place Of Birth Bath, England
Height 1.69 m
Profession Comedian
Education London College of Music, King Edward's School, Bath, Westfield College
Nationality English, British
Spouse Kristin Bailey
Children Dax Bailey
Awards British Comedy Award for the Best Live Stand-Up
Nominations Kerrang! Award for Best Comedian
Movies Saving Grace, Terkel in Trouble, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Burke & Hare, Chalet Girl, Pythagasaurus, Lust on the Prairie, The Trouble With Terkel, Love Song
TV Shows Black Books, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Is It Bill Bailey?, Space Cadets, Comic's Choice, Wild West, The Nightmare Years, Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza, Wild Thing: I Love You, Head on Comedy, Bill Bailey Part Troll, Bill Bailey Dandelion Mind, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, Back Books
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 He is a fan of progressive rock (he was chosen to present Channel 4's countdown of the top ten progressive rock bands) and heavy metal (he loves Motörhead). He presented Peter Gabriel with the "Prog God" award at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards.
2 An only child.
3 Lives in Hammersmith in London (2009).
4 In March 2009, Bailey was banned from driving for six months after being caught driving at 40 mph in an area with a 30 mph limit. The incident happened at Doubletrees in Cornwall.
5 An avid Star Trek fan, he named his son (born 2003) after the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 character Dax and often refers to himself as a Klingon. He once claimed during his "Part Troll" tour that his ear-mounted microphone made him resemble "a wizard in a call center" and "a Klingon motivational speaker".
6 Auditioned for the role of Gimli (The Dwarf) in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
7 Accomplished musician - able to play piano, guitar, keyboards, and more.
8 Perrier Award for Comedy Nominee, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bill was shortlisted and was the media favourite to win. The award went to Dylan Moran, but Bill came "second", in the closest vote in their history.
9 Best French Actor - Institut Francais awards, UK
10 "Time Out" Magazine Comedy Award Winner
11 Edinburgh Festival Critics' Award Winner


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Song 2015 Short
It's Kevin 2013 TV Series Various
Threesome 2012 TV Series Mr. Scrutton
Hustle 2009-2012 TV Series Cyclops
Doctor Who 2011 TV Series Droxil
Pythagasaurus 2011 Short Ig
Chalet Girl 2011 Bill
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series Bill
Burke and Hare 2010 Hangman
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Farmer Macreadie
Love Soup 2008 TV Series Elliot Anderson
Skins 2008 TV Series Walter Oliver
Hot Fuzz 2007 Sergeant Turner
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series NASA scientist Bill Bailey
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 The Whale (voice)
Black Books 2000-2004 TV Series Manny
Wild West 2002-2004 TV Series Doug
Terkel i knibe 2004 The Narrator (English version, voice)
15 Storeys High 2004 TV Series Mr. Pirbright
Jonathan Creek 2001-2003 TV Series Kenny Starkiss
Spaced 1999-2001 TV Series Bilbo Bagshot
Saving Grace 2000 Vince
The Stick Up 1999 Short Mr. Tubbs
My Wife 1999 Short TV commentary (voice)
Brass Eye 1997 TV Series Fr. Pierre Runek / Eyewitness
Asylum 1996 TV Series Patient
Blue Heaven 1994 TV Series Boris
Tygo Road 1990 TV Series Spinnij

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Song 2015 Short writer
Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler 2013 Video
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary written by - 2 episodes
Comic's Choice 2011 TV Series
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind 2010 Documentary
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009 TV Movie written by
Bill Bailey: Tinselworm 2008 Video documentary written by
Bill Bailey: Part Troll 2004 Video documentary
15 Storeys High 2004 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Bill Bailey: Bewilderness 2001 Video documentary
Is It Bill Bailey? 1998 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Bill Bailey: Bill Bailey Live 1997 TV Special documentary
Asylum 1996 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comic's Choice 2011 TV Series opening titles theme
Bill Bailey: Tinselworm 2008 Video documentary
Bill Bailey: Part Troll 2004 Video documentary
Bill Bailey: Bewilderness 2001 Video documentary
Is It Bill Bailey? 1998 TV Series 6 episodes
Bill Bailey: Bill Bailey Live 1997 TV Special documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bill Bailey: Part Troll 2004 Video documentary performer: "I Will Not Look at Titties for a Year", "How Can I Feel Pain?", "Text Song", "Stairway to Heaven", "Rebel Rebel", "Cousin in Red", "Love Song", "The Scale of Evil", "New National Anthem", "Drum 'N' Bush", "BBC News Theme", "Ein Mal, Svein Mal, Drein Mal Una Dame", "Das Hokey Kokey" / writer: "I Will Not Look at Titties for a Year", "How Can I Feel Pain?", "Text Song", "Love Song", "The Scale of Evil", "New National Anthem", "Drum 'N' Bush", "BBC News Theme", "Ein Ma
Black Books 2000-2002 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Song 2015 Short co-director
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series co-director - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary composer - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009 TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
QI 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
Would I Lie to You? 2015 TV Series Himself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Graham Norton Show 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Loose Women 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2014 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
SEVEN DIGITAL DEADLY SINS: SLOTH by BILL BAILEY 2014 Video documentary short Himself
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy 2014 TV Movie documentary
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live at Edinburgh Castle 2014 TV Movie Himself
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself
Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler 2013 Video Himself - Host
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Evidently... John Cooper Clarke 2012 Documentary Himself - Comedian
The One Show 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
QI Genesis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian
The Rob Brydon Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Flower Show 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Have I Got News for You 1999-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter / Himself
Breakfast 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Comedian and Actor / Himself - Comedian
Comic's Choice 2011 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind 2010 Documentary Himself
A Quiet Word with... 2010 TV Series Himself
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
Top Gear 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 TV Movie Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza 2010 TV Series Himself - Host
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009 TV Movie Himself
Bill Bailey: Tinselworm 2008 Video documentary Himself
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Week 2008 TV Series Himself
The Story of the Guitar 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Rove Live 2002-2008 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off 2007-2008 TV Series short Himself - Guest Presenter
My Favourite Place 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beatbox Choir 2008 Documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998-2008 TV Series Himself - Team Captain / Himself / Himself - Special Guest
Richard & Judy 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
More Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Imagine 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Wild Thing: I Love You 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
TV Heaven, Telly Hell 2006 TV Series Himself
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Spicks and Specks 2005 TV Series Himself
The Glass House 2005 TV Series Himself
Comic Aid 2005 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Bill Bailey: Part Troll 2004 Video documentary Himself
Skip to the End 2004 Video documentary Himself
NME Carling Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself
Bill Bailey: Bewilderness 2001 Video documentary Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Clive Anderson Now 2001 TV Series Himself
Room 101 2000 TV Series Himself
Head on Comedy 2000 TV Series Himself
World Cup Comedy 1999 TV Series Himself
Don't Stop Me Now 1999 TV Movie Himself
Television's Greatest Hits 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Is It Bill Bailey? 1998 TV Series Himself / Various
Light Lunch 1998 TV Series Himself
Bill Bailey: Bill Bailey Live 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Space Cadets 1997 TV Series Himself - Space Captain
Des O'Connor Tonight 1996 TV Series Himself
Peston on Sunday 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Natural World 2016 TV Series documentary Narrator

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
QI 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter
Top Gear 2010 TV Series Himself
The People vs. George Lucas 2010 Documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2008 TV Series Himself
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show 2007 TV Movie Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 [on Peter Gabriel] He is perhaps the most ambitious, influential and innovative musical wizard on the planet.
2 [on Chris De Burgh] The monobrowed, nanny-shagging toss-monger who's inflicted his sentimental mewlings on a reluctant nation!
3 [on Chris De Burgh] The monobrowed purveyor of ultimate filth.
4 You know that band, U2, right? They've basically got this one sound, haven't they? The Edge - yeah, right. Without these effects, they're nothing, right? This is all effects. Even a troll-like figure could recreate them.
5 [on Phil Collins's "Another Day in Paradise"] Sanctimonious little tosser.
6 Most of the instruments I play are fairly low-tech - ouds and sitars and guitars and keyboards, I pretty much know my way around them. But I have no idea how the Tenori-on works. I'm slightly in awe of it. I like the fact it's an instrument but also kind of a video installation-cum-lighting effect. It's all manner of things - I'm a bit scared of it.
7 In the West End you can banter with the audience because it's more intimate. There's not much chance of intimacy with 60,000 people but there's much more call and response.
8 I don't reject popular culture - I'm not the sort of grumpy old man who says: 'Well actually I switched off after 1982.' Good music is being made all the time; you just have to filter out the chaff. And there is a lot of chaff, unfortunately. The stuff I listen to doesn't get played on the radio. I really like the new Bon Iver album and I saw My Morning Jacket recently and they were great - languid and very soulful.
9 Being a metal fan, I've put in loads of references to metal bands into my shows over the years. I'm getting a band together to kind of 'metal up' a lot of songs - there's a Rammstein element creeping into my Kraftwerk numbers. Rammstein are just an angry Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk look like a bunch of regional managers of a carpet warehouse being asked to perform some computer functions.
10 I saw Motörhead in New York earlier this year and they were great - Lemmy's just so fantastically pissed off all the time.

#Trademark
1 Long hair and Beard

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