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David Baddiel

Biography

United kingdom comedian and TV presenter who’s in the sketch comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience. He’s also known for his series Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned with Frank Skinner. He researched at Cambridge in Britain before showing up on tv. He had written the screenplay for the The Infidel and he offers published four books: Period For Bed (1996), Whatever Like Means (2002), THE TRICK Purposes (2006), as well as the Loss of life of Eli Yellow metal (2011). He offers two kids, Dolly and Ezra, along with his sweetheart Morwenna Banks. He’s a lover of rock celebrity David Bowie and frequently tweets about him.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Baddiel
Date Of Birth May 28, 1964
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.72 m
Profession Comedian
Education University of Cambridge, King's College, Cambridge
Nationality British, English
Children Dolly Loveday Baddiel, Ezra Beckett Baddiel
Parents Sarah Baddiel, Colin Brian Baddiel
Siblings Ivor Baddiel, Dan Baddiel
Partner Morwenna Banks, Morwenna Banks
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, British Comedy Award for Best ITV Personality
Movies Dharam Sankat Mein, The Infidel
TV Shows Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned, Baddiel's Syndrome, Fantasy Football League, Newman and Baddiel in Pieces, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Where's Elvis This Week?, The Book Quiz
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Hertfordshire, England.
2Graduated from King's College, Cambridge, with a double-first in English Literature.
3Plays the guitar.
4Has two brothers called Ivor and Dan.
5Has a son called Ezra with partner Morwenna Banks.
6A fan of the band Keane.
7A fan of the band Genesis and introduced the band at their Turn It On Again reunion tour press conference in 2006.
8Plays piano.
9Auditioned for the part of Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988).
10Daughter, Dolly, with partner Morwenna Banks was born on August 31, 2001.
11Is terrified of frogs.
12Is often reluctant to allow his father on any of his shows, because of his father's constant habit of swearing to embarass him.
13Brother of Ivor Baddiel.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thunderbirds Are Go2015TV Series written by - 1 episode
Little Crackers2010TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Y Word2010Video short
The Infidel2010written by
Baddiel & Skinner UnplannedTV Series devised by - 32 episodes, 2002 - 2005 deviser - 14 episodes, 2000 - 2002
Fantasy Football League1998-2004TV Series 2 episodes
Baddiel's Syndrome2001TV Series co-creator
David Baddiel Live on the Too Much Information Tour1998Video
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years1998Video
Fantasy World CupTV Series devised by - 1 episode, 1998 written by - 1 episode, 1998
Unseen Fantasy Football1996Video
Fantasy Football: The Video1994Video
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces1993TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Newman and Baddiel: Live and in Pieces1993TV Movie
Newman and Baddiel: History Today1992Video
The Mary Whitehouse Experience1991-1992TV Series writer - 12 episodes
Newman and Baddiel Live at the Shaftesbury Theatre1992Video
Spitting Image1990TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Rory Bremner1989TV Series writer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Trend on Twitter2016Short completedNarrator
The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night2014TV Movie
Horrible Histories2009-2011TV SeriesVincenso Larfoff
Skins2009TV SeriesSteve
Little Britain2005TV SeriesMan in David Baddiel Fancy Dress
Run Ronnie Run2002British Couple
Baddiel's Syndrome2001TV SeriesDavid
The Announcement2000Dougie
Day Return2000ShortPaul Murphy
This Morning with Richard Not Judy1999TV SeriesMarc Alann
Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds: Three Lions1996Video shortDavid Platt / Jairzinho
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV SeriesArt Bidder

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ITV Sport: Euro 20162016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
History of the Euros2016TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Euro 96: The Summer Football Came Home2016TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions"
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World2015TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Gent de paraula2011TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
EastEnders2010TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
The Infidel2010lyrics: "This Confusion"
Fußball ist unser Leben2000performer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home" - as Baddiel / writer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home"
Playing the Field1999TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Brit Awards 19971997TV Special lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1996TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Man2016Documentary executive producer
Puppy Love2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Little Crackers2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Infidel2010producer
Baddiel's Syndrome2001TV Series executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Crackers2010TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Peston on Sunday2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Artsnight2016TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Only Connect2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Royal III / Himself - Music Monkeys
The Many Faces of...2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Christmas with the Double Acts2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
Countdown2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Dictionary Corner
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian and Football Fan
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
You Can't Beat a Bit of Bully2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
Reggie & Thunderbirds: No Strings Attached2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
It Was Alright in the 70s2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Week2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2014TV SeriesHimself
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
24 Hours to Go Broke2014TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 39th Place
The Science of Doctor Who2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Agenda with Tom Bradby2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
10 O'Clock Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Funny Business2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Stargazing Live: Back to Earth2013TV SeriesHimself
Jews at Ten2012TV SeriesHimself
World's Most Dangerous Roads2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Is Football Racist?2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2012TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
A Night with the Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Carpool2011TV SeriesHimself - Passenger
Little Crackers2010TV SeriesHimself
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Huge2010Himself
Late Review2010TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
GMTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Election 20102010TV MovieHimself
You Have Been Watching2010TV SeriesHimself
Angela and Friends2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 20102010TV MovieHimself
Breakfast2004-2010TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
An Extras Night In2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
A Night at the Office2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Horizon2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Would I Lie to You?2008TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2008TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2008TV SeriesHimself
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Law of the Playground2008TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live2007VideoHimself
The Book Quiz2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The C Word: How We Came to Swear by It2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Football's Gone Soft2007TV Mini-Series documentary
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
Best Ever Spitting Image2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1998-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Sitcom2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live 8: A Bittersweet Symphony2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2001-2005TV SeriesHimself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Kumars at No. 422004TV SeriesHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Fantasy Football League1994-2004TV SeriesHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Jane Goldman Investigates2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief Does University Challenge2003TV MovieHimself
Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned Live from London's West End2001VideoHimself
The Booker Prize 20012001TV Special shortHimself
The People's Booker2001TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialHimself
An Audience with Ricky Martin2001TV SpecialHimself
Ruby2000TV SeriesHimself
What a Performance!2000TV SeriesHimself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
The Priory1999TV SeriesHimself
David Baddiel Live on the Too Much Information Tour1998VideoHimself
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years1998VideoHimself
The Book Quiz1998TV ShortHimself
Fantasy World Cup1998TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The End of the Year Show1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
Everyman1997TV Series documentaryHimself
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett1997TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1997TV SeriesHimself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
The Clive James Show1997TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth1997TV MovieHimself
Unseen Fantasy Football1996VideoHimself
Where's Elvis This Week?1996TV SeriesHimself
Shooting Stars1995TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1995TV SeriesHimself
African Footsteps1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Fantasy Football: The Video1994VideoHimself
Games World1994TV SeriesHimself
Room 1011994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces1993TV SeriesHimself
Newman and Baddiel: Live and in Pieces1993TV MovieHimself
Newman and Baddiel on the Road to Wembley1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
Newman and Baddiel: History Today1992VideoHimself
Have I Got News for You1992TV SeriesHimself
A Stab in the Dark1992TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Mary Whitehouse Experience1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
Newman and Baddiel Live at the Shaftesbury Theatre1992VideoHimself
The Word1991TV SeriesHimself
Standing Room Only1991TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
What Makes Us Clever? A Horizon Guide to Intelligence2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
England's Worst Ever Football Team2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Would I Lie to You?2008TV SeriesHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1998TV SeriesHimself
Room 1011995TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself

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#Quote
1In the 1960s there's an era of sexual liberation and then there's an appropriation, a commandeering of that idea of sexual liberation by people who don't really understand it, i.e. older, middle-aged men who are running television, who think, 'oh, people are having sex more than they used to be, and before marriage, and talking about sex, and we weren't allowed to do that in the '50s but we are now, so we'll do that', but their understanding of how to do it was very end-of-the-pier.
2[on Jimmy Savile] Who would have thought that the groping shell-suited gargoyle could've posthumously destroyed the mood of an entire nation, at the same time as single-handedly nearly destroying the BBC? Although here's the thing about that. The BBC should be - and is - ashamed about the fact that various forms of sexual illegality seem to have been perpetrated on its premises. But I am of the opinion that what they should really be ashamed about is the fact that they employed someone who was so obviously creepy, weird and rubbish for so long.
3I voted Labour, but to be honest I'm not very interested in party politics. I voted Labour because Glenda Jackson's my MP and because she was great on The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968) in 1974. And that is the real reason why I can't not vote for Glenda, because of that. She once said on a radio show that she thought that was the high point of her career. And I love her for that. And in a way, that's more important to me than what her politics are. I was brought up in a very left-wing household, I will always have an emotional attachment to voting Labour, but to be honest, you know, I thought a lot of them were a shower of fools as well.
4I don't have any interest in stirring things up. I have an interest in writing about subjects that I want to be funny about. I'm not going to not write something if I am worried that people might get offended, but at the same time, I'm not deliberately setting out to offend anyone.
5I have gone skiing with 'Peter Gabriel (I)'. Angus Deayton is a friend of mine and he knows 'Peter Gabriel (I)'. He invited me skiing a few years ago, and I might go skiing with 'Peter Gabriel (I)' again in a few weeks' time, in fact. That's quite exciting. Exciting for my 14-year-old self, anyway.
6I don't really do live stand-up comedy anymore. I've lost interest in that. I tend primarily to see myself as a writer now. (Speaking in 2010)
7We did 140 episodes of it and I felt that that was enough. I just didn't enjoy the football any more when I was doing the show. It felt too much like work. (On Fantasy Football League (1994))
8When I first started doing stuff on TV, a lot of people thought I was Pakistani or Indian, because I'm dark and because Baddiel sounds like a non-English name. Indians used to come up to me and say: 'I'm so glad there's an Indian bloke on telly.'
9I'm an atheist myself. But I am not interested in making people think that their faith is rubbish. I think it's good that people have faith. What I am interested in, however, is taking the piss out of the structures and the extremisms that grow up around that faith.
10I really, really wanted to be a punk rocker. And then, at the start of 1977, my friend Dave played me Blood on the Rooftops, a song from the album Wind & Wuthering, by Genesis. Genesis! This was a time when, for a young teenager who was attempting to live his life by the rules laid down in NME and Sniffin' Glue, Genesis, along with Pink Floyd and Yes, represented everything that was dull, pretentious, overblown, middle-class and unacceptable about music before the year zero of punk. Trouble was, I really liked the song. Resistant though my ear was supposed to be to this particular quality, I thought it was beautiful. But I held on, fastened to the safety pin of self-denial, buying White Riot and New Rose and Peaches, until one day, possibly under cover of darkness, probably in disguise, I went to Our Price in Willesden Green and bought Nursery Cryme. And I was lost. Peter Gabriel had me at "I heard the old man tell his tale ". I didn't - and still don't - know why the changes of no consequence should pick up the reins from nowhere, but it suddenly became clear to me why I loved this band. They wrote fantastic songs.
11I think that people are terrified about race and religion, especially issues surrounding Muslims and Jews, and when people are terrified, what they really should do is laugh.
12I like Genesis - up to and including Wind and Wuthering in 1976. I don't like them ironically; I think many of their songs are genuinely beautiful, and would remain beautiful if stripped of all Moog bombast and played on acoustic guitar. A long time ago, I stopped finding this difficult to admit. In fact, I now rather pride myself on it, and feel irritated by the name checking of the band in recent attempts by ageing musical journalists to reintroduce progressive rock into the acceptable cultural canon, always freighted down with ironic smirking. Genesis were brilliant. There, I've said it.
13[on the character played by Steve Coogan]: "Alan Partridge is gonna be that bloke who says the most offensive thing kind of that's on his mind but that's kind of true to him and real, but it's incredible that he's said it."


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