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Frank Skinner

Biography

Comedic writer and presenter who’s a commentator within the BBC radio show Complete Radio. In 2013 he became a Group Captain within the BBC humor show I REALLY LIKE My Nation. After attaining his Experts degree in British Literature in the University or college of Warwick he became an British lecturer at Halesowen University. He performed his 1st stand-up gig in 1987 and produced his tv debut a 12 months later. He offers released many books, including an autobiography entitled Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner. He includes a son along with his sweetheart Cath Mason. He’s the youngest of four kids born to previous semi-professional footballer John Collins. He collaborated with David Baddiel within the football theme track Three Lions.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frank Skinner
Date Of Birth January 28, 1957
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Comedian
Children Buzz Cody Collins
Parents John Collins, Doris Collins
Siblings Terry Skinner, Keith Skinner, Nora Skinner
Partner Cath Mason, Cath Mason
Movies Saboteur, Magnificent Obsession, Back Street, Son of Frankenstein, The Flame of New Orleans, The Tarnished Angels, Man of a Thousand Faces, My Little Chickadee, Arabian Nights, Portrait in Black, Captain Newman, M.D., Tammy and the Bachelor, Bedtime for Bonzo, Away All Boats, Tap Roots, The Invisible Man Returns, Before They Were Stars - Gung Ho, The Suspect, Never Say Goodbye, This Happy Feeling, Battle Hymn, The Invisible Woman, Bonzo Goes to College, Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, Tower of London, The Egg and I, Family Honeymoon, Francis in the Haunted House, Follow the Boys, The Exile, Appointment for Love, The Spirit of Culver, Jam
TV Shows I Love My Country, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned, Shane, Fantasy Football League, Blue Heaven, Packet of Three, Room 101, Artist of the Year, Don't Ask Me Ask Britain, Frank Skinner's Opinionated, The Frank Skinner Show, Play It Again
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Has a girlfriend called Caroline.
2 Has one sister called Nora.
3 Has two brothers called Terry and Keith.
4 Plays the Ukulele like his idol, George Formby.
5 Was brought up in Oldbury, West Midlands which is not far from West Bromwich. Probably uses West Bromwich as his home town because most people know it for West Bromwich Albion football club and Oldbury is relatively unknown.
6 Was awarded the freeman of the borough (for Sandwell, West Midlands) in March 2004.
7 Passionate supporter of West Bromwich Albion (The Baggies) Football Club from the English Premier League.
8 Shared a flat with best-friend and frequent co-presenter David Baddiel for four years.
9 Performed first ever stand up comedy gig at the Portland Club in Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1987 aged thirty.
10 Won the Perrier Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh festival in 1991, narrowly beating Eddie Izzard.
11 Was previously an English tutor at Halesowen College in Dudley, England.
12 Left school with no qualifications and worked in a metal factory. Enrolled in night school and eventually enrolled at University and graduated with a Masters degree in English literature.
13 Is a passionate Elvis fan and purchased one of Elvis' shirt from a US auction for $15,000
14 Is a self-confessed alcoholic, hasn't had a drink since September 1987
15 Chose the stage name Frank Skinner after a man in his father's pub dominoes team
16 With David Baddiel he sang the vocals to "Three Lions", the official England song released to celebrate the 1996 UEFA European Championships. The track topped the charts in summer 1996 and an updated version topped the charts in summer 1998 to celebrate England's participation in that year's FIFA World Cup.
17 Comedian.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 101 2012-2017 TV Series written material by - 43 episodes
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned TV Series devised by - 32 episodes, 2002 - 2005 deviser - 14 episodes, 2000 - 2002
Fantasy Football League 1998-2004 TV Series 2 episodes
Shane 2004 TV Series
Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham 1998 Video
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years 1998 Video
A Little Bit of Elvis 1998 TV Movie
Fantasy World Cup TV Series devised by - 1 episode, 1998 written by - 1 episode, 1998
The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show 1997 Video
Frank Skinner Live at the London Palladium 1996 Video documentary
Unseen Fantasy Football 1996 Video
The Frank Skinner Show 1995 TV Series
Fantasy Football: The Video 1994 Video
Frank Skinner Live at the Apollo 1994 Video documentary
Blue Heaven 1992-1994 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Frank Skinner Live 1992 Video documentary
Packing Them In 1992 TV Series 1 episode
Bunch of Five 1992 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Packet of Three 1991 TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
National Treasure 2016 TV Mini-Series Frank Skinner
Rotters 2015 TV Movie Felix
The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night 2014 TV Movie
Doctor Who 2014 TV Series Perkins
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie Dalek Operator
Jam 2009/II Short Derek Mumford
Uncle Max 2008 TV Series Museum Security Guard
Shane 2004 TV Series Shane
Time Gentlemen Please 2000-2001 TV Series 'Cheeky' Alan Supple
Cinderella 2000/II TV Movie Buttons
The Flint Street Nativity 1999 TV Movie Ian Rotherham / Herod
Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds: Three Lions 1996 Video short Stuart Pearce
Blue Heaven 1992-1994 TV Series Frank Sandford
Do the Right Thing 1994 TV Series
Woodcock 1994 TV Movie Jasper, the Ship's Parrot
Packing Them In 1992 TV Series Frank
Bunch of Five 1992 TV Series Frank
Packet of Three 1991 TV Series Frank

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ITV Sport: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
History of the Euros 2016 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Euro 96: The Summer Football Came Home 2016 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions"
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Gent de paraula 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
EastEnders 2010 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
The Frank Skinner Show 2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fußball ist unser Leben 2000 performer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home" - as Skinner / writer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home"
Playing the Field 1999 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 101 1995-2017 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Dying Laughing 2016 Documentary Himself
Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Dan Leno / Max Miller / ...
Bring the Noise 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Taskmaster 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Celebrity Squares 2015 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 1992-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Presenter / Himself - Guest Captain
Sunday Brunch 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself
QI 2011-2014 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Extra 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Last Leg 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001-2014 TV Series Himself
Portrait Artist of the Year 2013 TV Series Himself
I Love My Country 2013 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Judge / Himself - Panellist
Just Dandy 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 2012 TV Movie Himself - Narrator (voice)
John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2012 TV Series Himself
That Sunday Night Show 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Imagine 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Opinionated 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Frank Skinner on George Formby 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Would I Lie to You? 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself
QI Genesis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (credit only)
The Rob Brydon Show 2011 TV Series Himself
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
The One Show 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2010-Nominations Show 2011 TV Special
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series Himself
Huge 2010 Himself
Late Review 2010 TV Series Himself - Commentator
GMTV 2010 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Bubble 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Children in Need 2009 TV Series Himself
Around the World in 80 Days 2009 TV Mini-Series Himself - Narrator
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1999-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Himself - Team Captain
You Have Been Watching 2009 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Mock the Week 2009 TV Series Himself
What the Dickens? 2009 TV Series Himself
Question Time 2009 TV Series Himself
Genius 2009 TV Series Himself
Horizon 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Panorama 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Reporter
A Question of Sport 2008 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
This Week 2008 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off 2008 TV Series short Himself - Guest Captain / Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Comics Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Tough Gig 2007 TV Series Himself
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Reporter
Play It Again 2007 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself
Frank Skinner: Live from the NIA Birmingham 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1998-2006 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Al Murray 2005 TV Movie Himself
Orange Playlist 2005 TV Series Himself
UK Radio Aid 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned 2000-2005 TV Series Himself
What Ron Said 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Match of the Day 2 2004 TV Series Himself
Harry Hill: An Audience with Harry Hill 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Parkinson 2004 TV Series Himself
Fantasy Football League 1994-2004 TV Series Himself
The Rise of the Celebrity Class 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Himself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief Does University Challenge 2003 TV Movie Himself
RIP 2002 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / interviewee
Stars in Their Eyes 1998-2002 TV Series Himself Johnnie Ray Elvis Costello
Sport Relief 2002 TV Special Himself
An Audience with Lulu 2002 TV Movie Himself
Brit Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
There's Only One Elvis 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned Live from London's West End 2001 Video Himself
The Frank Skinner Show 1995-2001 TV Series Himself - Host
The South Bank Show 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty 2001 TV Special Himself
40 Years on Coronation Street 2000 TV Special Himself
SexTV 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Harry Hill 1999 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Tom Jones 1999 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham 1998 Video Himself
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years 1998 Video Himself
Everyman 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
A Little Bit of Elvis 1998 TV Movie Himself
Fantasy World Cup 1998 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter, Best British Video Award
The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show 1997 Video Himself
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett 1997 TV Movie Himself
Election 97 1997 TV Movie Himself
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth 1997 TV Movie Himself
Frank Skinner Live at the London Palladium 1996 Video documentary Himself
Unseen Fantasy Football 1996 Video Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
They Think It's All Over 1996 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1995 TV Series Himself
Fantasy Football: The Video 1994 Video Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 1994 TV Movie Himself
Games World 1994 TV Series Himself
Frank Skinner Live at the Apollo 1994 Video documentary Himself
Gamesmaster 1994 TV Series Himself
Gagtag 1994 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
Do the Right Thing 1994 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Frank Skinner Live 1992 Video documentary Himself
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie Himself
Des O'Connor Tonight 1991 TV Series Himself
The Word 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Britney Spears (uncredited)
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Britain's Favourite Comedian 2004 TV Series Himself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' 2002 Video Himself
Night of a Thousand Faces 2001 TV Special Anne Robinson
Top of the Pops 1998 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter
It Was Alright in the 70s 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
QI 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - 8th Place
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Would I Lie to You? 2011 TV Series Himself
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
England's Worst Ever Football Team 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Mock the Week 2009 TV Series Himself
TV Burp 2009 TV Series Himself
A Question of Sport 2008 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Personality The Frank Skinner Show (1995)


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#Quote
1 [on the 1966 World Cup final] I watched it live and I remember it being awful.
2 [in 2015] I would say without doubt the last 20 years of American TV drama apart from Gotham (2014) I'd be happy to watch incinerated.
3 [on Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise] I'll tell you something about Morecambe and Wise, if you ever watch an entire Morecambe and Wise show, not just highlights, they're brilliant with André Previn and they're brilliant when they do that thing where they throw toast at each other. For 25 minutes in their 40 year career they were absolutely fantastic and that's the only 25 minutes. One year they showed a load of Christmas specials, the full thing. Watch the full thing. Terrible. But some brilliant bits but I knew the brilliant bits 'cause it's those 20 minutes of brilliant bits that you just see. Don't get me wrong, I think he was a naturally funny bloke, Eric, but most of the show, nowadays, would be torn to pieces.
4 Occasionally you have to stand back and think: don't just listen to what everyone's saying, what do I think? What do I think? Queen! No! I don't like Queen. They weren't a serious band. They didn't use to be a serious band and people have misremembered them. They were like Showaddywaddy to rock music, what Showaddywaddy was to rock and roll. I'm not condemning anyone who loves them, I'm just saying my own personal thing. I don't object to other people liking it, I just think there's a thing that happened that Freddie Mercury died and suddenly they became a serious proposition.
5 [on suggestions Trading Places (1983) is racist, sexist and homophobic] In those days that was a rattling good review.
6 [on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] Is it just me or are Indiana Jones and Freddy Krueger getting closer together?
7 I vote Labour because I have an emotional attachment to my working-class background and I like the idea of being someone who cares about the lowly more than my own tax rate. Obviously, that wavers but I feel like the moment I vote, I am seeing through that ideal of myself.
8 I'll watch it, obviously, but I'd much rather Albion stay up than England win the World Cup. No contest at all.
9 I quite like the Germans. They're like us: they drink a lot of beer and they dress badly. And I think we could learn a lot more from them about football than we could from, say, the Italians, whose players are so different from ours.
10 As you get older you get your priorities straight. I don't have children but I have the Albion.
11 I don't watch cookery programmes. Not because I don't like the swearing, I don't like the cookery.
12 [on presenting Panorama (1953) in 2009] If you're going to have tennis coverage, you ask Sue Barker. If you're going to have something about offensive material, you ask me.
13 You know, Chaucer (Geoffrey Chaucer) used swearing. It's a very time-honoured language part and shouldn't be ghettoised the way it is just because some people don't like it. I don't want people using so much swearing that there's a blanket ban because there won't be then any room for the clever swearing, the beautiful, eloquent swearing. So I just think we need to back off on the stuff that's not necessary. But I think it's absolutely important that we keep swearing as a tool, a comic tool for television and any other area of comedy.
14 My CD collection has become The Fall and the rest. This is terrible. I've got the new Sigur Rós album, which I really like and I'm thinking, 'this is great, but I could be listening to The Fall'.
15 [at the Lord Of The Rings premiere] Did I like it? Well, it's like Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) but without the jokes.
16 I hate classical music in all its manifestations.


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