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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
1Has a girlfriend called Caroline.
2Has one sister called Nora.
3Has two brothers called Terry and Keith.
4Plays the Ukulele like his idol, George Formby.
5Was 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.
6Was awarded the freeman of the borough (for Sandwell, West Midlands) in March 2004.
7Passionate supporter of West Bromwich Albion (The Baggies) Football Club from the English Premier League.
8Shared a flat with best-friend and frequent co-presenter David Baddiel for four years.
9Performed first ever stand up comedy gig at the Portland Club in Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1987 aged thirty.
10Won the Perrier Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh festival in 1991, narrowly beating Eddie Izzard.
11Was previously an English tutor at Halesowen College in Dudley, England.
12Left 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.
13Is a passionate Elvis fan and purchased one of Elvis' shirt from a US auction for $15,000
14Is a self-confessed alcoholic, hasn't had a drink since September 1987
15Chose the stage name Frank Skinner after a man in his father's pub dominoes team
16With 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.
17Comedian.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 1012012-2017TV Series written material by - 43 episodes
Baddiel & Skinner UnplannedTV Series devised by - 32 episodes, 2002 - 2005 deviser - 14 episodes, 2000 - 2002
Fantasy Football League1998-2004TV Series 2 episodes
Shane2004TV Series
Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham1998Video
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years1998Video
A Little Bit of Elvis1998TV Movie
Fantasy World CupTV Series devised by - 1 episode, 1998 written by - 1 episode, 1998
The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show1997Video
Frank Skinner Live at the London Palladium1996Video documentary
Unseen Fantasy Football1996Video
The Frank Skinner Show1995TV Series
Fantasy Football: The Video1994Video
Frank Skinner Live at the Apollo1994Video documentary
Blue Heaven1992-1994TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Frank Skinner Live1992Video documentary
Packing Them In1992TV Series 1 episode
Bunch of Five1992TV Series written by - 1 episode
Packet of Three1991TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
National Treasure2016TV Mini-SeriesFrank Skinner
Rotters2015TV MovieFelix
The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night2014TV Movie
Doctor Who2014TV SeriesPerkins
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013TV MovieDalek Operator
Jam2009/IIShortDerek Mumford
Uncle Max2008TV SeriesMuseum Security Guard
Shane2004TV SeriesShane
Time Gentlemen Please2000-2001TV Series'Cheeky' Alan Supple
Cinderella2000/IITV MovieButtons
The Flint Street Nativity1999TV MovieIan Rotherham / Herod
Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds: Three Lions1996Video shortStuart Pearce
Blue Heaven1992-1994TV SeriesFrank Sandford
Do the Right Thing1994TV Series
Woodcock1994TV MovieJasper, the Ship's Parrot
Packing Them In1992TV SeriesFrank
Bunch of Five1992TV SeriesFrank
Packet of Three1991TV SeriesFrank

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 Frank Skinner Show2000TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fußball ist unser Leben2000performer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home" - as Skinner / writer: "Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home"
Playing the Field1999TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brit Awards 19971997TV Special lyrics: "Three Lions" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1996TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 1011995-2017TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Landscape Artist of the Year2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Dan Leno / Max Miller / ...
Bring the Noise2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Taskmaster2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Celebrity Squares2015TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You1992-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Presenter / Himself - Guest Captain
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
QI2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Extra2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Last Leg2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001-2014TV SeriesHimself
Portrait Artist of the Year2013TV SeriesHimself
I Love My Country2013TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Panellist
Just Dandy2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?2012TV MovieHimself - Narrator (voice)
John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2012TV SeriesHimself
That Sunday Night Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Opinionated2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Frank Skinner on George Formby2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Would I Lie to You?2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
QI Genesis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (credit only)
The Rob Brydon Show2011TV SeriesHimself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The One Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2010-Nominations Show2011TV Special
Little Crackers2010TV SeriesHimself
Huge2010Himself
Late Review2010TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
GMTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Bubble2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need2009TV SeriesHimself
Around the World in 80 Days2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Narrator
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1999-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Himself - Team Captain
You Have Been Watching2009TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Mock the Week2009TV SeriesHimself
What the Dickens?2009TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2009TV SeriesHimself
Genius2009TV SeriesHimself
Horizon2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Panorama2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
A Question of Sport2008TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
This Week2008TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2008TV Series shortHimself - Guest Captain / Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Comics Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Tough Gig2007TV SeriesHimself
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryReporter
Play It Again2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Frank Skinner: Live from the NIA Birmingham2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1998-2006TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Al Murray2005TV MovieHimself
Orange Playlist2005TV SeriesHimself
UK Radio Aid2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
What Ron Said2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Match of the Day 22004TV SeriesHimself
Harry Hill: An Audience with Harry Hill2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
Fantasy Football League1994-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Rise of the Celebrity Class2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief Does University Challenge2003TV MovieHimself
RIP 20022002TV Movie documentaryHimself / interviewee
Stars in Their Eyes1998-2002TV SeriesHimself Johnnie Ray Elvis Costello
Sport Relief2002TV SpecialHimself
An Audience with Lulu2002TV MovieHimself
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Host
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned Live from London's West End2001VideoHimself
The Frank Skinner Show1995-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
The South Bank Show2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialHimself
40 Years on Coronation Street2000TV SpecialHimself
SexTV2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Harry Hill1999TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Tom Jones1999TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham1998VideoHimself
More Unseen Fantasy Football: The Phoenix Years1998VideoHimself
Everyman1998TV Series documentaryHimself
A Little Bit of Elvis1998TV MovieHimself
Fantasy World Cup1998TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Clive Anderson All Talk1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter, Best British Video Award
The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show1997VideoHimself
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett1997TV MovieHimself
Election 971997TV MovieHimself
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth1997TV MovieHimself
Frank Skinner Live at the London Palladium1996Video documentaryHimself
Unseen Fantasy Football1996VideoHimself
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself
They Think It's All Over1996TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1995TV SeriesHimself
Fantasy Football: The Video1994VideoHimself
The Royal Variety Performance1994TV MovieHimself
Games World1994TV SeriesHimself
Frank Skinner Live at the Apollo1994Video documentaryHimself
Gamesmaster1994TV SeriesHimself
Gagtag1994TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Do the Right Thing1994TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Frank Skinner Live1992Video documentaryHimself
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1991TV SeriesHimself
The Word1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryBritney Spears (uncredited)
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Favourite Comedian2004TV SeriesHimself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialAnne Robinson
Top of the Pops1998TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
It Was Alright in the 70s2015TV Series documentaryHimself
QI2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 8th Place
The Graham Norton Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2011TV SeriesHimself
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
England's Worst Ever Football Team2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2009TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Mock the Week2009TV SeriesHimself
TV Burp2009TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2008TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment PersonalityThe 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.
4Occasionally 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?
7I 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.
8I'll watch it, obviously, but I'd much rather Albion stay up than England win the World Cup. No contest at all.
9I 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.
10As you get older you get your priorities straight. I don't have children but I have the Albion.
11I 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.
13You 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.
14My 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.
16I hate classical music in all its manifestations.


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