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Lancashire born Steve Pemberton is best known as one quarter of the hugely successful award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside fellow performers Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson. His career, however, spans all areas of television, film and stage and most noticeably as an actor and writer.
The League of Gentlemen started life on the London Fringe with a sketch-show first performed at the Cockpit Theatre in 1 995 and was soon followed by four radio series. Once the show appeared on television, The League quickly became one of the leading TV comedy shows winning several awards including a BAFTA for Best Comedy, the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreaux, the RT5 Award for Best Entertainment, the NME award for Best Television Programme and the South Bank Show Award for Best Comedy.
The League has also toured throughout the United Kingdom to sell-out houses, and has performed for a successful six week run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The team were reunited when they were asked to star in the hit West End comedy Art at the Whitehall Theatre.
Aside from his comedy work with The League of Gentlemen, Steve is regularly seen on television, being particularly well known for his roles in ITV's Ben/dorm and the recent successful series Psychoville, co-written with Shearsmith for the BBC. Other television credits include: Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, Minder, Miss Marple, Whitechapel, Doctor Who, The Old Curiosity Shop, Hotel Babylon opposite Tamsin Outhwaite, The Last Detective opposite Peter Davidson, Under the Greenwood Tree, Blackpool for the BBC; Dr Bressner in Poirot - Death on the Nile for Granada, Eddie Jackson in Shameless for Channel Four, Liddle in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Professor Mule in the BBC's drama Gormenghast and several Red Nose Day Appeals both as a writer and performer for the BBC.
Notable credits on stage include The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello Theatre opposite Elaine Paige, The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse and Richmond Theatre. The Exonerated at the Riverside Studios, Art at the Wyndhams Theatre and A Local Show for Local People at the Drury Lane Theatre and UK tour.
Steve is equally at home on film having been in / Could Never be Your Woman, as the Vicar in Mr Bean, Edward Hynes in Lassie, numerous characters in The League of Gentleman's Apocalypse, Detective Parry in Match Point directed by Woody Alien and Mr Prosser in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Other film work includes Churchill - the Hollywood Years, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Birthday Girl and Alice in Russialand directed by Ken Russell.
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