Alistair McGowan (born 24th November 1964) is an impressionist, stand-up comic, actor, director and writer best known to British audiences for The Big Impression (formerly Alistair McGowan's Big Impression) which was, for four years, one of BBC1's top-rating comedy programmes - winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA and for the much-admired, recent ITV1 sports-comedy 'You Cannot Be Serious' ('An excellent one-man show!' Clive James, Daily Telegraph)
He has also worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the West End in Art, Cabaret, The Mikado, Pygmalion and Little Shop of Horrors (for which he received an Olivier nomination.)
As an actor on television he played the lead role in BBC1's 'Mayo' and, on film, played Nico in 'Driving Aphrodite' alongside Nia Vardalos. He wrote the play 'Timing' (nominated as 'Best New Comedy' at the whatsonstage.com awards) and the book 'A Matter of Life and Death' or 'How To Wean Your Man of Football' with former comedy partner Ronni Ancona. He also provided voices for the iconic 'Spitting Image'.
Latest News Monday 30th July 2012 10:59
After a long and continuous period of work culminating in the much-admired new ITV1 sports-comedy show 'You Cannot Be Serious', ('An excellent one-man show', Clive James, Daily Telegraph 'His impression of Roy Hodgson makes the show worthy of a recomision on its own,' Sunday Express ) in which Alistair revealed a whole new squad of impressions (from Roy Hodgson to Wayne Rooney, John Bishop to Eddie Jordan, David Mitchell to Roberto Martinez, Gareth Southgate to Jane McDonald and Louie Spence to Jedward) Alistair is taking a well-earned break !