Johnny Vegas

When a career in pottery did not quite pan out for Johnny Vegas, he turned to stand-up comedy, which has led to an impressive career in film and television. His early small screen work included "The Johnny Vegas ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1971 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Very British Problems 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ideal 2004 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackball 2005 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

ShakespeaRe-Told 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

Charles Sackville (Actor)

Virgin of Liverpool 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sex Lives of the Potato Men 2004 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Cheeky 2003 (Movie)

Al Price (Actor)

Tipping the Velvet 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Gear 2003 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Bleak House (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

When a career in pottery did not quite pan out for Johnny Vegas, he turned to stand-up comedy, which has led to an impressive career in film and television. His early small screen work included "The Johnny Vegas Television Show" and "Attention Scum", on which he also served as writer. These aired during the late '90s and early '00s, and paved the way for the heavyset, oft-unpredictable comedian to branch out from simply playing himself. He subsequently co-starred as Charlie Doyle, a suitably low-brow supporting character, in the sitcom "Happiness". After "Happiness" wrapped up in 2003, Vegas was ready to move on to features, although his '04 comedy "Sex Lives of the Potato Men" was not particularly well-received. Through the end of the '00s, his highest-profile film role was that of Charles Sackville, the real-life nobleman, hedonist, and frequent patron of the arts, in the '04 costume drama "The Libertine" starring Johnny Depp. His television output around this time, however, was as well-received as ever: In the eight-hour adaptation of "Bleak House", which aired in '05, he played Krook alongside an all-star cast. That same year, he began starring in the series "Ideal" as Moz, a drug dealer whose desires for a drama-free existence are consistently dashed. Finally, from '07 to '09, Vegas appeared in the popular ensemble comedy "Benidorm" as Geoff Maltby, an incorrigible braggart and man-child.

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