Kevin Bishop

English actor, comic, and writer Kevin Bishop made a splashy cinema debut in a very American adaptation of a British classic -- the 1996 movie "Muppet Treasure Island" starred the 16-year-old Bishop in the ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1980 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (18)

Moonwalkers 2016 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

May I Kill U? 2014 (Movie)

Baz (Actor)

Super Fun Night 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

A Few Best Men 2012 (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

Keith Lemon: The Film 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Piece of the Pie 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Irina Palm 2008 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Star Stories (BBCA) 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spoons (BBC) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Babylon 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Soup 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Russian Dolls 2006 (Movie)

William (Actor)

My Family 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

L' Auberge Espagnole 2003 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Food of Love 2002 (Movie)

Paul Porterfield (Actor)

Silent Witness: Friends Like These 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (Movie)

Jim Hawkins (Actor)

Biography

English actor, comic, and writer Kevin Bishop made a splashy cinema debut in a very American adaptation of a British classic -- the 1996 movie "Muppet Treasure Island" starred the 16-year-old Bishop in the flesh-and-blood leading role of Jim Hawkins. Other international film work followed ñ in the 2002 Spanish-German film "Food of Love," he starred as a classical-music page-turner having an affair with a concert pianist. In 2005, Bishop appeared on stage in the biographical role of another actor/comic, Dudley Moore. The play, "Pete and Dud: Come Again," depicted the tensions between Moore and his collaborator Peter Cook. Ironically, Bishop's own career was about to take a turn towards sketch comedy. In 2006 he was featured on British comedy series "Star Stories." This led to Channel 4 offering Bishop the chance to perform and write a sketch show of his own. Debuting in 2008, "The Kevin Bishop show"'s premise was the channel surfing of an unseen TV viewer. The result was rapid-fire satires of crime dramas, commercials, movie trailers, and more. The show was nominated for a British Comedy Award but also attracted some controversy for its darkly comic take on such horrors as the Holocaust. Bishop continues to work in film; his role in 2007's "Irina Palm," in which he played the father of a son dying of cancer, was a notable dramatic part he took on just as he was crafting the comic visions of his TV show.

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