|Birth name||Kevin Brian Bishop|
|Born||18 June 1980|
Bromley, England, UK
|Genres||Theatre, film, TV|
Kevin Brian Bishop (born 18 June 1980) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Jim Hawkins in Muppet Treasure Island, Stupid Brian in My Family and Nigel Norman Fletcher in Porridge, and as star of The Kevin Bishop Show, which he co-wrote with Lee Hupfield.
Bishop's first role was in Grange Hill. His second role, at age 16, was as Ben Quayle in Silent Witness. He played Stupid Brian in three episodes of My Family. He starred in Muppet Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins. In 2002, he played Dick in the pantomime, Dick Whittington.
In 2005, he portrayed the late comedian Dudley Moore onstage in Pete and Dud: Come Again, a drama charting Moore's turbulent relationship with Peter Cook, which debuted at the Assembly Rooms as part of the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to The Venue in London's West End in March 2006. In August 2007 he appeared as the title character in Channel 4's satirical spoof documentary "Being Tom Cruise", a spin-off of Star Stories. In September 2014, Bishop appeared in the one-man show Fully Committed at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in which he played forty characters.
In 2013, Bishop appeared in the American comedy series Super Fun Night, written by and starring Australian comedic actress Rebel Wilson. The show ran for one season.
In August 2016, Bishop starred in the revival of classic 1970s BBC sitcom Porridge. He played the role of Fletch, grandson of Ronnie Barker's original main character, locked up for cyber-crime. Originally a one-off, the show was commissioned to full series in October 2016. The first series was broadcast in October 2017 on a 6-week run on BBC One as well as the full series being released at the same time on BBC iPlayer.
In 2016, Bishop played Nigel Farage in a one-off BBC Two comedy series entitled Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back.
In 2017, Bishop became the speaking voice for 2-D, fictional lead singer of British virtual band Gorillaz.
|1996||Muppet Treasure Island||Jim Hawkins||Also played the role of a boy soprano in musical numbers|
|1997||Silent Witness, Series 2, "Friends Like These"||Ben Quayle|
|Pie in the Sky, Series 5, "The Apprentice"||Nicky Banks|
|2000||The Big Finish||Kevin|
|2001||My Family (TV)||"Stupid" Brian|
|Food of Love||Paul Porterfield|
|2005||Peep Show (TV)||Ollie|
|2008–2009||The Kevin Bishop Show (TV)||Himself|
|2011||A Few Best Men||Graham|
|2012||May I Kill U?||Baz|
|Keith Lemon: The Film||Dougie|
|2013–2014||Super Fun Night (TV)||Richard Royce|
|2015||We’re Doomed! The Dads Army Story||James Beck||(TV film)|
|2016||Benidorm||Peter Andre tribute act||Series 8 Episode 7|
|The Rack Pack||Barry Hearn|
|Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back||Nigel Farage|
|2016–2017||Porridge||Nigel Norman Fletcher||August 2016 one-off special episode: 2017 Series 1, 6 episodes|
|2017||Tracey Ullman's Show||Various||Series 2, 6 episodes|
|2020||Song Machine||2-D||(Web series)|
|2021||Inside No. 9||Arlo||Episode: “Wuthering Heist”|
|1997||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Muppet Treasure Island||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2006||British Comedy Awards||Best Male Comedy Newcomer||Star Stories||Nominated|
|2007||British Comedy Awards||Best TV Comedy Actor||Nominated|
|2008||British Academy Television Awards||Best Comedy Programme (shared with Lee Hupfield, Elliot Hegarty, and Philip Clarke)||Nominated|
|2009||British Comedy Awards||Best Sketch Show||The Kevin Bishop Show||Nominated|
|2010||British Academy Television Awards||Best Comedy Programme (shared with Lee Hupfield, Dominic Brigstocke, and Samantha Martin)||Nominated|