Profile

Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian. He is known for his angry rants, surrealism, high husky voice and support of St Helens rugby league club. More recently he has moved into dramatic acting and directing.

Biography

September 26 is a definite date for your diary, as that’s when Becoming Johnny Vegas, the much-anticipated memoir of the award-winning actor, director and entertainer hits the shelves.

Quite clearly, writing such an extensive account has taken up a great deal of time, but that is not all Johnny has been up to recently by any means. He has also spent the past 12 months directing two dramas for BBC1’s Moving On series, the video for Billy Bragg’s Handyman Blues single and a new Sky One drama called Ragged, which features fellow north-west funnyman Ricky Tomlinson alongside Stephen Walters. Johnny has also found time to pursue his love of acting, you may have seen him in both the brilliant Moone Boy and the BBC’s fantastic Mr Stink.

Directing

  • Moving OnBack By Six BBC1, 2013
  • This Sporting LifeBBC Radio 4
  • RaggedSky Arts, 2013
  • Handyman Blues, Billy Bragg Video2013
  • Moving On, That’s AmoreBBC1 2013
  • Little Cracker Sky One, 2011

Television

  • Moone Boy, Series 3Sky One, 2013
  • Common, RupertSky Atlantic, 2013
  • Mr StinkBBC1, 2012
  • The Cow That Almost Missed XmasBBC1, 2012
  • Moone Boy, Series 2Sky One, 2012
  • A Reluctant Tragic Hero/ChekovSky Arts, 2011
  • Moone Boy, Series 1Sky One, 2011
  • Ideal, Series 7BBC3, 2011
  • Ideal, Series 6BBC3, 2010
  • Benidorm, Series 3ITV1, 2009
  • Benidorm, The SpecialITV1, 2009
  • Ideal, Series 5BBC3/BBC2 2009
  • Massive, Series 1BBC3, 2008
  • Ideal, Series 4BBC3/BBC2, 2008
  • Benidorm, Series 2ITV, 2008
  • Ideal, Series 3BBC3, 2007
  • Benidorm, Series 1ITV1, 2007
  • Ideal, Series 2BBC3, 2006
  • Bleak HouseBBC1, 2005
  • A Midsummer Night’s DreamBBC1, 2005
  • Dead Man WedsITV, 2005
  • Ideal, Series 1BBC3/2, 2005
  • 18 Stone Of IdiotC4, 2005
  • Shooting StarsBBC2, 2002/2003
  • HappinessBBC2, 2002/2003
  • Dermot O’Leary’s Sporting BuddiesBBC Choice, 2002
  • Tipping the VelvetBBC1 2002
  • Attention ScumBBC2, 2001
  • Staying UpBBC Choice, 2001
  • The Johnny Vegas Television ShowChannel 4, 1998

Radio

  • The Magic Faraway TreeR4. 2012
  • NeverwhereR4, 2012
  • Diary Of A NobodyR4, 2012
  • Shedtown, Series TwoR4, 2012
  • InteriorsR4, 2012
  • Diary Of A NobodyR4, 2012
  • Shedtown, Series OneR4, 2011
  • Cheque Book & PenR4, 2010
  • BadfellasR4, 2010
  • A Question Of RoyaltyR4, 2009
  • Where Do You Want MeR4, 2009
  • A Question Of RoyaltyR4, 2009
  • Mugsborough 1917R4, 2009
  • Mugsborough 1926R4, 2009
  • The Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsR4, 2008
  • World Cup ShortsR5 Live, 2006
  • Lucky LonnyR4, 2006
  • NormanR4, 2005
  • Night ClassR4, 2002
  • The FlumpR4, 2000

Writing Credits

  • Becoming Johnny VegasHarper Collins, 2013
  • Back By Six, Moving On SeriesBBC1, 2013
  • Mugsborough R4, 2009 (Script Editor)
  • The Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsR4, 2008 (Script Editor)
  • InteriorsMIF, 2007
  • World Cup MonologueR5 Live, 2006
  • 18 Stone Of IdiotC4, 2004
  • Night ClassR4, 2002
  • The Johnny Vegas GameshowBBC3, 2000
  • The Vegas ColumnLoaded, 1999

Film

  • Terkel In Trouble2006, Dir: Ray Gillon
  • The Libertine2005, Dir: Lawrence Dunmore
  • Sex Lives Of The Potato Men2004, Dir: Andy Humphries
  • Cheeky2004, Dir: Travis Swords
  • Blackball2003, Dir: Mel Smith
  • The Virgin Of Liverpool2003, Dir: Lee Donaldson
  • Pot Shots2000, Dir: Roger Law

Awards

  • Best Comedy PerformanceRTS Awards NW, 2007
  • Les Dawson Award for ComedyNW Comedy Awards, 2005
  • Comedian Of The YearGQ Awards 2003
  • Sports Feature (!)RTS Awards, 2003
  • Best NewcomerRTS Awards, 2002
  • Bronze AwardSonys, 2002
  • Top Comedy PersonalityBBC Merseyside Awards, 2002
  • Best NewcomerBritish Comedy Awards, 2001
  • Golden Rose of MontreuxNomination, 2001
  • Comedy WinnerLiverpool Echo Arts & Ent. Awards, 1997
  • Festival’s Critics’ AwardEdinburgh Festival, 1997
  • Perrier AwardNomination, 1997

Stuff you can buy

Ideal – Series 3

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Ideal: Complete Series 1 – 7 Box Set

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