Alex Lowe

Alex Lowe is an English actor and comedian known as the creator and voice behind the character "Barry from Watford" on Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 show and Talkradio's Iain Lee show. In comedy he is known for his outrageous spoofs of figures both political and popular, and for his character comedy as both Clinton Baptiste (from collaborations with Peter Kay) and Barry from Watford.

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Born
Monday 15th January 1968
Stage name
Barry From Watford
Stage name
Clinton Baptiste
Nationality
English

Biography

An actor equally at home in both drama and character comedy, Alex Lowe made his TV debut in 1981 with Thames Television's Theatre Box, before playing Wharton in "Another Country" at the Queen's Theatre, in Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

He is known for his collaborations with Peter Kay, playing Clinton Baptiste in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and Sparky in That Peter Kay Thing. In 2008 he reprised that first role in Peter Kay's absurdist spoof of talent show programmes, entitled Britain's Got The Pop Factor... And Possible A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice. In 2015 he would return to the role once again for Phoenix Nights Live, which played at the Manchester Arena, and in 2018 he released a 6-part podcast series entitled "Clinton Baptiste's paranormal podcast", with a second series in 2019. In 2019 he embarked upon a national tour with Clinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist Returns.

In 2011 and 2012 Lowe wrote for the BBC's Watson And Oliver sketch show, and also appeared in the Channel 4 sketch show The Anna And Katy Show, in which he gave birth to a wide range of intriguing characters.

Alongside film role such as The Messenger in Much Ado About Nothing and Simon Merriel in Haunted, Lowe notably played Paul in Peter's Friends, one of his first out-and-out comedic performances.

In 2013 he also helped to write the Sky Atlantic comedy drama Common Ground, a series of mockumentary shorts starring Johnny Vegas and Katy Brand, among others.

A prolific performer and writer, Lowe stars in successful sitcoms for BBC Radio 4: as an ensemble actor in Seekers, and as Brian in Clare In The Community.

He has played both Jeremy Corbyn and Jacob Rees-Mogg on Sam Delaney's News Thing, a long-running RT weekly comedy show satirising the latest news in global politics, hosted by journalist and author Sam Delaney.

Awards

British Podcast Awards 2019
Best Comedy: Nominee (The All New Angelos and Barry Podcast)

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric Clinton Baptiste
2021 Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric Writer
2021 Birmingham Comedy Festival Self
2021 Birmingham Comedy Festival Clinton Baptiste
2021 Hitmen - Series 2: Hitmen Reloaded
  1. E1 - Episode One
Danny Kemp
2021 Mr Bell, the Magical Gammon Narrator
2021 This Time With Alan Partridge - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Hugh Bevell
2020 In The Long Run - Series 3
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Dave
2020 Local Man Lost In Forest Ted
2020 Plum House - Series 3
  1. E1 - Better The Devil
  2. E3 - A Knight to Remember
  3. E5 - All in Good Faith
  4. E6 - Fete and Fortune
Ensemble Actor
2020 Plum House - Series 3
  1. E2 - #SO BRITISH
Charles
2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2020 M.O.T.H.E.R Knows Best - Series 2
  1. E5 - Quiz
Mr Cripps
2020 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2019 In The Long Run - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Dave
2019 Winchester Comedy Festival Self
2019 Clare In The Community - Series 12 Brian
2019 Clinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist Returns Self
2019 Brassic - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Tinsley Blanchett
2019 Don't Forget The Driver
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Anthony
2019 Coach Karen's Half-Time Team Talk Polly's Dad
2019 Benjamin Compère
2019 Cold Feet - Series 8
  1. E1 - Episode One
Darren Whitfield
2019 Jon Holmes' Answers Time Ensemble Actor
2018 Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death Self
2018 News Crack Ensemble Actor
2018 Plum House - Series 2
  1. E3 - Black Pudding
Ensemble Actor
2018 Plum House - Series 2
  1. E1 - A Sound Investment
Charles
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E22 - We'll Meet Again
Narrator
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E3 - Henry Bolton's New Squeeze
  2. E5 - Life On Flat Earth
  3. E15 - Andrew Morton Sings The Jungle Book
Ensemble Actor
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E1 - War On Plastic
Voiceover (Voice)
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E4 - Sam's Animal Magic
  2. E11 - Return Of The Brexit Flotilla
  3. E12 - Helmut Das Auto Robot
  4. E16 - Keep Calm And Vote Tory
  5. E17 - Virender And Nitin's Excellent Rice Magnet
Jacob Rees-Mogg
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E2 - Cowboy Builders
  2. E6 - Racist Peter Rabbit
  3. E8 - Snow Day
  4. E9 - Robbing Richard And Judy
  5. E12 - Helmut Das Auto Robot
  6. E13 - London Hughes's News Thing
  7. E14 - Theresa May's Patois Lessons
  8. E18 - Royal Wedding Special
  9. E20 - Grandmaster Barnes
Jeremy Corbyn
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E11 - Return Of The Brexit Flotilla
Sid James
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E22 - We'll Meet Again
Norman
2018 Big Field - Series 3 Ensemble Actor
2017 Damn The Torpedoes! - 2017 Festive Special
  1. Christmas Special 2017
Barry From Watford
2017 Damn The Torpedoes! - 2017 Festive Special Various
2017 Tinkershrimp & Dutch King Hunnybun III (Voice)
2017 Detectorists - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Solar John
2017 Angelos & Barry: The Power Generation Self
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E26 - Inter-Bantinental Missile
  2. E28 - Lineker's Millions
Narrator
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E8 - Wayne Shaw Saves Britain
  2. E18 - Let's Ave It!
  3. E19 - Avocado Special
  4. E20 - Delaney's Dojo
Sid James (Voice)
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E6 - Shut It Bercow!
  2. E7 - Keeping Up With The Kim-Jong-Ashians
  3. E9 - Nigel Farage's Knighthood
  4. E10 - Shithouse Britain
  5. E11 - England vs. Scotland
  6. E12 - Worst Terrorist Ever
  7. E13 - Stick Special
  8. E14 - The World At War
  9. Special - Egg Festival Special
  10. E17 - Screw It, Vote For Corbyn
  11. E18 - Let's Ave It!
  12. E20 - Delaney's Dojo
  13. E21 - Best James Bond Ever
  14. Special - On The Road Election Special
Jeremy Corbyn
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E9 - Nigel Farage's Knighthood
  2. Special - On The Road Election Special
  3. E28 - Lineker's Millions
Keith Le Klerk
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E24 - Grenfell
Sid James
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E42 - Dirtyrottergate
Jacob Rees-Mogg
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E36 - Old New Labour
Peter Purves
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E36 - Old New Labour
Labour Man
2016 Clare In The Community - Series 11 Brian
2016 Jack & Dean Of All Trades - Series 1
  1. E3 - Dad Men
  2. E6 - The Bank Job
Jack's Dad
2016 Big Field - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2016 Barry's Lunch Club Writer
2016 Barry's Lunch Club Barry From Watford
2015 The Job Lot - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Nigel
2015 The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh! (Show B) Self
2015 The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh! (Show A) Self
2015 The Angelos and Barry Show: Live Podcast Self
2015 Barry from Watford's Bingo Bonanza Self
2015 Brotherhood
  1. E3 - Language
Commentator (Voice)
2015 Seekers - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
2015 Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2015 House Of Fools - Series 2
  1. E3 - The Moth Affair
Actor
2015 Pompidou
  1. E1 - Hunger
Doctor
2014 KSI: Demolished (as Barry From Watford) Self
2014 Still Open All Hours - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Lester
2014 Toast Of London - Series 2
  1. E1 - Match Fit
Tour Bus Driver
2014 The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night (as Barry From Watford) Self
2014 Damn The Torpedoes! - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Writer
2014 Damn The Torpedoes! - Pilot Various
2014 Nixon's The One - Series 1
  1. E5 - TV
Lighting Man
2014 Clare In The Community - Series 9 Brian
2014 Damn The Torpedoes! - Series 1 Various
2013 2525
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2013 Seekers - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2013 Big Bad World
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Training Video Presenter
2013 Clare In The Community - Edinburgh Special Brian
2013 Barry From Watford: Shooting from The (new) Hip Self
2013 Watson & Oliver - Series 2 Writer (Additional Material)
2013 Anna & Katy - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2013 Common Ground Writer
2013 Common Ground Barry
2013 Great Night Out
  1. E1 - Episode One
Gerado
2013 Clare In The Community - Series 8 Brian
2012 Dawson Bros. Funtime Ensemble Actor
2012 Before They Were Famous - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2012 What's So Funny? - Series 3
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2012 Watson & Oliver - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2012 I, Regress - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Ray Highknock
2011 Clare In The Community - Series 7 Brian
2011 The Pranker
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Ensemble Actor
2011 Stand Up 2Day (as Barry from Watford) Self
2011 And The Winner Is... - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2010 Him & Her - Series 1
  1. E4 - The Football
Football Commentators (Voice)
2010 Let The People Decide! Hosted by Barry from Watford With Lewis Macleod and Steve Hope-Wynne Self
2010 Clare In The Community - Series 6 Brian
2010 The Alex Lowe Double Act Writer
2010 The Alex Lowe Double Act Host / Presenter
2010 The Roland Darvelle Hotel, Pub And Murder Guide Ensemble Actor
2009 Hut 33 - Series 3
  1. E4 - Spitfire Poker
Byron
2009 The Thick Of It - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
John
2009 Hut 33 - Series 3
  1. E3 - Back To Your Post
Judge
2009 Newfangle
  1. E1 - Insult to Injury
Ensemble Actor
2009 The Omid Djalili Show - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Ensemble Actor
2009 Clare In The Community - Series 5 Brian
2008 Hotel Trubble - Series 1
  1. E3 - Fired!
Sir Alan Sugarfree
2008 Lead Balloon - Series 3
  1. E5 - Spikey
  2. Special - Nuts
Phil Randell
2008 15 Minute Musical - Series 5 Various
2008 Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice Clinton Baptiste
2008 Peep Show - Series 5
  1. E6 - Mark's Women
Edwin
2008 Headcases Various (Voice)
2008 Clare In The Community - Series 4 Brian
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2007 Fordham And Lipson Various
2007 The Peter Serafinowicz Show Ensemble Actor
2007 Meanwhile With The Bearded Ladies Mel's Men
2007 15 Minute Musical - Series 4 Various
2007 Saxondale - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Mr Hill
2007 Ronni Ancona & Co. Writer
2007 The Laxian Key Ensemble Actor
2006 Clare In The Community - Series 3 Brian
2006 15 Minute Musical - Series 3 Various
2005 15 Minute Musical - Series 2 Various
2005 Clare In The Community - Series 2 Brian
2005 The Robinsons
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Neil
2005 Look Around You - Series 2
  1. E5 - Computers
Lee Grithiffths
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 1 Various
2005 The Comedians' Comedian Self
2005 Monkey Trousers Ted
2004 Clare In The Community - Series 1 Brian
2004 15 Minute Musical - Series 1 Various
2004 French And Saunders - Series 6
  1. E1 - Episode One
Ensemble Actor
2004 Jonathan Creek - Series 4
  1. E6 - Gorgon's Wood
Alan Tunstall
2004 Absolute Power - Series 4 Archie Hilditch
2003 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 5
  1. Special - Cold Turkey
Wood Cutter
2003 Grass Roland
2003 Swiss Toni - Series 1
  1. E5 - Left Hand Drive
Bike Customer
2002 15 Storeys High - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Model
Nigel
2002 Fun At The Funeral Parlour - Series 2 Arwell Thomas
2001 All The Young Dudes - Series 1
  1. E2 - School's Out
Various Pupils
2001 All The Young Dudes - Series 1
  1. E1 - Homeward Bound
Mr Lewis
2001 Spaced - Series 2
  1. E7 - Leaves
Actor
2001 Fun At The Funeral Parlour - Series 1 Arwell Thomas
2001 TV Go Home Ensemble Actor
2000 Time Gentlemen Please - Series 1
  1. E15 - Playing Silly Buggers
  2. E16 - Bar Humbug
Alan
2000 Sean Lock: 15 Storeys High - Series 2
  1. E1 - The Stolen Plough
  2. E4 - Decorating The Bathroom
  3. E5 - Errol's Girlfriends
Ensemble Actor
2000 That Peter Kay Thing - Series 1
  1. E2 - Eyes Down
Actor
1996 Beaumarchais
  1. E1 - Noblesse Oblige
Lawyer
1996 Chambers - Series 1
  1. E1 - QC at Any Cost
Actor
1995 Babblewick Hall - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Peck
1994 The Fast Show - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Ensemble Actor
1994 The Honeymoon's Over Phil
1992 Peter's Friends Paul

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Alex Lowe on IMDb

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