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Bill Bailey (I)

Born in Bath, Mark - better known by his stage name, Bill - Bailey is a comedian, actor, singer and songwriter, author and environmentalist. Beginning his career in the early 1980s, Bailey's comedy typically mixes storytelling, analysis of jokes and scenarios, and mash-ups of different musical styles. He has enjoyed international success as both an actor (notably in sitcom Black Books) and for his own stand-up.

Full name
Mark Robert Bailey
Gender
Male
Nationality
England

Awards

  • RadioTimes.com Awards 2021 - TV Moment Of The Year: Nominee
  • Chortle Awards 2016 - Best Tour: Nominee
  • Chortle Awards 2011 - Best Tour: Nominee
  • Chortle Awards 2011 - Best DVD: Nominee
  • Chortle Awards 2002 - Best Touring Comedian:
  • British Comedy Awards 2001 - Best Live Stand-Up Performer: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1999 - Best Live Stand-Up Performer: Winner
  • Edinburgh Comedy Awards 1996 - Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Born
Wednesday 13th January 1965 (56 years-old)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2021 Bill Bailey: Summer Larks Coming Soon Self
2021 Bill Bailey: Summer Larks Coming Soon Self
2021 Hennikay Brand New Guy
2021 Bill Bailey: Limboland Host / Presenter
2021 Bill Bailey: Limboland Writer
2021 Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2020 Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse Train Driver
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 28
  1. E5 - Octavia Spencer, Jessie Buckley, Frank Gardner, David Walliams, Bill Bailey, Dermot Kennedy
Guest
2020 In The Long Run - Series 3 Bagpipes
2020 QI - Series R
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E15 - Rock 'n' Roll
  3. E14 - Random
  4. E13 - Rogue
Guest
2020 The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 22 - Lockdown Podcast Guest
2019 In The Long Run - Series 2 Bagpipes
2018 The Last Leg - Series 15
  1. Special - The Last Leg Of The Year
Self
2018 4 O'Clock Club - Series 8
  1. Special - Christmas Past
Father Christmas
2018 We Are Most Amused & Amazed Self
2018 Pythagasaurus Ig (Voice)
2018 The Last Leg - Series 15
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 24
  1. E11 - Jason Momoa, Dame Darcey Bussell, Bill Bailey, Little Mix
Guest
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 24
  1. Special - Graham Norton's Good Story Guide
Self
2018 In The Long Run - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Writer (Additional Material)
2018 In The Long Run - Series 1 Bagpipes
2018 Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Self
2018 Room 101 - Series 7
  1. Special - Bonus Bellyaches
  2. E8 - Bill Bailey, Una Stubbs, Alice Levine
Guest
2017 Safari Cancelled Actor
2017 Safari Cancelled Writer
2017 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Series 3
  1. Special - Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show
Guest
2017 QI - Series O
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E16 - Overseas
  4. E8 - Operations
  5. E4 - Over And Ova
  6. E1 - Ologies
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 12 (Channel 4: Series 13)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2016 Bill Bailey: Limboland Self
2016 My Worst Job
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 1 Highlights
  1. Series 1 Highlights
Guest
2015 Would I Lie To You? - Series 9
  1. Special - Would I Lie To You? At Christmas
Guest
2015 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 3
  1. Special - Out-takes
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2015 QI - Series M
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 14
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 13
  3. E15 - Mix And Match
  4. E11 - Menagerie
  5. Special - Merriment
  6. E6 - Marriage And Matings
Guest
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 18
  1. Special - Series 18 Highlights
  2. E1 - Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Bill Bailey, The Weeknd
Guest
2015 The Last Leg - Series 6
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Self
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  1. E15 - Episode Fifteen
  2. E14 - Episode Fourteen
  3. E12 - Episode Twelve
  4. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2015 Michael McIntyre's Easter Night At The Coliseum Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 5 (Channel 4: Series 6)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 16
  1. E17 - Julianne Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr, Bill Bailey, Michael Flatley, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula
Guest
2015 Bill Bailey Qualmpeddler Host / Presenter
2015 Bill Bailey Qualmpeddler Writer
2014 Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2014 QI - Series L
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 12
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 11
  3. Special - No-L
  4. E7 - Lethal
  5. E6 - Liblabble
Guest
2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)
  1. Special - Monty Python Live: Backstage
Self
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 3 (Channel 4: Series 4)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 3 (Channel 4: Series 4)
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2014 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2014 50 Years Of BBC 2 Comedy Self
2014 The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure Self
2014 Alan Davies Apr├Ęs-Ski
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2013 QI - Series K
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 10
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 9
  3. E10 - Keeps
  4. E8 - Keys
  5. E5 - Kings
Guest
2013 What A Load Of Buzzcocks Self (Archive Material)
2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 10
  1. E6 - Jennifer Saunders, Bill Bailey, Charlie Brooks, Fun
Guest
2013 It's Kevin
  1. E1 - Episode One
Ensemble Actor
2013 The Graham Norton Show - Series 12
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E13 - Denzel Washington, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Bailey, Conor Maynard
Guest
2012 Threesome - Series 2
  1. E4 - Photograph
Mr. Scrutton
2012 QI - Series J
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 8
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 7
  3. E11 - Jumpers
  4. E5 - J-Places
  5. E1 - Jargon
Guest
2012 QI - Shakespeare Season Special
  1. The Immortal Bard
Guest
2012 Late 'N' Live Guide To Comedy Self
2011 Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind Host / Presenter
2011 Jo Brand's Big Splash
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2011 QI - Making Of Special
  1. QI Genesis
Guest
2011 QI - Series I
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 6
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 5
  3. E6 - Inventive
  4. E2 - International
Guest
2011 The Rob Brydon Show - Series 2
  1. Special - An Insider's View
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2011 Have I Got News For You - Series 41
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Host / Presenter
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 9
  1. Special - Compilation Show
  2. E2 - Jennifer Hudson, Bill Bailey, KD Lang
Guest
2011 Comic's Choice Host / Presenter
2011 Comic's Choice Writer
2011 Comic's Choice Composer
2010 Being Ronnie Corbett Self
2010 Little Crackers - Little Crackers 2010 Bill
2010 Little Crackers - Little Crackers 2010 Writer
2010 Little Crackers - Little Crackers 2010
  1. E8 - Bill Bailey's Little Cracker
Director
2010 QI - Series H
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 4
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 3
  3. E9 - House And Home
  4. E2 - Hanatomy
Guest
2010 The Graham Norton Show - Series 7
  1. E10 - Amanda Holden, Bill Bailey, Kelly Rowland
Guest
2010 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. E1 - Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010
Guest
2010 Burke & Hare Hangman
2009 Have I Got News For You - Series 38
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Host / Presenter
2009 QI - Series G
  1. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 2
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 1
  3. E15 - Green
  4. E12 - Gravity
  5. Special - Groovy
  6. E2 - Ganimals
Guest
2009 The Graham Norton Show - Series 6
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2009 The Art Of Laughter Self
2009 Bill Bailey: Tinselworm Host / Presenter
2009 Bill Bailey: Tinselworm Writer
2009 Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra Host / Presenter
2009 Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra Writer
2009 Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra Composer
2008 We Are Most Amused Self
2008 Alan Carr's Comedy Outings
  1. E2 - Carr-ly Valentine
Self (Archive Material)
2008 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga Self
2008 Have I Got News For You - Series 35
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter
2008 Love Soup - Series 2
  1. E8 - Lobotomy Bay
Elliot Anderson
2008 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 1 Host / Presenter
2007 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 21 Team Captain
2007 QI - Series E
  1. Special - Elephants
  2. Special - Empire
  3. Special - Entertainment
  4. E4 - Exploration
  5. E1 - Engineering
Guest
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self (Archive Material)
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 33
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter
2007 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 12
  1. E5 - Bill Bailey, Sarah Brightman, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Jamie T
Guest
2007 The Museum Of Curiosity - Pilot Host / Presenter
2007 Hot Fuzz Sgt Turner
2007 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 20 Team Captain
2006 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 19 Team Captain
2006 Chain Reaction - Series 2
  1. E6 - Bill Bailey interviews Simon Pegg
Host / Presenter
2006 Chain Reaction - Series 2
  1. E5 - Lenny Henry interviews Bill Bailey
Guest
2006 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 18 Team Captain
2005 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 17 Team Captain
2005 Have I Got News For You - Series 30
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2005 QI - Series C
  1. E12 - Combustion
  2. E9 - Creatures
  3. E8 - Corby
  4. E6 - Cockneys
  5. E1 - Campanology
Guest
2005 Bill Bailey: Part Troll Host / Presenter
2005 Bill Bailey: Part Troll Writer
2005 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 16 Team Captain
2004 QI - Series B
  1. E6 - Beavers
  2. E5 - Bears
  3. E1 - Blue
Guest
2004 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 15 Team Captain
2004 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 6
  1. E8 - Bill Bailey, Jodie Kidd, Clive Owen, The Streets
Guest
2004 Wild West - Series 2 Doug
2004 Black Books - Series 3 Manny Bianco
2004 15 Storeys High - Series 2
  1. E3 - Holiday
Coggers
2004 15 Storeys High - Series 2
  1. E3 - Holiday
Writer (Additional Material)
2004 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 14 Team Captain
2003 Double Income, No Kids Yet - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Nigel
2003 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 5
  1. E4 - Bill Bailey, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino, Har Mar Superstar
Guest
2003 QI - Series A
  1. E11 - Arts
  2. E3 - Aquatic Animals
  3. E2 - Astronomy
Guest
2003 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 13 Team Captain
2003 Jonathan Creek - Series 4
  1. E3 - The Tailor's Dummy
Kenny Starkiss
2003 The 99p Challenge - Series 4
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2003 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 12 Team Captain
2002 Wild West - Series 1 Doug
2002 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 11 Team Captain
2002 Black Books - Series 2 Manny Bianco
2002 Micawber
  1. E3 - Micawber Meets The Americans
Willis Gates II
2001 Jonathan Creek - Satan's Chimney
  1. Satan's Chimney
Kenny Starkiss
2001 The 99p Challenge - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2001 Have I Got News For You - Series 21
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2001 Spaced - Series 2 Bilbo Bagshot
2000 Black Books - Series 1 Manny Bianco
2000 Room 101 - Series 5
  1. E3 - Bill Bailey
Guest
2000 Hey Hey We're The Monks Gary
2000 Hey Hey We're The Monks Composer
1999 Spaced - Series 1 Bilbo Bagshot
1999 Have I Got News For You - Series 17
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
1999 World Of Pub - Series 2 Composer
1998 World Of Pub - Series 1 Composer
1998 Is It Bill Bailey? Ensemble Actor
1998 Is It Bill Bailey? Writer
1998 Is It Bill Bailey? Composer
1997 Brass Eye
  1. E5 - Crime
  2. E4 - Sex
Ensemble Actor
1994 Blue Heaven - Series 1 (as Mark 'Bill' Bailey)
  1. E1 - Episode One
Boris
1993 The Full Monty Ensemble Actor
1982 Emery Presents - Emery Presents: Legacy Of Murder
  1. E4 - Bang, Bang You're Dead
Camera
QI - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Guest
Bill Bailey Self
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind Self
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind Self
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Bill Bailey on IMDb

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