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Matt Lucas (born 05.03.1974) Matt Lucas is English comedian and actor best known for his sketch show 'Little Britain' with David Walliams.

Childhood: Matt Lucas was born in Paddington, London and grew up in a Jewish household in Stanmore, Middlesex. His parents are Diana and John Stanley, the owner of a chauffeuring business. He lost his hair as a child suffering from alopecia which he has said was caused by a variety of things including a serious car accident earlier in his youth. He attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire and studied drama at the University of Bristol. He met David Walliams while he was involved in the National Youth Theatre.

Comedy and acting career: Matt Lucas began his early career in 1992 with 'The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer' and 'Shooting Stars' alongside Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. The latter saw him rise to fame as he told jokes while dressed as a baby.

He first worked with David Walliams in 1996 on 'Mash and Peas' and later joined him again in 1999's 'Sir Bernard's Stately Homes' and music spoof 'Rock Profile'. They then banded together to create 'Little Britain' in 2003 and Lucas depicted a variety of comedy characters including the unnecessarily wheelchair-bound Andy Pipkin, the Welsh homosexual Daffyd Thomas, the abusive Fat Fighters leader Marjorie Dawes and the fast-talking Bristol chav Vicky Pollard.

In 2004, he briefly appeared in 'Shaun of the Dead' which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. He has also made a cameo in 'Gavin & Stacey'. In 2005, he made his TV drama debut in Russell T Davies' 'Casanova' as well as providing his voice in 'King Arthur's Disasters'. He starred as Mr. Toad in the TV movie 'The Wind in the Willows' in 2006. During 2007's Comic Relief, he recorded a version of The Proclaimers' 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' with Peter Kay as his 'Little Britain' character Andy Pipkin.

In 2009, he appeared in the TV series 'Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire' on Comedy Central. In 2010, he played both Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter. He also created his own comedy radio show called 'And The Winner Is' and appeared in 'Les Misérables' at the O2 Arena in London.

The same year saw him collaborate with David Walliams yet again for a new comedy sketch show called 'Come Fly With Me'. In 2011, his voice appeared in 'Gnomeo and Juliet' and he had a small role alongside Kristen Wiig in 'Bridesmaids'.

In 2012, he was a guest on the Australian game show 'Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation'. In a similar ilk to his radio show, he also debuted his BBC One show 'The Matt Lucas Awards'. He stars in the 2013 comedy movie 'Small Apartments' alongside Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, Juno Temple and Rebel Wilson.

Personal life: Matt Lucas is openly gay and had a civil ceremony with Kevin McGee in 2006. However, due to McGee's intense paranoia and drug use, they divorced in 2008. McGee committed suicide not long after. He lived with Australian actress Rebel Wilson who he met on the set of 'Bridesmaids'. He is a patron of the leukaemia charity the Karen Morris Memorial Trust. He is a fan of Arsenal F.C.

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Matt Lucas - UKTV new season launch event held at NEW Phillips Gallery - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th September 2015

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Matt Lucas - English comedian Matt Lucas spotted out to lunch in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 26th June 2015

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Paddington Review


It's difficult not to go into a movie like this with a sense of dread, as the beloved children's book becomes a live-action movie with a digitally animated, eerily realistic-looking bear. Thankfully, the task of filmmaking was given to the inventive Paul King (of Mighty Boosh fame), who made the charmingly surreal 2009 comedy Bunny and the Bull and brings a refreshingly unexpected comical sensibility to liven up this film's family-friendly formula.

It starts in darkest Peru, where a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) has been raised by his aunt and uncle (Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon), who learned about London from a British explorer. Now in need of a new home, the youngster heads across the sea and takes the name of Paddington Station when he meets the Brown family: over-cautious dad (Hugh Bonneville), over-curious mum (Sally Hawkins), sulking teen Judy (Madeleine Harris), inventive pre-teen Jonathan (Samuel Joslin) and feisty relative Mrs Bird (Julie Walters). As they help him find the explorer, he has a series of adventures, unaware that the taxidermist Millicent (Nicole Kidman) is on his trail, determined to add him to the species on exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

This Cruella De Vil-style subplot would be seriously annoying if King ever let it take over the movie, but it always remains secondary to Paddington's mayhem-causing behaviour and his bonding with the Browns. It also provides some genuine tension in a climactic action sequence in the museum. But most of the film is dedicated to Paddington's comically ridiculous antics, and Whishaw voices him with just the right mixture of curiosity and hapless mischief to make him irresistible.

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2014 International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Awards

Matthew Lucas and Matt Lucas - Shots from red carpet as a host of stars arrived at the 2014 International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards ceremony which were held at the New York Hilton hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 24th November 2014

Paddington - International Trailer

In the jungles of Peru, a young bear learns about and becomes obsessed with Great Britain and sets off on an adventure to visit the county. After an arduous journey, he finally arrives in London's Paddington Station, but realises quite soon that he is both lost and lonely. That is, until the Brown family discover him and adopt him, naming him Paddington, after the place they found him. Paddington (Ben Whishaw) is a great addition to the household, as his antics entertain the children. But said antics often end in destruction within the household, leaving the Brown family in a difficult position. Things become even more difficult when Millicent (Nicole Kidman) sets about trying to capture and stuff Paddington, in order to add him to her exhibition. 

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Paddington Trailer

Paddington is a young Peruvian bear who has always held a curiosity for the city of London. After his equally adventurous Aunt Lucy's home is destroyed, she decides to send him off to England after teaching him all about a famous explorer she once knew who lives there. Unfortunately, when Paddington gets to Paddington Station, he has no idea where he is or how to even exit the place. After struggling with the various signs for a long while, he is eventually spotted by the kindly Brown family, who agree to take him in until he can find out the whereabouts Aunt Lucy's explorer friend. However, Paddington's life skills aren't up to scratch and he's about to learn that there's a lot more to life in London than he initially thought. Meanwhile, he is forced to defend his life when his presence is acknowledged by an evil bear taxidermist.

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In Secret Review


Filmmaker Charlie Stratton takes a rather obvious approach to Emile Zola's iconic 1867 novel Therese Raquin, ramping up the melodrama while drenching everything in shadowy doom and gloom. It's such a bleak film that it sometimes feels like a spoof, pushing every emotional story element to the breaking point. But the resilient premise still has something to say.

In deeply repressed 19th century French society, Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is an orphan raised by her over-involved aunt (Jessica Lange), sharing a bed with her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton). When she comes of age, Therese is simply expected to marry Camille, after which all three move to Paris to open a shop. Soon Therese meets Camille's old pal Laurent (Oscar Isaac), who sparks her lust in ways the wheezy Camille never could. And as they begin a torrid affair, Therese and Laurent know that they can only be together after Camille is dead. So they hatch a nefarious plan, but life doesn't play out quite as they expect it to.

Writer-director Stratton makes everything so stylised that it can't help feeling stagey, with streets, sets and costumes that are relentlessly drab. The main colour scheme is dark greys and browns, and everything is swamped in murky shadows as the characters swap anguished glances. The actors do what they can with this. Olsen and Isaac manage to generate some sweaty chemistry, which transforms into something very different in the final act. Felton finds some humanity underneath Camille's obnoxious exterior. Lange merrily chomps the scenery as the glowering, over-reacting matriarch. And casting Matt Lucas, Mackenzie Crook and Shirley Henderson in key supporting roles can't help but add some unexpected comedy ("I have a touch of the vapours!").

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Celebrities Defend BBC3, Channel's Fate To Be Decided Thursday.

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The BBC has deemed BBC3 an unnecessary investment and the channel is to be axed from television, with the content being released online. However, the comedy stars of BBC3 disagree with the decision and have launched a campaign to save the youth-oriented channel.

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Jack Whitehall was one of the first celebrities to rally behind the channel.

"I really hope reports that the BBC may kill BBC3 are just rumours. [Their] support of new comedy in particular is vital! #saveBBC3," tweeted Whitehall, who writes and stars in Bad Education on the channel.

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Is BBC3 Facing Closure Despite High Profile Opposition?

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In 2010 BBC 6Music was saved following a vocal campaign from both high profile individuals in the music industry and fans of the show. Fast-forward 4 years and a similarly niche sub-section of the BBC – the television channel BBC3 – is facing extinction, unless a social media campaign and some celebrity backers can save it.

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The news of BBC3’s impending downgrade from fully fledged digital channel to limited online-only content provider came as Tony Hall made a speech last week, in which he said "tough choices" would have to be made if the corporation was to meet its savings target.

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'In Secret'

Matt Lucas - Forevermark Diamonds presents the Los Angeles premiere of Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment's 'In Secret' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 6th February 2014

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'The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern' Is One Of Four New Comedy Series For The BBC

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Described as a rock doc parody, The Life of Rock With Brian Pern is just one of four new comedies ordered by the BBC as the corporation tries to build on its comedy programming. It’s is being touted as a modern day This is Spinal Tap.

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Simon Day plays Brian Pern - a rock star in his twilight years, fronting a major BBC documentary as the former lead-singer of the progressive rock group, Thatch.

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In Secret Trailer

Therese Raquin is a young woman living with her aunt and cousin Camille. One day Madame Raquin informs her that she and Camille are to be married after which they will settle in Paris. Though it was not a pairing of her choosing, Therese tries to attract some interest from her rather unpleasant cousin who appears to be shrugging away her every advance, even on their wedding night. In Paris, Camille meets his childhood friend Laurent, a painter, who they invite to stay. Intrigued, Therese soon finds herself engaging in an illicit and passionate affair with him behind her husband and aunt's back. As their relationship deepens, their yearning for one another becomes stronger and they began to plot a way to get Camille out of the picture which ends in his murder on a boat trip. Far from gaining peace, the couple find themselves racked with guilt and highly suspected by Madame Raquin.

'In Secret' is the tense romance thriller written and directed by Charlie Stratton ('Faux Baby'). It is based on the 1867 classic novel 'Therese Raquin' written by Emile Zola and is also the subject of a play by Neal Bell. It is set to be released in US theatres on February 21st 2014.

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Is James Arthur's Career Ruined After Gay Hate Slur Rap Attempt? Micky Worthless Responds

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Former X Factor contestant James Arthur has faced a fierce backlash after his diss track aimed at MC Micky Worthless contained the insult "f*****g queer." The criticism directed at Arthur was so strong that the singer relinquished control of his Twitter account to his management team. "#LOVE to my fans but I'm coming off twitter for good. HQ will be doing all my tweets from now on. PEACE!" he wrote.

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James Arthur Steps Away From Twitter After Backlash.

The 25 year-old posted the track 'Hey Micky' on Soundcloud which has now been taken down but not before news could quickly spread that he had used an inexcusable and offensive gay slur. "F*ck you @JamesArthur23 for using the phrase 'f**king queer' in your latest track. F*ck you," angrily wrote actor Matt Lucas on Twitter.

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Tributes Flood In From Famous Fans Of Felix Dexter

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Felix Dexter tragically passed away at the premature age of 52 on Friday, 18 October. The St. Kitts-born London comic was one of the first black comics to break into the mainstream of British comedy and his comic writing and acting earned him countless plaudits and awards during his life time. Following the annoucnemnt of his death, some of the comics who worked alongside him and who were influence by his comic style gave their respects to the late star.

Born in the Caribbean island nation of St Kitts in , Dexter developed myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, only a few months ago and sadly succumbed to the tragic illness this week. He first began flirting with success as a stand-up comic, but it wasn't until he appeared in The Real McCoy that he became a household name and tickled the funny bone of millions. He later went on to work as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company and more recently appeared on television as part of the BBC sketch show Bellamy's People and the sitcom Citizen Khan. Some of his more famous roles also include the Fast Show and Absolutely Fabulous.

Comedian and QI panellist Alan Davis tweeted his shock at the passing, writing on his Twitter page, "Sad and shocked to hear about Felix Dexter passing away. So many gigs with him back in the olden days. Always a pleasure. RIP Felix."

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5th March, 1971








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