Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan

Although best known for the BAFTA winning 'The Big Impression', Alistair is also a highly-acclaimed actor whose theatre work includes : 'Little Shop of Horrors' (Duke of York's Theatre - for which he received an Olivier nomination) 'Merry Wives: The Musical' (RSC), Measure For Measure (for Thelma Holt) and 'Cabaret' (Lyric Theatre). Television Appearances include 'Bleak House' (BBC One), 'Mayo' (BBC One) 'Who Do You Think You Are?' (BBC One) and 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC One). 

 

A passionate campaigner for a number of environmental issues, Alistair serves as an ambassador for WWF-UK and was pivotal in the 2009 Greenpeace attempt to prevent a third runway being built at Heathrow. 

Alistair has recently undertaken a stand-up tour and Edinburgh shows, and co-written a book with Ronni Ancona, entitled A Matter of Life and Death (or 'How to Wean Your Man Off Football). His self-penned play 'Heavy Pencil' will be premiered at The King's Head in Islington and he also appeared in the film 'My Life in Ruins' staring Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Richard Dreyfuss. Alistair has also been heard on numerous Radio 4 comedy shows including Look Away now and Elvenquest, alongside Stephen Mangan and Kevin Eldon.

He is now well established as an after dinner speaker and has spoken at events as diverse as the Footballers Association Annual Dinner and The Royal Television Society Awards.