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Lancashire born Steve Pemberton is best known as one quarter of the hugely successful award winning comedy team -The League of Gentlemen alongside fellow performers Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson. His career, however, spans all areas of television, film and stage, and most noticeably as an actor and writer.
The League of Gentlemen started life on the London Fringe with a sketch-show first performed at the Cockpit Theatre in 1995, and was soon followed by four radio series. Once the show appeared on television, The League quickly became one of the leading TV comedy shows winning several awards including a BAFTA for Best Comedy, the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreaux, the RTS Award for Best Entertainment, the NME award for Best Television Programme and the South Bank Show Award for Best Comedy.
The League has also toured throughout the United Kingdom to sell-out houses. and has performed for a successful six week run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The team were reunited when they were asked to star in the hit West End comedy Art at the Whitehall Theatre.
Aside from his comedy work with The League of Gentlemen, Steve is regularly seen as a guest artist on television, where recent roles have included Hotel Babylon opposite Tamsin Outhwaite, The Last Detective opposite Peter Davidson, Under the Greenwood Tree, Blackpool for the BBC; Dr Bessner in Poirot - Death on the Nile for Granada, Eddie Jackson in Shameless for Channel Four, Liddle in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Professor Mule in the BBC's drama Gormenghast and several Red Nose Day Appeals both as a writer and performer for the BBC.
Steve is equally at home on film, playing Edward Hynes in Lassie, numerous characters in The League of Gentleman's Apocalypse, Detective Parry in Match Point directed by Woody Allen, and Mr Prosser in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Other film work includes Churchill - The Hollywood Years, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Birthday Girl and Alice in Russialand directed by Ken Russell.
Steve has recently finished playing the Censor in the film I Could Never Be Your Woman which is due out later this year.
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