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Alan Davies
Born (1966-03-06) 6 March 1966 (age 55)
Loughton, Essex, England
MediumTelevision, stand-up, film, radio
NationalityBritish
Years active1988-present
GenresStand-up, television, radio
SpouseKatie Maskell
(m. 2007-present)
Notable works and rolesJonathan Creek
QI
Whites

Alan Davies (born 6 March 1966) is an English comedian, writer and actor. He is best known for starring in Jonathan Creek and for being a panellist on QI.

Davies was born in Loughton, Essex. His childhood years were spent in Chingford, London.[1] Davies' mother died when he was six. He graduated in Drama from the University of Kent[2] in 1988.

In 2008, Davies was in the teen comedy Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.[3]

Davies' first book, the autobiographical My Favourite People and Me, 1978-88, was published by Penguin Books in late 2009.

Personal life

Davies married writer Katie Maskell on 13 January 2007 after a 6-month engagement. The couple met backstage at QI in 2005.[4] Their first child, Susie, was born on 9 December 2009.[5][6][7] Their second child, Robert, was born on 18 June 2011.[8]

In late 2007 he made UK national news. The Times and Daily Telegraph reported that Davies was involved in a fight and bit the ear of a homeless man.[9][10] Davies had just left a wake at the nearby Groucho Club. Davies is no longer allowed at the Groucho Club.[11]

Davies is a fan of Arsenal F.C. and a season ticket holder.

References

  1. Pearce, Garth (2008-07-11). On the move: Alan Davies. London: The Sunday Times. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article4396137.ece. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. University of Kent
  3. "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (2008)". The Internet Movie Database. 25 July 2008. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963743/. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. Hoggard, Liz (1 March 2010). Katie Davies: My life married to Alan Davies, London’s funniest man. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23810681-my-life-married-to-londons-funniest-man.do. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  5. "Nov 11th, 2009". Twitter. https://twitter.com/alandavies1/status/5632132803. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  6. "Dec 9th, 2009". Twitter. https://twitter.com/alandavies1/status/6494198905. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  7. "Stephen Fry — Dec 9th, 2009". Twitter. https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/6495972701. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  8. "Alan Davies - 18 June 2011". Twitter. https://twitter.com/alandavies1/status/82175029881733121. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  9. Foster, Patrick (2007-12-12). Jonathan Creek actor Alan Davies 'bit tramp's ear' in tussle after friend's funeral. London: The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3037185.ece. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  10. Edwards, Richard (2007-12-12). Jonathan Creek star Davies bites tramp's ear. The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20080213111400/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2007%2F12%2F11%2Fndavies211.xml. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  11. Rifkind, Hugo (2009-08-22). "Alan Davies on QI, being attacked and that tramp". The Times (London). http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6798984.ece. Retrieved 2009-08-23.