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Matt Lucas is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer. He started his comedy career in the early nineties, working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Shooting Stars, where he played giant baby George Dawes, but discovered major success with co-star David Walliams in Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, for which they won three BAFTAs, three NTAs and two International Emmy Awards. Matt received much praise for his work on stage in Les Miserables and has since gone on to feature in many successful films and TV shows, including Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids, Paddington, A Midsummer Night's Dream and now Doctor Who.
This is the story of little me, from pudgy, awkward child to pudgy, slightly less awkward adult - via school musicals, adolescent angst, stand-up, Shooting Stars, Little Britain, Doctor Who, love, loss, wigs and giant pink babygros. And, in case your attention span is as short as mine, it comes in a handy A to Z format. So B is for Baldy! (yes, people did shout this at me in the playground), G is for Gay (because I'm an actual real life gay) and I is for Idiot (I was born a berk. I probably even stubbed my toe on the way out). It will warm your heart, make you snort out loud in public and there's even a catchy song in the middle. What I'm saying is, please buy this book. It is VERY good. I know I'm biased because I wrote it but it is.
Written together with friend and journalist Boyd Hilton, Inside Little Britain follows a year in the lives of Matt Lucas and David Walliams - the good, the bad, the mundane and the monumental. A year that includes at its core a mammoth nine-month Spinal Tap-esque tour where Little Britain goes in search of Great Britain. This is a milestone book that offers an unrivalled close-up of a classic British comedy act, as it happens, at the height of its powers. But it is also a journey back into their pasts, reflecting on just how they got from there to here. It covers their childhoods, family life and early comedy performances as they found their feet; their complex friendship and working relationship; and the increasingly insane world they now inhabit. Mixing memoir and travelogue to paint an engrossing portrait of fame and comic genius, Inside Little Britain is an unmissable, candid window on life inside the celebrity bubble in all its glamour and awfulness.
Bubbles is back! But has she met her match with arch-enemy Desiree? In this battle of the bulge, who'll come out on top? Dudley's Thai mail-order bride arrives, but can he get to grips with Ting Tong? Anne appears on Stars in Their Eyes, hosted by Cat Deeley. What will she sing? `Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be Celine Dion...' Highlights from the third TV series also include Lou and Andy getting into an awful kerfuffle over boob jobs and slow-drying patios, the Prime Minister and Sebastian exchanging favours, Dafydd canvassing support in the local Bi Elections, and Emily and Florence going on their (very small) hen night. Hold the front page! Vicky Pollard has some scandal for the press (for a price) and Marjorie Dawes finally apologises to her FatFighters. By the way, computer still says `No'... Created and performed by comic sensations Matt Lucas and David Walliams, and including Tom Baker's insightful narration, this must-see TV series is now a must-hear. Guest stars include Anthony Head, Nigel Havers, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton, Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan and Ruth Madoc. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 9 mins.