Actor and comedian
BA Drama & Theatre Studies (Keynes 1984)
Essex-born Alan Davies had a well-established career in stand-up comedy before making the crossover to television. He secured his first stand-up job five months after leaving college. Alan won the Time Out Award for Best Comic in 1991 and in 1995, he appeared on the spoof travel show,One for the Road. He got his own radio show,The Alan Davies Show, in 1998. Alan then appeared in Jonathan Creek in 1997 and A Many Splintered Thing in 1998 both for the BBC.
Maintaining his links with comedy, Alan presented a documentary series on stand-up comedians in 2000. He also took a cameo role in Dog Eat Dog - a British film released in 2001. Since then he has starred in Bob and Rose and The Brief for ITV and is a regular panellist on QI, the BBC2 quiz show presented by Stephen Fry.
Alan received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University in 2003.back to top