Comedian, Actor and TV personality
Widely known as an award-winning comedian, actor and TV personality, Alan is famous for his portrayal of magician come detective Jonathan Creek and his pairing with Stephen Fry on panel-show QI.
He’s also very big on Twitter and produces an Arsenal podcast called It’s Up For Grabs Now. In 1991 he was named Time Out’s Best Young Comic, and in 1994 won the Edinburgh Festival Critics’ Award for Comedy. Most recently he has hosted several series of his intriguing talk show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, on Dave. His irresistible charm makes him the perfect choice as an Awards Host.
After growing up in Essex, Alan studied drama at the University of Kent, graduating in 1988. The same year, he began his career as a stand-up comedian.
He was soon acting for television, and has played a large number of comic and serious parts.
Most famous for his title role in David Renwick’s BAFTA -winning comedy drama Jonathan Creek, he has also appeared in Bob & Rose, The Brief, Miss Marple, Hotel Babylon and comedy-drama Whites on BBC2, where he starred as a talented but disillusioned chef who is a little past his sell-by-date.
He has written a book (My Favourite People and Me 1978-1988), and has also appeared on stage, film and radio.