Paul Whitehouse

Active - 1986 - 2017  |   Born - May 17, 1958 in Stanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales  |   Genres - Fantasy, Children's/Family

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  • Met Charlie Higson at university in 1977 and the two became friends, working together in The Fast Show.
  • Dropped out of university after a year and started working as a decorator.
  • Was inspired to write comedy after working as a tradesman on a house that was shared by actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
  • His catchphrase "Suits you, sir" was voted one of the greatest comedy catchphrases of all time by British broadcaster Channel 4 viewers in 2008.
  • Is a keen angler and took part in a charity fundraiser for Sense with Chris Tarrant, where they competed to catch the biggest trout, in 2012.
  • Changed his entire look for a television commercial for Aviva, dressing as a biker with a full beard and tattoos in 2013.