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Miles Jupp

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Miles Hugh Barrett Jupp born 8 September 1979 is an English comedian and actor Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, he first became known on British television as the inventor Archie in the children's television series Balamory His profile rose in Britain, after a spate of appearances on comedy panel shows, and his roles as John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev

In September 2015, Jupp replaced Sandi Toksvig as the host of The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
    • 21 Television and film
    • 22 Radio
    • 23 Live
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Filmography
    • 41 Film
    • 42 Television
    • 43 Theatre
  • 5 Stand-up shows
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life and education

Jupp was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and spent most of his childhood in London, the son of a minister in the United Reformed Church Although Jupp believed he was of Belgian stock for most of his life, descended from sixteenth-century Huguenot immigrants, while creating a programme for BBC Radio 4, he discovered his roots are in Sussex

He was educated at three independent schools: the Hall School in Hampstead, North London, and St George's School in Windsor, and then at Oakham School in Rutland, followed by the University of Edinburgh, where he studied Divinity

During his time at university he performed with improvised comedy troupe the Improverts, and took part in pantomime productions with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company at Bedlam Theatre


Jupp won So You Think You're Funny, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2001, and was a Perrier Award "Best Newcomer" nominee in 2003, for his show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues He claimed to have bluffed his way onto an England cricket tour to India, as the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland, and the Western Mail during his appearance on Celebrity Mastermind, and again in an appearance on Test Match Special in 2011 He wrote a book about his adventures as a cricket journalist in India: Fibber in the Heat

Television and film

Jupp played Archie the Inventor in CBeebies' Balamory He also had a role in the BBC Scotland comedy programme Live Floor Show, where he played an eccentric, foul mouthed comedian In 2007, Jupp appeared fleetingly in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as a television weatherman, who complained about an incredibly hot drought

Jupp appeared in Series 3 and 4 of political comedy The Thick of It as John Duggan, an incompetent press officer with a habit for making inappropriate comments, prompting the remark that his fringe is to "hide the lobotomy scars" Following this role he appeared in BBC Scotland's comedy Gary: Tank Commander as Captain Fanshaw In 2009, he appeared briefly in the film Sherlock Holmes as a waiter In the same year, he also appeared in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

In 2010, Jupp appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and as Nigel, a Church of England Lay Reader, in the BBC sitcom Rev He also appeared as an under secretary in the film Made in Dagenham 2010

In January 2011, Jupp was a team member with Goldie, and team captain Phill Jupitus on the music quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks In May and November 2011, and in April 2012, he appeared as a panellist on both Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie To You BBC On 22 August 2011, he appeared as the lunchtime guest on Test Match Special, where he revealed a love of cricket and that he had worked with the Test Match Special team, who had no idea who he was This became the basis of the book Fibber in the Heat

In October 2011, he again appeared in Mock the Week Jupp had a cameo role in Johnny English Reborn in 2011, as an employee of MI7 He appeared in Series 4, Episode 4 of the comedy panel game Argumental, which aired on 24 November 2011 In 2012, he appeared again on Mock the Week

In January 2012, he won an episode of Celebrity Mastermind In February 2012, he appeared on BBC Let's Dance for Sport Relief, and danced to The Prodigy's "Firestarter" In March 2012, he appeared in an episode of the specially televised 45th Anniversary series of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute quiz show, alongside Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth and Liza Tarbuck, and in July 2013, he appeared in an episode of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, also on BBC Radio 4 He featured in the 2014 World War II film, The Monuments Men, as British officer Major Fielding Jupp has also appeared several times on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

During 2014, Jupp narrated for the BBC television documentary series, Building Dream Homes He appeared in the film Grimsby as a police officer in 2016 On 27 April 2016, Jupp was announced to voice Blackberry in the upcoming adaptation of Watership Down

In 2015, Jupp appeared as a team captain on 'The Really Welsh Christmas Quiz", alongside fellow comedians Chris Corcoran, Elis James and Omar Hamdi

In October 2016, Jupp appeared as Giles, the chairman of the residents' committee in the sitcom from BBC Three Josh In 2017, he appeared as Hardy in the film Journey's End


Jupp was the narrator of the radio show The Penny Dreadfuls PresentThe Brothers Faversham by the Penny Dreadfuls, which was broadcast in the beginning of 2008 on BBC Radio 7 in the United Kingdom

In April 2012, Jupp was a contestant on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz Series 77; Episode 1 In 2009, Jupp became host of BBC Radio 7 satirical comedy series Newsjack as well as the host on BBC Radio Scotland comedy quiz show Swots In February 2011, he appeared as a panellist on BBC Radio 4's panel show It's Your Round Since February 2012, Jupp hosted three series of a BBC Radio 4 panel show It's Not What You Know, based on his suggestion for a round on It's Your Round

In 2011, he starred in the self penned BBC Radio 4 comedy In and Out of the Kitchen, "the diary, written for publication, of a somewhat minor celebrity chef, Damien Trench", with a second series following in 2013, and continuing with a third series in 2014 The show also had a short lived television version in 2015 A six part fourth series aired on BBC Radio 4 in August and September 2015

In June 2015, Jupp was announced as the new presenter of The News Quiz, replacing Sandi Toksvig


In March 2008, Jupp performed his third solo show entitled Everyday Rage and Dinner Party Chit Chat, at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden He presented the Live at the Gilded Balloon podcast for The Guardian newspaper's coverage of the 2008 and 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Miles also starred in the pantomime at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen in 2005 where all this success began

Personal life

Jupp and his wife Rachel met whilst studying in Edinburgh They were reported as having five children under the age of eight in 2015, when the family moved from Peckham, South London to Monmouthshire, Wales

Two of the children, a set of twins, were born during the 2012 Summer Olympics



Year Film Role Notes
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix TV Weatherman
2007 Death Defying Acts Ventriloquist
2008 Is Anybody There Vicar
2009 Sherlock Holmes Waiter
2010 Made in Dagenham Undersecretary 2
2010 Timber! Miles Short film
2011 Johnny English Reborn Technician
2011 Connected Shop Manager Short film
2013 The Look of Love Interviewer
2014 The Monuments Men Major Fielding
2014 Rosewater Maziar's Producer
2014 The Riot Club Male Banker
2014 The Last Sparks of Sundown Geoffrey Chicken
2015 The Dark Room The Charity Collector Short film
2016 Grimsby Policeman
2016 The Legend of Tarzan The Valet
2016 ChickLit Marcus
2016 Waterboys Horatio
2017 Journey's End Hardy
2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas William Makepeace Thackeray


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Revolver Shoe Salesman
2002–2005 Live Floor Show Rupert Donaldson
2002–2005 Balamory Archie 74 episodes
2006 Feel the Force Mr Bramwell Episode: "Murder"
2007 Wedding Belles Male Host Television film
2008 She Stoops to Conquer Tony Lumpkin Television film
2008 The Wrong Door Ninja Episode: "Bondo"
2009 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Various 4 episodes
2009–2012 The Thick of It John Duggan 2 episodes
2009–2012 Gary: Tank Commander Captain Fanshaw 10 episodes
2010 Lip Service Rory 2 episodes
2010–2014 Rev Nigel McCall 19 episodes
2011 Campus Arnold Episode: "Post-Coital"
2011 Peeder Jigson's Video Diary Trevor Gertrude Episode: "What Everyone's Up to in the Break"
2011 Comedy Lab Stu Carter Episode: Rick and Peter"
2012 Spy Owen 9 episodes
2012 A Young Doctor's Notebook Palchikov the Clerk Episode: "Episode Four"
2013 Man Down Man in Pub Episode: "Episode One"
2013 Harrow: A Very British School Narrator 8 part documentary
2015 In and Out of the Kitchen Damian Trench 3 episodes; also writer
2016 Do Not Disturb John
2016 Josh Giles Episode: "Sex & Politics"
2016 Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle James Havant Brown Television special
2016 Outnumbered Stuart Episode: "Christmas Special 2016"
2017 Father Brown Wynford Collins Episode: "The Tanganyika Green"
2017 Quacks George Combe Episode: "The Madman's Trial"
2017 James and Jupp 4 episodes
2017 The Crown Humphrey Episode: "Marionettes"
2017–present Bad Move Matt 6 episodes
2018 Watership Down Blackberry voice Miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
2005-06 Jack and the Beanstalk Simple Simon His Majesty's Theatre
2007 The Way of the World Petulant Royal Theatre
2011 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Bri Citizen's Theatre
2012-13 People Bevan National Theatre
2014 Neville's Island Angus Duke of York's
2015 Rules for Living Matthew National Theatre

Stand-up shows

  • Gentlemen Prefer Brogues 2003–04 Edinburgh Festival
  • Young Man in a Huff 2005 Edinburgh Festival
  • Everyday Rage & Dinner Party Chit Chat 2007 Edinburgh Festival
  • Drifting 2008 Edinburgh Festival
  • Telling It Like It Might Be 2009 Edinburgh Festival
  • Fibber in the Heat 2010 Edinburgh Festival & national tour
  • Miles Jupp Is the Chap You're Thinking Of 2014 UK tour
  • Songs of Freedom 2016 stand up tour


  1. ^ "BBC - Entertainment and Arts" bbccouk Retrieved 29 June 2015 
  2. ^ Miles Jupp 25 March 2015 "Miles Jupp Is Insufficiently Belgian" bbccouk David Stenhouse Retrieved 31 May 2015 
  3. ^ "Miles Jupp" bedlamtheatrecouk 
  4. ^ Jupp, Miles 2013 Fibber in the heat Ebury Press ISBN 0091943132 
  5. ^ Nicholas Blincoe 26 June 2012 "Fibber in the Heat by Miles Jupp: review" Telegraphcouk 
  6. ^ "Christmas, The Really Welsh Quiz - BBC One" BBC Retrieved 2017-12-27 
  7. ^ https://wwwbbccouk/iplayer/episode/p049tvpb/josh-series-2-4-sex-and-politics
  8. ^ "It's Not What you Know" 
  9. ^ "In And Out Of The Kitchen" comedycouk 
  10. ^ "In and Out of the Kitchen Series 4" bbccouk 
  11. ^ "BBC - Comedy - Media Centre" bbccouk 
  12. ^ http://wwwexpresscouk/showbiz/tv-radio/598344/Miles-Jupp-actor-comedian-panellist-radio-4-quiz-host-interview
  13. ^ https://wwwtelegraphcouk/culture/tvandradio/12086753/Miles-Jupp-Radio-4-comedy-needs-the-odd-kidney-punchhtml
  14. ^ https://inewscouk/essentials/miles-jupp-im-white-middle-class-man-im-not-going-pretend-im-not/
  15. ^ "Miles Jupp to rock up in Guildford and Aldershot" wwwgetsurreycouk 28 May 2014 Retrieved 7 November 2017 
  16. ^ "Jack and the Beanstalk" UK Theatre Web Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  17. ^ Morris, Caroline 2 May 2007 "The Way of the World review at Royal Theatre Northampton" The Stage Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  18. ^ "Interview: Miles Jupp, comedian and actor" The Scotsman 19 October 2011 Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  19. ^ Hitchings, Henry 8 November 2012 "People, Lyttelton, National Theatre - review" London Evening Standard Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  20. ^ Billington, Michael 21 October 2014 "Neville's Island review – descent into savagery stretches credulity" The Guardian Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  21. ^ Billington, Michael 25 March 2015 "Rules for Living review – Stephen Mangan and Miles Jupp are a joy" The Guardian Retrieved 6 April 2018 
  22. ^ "Miles Jupp" sueterryvoicescom Retrieved 2017-12-01 
  23. ^ "Miles Jupp" wwwchortlecouk Retrieved 2017-12-01 

External links

  • Official website
  • Miles Jupp at the British Film Institute
  • Miles Jupp on IMDb

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