is an actor, writer and comedian best known for his BAFTA award-winning series Little Britain
. Lucas made his debut on the London standup comedy circuit at 18 as Sir Bernard Chumley, legendary actor and raconteur. The first season Little Britain
hit in 2001, which started out as a comedy sketch series for Radio Four. The series was one of many successful collaborations between Lucas and his frequent comedic partner David Walliams.
Following the second season of the sketch series radio program, Lucas teamed with Walliams to film a TV pilot of Little Britain for the BBC which was screened in February 2003. The series proved to be a huge hit. Lucas and Walliams have been awarded multiple BAFTA Awards, and the two have been voted GQ Comedians of the Year. In October 2005, the pair embarked on Little Britain Live—which was to become the most successful live comedy tour in British history, eventually playing 252 dates to 800,000 people. 2006-2007 saw the final leg of the Little Britain tour as it left the UK and traveled to Australia, taking in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Newcastle, Adelaide, Brisbane and Wollongong. This leg was documented in the hour-long BBC film Little Britain Down Under—the first program to be made by Lucas, Walliams and Geoff Posner's newly formed Little Britain Productions.
In 2008, the US was introduced to Lucas and Walliams when they wrote and starred in Little Britain USA for HBO. The two also gained more notoriety when they launched www.funnyordie.co.uk (the sister site of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's funnyordie.com). The site showcases sketches from established and aspiring comedians and also features a regular blog from Lucas. American television audiences saw more of Lucas in April of 2009 as Dongalor in the six-part medieval sitcom Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire for Comedy Central/BBC2.
Last fall, Lucas lent his voice to Summit's animated feature Astroboy, with Nicolas Cage, Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell and Donald Sutherland. Lucas currently resides in London, England.
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