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John Bird

John Bird

John Bird (born 22 November 1936) is a British satirist, actor and comedian.

Born in Nottingham, England, he became well-known during the television satire boom of the 1960s, appearing in That Was The Week That Was. He has also acted straight and comic roles in several television series and in films such as Dick Turpin: Help!: Jabberwocky: The Seven Per Cent Solution: Yellow Pages.

He is best known in the UK for his work with John Fortune and Rory Bremner. In a famous series of sketches (known as 'The Long Johns') one of the Johns plays a politician, businessman or other senior figure and the other interviews them. Their appearances in series such as Bremner, Bird and Fortune have won several awards.

He also stars in the BBC Radio 4 and BBC TWO series Absolute Power with Stephen Fry.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Bird Facts

OccupationActor, Comedian
BirthdayNovember 22, 1936 (80)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceNottingham, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Ratatouille
The Incredibles
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas and Other Stories
Annie Hall
A Fish Called Wanda
One Crazy Summer
Mr. What
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