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Lee Evans

Lee Martin John Evans (born 25 February 1964) is a English stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician. Evans is a director of Little Mo Films, which he had co-directed with the late Addison Cresswell, who was also his agent prior to Cresswell's death in 2013.

As a stand-up comic he has become one of Britain's highest selling stand-ups with his "Roadrunner" tour grossing £12.9 million. He has become an established actor, appearing in many big budget movies including: Mouse Hunt, There's Something About Mary and The Fifth Element. In 2008, his "Big" tour DVD became the highest-selling Christmas DVD in the United Kingdom as did his "Monsters" tour DVD in 2014.

Lee Evans was born in Avonmouth, Bristol, the son of an Irish mother, Shirley Hunt, and a Welsh father, Dave Evans. He has an older brother, Wayne (born 1962). His father was a nightclub performer. His family left Bristol in 1975, moving to Essex, where he attended Billericay School and reportedly was the victim of bullies. After a spell as a boxer and two years at Thurrock Art College, also in Essex, Evans followed his father into entertainment. During his teenage years, he moved to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and he was a drummer in the punk rock band "The Anonymous Five".


Evans has made a number of film appearances, most notably in Funny Bones, MouseHunt, There's Something About Mary, The Fifth Element, The Ladies Man, The Martins and The Medallion. Evans also provided the voice for Train in the 2005 film The Magic Roundabout.
From 1993-1994 Evans appeared in the Channel 4 late-night show Viva Cabaret!, both as a host and as a guest performer. In 1996, Evans starred in Channel 4 series, The World of Lee Evans. In 2001, he wrote a sitcom called So What Now?.
In 2004 he starred as a paranoid murder suspect in his first non-comic role in the film Freeze Frame. Although warned they may never grow back, he shaved his eyebrows (as well as his hair).
From 2004 - 2005 he played Leo Bloom in the London production of The Producers along with Nathan Lane, with whom he also starred in MouseHunt, in which they played brothers. In May 2007 he also starred in The History of Mr Polly.
Evans is also a singer and musician as is shown on the Lee Evans XL Live Tour 2005. He can play a variety of instruments, including the mandolin, the ukulele, the guitar, the bass, the electronic keyboard, the piano and drums.
He also has his own production company that produces his stand up DVDs called Little Mo Films, named for his Daughter whom he refers to in his act as Little MO.
Evans has been cast as Malcolm in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter special, entitled "Planet of the Dead".

 

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