Alistair McGowan is an impressionist and actor best known for BBC One’s, BAFTA-winning The Big Impression; his take-offs of David Beckham, Dot Cotton, Richard Madeley and Gary Lineker became legendary. Obsessed with the art of impressions, he constantly updates his ‘victims’ – and is admired for his impressions of sports stars, TV stars and political figures alike. His act features the voices of everyone from Gary Barlow to Robbie Savage, from Boris Johnson to Boris Becker – all done with uncanny accuracy.
He has most recently been playing the title role in Jonathan Maitland’s play, An Audience With Jimmy Savile at The Park Theatre in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe. His performance received universally rave reviews.
Spring 2015 also saw him embark on a stand-up tour with Jasper Carrott which extended into December.
In 2014, he played Professor Henry Higgins in a 16-week theatre tour – alongside Jamie Foreman as Doolittle and Rula Lenska as Mrs Higgins.
He has worked extensively in theatre throughout his career and appeared in the West End in Art, as The Emcee in Cabaret, the Mikado in The Mikado, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (for which he received an Olivier nomination).
He has featured on Who Do You Think You Are, hosted Have I Got News For You and appeared on Live At The Apollo and countless other TV stand-up shows in a 25-year career.
“Alistair was fantastic at [the] event. My client would like to book him to host next year’s event!” Entrepreneur’s Circle Awards
“Even if Alistair McGowan wasn’t an impressionist and stuck simply to stand-up gaggery, he’d surely be one of the best comics on the circuit. As it is, he gives us a double layer of excellence.” (thisisnottingham.co.uk)