Justin Moorhouse

 

On TV screens, Justin is perhaps most recognisable as Young Kenny in the hugely successful, award-winning 'Phoenix Nights'. He spent the whole of the last series with his face painted as a tiger and also appeared in  the spin-of series 'Max & Paddy's Road To Nowhere'. Other recent TV appearances (without the tiger face) include 'Shameless' for E4, 'The Live Floor Show' for BBC 2, 'Does Doug Know' on Channel 4, 'Stan The Man' for Granada, prison drama 'Buried' for Ch 4 and most recently 'The World Stands Up' for Paramount.

Justin's writing credits include 'The 11 O'Clock Show' and after taking part on a Radio 4 comedy writing course Justin had his first play commissioned for BBC Radio 4. The comedy drama entitled "An Insurance Inspector Calls" (with a cheeky nod to JB Priestley's "An Inspector Calls") is set in the Belle Vue Guesthouse in Thornton Clevelys (described once as "not quite Blackpool"). Described as "a poignant comedy" in The Guardian, and "an entertaining comedy drama…warm, funny and eccentric" by the Daily Mail, the play received rave reviews and was 'Pick of the Day' in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, also achieving 'Pick of the Week' in the Observer.

Justin has come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of The Year Award in October 2000 (past winners of the prestigious award have included Peter Kay, Caroline Aherne, Dave Gorman and Chris Addison, whilst John Thomson and Johnny Vegas were placed runners-up) and being placed second in the prestigious BBC New Talent Awards in Edinburgh 2001.

He's now in great demand as a Stand-Up, Actor, TV and Radio Presenter, Voiceover Artiste and corporate performer and is busy developing several original ideas for television. This is all a far cry away from being fired from his day job in 2000 over a misunderstanding with a parking ticket, company car, and a firm of Salford bailiffs!

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