Telly for Anglophiles | League of Gentlemen

[abridged from http://www.leagueofgentlemen.co.uk/]

The League of gentlemen are: Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith.

BBC 2 aired the first episode of The League of Gentlemen ‘Welcome to Royston Vasey’ on 11th January 1999.

Over ten years later, we have had a second and a third series, a Christmas special, loads of books, two national tours with the ‘local show for local people’ and ‘The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You’ and many individual projects such as TLC, Surrealissimo, nighty night, Benidorm, Dr Who, Catterick, Sherlock and film appearances in Birthday Girl and Hitchhikers Guide to name just a few. Reece has taken to the boards a few times and has appeared in the stage version of The Producers. Steve has become a regular on TV in Benidorm and has appeared in many quality drama and Mark has fulfilled a lifetime ambition not by just writing an episode of Doctor Who but by starring in an episode! Jeremy has published more books, co-written a brilliant TV series, Blackpool and co written the amazing stage show Ghost Stories with Andy Nyman and has too many projects on the go to mention them all!

Collectively they Fulfilled a lifetime ambition with their very own feature film entitled The League of Gentlemens Apocalypse which is out on DVD and a DVD of the Panto tour is out also! Steve and Reece won A Comedy Award with the first series of Psychoville and have a 2nd series under their belt which is also nominated for a comedy award! Can we beg them for a live show of Psychoville?

Psychoville was launched in June 2009 and features both Steve and Reece supported by an amazing cast including Dawn French, Christopher Biggins, Dame Eileen Atkins and Nicholas Le Prevost to name but a few!

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About musingsofananglophile

Fran. 20. Anglophile. Daydreamer. English Literature Student.

Posted on August 22, 2012, in Telly and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Deeply unsettling comedy, but masterly. Great post!

  2. Wow, at first glance I didn’t recognize the guys from the cast.

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