5 Facts About Al Murray

1. On 14 January 2015, Al Murray announced the formation of the Free United Kingdom Party and declared his candidacy, deploying his Pub Landlord persona, for the seat of South Thanet running against UKIP leader Nigel Farage, as parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election.

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2. In 2018 Al Murray starred in pantomime at the New Wimbledon Theatre, as Jack's brother Al, in Jack and the Beanstalk, winning 'Best Newcomer' for this role, at the Great British Pantomime Awards in April 2018.

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3. In April 2016, Al Murray played Nick Bottom in Shakespeare Live, a celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare, opposite Judi Dench as Titania.

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4. In August 2014, Al Murray was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.

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5. In 2007 Al Murray was voted the 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.

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