27 Facts About Angus Deayton


Gordon Angus Deayton is an English actor, writer, musician, comedian and broadcaster.


Angus Deayton played George Windsor in the series Waterloo Road.


Angus Deayton showed early promise as a footballer and had a trial with Crystal Palace.


Angus Deayton was captain of the Caterham U16 Rugby team.


Angus Deayton read French and German at New College, Oxford, where, in 1978, he was recruited into the Oxford Revue, performing with them at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Angus Deayton began his career on Radio Active, a parody of British local radio stations broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1981 and 1987, which he co-wrote and performed.


Angus Deayton presented a tribute to Radio Active and KYTV colleague and friend Geoffrey Perkins for BBC Radio 4 on 4 October 2008.


Angus Deayton starred with Atkinson as a pool attendant and a man on a park bench in the Mr Bean episode "The Curse of Mr Bean" and appeared opposite Atkinson in the Black Adder episode "Born to Be King" as one of the Jumping Jews of Jerusalem.


From 1988 to 1991, Angus Deayton was a featured player in all three series of the Emmy award-winning sketch comedy programme Alexei Sayle's Stuff.


In 1990, Angus Deayton was cast as the Meldrews' neighbour Patrick Trench in the British suburban sitcom One Foot in the Grave and was selected as host of Have I Got News for You.


Angus Deayton worked with David Renwick again appearing in the miniseries If You See God, Tell Him.


Angus Deayton hosted the late-1990s BBC show Before They Were Famous, which showed early and frequently embarrassing clips of TV and film stars when they were relatively unknown.


Angus Deayton was much in demand as a presenter of television specials including the BBC's New Year's Eve show and the BAFTA Awards.


Angus Deayton featured in a series of advertisements for Barclaycard and the films Savage Hearts and Elizabeth.


Angus Deayton was ridiculed by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop in the following episode of Have I Got News for You but continued as presenter.


One online poll, on the BBC's own website, showed over three-quarters of respondents wanted Angus Deayton to stay on as the programme's host.


Angus Deayton co-presented the Sport Relief charity programme Only Fools on Horses in July 2006.


Angus Deayton appeared for the England team as a second-half substitute in the Soccer Aid match in support of UNICEF on 27 May 2006.


Angus Deayton returned as a starting player for England in a 7 September 2008 rematch.


Angus Deayton left the show in 2009 and was replaced by Rob Brydon.


On 3 September 2007, Angus Deayton hosted the third series of Hell's Kitchen, but was dismissed in 2009 after arguments with chef Marco Pierre White and was replaced by Claudia Winkleman.


In 2008, Angus Deayton presented Comedy Sketchbook, a nostalgic look at classic comedy sketches, on BBC1.


Angus Deayton returned to BBC Radio 4 in 2011 to host the panel show It's Your Round.


On 12 December 2012, Angus Deayton joined the BBC drama series Waterloo Road as a cynical teacher and for a further series as deputy head, George Windsor.


Angus Deayton made his first appearance in episode 27 of the eighth series in 2013.


Angus Deayton co-starred with Anna Chancellor in the BBC sitcom Pramface.


At Oxford, Angus Deayton was in a relationship with Helen Atkinson-Wood.