Lee Mack : biography
Lee Gordon McKillop (born 4 August 1968) is an English stand-up comedian and actor best known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out, and as a team captain on the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?.
Awards and nominations
BAFTA TV Awards
|- | 2002 || The Sketch Show || Best Comedy Programme or Series ||
British Comedy Awards
|- | 2001 || Lee Mack || Best Comedy Newcomer || |- | 2006 || Lee Mack - The 2006 Stand-up Tour || Best Live Stand Up Tour || |- | 2007 || Lee Mack || Best TV Comedy Actor || |- | 2007 || Not Going Out || Best New TV Comedy || |- | 2010 || Would I Lie to You || Best Comedy Panel Show || |- | 2011 || Would I Lie to You || Best Comedy Panel Show || |- | 2012 || Lee Mack || Best Male Television Comic || |- | 2012 || Lee Mack || People's Choice Award ||
RTS Television Awards
|- | 2007 || Not Going Out || Breakthrough Award - Behind The Screen ||
|- | 2007 || Not Going Out || Sitcom ||
Mack was born in Southport, Lancashire, and lived there above a pub until he was 12 when his parents separated and he moved to Blackburn, Lancashire. He went to Birkdale County Junior School, Stanley High School in Southport and Everton High School in Blackburn. After leaving school he worked in a bingo hall and as a stableboy. After working at the stable for three days he asked if he could try and ride a horse; the trainer agreed and the first horse he ever rode was Red Rum. After that, Mack became a blue coat for Pontins at Hemsby near Great Yarmouth. After appearing on stage drunk one night, and calling an audience member a "cunt", he was sacked from the Hemsby team, and did six months at Pontins in Morecambe.
Mack went on to have various other jobs, and did his first open mike slot in 1994, while studying at Brunel University from which he graduated with a degree in film and television. Within 18 months he was a full-time comedian.
Mack lives in Hampton Court (East Molesey), with his wife, Tara and their children, Arlo (born 2004) and Louie (born 2006), and a baby daughter, Millie, born October 2011. He also has six nieces and nephews, who have all appeared in his shows at one point.
In February 2009 Mack, with other British entertainers, signed an open letter to The Times on the Bahá'í leaders then on trial in Iran.
Lee Mack said in an interview with The Guardian that he first went into comedy by doing Bobby Ball impressions at his school when he was 15.
Mack is a supporter of Blackburn Rovers and occasionally visits Ewood Park to watch games.
In July 2012, Mack received an honorary doctorate from Brunel University.
In September 2012, Mack stated that he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.The One Show, 28 September 2012
|2001-2004||The Sketch Show||Himself|
|2005-2010||Live at the Apollo||Himself|
|2005-2006||They Think It's All Over||Himself, Host|
|2006–present||Not Going Out||Lee|
|2007–present||Would I Lie to You?||Himself, Team Captain|
|2008-2011||Have I Got News for You||Himself, guest presenter|
|2010-2012||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Himself, guest presenter|
|2011||Lee Mack's All Star Cast||Himself, presenter|
|2013||Duck Quacks Don't Echo||Himself, Presenter|
|2013||The Smiths||Michael Smith|
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