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Tony Slattery
Born 9 November 1959 (1959-11-09) (age 48)
Flag of England Stonebridge, London, UK
Occupation Actor, Comedian

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Early Life

Slattery was born in Stonebridge, London, to Irish Catholic immigrant parents. In his youth, he represented England at under-15 judo. He was educated at Gunnersbury Boy's Grammar School in West London, and later studied Medieval and Modern Languages, specifically French and Spanish, at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall), where he also became a member of the Cambridge Footlights. Like his contemporaries Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, he became a staple of the British television comedy circuit. Stonebridge Park is a part of the Harlesden area of north-west London in the London Borough of Brent. ... This article is about the martial art and sport. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... The ADC Theatre is the home of the Footlights. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker, journalist and television personality. ... James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. ...


Television Career

Slattery first broke into television as a regular performer on Chris Tarrant's follow up to "O.T.T.", "Saturday Stayback". He was a regular on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, starred in his own improvisational comedy series S&M alongside Mike McShane, and has appeared on other panel quizzes such as Have I Got News For You. He was a regular on the TV version of the quiz show Just a Minute and was also on the radio version several times, including the Live version held at the Edinburgh Festival. Christopher John Tarrant OBE (born 10 October 1946, Reading, Berkshire) is an English radio broadcaster, television presenter and war lord, now best known for hosting the TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. // Tarrant was educated at the Kings School, Worcester (1960-4) where he excelled at... The regular cast of O.T.T. in 1982 (from left to right) Alexei Sayle, Helen Atkinson-Wood, John Gorman, Lenny Henry, Chris Tarrant, and Bob Carolgees O.T.T. was a late-night adult version of the anarchic ATV childrens show Tiswas, but made by its ITV franchise... Saturday Stayback was a late night comedy show made in 1983 made by Central Television, starring Chris Tarrant. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA?) is a short-form improvisational comedy show. ... Michéal (Mike) McShane (born December 10, 1957 in East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor and improvisational comedian who first became known to American audiences through his appearances on the British version of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? McShane has performed on stage, on television, and... Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game which has been running continuously since its first broadcast on December 22, 1967. ... The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland over three weeks from around the middle of August. ...


As a serious actor he has appeared in The Crying Game, To Die For, Peter's Friends, and The Wedding Tackle. He appeared on the London stage in the musicals Me and My Girl and Radio Times and in the play Neville's Island. For the song of the same name by Geoff Stephens, see The Crying Game (song). ... To Die For is a UK gay movie directed by Peter Mackenzie Litten in 1994. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ...


At the end of the 1980s, he became a film critic, presenting his own show on British television, Saturday Night at the Movies. He also appeared in the ITV sitcom That's Love with Jimmy Mulville. Other TV appearances include The Music Game alongside good friend Richard Vranch, Just a Gigolo, and as a regular guest with both Ruby Wax and Clive Anderson. Thats Love was a British television sitcom about the domestic problems of a young married couple, lawyer Donald (Mulville) and designer Patsy (Hardcastle). ... James Thomas Mulville (born January 5, 1955) is a British comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. ... Richard Leslie Vranch (born June 29, 1959 in Bristol, England) is a British comedian, actor, and TV panel show participant. ... Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs on April 19, 1953) is an American comedienne who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. ... Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former practising barrister turned successful comedy writer as well as a television and radio presenter in the United Kingdom. ...


He has also been a regular guest with The Comedy Store Players, both at The Comedy Store in London and on tour. The Comedy Store is a comedy club located in Soho, London, England that was opened in 1979 by Peter Rosengard. ...


Early in the 1990s he became over-exposed as a celebrity, to the extent that he was a target of satire. For example, the Have I Got News For You 1991 annual showed images of the game from around the world, and each local variant featured Slattery as a guest. Spitting Image showed a sketch where an anthropomorphised BBC2 logo refused to have blue paint splattered on it and Slattery intervened for the sake of publicity. The satirical magazine Private Eye once published a memorable cartoon depicting Tony's answering machine with the outgoing message "Yes, I'll do it!". Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... An annual publication, more often called simply an annual, is a book or a magazine, comic book or comic strip published yearly. ... Spitting Image was a satirical puppet show that ran on the United Kingdoms ITV television network from 1984 to 1996. ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... The history of BBC television idents starts in the early 1950s, when idents were first used by the BBC to differentiate each of their channels and create separate identites for them. ... March 4, 2005 cover of Private Eye; this is a typical example of the magazines front cover. ... For the band, see Cartoons (band). ... ...


In 1992 he appeared in the film Carry On Columbus. Also in the same year, he appeared in the series "Dead Ringer" filmed for the observation round in The Krypton Factor. It was during this period that Slattery also appeared in the BBC Sci-Fi comedy series Red Dwarf in the episode 'Kryten'. Slattery here played the voice of the main character on Kryten's favourite soap Androids (a parody of Neighbours). Carry On Columbus was a 1992 film, and the most recent in the Carry On films series. ... The Krypton Factor was a British game show, produced by Granada Television and hosted by Gordon Burns, broadcast on ITV from 1977 to 1995. ... For the type of star, see Red dwarf. ...


In 1998 he was elected as Rector of the University of Dundee. The Rector of the University of Dundee is a member of the University Court at the University of Dundee in Scotland. ...


In the mid-1990s, after leaving Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Slattery suffered what he described as a 'mid-life crisis', culminating in 1996 with a six-month period of reclusiveness, during which he did not answer his door or telephone, "or open bills, or wash," he says; "I just sat." Eventually, one of his friends broke down the door of his flat and convinced him to go to hospital. He was diagnosed as suffering from a bipolar condition. He discussed this period and his subsequent living with bipolar disorder in a documentary made by Stephen Fry, "The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive", in 2006; Slattery claimed that he spent time living in a warehouse and "throwing [his] furniture into the Thames". Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA?) is a short-form improvisational comedy show. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker, journalist and television personality. ...


Now recovered, he has returned to presenting on British cable television. In January 2005 he appeared in the TV movie Ahead of the Class with Julie Walters. In December 2005 he joined the long-running drama Coronation Street as Eric Talford and in April 2006 he appeared in Grumpy Old Men on BBC Two. In 2007 he appeared as a regular cast member in the ITV series Kingdom, playing the eccentric Sidney Snell. Julia Mary Walters, OBE (born February 22, 1950) is an English Golden Globe-winning actress. ... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... Eric Talford is a character on Coronation Street played by Tony Slattery. ... Grumpy Old Men is a conversational-style television programme on BBC2 which debuted in 2003. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions and Sprout for ITV1. ...


Trivia

  • Tony Slattery once spent three months with Navajo Native Americans while researching a documentary, and learned a little of their language by reading the Navajo newspaper Adahooniłigii.[citation needed]
Preceded by
Hugh Laurie
Footlights President
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Neil Mullarkey
Academic offices
Preceded by
Stephen Fry
Rector of the University of Dundee
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Fred MacAulay

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Navajo (also Navaho) people of the southwestern United States call themselves the Diné (pronounced ), which roughly means the people. They speak the Navajo language, and many are members of the Navajo Nation, an independent government structure which manages the Navajo reservation in the Four Cs area of the United... James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. ... The elected leader of Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as Footlights, is known as the Footlights President. ... Neil Mullarkey is a British actor, writer, and comedian. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker, journalist and television personality. ... The Rector of the University of Dundee is a member of the University Court at the University of Dundee in Scotland. ... Fred MacAulay (December 29, 1956) is a Scottish comedian. ...

External links

  • Tony Slattery at the Internet Movie Database
  • Guardian story containing a quote about his breakdown as "...a pool of despair and mania."

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Tony Slattery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (552 words)
Anthony Declan James Slattery (born 9 November 1959) is an English actor and comedian.
Slattery was born in Stonebridge, London, to Irish Catholic immigrant parents.
Tony Slattery once spent three months with Navajo Native Americans while researching a documentary, and learned a little of their language by reading the Navajo newspaper Adahooniłigii.
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