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Phil Cornwell

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Phil Cornwell
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Phil Cornwell

Born: Saturday 5th October 1957 (age: 62)

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Phil Cornwell  is an English comedianactorimpressionist and writer. He is probably best known as being part of the Dead Ringerstelevision and radio series. Cornwell has co-written and performed principal roles in The Glam Metal Detectives and Stella Street.

Cornwell was born in Leigh-on-SeaEssex. He is popularily known for voicing Murdoc Niccals in the virtual band, Gorillaz. He provided the voices of Mick Jagger and David Bowie for the Steve Wright in the Afternoon show on BBC Radio 1 in the late eighties. These impersonations - augmented by many others, including the series narrator, Michael Caine - formed the backbone of the BBC TV series Stella Street, written and performed with John Sessions. He played the part of Harry Noakes, Captain of the cockleboat Renown in the TV mini-serieDunkirk.

He has appeared in several films made by The Comic Strip, including the role as Dave Spanker in Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown. He also played Dave Clifton, a local radio DJ on Radio Norwich - a fictional radio station in both series of I'm Alan Partridge.

He also voiced Sir Lancelot in the animated children's television series King Arthur's Disasters. He was the voice of Gilbert the Alien in the 1980s TV series Get Fresh, which later span off into Gilbert's Fridge, a series starring the character.[1]

Cornwell is married to Amy and has four children, Freddy, Leila, Stan and Molly-Rose. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.[2] and presents the weekly podcast The Spurs Show.

He played King Stupid in the CBBC series Stupid!, having replaced Marcus Brigstocke, because the latter was involved in Excuse My French on BBC2. Cornwell also appeared in the Doctor Who episode, "The Fires of Pompeii". In 2010 he presented/hosted the Friday night Euro Lottery draw show on BBC1. In 2011 he did several standup comedy gigs as character Switzerland McNaughtiehorse. He also runs a continuous podcast called 'The Spurs Show' with Mike Leigh.

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