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Alexei Sayle

Last updated 09 January 2020

Alexei Sayle
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Alexei David Sayle

Born: Thursday 7th August 1952 (age: 68)


Alexei Sayle is a British stand-up comedian, actor and author. He was a central part of the alternative comedy circuit in the early 1980s. 

He played the DJ in the 1985 story, Revelation of the Daleks. 

Sayle was the leading performer at The Comic Strip. He appeared on The Comic Strip Album (1981) and recorded Cak! (1982). He also appeared in the stage show, film and comedy album of The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1981-82). 

In 1988, Sayle played the role of Trinculo in Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Miller at The Old Vic theatre in London.

On Television he appeared on Central Independent Television's late-night alternative cabaret show O.T.T. (1982).  He played various roles in the situation comedy The Young Ones (1982�1984). 

In 1989, Sayle was awarded an International Emmy for Stuff. 

Sayle has appeared in the film Gorky Park, 1983 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He appeared in the 1992 Carry On film, Carry On Columbus 

Sayle has released five comedy singles. The most successful of these was "'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?" which achieved Top 20 chart success in the UK upon re-release in 1984.