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Steve Pemberton

Actor & Screenwriter
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Steve Pemberton began acting professionally after graduating from Bretton Hall College with a BA in Theatre Arts. With a career encompassing both writing and performing, he is most famous as a member of The League Of Gentlemen, along with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. The award-winning sketch show was first broadcast in 1999 and garnered considerable critical praise, which lead to a further two series, three live theatre productions, one cinematic release and multiple awards (BAFTA, Montreux Rose d’Or , RTS Award).

Away from Royston Vasey, Pemberton has starred in a variety of dramas and comedies, including six series of Benidorm and four series of Whitechapel, as well as Blackpool, Death On The Nile, The Old Curiosity Shop, Dr Who, Going Postal and Under the Greenwood Tree. In 2009, Pemberton reunited with Shearsmith to write and star in the comedy thriller Psychoville, winner of two British Comedy Awards.

Other writing credits include episodes of Benidorm and Whitechapel.  His third collaboration with Shearsmith, the anthology series Inside No. 9, will hit the screens in the Winter.

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