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The route Paul Whitehouse took to success wasn’t the most obvious. It began when he dropped out of university in his first year, and became a decorator.

Whitehouse and old university friend Charlie Higson moved to the same estate as comic Harry Enfield. When the latter's stage character, Stavros, was booked for Saturday Night Live, the pair were invited to write for him.

This was followed by writing credits for Vic Reeves' Big Night Out and Harry Enfield's Television Programme. Watching a promotional tape of highlights of sketches from Enfield's show inspired The Fast Show's rapid-fire delivery.

Whitehouse and Higson assembled the cream of British talent, and the results were immaculate. The Fast Show blew other sketch show formats out of the water, and refreshed a tired genre.

Paul Whitehouse continues to be one of the finest comedy actors around. You don’t argue with Johnny Depp when he says Paul Whitehouse is 'the finest actor of all time'.

The Fast Show »»

  2002 Tortoise Vs. Hare (Film)
  2001 Happiness (TV)
  1998 Ted and Ralph (TV)
  1994 The Fast Show (TV)
  1990 Harry Enfield's Television Programme (TV)

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