Biography

Felix Dexter is an award winning comedian writer and actor. He is a law graduate and a member of one of the Inns of Court. This legal background is extremely useful in his standup comedy career, enabling him to stun hecklers into silence with shouts of “objection!”.

His TV credits include such landmark shows as: The Real Mc Coy, The Fast Show, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Have I Got News For You, The Lenny Henry Show, Grumpy Old Men (over 35, just got in) and playing Saffy’s boyfriend in the last series of Absolutely Fabulous.

Felix has also performed many straight acting roles in shows as diverse as The Bill, Casualty, Vanity Fair and Empire (broadcast on ...The Hallmark channel) in which he played “MAXIMUS” leader of the lost legion... oh yeah.

In the theatre roles have included a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale and at the National Theatre alongside Helen Mirren in Mourning Becomes Electra.

In the West End Felix has appeared in two runs of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest alongside Christian Slater having the dubious honour of giving chicken pox to Christian during the first run thereby almost wrecking the production.

On radio Felix is a cast member and writer on the highly successful Radio 4 spoof phone in show Down The Line. This show (created by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson) won best Radio comedy at the Sony awards 2008.

SELECTED TELEVISION

  • ARMSTRONG AND MILLER
  • ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
  • THE BILL
  • CAPTAIN CRIMSON
  • CASUALTY
  • DOUGLAS (SELF PENNED PILOT BBC2)
  • THE FAST SHOW
  • FELIX DEXTER ON TV (BBC2 PILOT)
  • GRUMPY OLD MEN
  • HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU
  • KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU - WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE
  • LENNY HENRY SHOW
  • LATER THAN YOU THINK
  • THE REAL MC COY
  • VANITY FAIR.

SELECTED THEATRE

  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
  • ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: THE WINTER’S TALE, PERICLES.
  • NATIONAL THEATRE: MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA.
  • YOUNG VIC: KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE.

SELECTED RADIO

  • LOOSE ENDS;   RADIO 4
  • LEAD ROLE OF TONY IN MICHAEL ABENSETTS
  • PLAY OF THE WEEK; “SWEET TALK”  WORLD SERVICE.
  • AIRPORT; SKETCH SHOW RADIO 4; TWO SERIES
  • SATURDAY LIVE; RADIO 4

STAND UP COMEDY

  • A PAST WINNER OF  THE TIME OUT COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD, FELIX
  • HAS COMPLETED THREE NATIONAL SOLD OUT TOURS OF HIS ONE MAN SHOW.
  • IN ADDITION HE HAS TAKEN HIS SHOWS TO IRELAND THE NETHERLANDS AND FRANCE.

REVIEW QUOTES

“ ...a warm and charismatic live performer” “... he has the audience doubled over with tears in their eyes” THE OBSERVER

“...pertinent eloquent and self aware with the practised skill of an experienced comedian he treats the audience as old friends placing them in the palm of his hand immediately”
THE STAGE

“Excellent, explosive and exhilarating performer....watch him bring the house down.”  
THE GUARDIAN

“Sharp, satirical, way ahead of the rest ... he sings acts writes and performs.. this man is seriously talented, Dexter by name, dexterous by nature.”
THE INDEPENDENT  

“Felix is just astonishing; he uses language brilliantly and has a great comic style, a really funny man.” PAUL WHITEHOUSE

“ ... a wonderful bonus for us on Loose Ends” NED SHERRIN

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