- Comes from a long line of journalists – his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked for prominent London newspapers.
- Is a black belt in the Shaolin System Nam-Pai-Chuan of Kung Fu.
- Originated the role of Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda the Musical in 2011 and later transferred with the show to Broadway in 2013.
- While playing the role of Miss Trunchbull, he received fan mail addressed to "Ms. Carvel," which he had framed.
- Is the voice for the Imperial Agent character in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- 2013, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- 2012, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Musical: Winner
- 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Musical: Nominee
- John Carvel — Father
- Bob Carvel — Grandfather
- University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, England (BA Hons in English, 2000); The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (2003)
- Birth Name: Robert Carvel
- Birth Place: London, England
- Profession: Actor
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He demonstrates the bukkehorn, the tagelharpa and the lyre