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Harry Hill Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Hall
Birth Place:
Woking, Surrey, England, U.K.

Fast Facts

  • Was a fully qualified doctor in England who turned to comedy after becoming disillusioned with the NHS
  • Starting in 1993 and running for four series, Harry stared in his own Radio series Harry Hill's Fruit Corner on BBC Radio 4
  • In 1994 Harry made the transition to television, where he produced and stared in six episodes of a very peculiar show called Fruit Fancies
  • The actor Burt Kwouk appeared in every episode of The Harry Hill show and occasionally, Harry's major live standup shows
  • Harry's wife May Ling also made appearances on the show, mainly around the theme of trying to steal Harry's savings book
  • 2001 saw Harry move to ITV with an all-new show, Harry Hill's TV Burp, which has had four series so far
  • In 2004 Harry became the new presenter of You've Been Framed, a programme in the "funny home videos" genre