Paul Whitehouse

  • Birth Name: Paul Julian Whitehouse
  • Birth Place: Stanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Met Charlie Higson at university in 1977 and the two became friends, working together in The Fast Show.
  • Dropped out of university after a year and started working as a decorator.
  • Was inspired to write comedy after working as a tradesman on a house that was shared by actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
  • His catchphrase "Suits you, sir" was voted one of the greatest comedy catchphrases of all time by British broadcaster Channel 4 viewers in 2008.
  • Is a keen angler and took part in a charity fundraiser for Sense with Chris Tarrant, where they competed to catch the biggest trout, in 2012.
  • Changed his entire look for a television commercial for Aviva, dressing as a biker with a full beard and tattoos in 2013.


  • 2002, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Situation Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Scripted Comedy: Nominee


  • Molly — Daughter
  • Sophie — Daughter
  • Fiona Whitehouse — Ex-wife
  • Lauren — Daughter
  • Harry Whitehouse — Father
  • Natalie Rogers — Ex-significant Other
  • Anita Whitehouse — Mother


  • Attended University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

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