Now established as one of Britain’s best-loved and biggest comedy stars, ex-boxer Lee Evans has captured audiences’ and critics’ imaginations with his irrepressible physicality and disarming charm. Lee Evans’ Big UK Tour 2008 was the UK’s biggest ever solo live comedy gig, breaking Lee’s own previous record in 2005. The winner of the Time Out Award for Comedy and the highly coveted Perrier Award, Lee has been described by the press as ‘a dazzling comic genius’. Lee’s latest TV appearance was in Dr Who, in the spring of 2009, when he played a Welsh scientist in their Easter special, Planet of the Dead.
Film appearances started way back in 1995 with his lead role in the critically-acclaimed Funny Bones, directed by Peter Chelsom. The film won the London Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for best movie. He has since starred in Hollywood blockbusters The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman, Mousehunt with Nathan Lane, and the Farrelly Brothers’ classic There’s Something About Mary with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz.