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Peter Baynham (born 28 June 1963) is an Oscar-nominated Welsh screenwriter and performer.

Baynham often collaborates with Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Sacha Baron Cohen and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. He has written for notable comedy TV series including The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge, Brass Eye and Jam.[1] In 2006 Baynham co-wrote the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan together with Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines and Dan Mazer, for which they received a 2007 Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.[2] Since then he has principally written movies, including Brüno, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and the animated features Arthur Christmas and Hotel Transylvania.

Baynham was first heard on Chris Morris's early radio DJ slots, often appearing in and writing for The Chris Morris Music Show, and wrote with Morris on the radio series Blue Jam. Other works include the "comic book in radio format" series The Harpoon, and animated sitcom I Am Not an Animal.[3][4] He has appeared on the stand-up circuit as Mr Buckstead, the psychotic Maths teacher and poet,[5] played Terry the "Too Gorgeous" man in a series of mid-1990s Pot Noodle adverts (a campaign he co-wrote with Iannucci)[6] and the role of "Peter from Balham" in the TV series Fist of Fun with Lee and Herring.[7]

Baynham grew up in Cardiff, graduated from Fleetwood nautical college, and served in the Merchant Navy between the ages of 16 and 21. He is qualified to navigate a supertanker.[8]

WorkEdit

As a performer, he has appeared in the following programmes:

As a writer, he has contributed to the following programmes and films:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IMDB - Peter Baynham
  2. ^ BBC Comedy
  3. ^ Huffington Post - Julian Dutton
  4. ^ The Independent - Peter Baynham - The Man's an Animal
  5. ^ BBC Comedy
  6. ^ Wales Online - Welsh writer Peter Baynham tells how Alan Partridge made it to the screen
  7. ^ The List - Fist of Fun
  8. ^ BBC – Comedy – People A-Z – Peter Baynham
  9. ^ Ritman, Alex (12 October 2017). "Fox, Locksmith Animation Unveil 'Ron's Gone Wrong'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (12 October 2017). "20th Century Fox & Locksmith Animation Slate 'Ron's Gone Wrong' As First Project". Deadline. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

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