Steve Oram

Stephen John Oram is an English actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker. He is known for his role in the 2012 film Sightseers, which he also co-wrote.

Steve Oram
Steve Oram at Mar del Plata Film Festival 2013.jpg
Steve Oram at Mar del Plata Film Festival 2013
Stephen John Oram

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, filmmaker
Years active2001–present

Life and careerEdit

Oram was born in Leicestershire, England.[1]

He started as a character comedian on the comedy circuit and performed several comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe with comedy partner Tom Meeten during the early 2000s.[2] He also appeared at Ealing Live, a comedy night at Ealing Studios, where he met and started working with Alice Lowe.[3]

In 2002, Oram and Meeten wrote and starred in Channel 4's Matthew & Tone: Tales of Friendship and Innocence. It was directed by Dominic Brigstocke and screened in season 5 of the Comedy Lab series. Oram also composed much of the music used in the show.

Oram appeared in various TV & film roles throughout the 2000s including the 2nd series of People Like Us (2001), the feature film It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) starring Paul Kaye, Tittybangbang (2006–07) and Suburban Shootout (2006). He also played Donnie the tramp in series 3 of The Mighty Boosh (2007), written by and starring Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.

In 2008 his short film Connections screened at Cannes Film Festival as part of the official Straight 8 selection.[4]

He also appeared alongside Alice Lowe as a support act in Steve Coogan's 2008–09 stand up tour "Steve Coogan is.....Alan Partridge and other less successful characters".

Oram has written and directed numerous short films under the pseudonym "Steve Aura" and released under the banner of Lincoln Studios.[5]

With Meeten he performs a long-running comedy show in London called Oram & Meeten's Club Fantastico.[6]

In 2012 Oram and Lowe starred in Ben Wheatley's dark comedy Sightseers. The film was written by Oram and Lowe with additional material by Amy Jump.[7][8]

Since then Oram has found roles in films including Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's The World's End (2013), The Canal (2014), Altar (2014), and Paddington (2014)

On television he has appeared in Wipers Times (2013) written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, an episode of The Secrets (2014) alongside Alison Steadman and Olivia Colman,[9] an episode of Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (2014), the Jack Thorne series Glue (2014) and The Living and the Dead (2016).

Oram released his directorial debut Aaaaaaaah! in 2015,[10] a film in which the characters communicate entirely in ape-like grunts.[11][12] It starred Oram himself alongside Julian Barratt, Toyah Willcox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Noel Fielding and Holli Dempsey. The film's soundtrack features a number of tracks from the King Crimson ProjeKcts albums.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ant Muzak Marco Short film
2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong Blinky
2005 The Wingnut Tapes Dad Short film. Co-writer
2008 Connections Man Writer/director
2011 Kill List Radio Reporter
2012 Sightseers Chris Also co-writer
2013 Welcome to the Punch Journalist
2013 The World's End Motorcycle Policeman
2014 The Last Summer On Earth Ginger Goofball Short film. Co-writer
2014 Cuban Fury Security guard Kevin
2014 The Canal McNamara
2014 Altar Nigel Lean
2014 Paddington Paddington Station Security Guard
2015 Captain Webb Professor Fred Beckwith
2015 The Bad Education Movie Officer Rowe
2015 Aaaaaaaah! Smith Writer / Director
2016 A Dark Song Joseph Solomon[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 People Like Us Policeman/Sound Engineer
2002 Live Floor Show Mr Richards
2002 Hardware Builder
2002 Green Wing Security Guard
2002 Comedy Lab: Matthew & Tone: Tales of Friendship and Innocence Tone
2005 Twisted Tales – Death Metal Chronicles Detective Sergeant Jack Tanner
2005 Comedy Lab: Skin Deep Carl
2006 Suburban Shootout Plumber
2006–07 Tittybangbang Various characters
2007 Where are the Joneses Carston Whelk
2007 The Mighty Boosh Donni The Strange Tale of the Crack Fox
2008 LifeSpam: My Child is French Various characters
2011 Dick and Dom's Funny Business Teacher
2011 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Officer Petty Hurt
2012 Miranda Policeman
2013 Life's Too Short Paul Jacobs
2013 Heading Out Daniel
2013 Wipers Times Sergeant Harris
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Mr Smyth
2014 The Job Lot Keith Taylor
2014 The Secrets Shaun The Dilemma
2014 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy Terry Series 2 Episode 2 Fantasy Block
2014 Glue George
2016 Midsomer Murders Nathan Tonev
2016 The Living and the Dead John Roebuck
2017 The Moorside DC Alex Grummit
2017–2019 The End of the F***ing World Phil
2018 Death in Paradise Dean Shanks
2018 Hang Ups Neil Quinn
2018 Sally4Ever Mick
2019 Not Going Out Dave Series 10 Episode 7 "Builder"

Awards and recognitionEdit


  1. ^ "Steve Oram in director Q&A". Phoenix Square. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Oram & Meeten Ding Dong review Chortle Edinburgh 2002".
  3. ^ Gibson, Anthony (27 March 2013). "Steve Oram, star of Sightseers: Why I dressed up as a serial killer to go on holiday". Metro. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (7 January 2013). "A case study of Internet's impact on filmmakers". Variety. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Peter Bradshaw
  8. ^ Sightseers at Rotten Tomatoes
  9. ^ Ellen E. Jones
  10. ^ Aaaaaaaah! at Rotten Tomatoes
  11. ^ Aaaaaaaah! review by David Jenkins in Little White Lies
  12. ^ Why every man should watch Aaaaaaaah! – Tom Fordy Daily Telegraph
  13. ^ Aaaaaaaah! film review, Variety
  14. ^ Brady, Tara (5 April 2017). "A Dark Song review: a nifty, novel Irish horror". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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