Neil Fitzmaurice

Neil Simon Fitzmaurice(born 20 August 1969, Liverpool ) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his acting role as Mark's love rival, Jeff, in the Channel 4 sitcom,Peep Show, but has written for a number of other shows, includingPeter Kay's Phoenix Nights(in which he also starred) andBenidorm.

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 Neil Fitzmaurice's Career

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, for which he received a British Comedy Award, and the critically acclaimedPhoenix Nights, in which he also appeared as "Ray-Von".He has also written two feature films:Going Off Big Time, in 1999, which was nominated for four BIFA awards and is part of Film Four's Best of British, and more recentlyCharlie Noades R.I.P.

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(which he also wrote), played Jeff in the Channel 4 comedy seriesPeep Show, and starred in the prison drama seriesBuried. He appeared on the first episode ofThe Officeas the applicant whom David Brent interviews for the warehouse position. He plays the same character in the sixth episode, only this time Brent is giving him a redundancy notice.Fitzmaurice has also performed alongside Paul O'Grady in the BBC comedyEyes Down, had guest roles in the long-running police dramaThe Billand on theCasualtyspin-offHolby City.

, as an ex-telecoms worker suffering from a terminal brain tumour. From 2000 he worked on the filmCharlie Noades RIPwith his brother Tony. The film was in development hell due to funding not being available. Work finally began in 2007, despite the full budget not being in place.The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre .Fitzmaurice played "Les" in an episode of BBC One miniseriesMoving On, "Dress To Impress", as well as the film Fifteen Minutes That Shook the World as the Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez . He recently starred in the hit play 'One Night in Istanbul' at the Liverpool Empire and Dublin 's Grand Canal Theatre .[citation needed]

as Dave Dowling, who is a parent with very strong views towards people not of British origin. In 2011 he also starred in the fourth series of Benidorm as Lucky Kev who lived in the same caravan campsite as Madge Harvey. He later appeared in the fifth episode of the series reprising the role of Lucky Kev who works at a bar in Benidorm which Madge Harvey was interested in buying.

Fitzmaurice is currently starring in the Sky comedy-dramaMount Pleasant, playing the part of office manager Fergus. He is also working on two separate comedy scripts and is resident MC at the Laughterhouse comedy club in Liverpool. In 2013, he appeared in one episode ofTruckers. In 2014 he starred as Dad in the BBC comedy seriesHank Zipzer.[citation needed]

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show on Radio City 96.7in Liverpool. However, due to extensive film and television commitments, he left this position on 4 March 2011.

Hillsborough Remembered, on 15 April 2009, the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.

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 Neil Fitzmaurice's Personal

Fitzmaurice and his wife Angela have four sons: Joshua, Tony, Daniel and Connor.[citation needed]Neil is a Liverpool FC fan.

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 Neil Fitzmaurice's References

  1. O'Keeffe, Gregg (26 May 2008). "Standing up to be counted ...". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  2. Davis, Laura (16 May 2008). "Actor Neil Fitzmaurice has found that living life on the edge suits him for the moment". Retrieved 1 June 2008. [dead link]
  3. Waterloo Road cast list http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yzf31/Waterloo_Road_Series_6_Episode_14/
  4. "Neil Fitzmaurice". Radio City. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  5. "Hillsborough Agony of New TV Thriller's Star". Daily Mirror. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2007. 

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