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Matt Lucas

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Matt Lucas
Lucas at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Birth nameMatthew Richard Lucas
Born (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 50)
Paddington, London, England
MediumActor, comedian, writer
Years active1994–present
GenresBlack comedy, sketch comedy
InfluencesBarry Humphries
Vic Reeves
Bob Mortimer
David Walliams
Kevin McGee
(m. 2006⁠–⁠2008)
Notable works and rolesLittle Britain
Come Fly with Me
Alice in Wonderland

Matthew Richard Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for Little Britain, a comedy sketch programme he and David Walliams wrote and performed.

Life[change | change source]

Lucas was born and raised in London. He is from a Jewish family and is openly gay.[1] He has alopecia.

On 16 June 2022, he appeared on the BBC television programme Who Do You Think You Are? and discovered that many of his grandmother's cousins had been killed in the Holocaust. In Amsterdam in 1942, his grandmother's cousin Werner Goldschmidt rented a room from Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank. He was living with them just before the family went into hiding.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pride and prejudice
  2. "BBC One - Who Do You Think You Are?, Series 19, Matt Lucas". BBC. Retrieved 2023-10-23.
  3. "Matt Lucas on Who Do You Think You Are?: Everything you need to know". www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com. Retrieved 2023-10-23.

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