Miles' onstage persona sets the manners of a well-heeled man about town against the angst-ridden tone of a young Victor Meldrew, bemoaning about the everyday frustrations of banks, computer support, politicians and married life. Acutely aware of his upper-crust "posh accent" (and the problems it creates), he views the world with distain but also with urbane detachment - cutting through with marvellous irony.
Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Miles won So You Think You're Funny?, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2001, and was a Perrier Award Best Newcomer nominee in 2003 for his show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. He first became known on British television as the inventor Archie in the Cbeebies children's television series Balamory. His profile was raised further through his roles as John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev, and also by way of a spate of appearances on comedy panel shows, including Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News for You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Argumental and Would I Lie To You?
In 2015, Miles replaced Sandi Toksvig as the host of The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.
On film, Miles memorably appeared as an undersecretary in Made in Dagenham, a 2010 movie about the Ford machinists' strikes of the 1960s, which led to the equal pay act. He previously had roles in the blockbuster film Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, as well as Death Defying Acts (a film about Harry Houdini), Sherlock Holmes and Is Anybody There? He was also featured in the television films of She Stoops To Conquer and Irvine Welsh and Dean Kavanagh's Wedding Belles.
Miles has also written a book, Fibber in the Heat, about his escapades during an England cricket tour of India, when he bluffed his way into the press corp, posing as the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and the Western Mail!
Miles Jupp is hugely popular on the corporate circuit, presenting his After-dinner stand-up act and also as an Awards Host. To book him for your event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.
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