|Birth name Andrew Neil Hamilton|
Genres Political satire
Height 1.60 m
Years active 1972-
Name Andy Hamilton
Medium Radio, television
Spouse Libby Asher
|Born 28 May 1954 (age 67) Fulham, London (1954-05-28) |
Children Bob Hamilton, Isobel Hamilton, Pip Hamilton
Albums Old Harry's Game, Volume 1
Movies and TV shows What We Did on Our Holiday, Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey, Peppa Pig, QI
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Early life and education
Hamilton was born in Fulham, southwest London. He was educated at Westminster City School which was then a voluntary aided grammar school and later read English at Downing College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society (CULES).
Hamilton first came to notice while performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the 1970s. In the mid-1970s he sustained himself by taking jobs at Harrods and the Post Office before joining the BBC in 1976.
His early radio work, mostly on BBC Radio 4 included Week Ending, The News Huddlines and The Million Pound Radio Show (with Nick Revell). He has since appeared regularly in Chelmsford 123, Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, QI, and If I Ruled the World. Hamilton is frequently invited as a panellist on The News Quiz and as a guest panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
He is the voice of Dr Elephant, the dentist in the children's show Peppa Pig. He was also the original voice of Bob Fish, who is also a dentist, in the cartoon Bob and Margaret. Hamilton is also voice of Captain Squid, the pirate in the children's show Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom.
On 16 March 2007, he co-presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme alongside usual presenter Martha Kearney as part of that day's Comic Relief fundraising activities, after defeating Richard Hammond and Kelvin MacKenzie in a poll.
Hamilton is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall. He has no thumb on his right hand.
He is married to Libby Asher and lives in Wimbledon, south London. The couple have three children, Pip, Robbie and Isobel.
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