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Birth name
Andrew Neil Hamilton

1.60 m

Years active



Andy Hamilton

Radio, television


Libby Asher

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28 May 1954 (age 67) Fulham, London (

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Movies and TV shows

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Andrew Neil "Andy" Hamilton (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, radio dramatist, and novelist.


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Early life and education

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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).


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Since 1995, Hamilton has written and played the lead role of Satan in the Radio 4 sitcom Old Harry's Game. He toured with his UK stand-up show Hat of Doom in 2008.

In 2009, Hamilton presented the BBC Four series It's Only a Theory with Reginald D. Hunter.

Personal life

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.


Hamilton has written for:


  • Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
  • Shelley (1979)
  • Scotch and Wry (1980)
  • Who Dares Wins (1983)
  • Alas Smith & Jones (1984)
  • The Kit Curran Radio Show (1984)
  • Kit Curran (1986; with Guy Jenkin)
  • Scotch & Wry (1986)
  • Drop the Dead Donkey (1990; co-creator with Guy Jenkin)
  • Eleven Men Against Eleven (1995)
  • Never Mind the Horrocks (1996)
  • Underworld (1997)
  • Bedtime (2001–2003)
  • The Exam (2002; for the National Theatre Connections Anthology)
  • Trevor's World of Sport (2003)
  • The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007)
  • Outnumbered (2007–2014; co-written with Guy Jenkin)
  • The Two Ronnies
  • It's Only a Theory (2009)
  • Ballot Monkeys (2015)
  • Power Monkeys (2016)
  • Radio

  • The Million Pound Radio Show (with Nick Revell)
  • The News Huddlines
  • Old Harry's Game (creator, in which he also stars as Satan)
  • Trevor's World of Sport (radio version broadcast years: 2004, 2005 and 2007)
  • Revolting People (co-creator with Jay Tarses, in which he also stars as Sergeant McGurk)
  • Week Ending
  • Film

  • What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)
  • Books

  • The Thatcher Papers (New English Library, 1980) (with Alistair Beaton)
  • Andy Hamilton (1994), Drop the dead donkey 2000, London: Little, Brown, ISBN 0316912360, 0316912360 
  • Andy Hamilton (2016), The Star Witness, London, United Kingdom: Unbound, ISBN 978-1783522989, 1783522984 
  • References

    Andy Hamilton Wikipedia