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Tavaré, Jim Biography




biography of Tavaré, Jim

British RADA trained actor and comedian. Jim Tavare's stand-up comedy with a double bass has achieved world-wide accolade and earned him the distinction of being HRH Prince Charles favorite comedian. Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short silent films for BBC2 called 'Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents'. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series 'The Jim Tavaré Show' co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred. Jim Tavaré's major film debut came in 2004 when he played Tom the Innkeeper in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. In 2008, he was the first overseas act to reach the final on NBC's Last Comic Standing. He has since made several US film and television appearances, including roles on Showtime's 'Californication' and NBC's 'Chuck'.
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-   (2005) Appeared in McFly's music video for "All About You", the official single of Comic Relief 2005.

-   (1994) He appeared on three separate Royal Variety Performances and subsequently worked for HRH Prince Charles on several private engagements. He is renowned for being Prince Charles favourite comedian.

-   (2004) Supported Michael Bublé on his first ever 13 date UK tour


-   Rufus Hound. _Stand Up Put Downs._ London: Bantam Press, 2011. ISBN 0593068068

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Acting in movies

  1. "Castlevania: Hymn of Blood" (2012)
  2. "Walking in LA" (2012)
  3. 15 North (2012)
  4. Bloody Homecoming (2012)
  5. Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)
  6. Party Like the Queen of France (2012) (TV)
  7. Reel Evil (2012)
  8. "Californication" (2007) {JFK to LAX (#5.1)}
  9. "Californication" (2007) {The Way of the Fist (#5.2)}
  10. "Chuck" (2007) {Chuck Versus the Kept Man (#5.9)}
  11. "Courage, New Hampshire" (2011) {Ambition (#1.4)}
  12. American Badass: Bernie's Back! (2011)
  13. Butterfinger the 13th (2011)
  14. Exit 13 (2011)
  15. The Red Zone (2011)
  16. Zombies and Assholes (2011)
  17. Dirty South (2010)
  18. Subprime (2010)
  19. Surviving Hitler: A Love Story (2010)
  20. The Black Box (2010)
  21. "The James and Sunda Show" (2010) {Jim Tavare, Rocko Deluca (#1.12)}
  22. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {(#6.10)}
  23. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {(#6.11)}
  24. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {(#6.12)}
  25. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {(#6.8)}
  26. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {(#6.9)}
  27. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {Semifinals 1 (#6.6)}
  28. "Last Comic Standing" (2003) {Semifinals 2 (#6.7)}
  29. 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (2007) (TV)
  30. An Audience with Joan Rivers (2006) (TV)
  31. Rabbit Fever (2006)
  32. An Audience with Al Murray (2005) (TV)
  33. "Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents..." (1995) {(#5.6)}
  34. "Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents..." (1995) {(2005-02-14)}
  35. "Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents..." (1995) {Lost Love (#2.6)}
  36. "Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents..." (1995) {Situation Vacant (#3.6)}
  37. "The World Stands Up" (2004)
  38. An Audience with Harry Hill (2004) (TV)
  39. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  40. "The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest" (2002) {(#2.15)}
  41. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.7)}
  42. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.8)}
  43. "The Weakest Link" (2000) {Comedy Special}
  44. "Des O'Connor Tonight" (1977) {(2003-08-25)}
  45. "Raymann is laat" (2001) {(#4.14)}
  46. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.1)}
  47. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.2)}
  48. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.3)}
  49. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.4)}
  50. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.5)}
  51. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#2.6)}
  52. "Today with Des and Mel" (2002) {(2003-10-15)}
  53. "Heroes of Comedy" (1995) {Ronnie Corbett (#6.5)}
  54. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.1)}
  55. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.2)}
  56. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.3)}
  57. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.4)}
  58. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.5)}
  59. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.6)}
  60. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.7)}
  61. "The Sketch Show" (2001) {(#1.8)}
  62. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.1)}
  63. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.2)}
  64. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.3)}
  65. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.4)}
  66. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.5)}
  67. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.6)}
  68. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#1.7)}
  69. "The Jim Tavaré Show" (1999) {(#2.1)}
  70. Royal Variety Performance 1998 (1998) (TV)
  71. "The Comedy Network" (1997)
  72. The Royal Variety Performance (1994) (TV)
  73. The Royal Variety Performance 1992 (1992) (TV)
  74. "Guest Night" (1992) {(#1.4)}
  75. "Wings" (1990) {Take My Life, Please (#3.18)}

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