Tavaré, Jim Biography
biography of Tavaré, JimBritish 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'.
- (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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