Peter Baynham (born 28 June 1963 in Cardiff, Wales) is a screenwriter and a British comedian, writer, and performer. He often collaborates with Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. He is first heard on Morris' early radio DJ slots, often going out to places. Other works not involving the above 'big names' were the "comic book in radio format" series The Harpoon, and animated sitcom I Am Not an Animal. The former was co-written with Julian Dutton and featured the vocal talents of impressionist Alistair McGowan. The latter was written with the help of Sarah Smith (producer of The Harpoon) and had an all-star cast including Steve Coogan, Kevin Eldon, Amelia Bullmore, Julia Davis and Simon Pegg. He has also appeared on the stand-up circuit as Mr Buckstead, the psychotic poet.
In 2006 Peter co-wrote the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan together with star Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines and Dan Mazer. In 2007 they received an Oscar Nomination for this.
He was also in the Merchant Navy in his teenage years, and is perhaps the only comedian licensed to pilot a supertanker. Peter graduated from Fleetwood nautical college.
Peter is known for his role as the Too Gorgeous man in the Pot Noodle adverts during the mid 1990s, a campaign he co-wrote with Iannucci.
Baynham is one of the most renowned comedy writers working in Britain. Though he very partially wrote for Monkey Dust, creators Harry Thompson and Shaun Pye have said they used Baynham's writing credit to get the BBC to commission it.
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- Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
2013, United Kingdom, UK release: 7 August 2013
2011, United States, UK release: 22 April 2011
- Arthur Christmas
2011, United Kingdom, United States, UK release: 11 November 2011
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