Tony Bignell

Last updated

Tony Bignell
Tony Bignell.png
Bignell in February 2010
Anthony Bignell

(1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 30)
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2002–present

Tony Bignell (born 16 November 1989) is an English actor and singer, best known for playing Matt in BBC Three sitcom Coming of Age . He was the lead singer of British rock band, Exit Black.



At the age of 12 he won a full scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School. His first main role was playing Lenny, son of Frank Skinner in the ITV sitcom, Shane . As well as his role in Coming of Age, Bignell has also starred in The Bill as a recurring character for three episodes over three years 2003–2005, My Family as two different characters in two episodes in 2003. In 2004 he appeared as several different characters in the CBBC show Stupid. In 2007 he starred in Miss Marple as a NewsBoy, Casualty as Little Andy Palmer and Doctors as Miky Scott. In 2014, Bignell decided to stop acting to focus on his singing career.

List of credits


2012 Les Miserables Ensemble 'Master of the House'


2002 Xchange [1] Choir Boy CBBC
2003 The Bill Ben Graham ITV1 Series 19, Episode 96
My Family Warlock Boy BBC One "Friday the 31st" Series 4, Episode 8
My Family Bruno BBC One "It's a Window-Filled Life" Series 4, Episode 13
Peep Show [1] Naughty Boy Channel 4
Pop Idol 2 [1] Choir Boy ITV1 Christmas Choir Music Video
2004 The Bill Ben Graham ITV1 Series 20, Episode 5
Stupid! Various characters CBBC "The Invisible Pet Dragon " Series 1, Episode 6
Black Books Unnamed Character Channel 4 Elephants and Hens Series 3, Episode 2
Shane Lenny ITV1 Series 1
2005 The Bill Ben Graham ITV1 Series 21, Episode 10
2006 The Victoria Cross Drama Documentary [1] Jack Cornwall Channel 5
2007–2011 Coming of Age Matt BBC Three
You Can Choose Your Friends Nick Arden ITV1 TV Movie made by ITV
Miss Marple Newsboy ITV1 Episode Name: At Bertram's Hotel
Casualty Little Andy Palmer BBC One "The Miracle on Harry's Last Shift " Series 21, Episode 25
Doctors Miky Scott BBC One "Mother's Ruin " Series 8, Episode 129
That Mitchell and Webb Look [1] Boy BBC Two
Titty Bang Bang [1] Boy In Shop BBC Three
2009 The Green Green Grass Alistair BBC One and BBC HD "Animal Instincts" Series 4, Episode 4
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Homunculo BBC Two and BBC HD "Thrilla in the Villa" Series 1, Episode 6
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Comic Relief Special Matt BBC Three "When Janet Met Michelle" Series 8, Episode 0
2012 Sadie J Justin CBBC Series 2


2002Attack A Snak Advert [1] NigelVariousPlayed Nigel in Three adverts
Nike Advert [1] Unnamed CharacterVarious
2004 Schwartz Advert [1] Unnamed CharacterVarious
2005 British Heart Foundation Advert [1] Unnamed CharacterVarious
British Deaf Association Advert [1] Unnamed CharacterVarious


2004King St Revisited< [1] Various Characters
The Department [1] Various Characters

Voice Overs

2004Robinson's [1] Unnamed Character
2005 Muller Yogz Advert [1] Baz
Shredded Wheat Advert [1] Unnamed Character
2006A Far Side Of The World [1] Unnamed Character
Jane Hall Big Bus Ride [1] Unnamed Character
Law Of The Playground [1] Unnamed Character
The Tea Boy of Basra [1] Unnamed Character


2003 2006 Les Misérables (musical) [1] GavrocheShown at Palace Theatre London
Les Misérables (musical) [1] MariusShown at Colin Smith Youth Theatre Group, Luton

Related Research Articles

<i>Blackadder</i> British television comedy series, 1983-89

Blackadder is a series of four BBC One pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired from 1983 to 1989. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period, with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, e.g., Melchett and Lord Flashheart.

Jack Albertson American character actor

Harold "Jack" Albertson was an American actor, comedian, dancer, and singer who also performed in vaudeville. Albertson was a Tony, Oscar and Emmy winning actor. He is known for his roles as John Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which he received his Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Featured Actor; Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971); Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972); and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man (1974–78), for which he won an Emmy. For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977 at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.

Barry Bostwick American actor

Barry Knapp Bostwick is an American stage and screen actor and singer. He is best known for portraying Brad Majors in the musical comedy horror The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Mayor Randall Winston in the sitcom Spin City (1996–2002). He has also had considerable success in musical theatre, winning a Tony Award for his role in The Robber Bridegroom.

Werner Klemperer American actor

Werner Klemperer was a German-American actor, stage entertainer, and singer. He was best known for the role of Colonel Wilhelm Klink on the popular CBS television sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for which he twice won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 1968 and 1969.

John Inman English actor

Frederick John Inman was an English actor and singer best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom between 1972 and 1985. He was also well known character actor in the United Kingdom as a pantomime dame.

Tony Shalhoub American actor

Anthony Marcus Shalhoub is an American actor. He is widely recognized for his work as a character actor, having won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, six Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. For his work on Broadway, he has received four Tony Award nominations, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band's Visit.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner American actor, director and musician

Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as Malcolm McGee on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. He also starred as Dr. Alex Reed in the sitcom Reed Between the Lines. He currently stars as Dr. AJ Austin on the FOX medical drama The Resident.

Megan Mullally American actress

Megan Mullally is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She played Karen Walker on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which she received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning twice in 2000 and 2006. She also received nominations for numerous other accolades for her portrayal, including seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, winning three times in 2001, 2002, and 2003, as well as receiving four Golden Globe Award nominations.

Cleavon Little American actor

Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). While starring in the sitcom, Little appeared in what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles.

Tim Russ American actor and film director

Timothy Darrell Russ is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, Frank on Samantha Who?, and Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly.

Milo OShea Irish American actor

Milo Donal O'Shea was an Irish actor. He received two Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nominations for his performances in Staircase (1968) and Mass Appeal (1982).

Hinton Battle is an American actor, singer, dancer, and dance instructor. He has won three Tony Awards, all in the category of Featured Actor in a Musical. He was the first to portray the Scarecrow in the stage version of The Wiz.

Barney Martin American actor

Barney Martin was an American actor, comedy writer, and New York City Police Department detective. He is best known for playing Morty Seinfeld, father of Jerry, on the sitcom Seinfeld.

Glynn Turman American actor, writer, director, and producer

Glynn Russell Turman is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. Turman is known for his roles as Lew Miles on the prime-time soap opera Peyton Place (1968–69), high school student Leroy "Preach" Jackson in the 1975 coming-of-age film Cooley High, math professor and retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on the NBC sitcom A Different World (1988–93), and Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on the HBO drama series The Wire. He recently portrayed Jeremiah Kaan on the Showtime series House of Lies.

Derren Ronald Litten is an English comedy writer and actor best known as the creator and writer of the sitcom Benidorm. Litten also co-wrote The Catherine Tate Show, for which he both wrote and appeared as several different characters in the first two series and the 2005 Christmas Special. He has also acted in many comedy and drama series including Perfect World, French and Saunders, Spaced, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Pie in the Sky with Richard Griffiths. Litten's first sitcom was Benidorm, which began airing on ITV in 2007. The series follows various groups of holiday makers and staff in the all-inclusive Solana resort located in Benidorm. The series starred actors and actresses such as Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Sheila Reid, Siobhan Finneran, Steve Pemberton, Elsie Kelly, Johnny Vegas, Chrissy Rock, Geoffrey Hutchings, Tim Healy, Tony Maudsley and Sherrie Hewson. The series received strong ratings and later extended its runtime from 30 minutes to an hour. The show ran for 10 series ending in 2018.

Adrian Philip Scarborough is an English actor.

Stephen Wight is an English actor. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in the 2007 production of the play Dealer's Choice.

J. B. Smoove American actor

Jerry Angelo Brooks, known as J. B. Smoove, is an American actor, writer, comedian, and voice actor. After beginning his career in 1995 on Def Comedy Jam, he was a writer and performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live (2003–05), and is best known for his recurring roles on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007–present) and the CBS sitcom The Millers (2013–15). He also portrayed a fictionalized version of himself on the BET improv-comedy reality television parody Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013–16).

Anthony John "Tony" Melody was an English television actor who appeared in a number of long running comedies and soap operas. He was a prolific character actor with more than 100 television roles.

Walter Leonard Sparrow was an English film and television actor best known for his appearance as Duncan in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 "Tony Bignell - The Actor". Archived from the original on 19 June 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010.