10 January 1964
|Occupation||Actor, Doctor, Comedian|
Tony Gardner (born 10 January 1964) is an English actor and doctor.
Gardner qualified as a physician at Guy's Hospital in 1987, then as a general practitioner in 1993. He combined medicine and comedy during the 1990s as half of the award-winning comedy duo Struck Off and Die with Phil Hammond.
Gardner eventually left medicine to become an actor, starring in a number of TV commercials, including that for the Renault Mégane. He reached prominence playing Brian Johnson in CITV's My Parents Are Aliens (episodes of which he also wrote) and Michael, the café owner in Jack Dee's BBC sitcom Lead Balloon . In 2009–10 he starred in three plays directed by Sir Peter Hall. In 2011 he played Professor Tony Shales in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat .
Between 2012 and 2020, he played John in five series of the critically acclaimed romantic drama series Last Tango in Halifax . The programme attracted impressive ratings for BBC One, with the third series posting an average of 7.8 million viewers.
Between 2013 and 2015 he appeared as Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Smith in three series of the wartime comedy Bluestone 42 , about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan during Operation Herrick. He appeared as Dan Miller MP in the BBC political comedy The Thick of It . He was a main character of the music video "Giant Peach" by Wolf Alice.He appeared in a variety of roles in Tracey Ullman's Show from 2016. He also appeared in an episode of the Netflix show, Lovesick , portraying Dylan’s father at surprise wedding anniversary party.
In January 2021, Gardner appeared in Not Going Out as a neighbour to Lee and Lucy.
|2021||Not Going Out||Stuart||Lee and Lucy's neighbour|
|2018||Innocent||Detective Superintendent Hillman||ITV mini-series in four parts|
|2017–present||Tracey Breaks the News||Various|
|2017||Doctor Who||Douglas||"The Pyramid at the End of the World" ( Series 10, Episode 7)|
|2017||Death in Paradise||Ian Matlock||1 episode|
|2017||Unforgotten||James Moray||3 episodes|
|2016–2017||Tracey Ullman's Show||Various|
|2014||Law & Order: UK||Douglas Stone||episode: Repeat to Fade|
|2013||The Escape Artist||Trevor Harris||TV-Mini Series|
|2013||Big Bad World||Dr. Tim||season 1, episode 6|
|2013–2015||Bluestone 42||Lieutenant Colonel Smith|
|2012–present||Last Tango in Halifax||John||Series regular|
|2012||Cockneys vs Zombies||Clive|
|2012||New Tricks||Lucas Graves||episode: Old School Ties|
|2011–2016||Fresh Meat||Professor Tony Shales||13 episodes|
|2010||M.I. High||Prime Minister||episode: Vote Skul|
|2009||May Contain Nuts||Philip Russell||TV Movie|
|2009||Moving Wallpaper||George||season 2, episode 4|
|2008||Love Soup||Matthew||episode: Ragged Claws|
|2007||Jekyll||David||season 1, episode 4|
|2007||His Master's Voice|
|2006||Bremner, Bird and Fortune|
|2006–2011||Lead Balloon||Michael||Series regular|
|2005–2012||The Thick of It||Dan Miller|
|2004||The Lenny Henry Show|
|2001||So What Now?||Dan||episode: Swinger|
|2001||Lenny Henry in Pieces|
|2001||The Armando Iannucci Shows|
|1999–2006||My Parents Are Aliens||Brian Johnson||Writer and Cast Member|
|1997||Armstrong and Miller||Writer|
|1995||You Bet!||Sherlock Holmes||Series 8, show 6|
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