The Actor Kevin Eldon

I’ve been a fan of The Actor Kevin Eldon for a a long time. I can’t remember where I first saw him, but it was either on Fist of Fun, or more likely on Packing Them In. His presence in a show usually meant the show was good.

He worked on the pilot of Smack The Pony – when it was still called Spot The Pony – and I had the pleasure of taking some of his filmed workshopped sketches with the cast and turning them into scripts.

Let’s have a little wander through the newspaper archive, and see how he appeared in print throughout the 1990s, for no other reason than just because.

Here’s the first mention I can find of him (weird considering his storied career in punk music).

The Stage – Thursday 08 November 1990

Kevin gets a brief mention in this write up about Frank Skinner, and also a nice publicity photo into the bargain.

Manchester Evening News – Saturday 22 August 1992

And he gets a pretty generous billing on Frank’s tour advert too.

Daily Mirror – Thursday 29 September 1994

The tour reached its conclusion somewhere in Blackpool.

The Stage – Friday 06 January 1995

At the Fringe in 1995. Kevin was part of the fabled Cluub Zarathustra.

The Stage – Thursday 17 August 1995

He was recording a radio show the following summer.

Cambridge Daily News – Friday 07 June 1996

Here’s a review of the Bristol leg of the Lee & Herring tour in 1996.

Bristol Evening Post – Monday 02 December 1996

And another for the 1997 iteration of Club Z.

The Stage – Thursday 28 August 1997

I like this promo photo for the first series of Big Train.

The Stage – Thursday 19 November 1998

And finally, tongues were wagging about Jam in 1999.

The Stage – Thursday 10 June 1999
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