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TOM BASDEN
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Roles: Actor, Comedian, Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
Tom Basden is an accomplished, award-winning writer and actor, having performed and written extensively for comedy shows on both the BBC and Channel 4.

Tom’s successful series Plebs took home the award for BEST NEW COMEDY PROGRAMME at the 2013 British Comedy Awards. Plebs follows the exploits of three desperate, young Romans and has gone on to have three successful series on ITV2. The third series received a nomination for Best TV Situation Comedy at the Writer's Guild Awards. Tom was also nominated for the 2013 British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist. Basden co-wrote two episodes of the 2013 super hit The Wrong Mans, a comedy thriller for BBC 2 which he also appeared in alongside Matthew Baynton and James Corden. He is also known for his work on Ch4’s hit show Fresh Meat. In 2016 he went on to play Dan in Ricky Gervais's feature film Life on the Road. This year has seen the release of Gap Year written by Tom, a series for E4 following two British lads on a backpacking trip through China and the rest of the continent. 2017 has also seen him become a regular on Quacks for BBC2.

In 2011 he was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for Joseph K, his brilliant adaption of Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial.

Whilst studying at Cambridge, Basden was Vice President of the Cambridge Footlights. Along with three of his contemporaries from the Footlights he formed the comedy sketch group Cowards, who had a series on BBC4. Basden has continued to perform with fellow comedian Tim Key as double act Freeze and has also featured on the Radio 4 programme Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry. Tom has appeared in various television productions from Jam and Jerusalem to The Armstrong and Miller Show

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TELEVISION
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
DAMNED Adrian Ian FitzGibbon What Larks! Productions

W1A (SERIES 1 & 2) Daniel Shepherd John Morton BBC2

PLEBS (SERIES 1 & 2) Aurelius Sam Leifer ITV2/Rise Films

THE WRONG MANS (SERIES 1 & 2) Noel Ward Jim Field Smith BBC2

PARTY Simon Jamie Jay Johnson BBC

DEREK Autograph Expert Ricky Gervais Channel 4/Derek Productions

PEEP SHOW Customer Becky Martin Channel 4/Objective Productions

GAMES ON Paul Fairweather Jonathon van Tulleken BBC Comedy (online)/Ironfist Productions

STARLINGS Job Advisor Matt Lipsey Sky 1/Baby Cow Productions

DARK RELIC (TV MOVIE) Robert Lorenzo Sena Syfy

THE ARMSTRONG AND MILLER SHOW Various Roles Ben Kellett Channel 4/Hat Trick

BRAVE YOUNG MEN Jamie Sam Leifer BBC3/Baby Cow Productions

THINGS TALK Coat/Garlic (Voice) Steve Clark BBC3

COWARDS Writer/Performer Angel Eye/BBC4

NO HEROICS Fusebox Ben Gregor ITV2/Tiger Aspect

AFTER YOU'VE GONE Rick Ed Bye BBC1/Rude Boy Productions

COMEDY SHUFFLE Himself John Gordillo/Ben Wheatley BBC3

HYPERDRIVE Llallakkiss John Henderson BBC2

JAM & JERUSALEM Spike Mandie Fletcher BBC1

LIVING WITH TWO PEOPLE Martin David Sant Channel X

STAR STORIES Various Roles Elliott Hegerty Channel 4/Objective Productions

COWARDS Series Regular Ben Gregor UK Gold/Mother

VITAL SIGNS Mr.Woodley Charles Palmer ITV1/Tiger Aspect

FILM
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
WORM Philip M&Em Films

THE BOOT SALE The Hunk Jonathon Van Tulleken Ironfist Productions

THE ONE AND ONLY HERB MCGWYER PLAYS WALLIS ISLAND Herb McGwyer James Griffiths Moxie Pictures

LOCK IN Writer/Performer Emma Lightfoot

PIANO FOR BEGINNERS Writer/Performer Alex Winckler

THE COP, THE THIEF AND THE MAZE Writer/Performer Alex Winckler

STAGE
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
EDGAR & ANNABEL Ensemble Lyndsey Turner The National Theatre

THERE IS WAR Ensemble Lyndsey Turner The National Theatre

JOSEPH K Ensemble Lyndsey Turner The Gate Theatre

PARTY Jones Phil Breen The Invisible Dot for Assembly

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC BASED COMEDY Tom Pleasance

FREEZE Writer/Performer BAC

TOM BASDEN WON'T SAY ANYTHING Himself Stefan Golaszewski

FREEZE Himself (Stand-Up) Hen & Chickens

COWARDS Writer/Performer The Pleasance Edinburgh

AMUSED MOOSE COMEDY Himself (Stand-Up) Comedy Club Soho

RADIO
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
TIM KEY’S CHRISTMAS POETRY PROGRAMME Lord James Robinson BBC Radio 4

THE HORNE SECTION Guest Performer Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4

TIM KEY'S LATE NIGHT POETRY SHOW Himself BBC Radio 4

MARK WATSON'S LIVE ADDRESS TO THE NATION Himself BBC Radio 4

PARTY Jones Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4

FROM FACT TO FICTION Himself James Robinson BBC Radio 4

COWARDS Writer / Performer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 4

MARK WATSON MAKES THE WORLD SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER Himself Katie Marsden BBC Radio 4

COMEDY Writer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 1 Xtra

COWARDS / MILK RUN Writer / Performer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 1

DOGS / MILK RUN Writer / Performer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 1

THE MILK RUN Writer / Performer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 1

SKETCHZILLA Writer Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 4

OUT TO LUNCH Himself Avalon / BBC Radio 4

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