Angus Deayton

  1. Alan Davies, Jonathan Creek, TV, 1997-2004. Deayton, Hugh Laurie, Nicholas Lyndhurst and two of The Young Ones (Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer) were among those seen to be the titular magic maker (designing tricks for magicians) who solved baffling murder mysteries on the side.  The stand-up comic won simply by arriving for his test in straggly hair and an old duffle coat – “the closest match yet to Creek as we’d always seen him,” said creator David Renwick.

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