Miles Jupp is an actor, comedian and writer. He started performing stand-up on the Scottish circuit in 2000, and the following year won both So You Think You’re Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year. He soon became a regular performer on both series of BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show, and he was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut Edinburgh solo show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. This was followed by his 2005 show, Young Man In A Huff.
He has contributed to a number of Radio 4 shows such as The News Quiz, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, The Vote Now Show & Loose Ends, as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp’s Real World (co-performed with Frankie Boyle), which was broadcast in 2005. He continues to write material for a number of TV and radio shows and various performers.
In 2009 he played John Duggan in Armando Iannucci’s political comedy The Thick Of It and Capt. Sebastien Fanshawe in Gary: Tank Commander. He also appeared in the TV series Lip Service. He is also in Made In Dagenham, a film about the Ford machinists’ strikes of the 1960s which led to the equal pay act.
He has also appeared in the feature films Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix, Death Defying Acts, Sherlock Holmes and Is Anybody There? He was in all four series of the children’s series Balamory and also featured in the television films of She Stoops To Conquer and Irvine Welsh and Dean Kavanagh’s Wedding Belles. He narrated two series of The Penny Dreadfuls Present: The Brothers Faversham for Radio 7 which has since transferred to Radio 4 and acted in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. He has appeared alongside Simon Munnery in two plays by Stewart Lee – Boswell & Johnson: Late But Live and a companion piece about Elizabeth And Raleigh, both of which toured in 2008.