Dylan Moran

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Comedian • Actor • Writer • Artist

Birth Date: November 3, 1971

Age: 52 years old

Birth Place: Navan, County Meath, Ireland

Dylan Moran is a comedian, writer, and actor best known for his starring role in the cult British comedy "Black Books." He was born in 1971 in the village of Navan, Ireland. His father was a carpenter, and growing up he attended St. Patrick's Classical School before leaving at the age of 16.

After leaving school, Moran spent a year of his life struggling to find his way before he began to pursue comedy. At the age of 17 Moran found himself unqualified for most work, but he was strongly attracted to the field of comedy, and he began performing stand-up comedy at a local club in 1992. Within a year of his debut, he entered Channel Four's comedy competition at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival and won the comedy newcomer's "So You Think You're Funny" award.

His stand-up show "Gurgling for Money" earned him the Perrier Comedy Award in 1996; at the time, he was the youngest person to ever earn the prize. This quick success led to a nationwide tour of the UK and performances at stand-up festivals across the globe.

Moran entered the television industry when he starred in the British sitcom "How do you want me?" (Channel 4 1998-99) playing Ian Lyons, an urban lad who recently eloped with a country gal (Charlotte Coleman). A year later, he played a thief in the romantic comedy smash "Notting Hill" (1999).

His breakthrough came with the Graham Linehan-penned comedy "Black Books" (Channel 4 2000-04), on which he starred as alcoholic, misanthropic bookstore owner Bernard Black. The critically-acclaimed series lasted three seasons, and its success brought him renewed acclaim as both an actor and a writer, having written six episodes of this series.

Moran returned to his stand-up comedy roots, launching a U.K. tour in 2002 entitled "Ready, Steady, Cough." This was quickly followed by another show, "Dylan Moran: Monster" (2004), which was released on DVD. Although he continued to focus on his stand-up comedy, Moran made occasional appearances in films like Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" (2005), Edgar Wright's "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Good Vibrations" (2012), a 1970s period piece about the Belfast punk scene.

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The Witcher: Blood OriginStream

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Uthrok One-Nut
Miniseries
2022
28%

Stuck

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Dan
Show
2022

Stuck

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2022

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos - Live

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2021

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos - Live

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2021

Dylan Moran Live: Off the Hook

Host
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2015

Dylan Moran Live: Off the Hook

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2015

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

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Show
2015

Dylan Moran Live in London

Actor
Show
2014

Dylan Moran Live in London

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2014

Calvary

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Fitzgerald
Movie
2014

Breakfast Wine

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Brendan
Show
2013

Breakfast Wine

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Brendan
Movie
2013

Good Vibrations

Actor
Movie
2012

Comedy Kings

Self
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2011

Dylan Moran Live: Yeah, Yeah

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2011

Dylan Moran Live: Yeah, Yeah

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2011

Dylan Moran: Aim Low

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2010

Dylan Moran: Aim Low

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2010

ConanStream

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Talk
2010

Dylan Moran: What It Is

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2010

Dylan Moran: What It Is

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2010

The Project

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Show
2009

A Film With Me in It

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Pierce
Movie
2008

Run Fat Boy Run

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Gordon
Movie
2007

Dylan Moran: Like, Totally

Actor
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2006

Dylan Moran: Like, Totally

Writer
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2006

World's Greatest Stand Ups

Actor
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2006

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

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Dr. Slop
Movie
2005

Shaun Of The DeadStream

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David
Movie
2004
92%

Black BooksStream

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Bernard Black
Series
2003
93%

Black BooksStream

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2003
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The Actors

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Tom
Movie
2003

Notting HillStream

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Rufus the Thief
Movie
1999
84%

Comedy Store

Self
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1997

Late Show With David Letterman

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Talk
1993

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