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Dylan Moran is a stand-up comedian and actor best known for his observational comedy

InformationDetail
BirthdayNovember 3, 1971
NationalityIrish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Stand-up Comedians, Writers
SpousesElaine Moran (m. 1997)
Known asDylan William Moran
Childrens Simon Moran, Siobhan Moran
Universities
  • St. Patrick's Classical School
Birth PlaceNavan
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height180cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$12 million
Sun SignScorpio
Born inNavan
Famous asComedian, Writer, Actor

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Who is Dylan Moran?

Dylan Moran is a stand-up comedian most famous for his performances in the television sitcom ‘Black Books’ and in the movie ‘Shaun of the Dead’. Loved by his fans for his sarcastic humour and observational comedy, he is also one of the shiest ever comedians to have graced the big screen. His reluctance to give interviews and the measures he takes to keep his personal life out of the limelight is well-known in the industry. Counted among the Channel 4’s Greatest Stand-Ups twice, he had joined the comedy world when he was just 20. After quitting school in his teens and wasting away some years he began performing at the Comedy Cellar in Dublin. He was well received from the outset and won the ‘So You Think You're Funny’ Best Newcomer's award at the Edinburgh Festival after just a year. The confused youngster had finally found his calling and plunged head-on into a career in comedy. He created a one-man show called ‘Gurgling for Money’ which was his first major stand-up tour of the U.K. His popularity led to offers of television roles and he soon branched out into movies as well. The lovable comedian however disappoints his fans on just one account—he hates to give interviews or talk about his personal life—a fact that has been parodied on one of his DVD releases.

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Childhood & Early Life

Dylan Moran was born in Ireland into a working class family; his father was a carpenter. Due to his shy nature, Dylan never reveals much about his family or personal life.

He attended St. Patrick’s Classical School where he began experimenting with stand-up comedy. He thoroughly hated academics and school, and dropped out at the age of 16.

The confused teenager spent four years drinking and wasting his time. He tried working as a florist but left the job within days.

Career

He was inspired to try his hand at comedy after watching comedians like Ardal O Hanlon. He began performing stand-up acts at a small comedy club in Dublin called the Comedy Cellar in 1992.

The upcoming comedian was well received by the audience and he won the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993—just a year after his venture into the field.

Encouraged by his success, he created his own one-man show called ‘Gurgling for Money’ which he performed as he toured all over the U.K.

He performed comedy at various festivals like Hay Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival. In spite of not having any formal education, he wrote a weekly column for ‘The Irish Times’ from 1995 to 1997.

His popularity as a stand-up comedian led to offers of television roles. He made his television debut in 1998 as the na�ve Ian Lyons in the television sitcom ‘How Do You Want Me?’ opposite Charlotte Coleman.

He landed a small role as Rufus the thief in the romantic comedy film ‘Notting Hill’ in 1999.

He co-wrote and starred in the sitcom ‘Black Books’ that was aired on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2004. It revolved around the life of a drunken, chain-smoking, disorganized London bookshop owner Bernard Black played by Moran. It was a critical success and won a number of awards.

In 2004 he got his first major film role. He played David in the zombie comedy, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ which went on to become a big commercial as well as critical success.

He toured New York, Milan, Britain and Ireland where he performed his new shows ‘Monster I’ and ‘Monster II’ in 2004. He also made an appearance at the London’s Palace Theatre and the Hay Festival. DVDs of the shows were also released later on.

In May 2005, he opened his show ‘Like, Totally’ at the Buxton Opera House. A DVD of the tour was released shortly.

Along with comedians Ardal O’Hanlon and Tommy Tierman, he performed in ‘The Three Fellas’ at the Echo Arena. This one-off comedy event was a part of the ‘European Capital of Culture 2008’ celebrations.

He acted as Pierce, a struggling actor, in the 2008 black comedy ‘A Film With Me In It’. The film received positive reviews.

His stand-up tour ‘Yeah, Yeah’ began in April 2011 during which he traveled to various places like Australia, U.S., New Zealand, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Baltic states.

His recent films include ‘The Decoy Bride’ (2011) and ‘Good Vibrations’ (2012).

Major Works

The sitcom ‘Black Books’ which he created and starred in was the work that established his career success. It was a big hit that ran for four seasons and was called a ‘hugely popular series’ by ‘The Times’.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996 at the age of 24, becoming the youngest ever individual to win the award.

‘Black Books’, the television comedy show created by him won the BAFTA Award for the Best Situation Comedy twice (2001 and 2005).

Personal Life & Legacy

He met Elaine, an employee at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh during one of his performances there. The couple got married in 1997 and has two children.

Trivia

He got married on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral.

He has been named among Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups twice.

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Dylan Moran awards

YearNameAward

BAFTA Awards

2005Situation Comedy AwardBlack Books (2000)
2001Situation Comedy AwardBlack Books (2000)

Dylan Moran biography timelines

  • // 3rd Nov 1971
    Dylan Moran was born in Ireland into a working class family; his father was a carpenter. Due to his shy nature, Dylan never reveals much about his family or personal life.
  • // 1992
    He was inspired to try his hand at comedy after watching comedians like Ardal O Hanlon. He began performing stand-up acts at a small comedy club in Dublin called the Comedy Cellar in 1992.
  • // 1993
    The upcoming comedian was well received by the audience and he won the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993—just a year after his venture into the field.
  • // 1995 To 1997
    He performed comedy at various festivals like Hay Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival. In spite of not having any formal education, he wrote a weekly column for ‘The Irish Times’ from 1995 to 1997.
  • // 1996
    He won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996 at the age of 24, becoming the youngest ever individual to win the award.
  • // 1997
    He met Elaine, an employee at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh during one of his performances there. The couple got married in 1997 and has two children.
  • // 1998
    His popularity as a stand-up comedian led to offers of television roles. He made his television debut in 1998 as the na�ve Ian Lyons in the television sitcom ‘How Do You Want Me?’ opposite Charlotte Coleman.
  • // 1999
    He landed a small role as Rufus the thief in the romantic comedy film ‘Notting Hill’ in 1999.
  • // 2000 To 2004
    He co-wrote and starred in the sitcom ‘Black Books’ that was aired on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2004. It revolved around the life of a drunken, chain-smoking, disorganized London bookshop owner Bernard Black played by Moran. It was a critical success and won a number of awards.
  • // 2004
    In 2004 he got his first major film role. He played David in the zombie comedy, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ which went on to become a big commercial as well as critical success.
  • // 2004
    He toured New York, Milan, Britain and Ireland where he performed his new shows ‘Monster I’ and ‘Monster II’ in 2004. He also made an appearance at the London’s Palace Theatre and the Hay Festival. DVDs of the shows were also released later on.
  • // 2005
    In May 2005, he opened his show ‘Like, Totally’ at the Buxton Opera House. A DVD of the tour was released shortly.
  • // 2008
    He acted as Pierce, a struggling actor, in the 2008 black comedy ‘A Film With Me In It’. The film received positive reviews.
  • // 2011
    His stand-up tour ‘Yeah, Yeah’ began in April 2011 during which he traveled to various places like Australia, U.S., New Zealand, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
  • // 2011
    His recent films include ‘The Decoy Bride’ (2011) and ‘Good Vibrations’ (2012).

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Dylan Moran's FAQ

  • What is Dylan Moran birthday?

    Dylan Moran was born at 1971-11-03

  • Where is Dylan Moran's birth place?

    Dylan Moran was born in Navan

  • What is Dylan Moran nationalities?

    Dylan Moran's nationalities is Irish

  • Who is Dylan Moran spouses?

    Dylan Moran's spouses is Elaine Moran (m. 1997)

  • Who is Dylan Moran childrens?

    Dylan Moran's childrens is Simon Moran, Siobhan Moran

  • What was Dylan Moran universities?

    Dylan Moran studied at St. Patrick's Classical School

  • What is Dylan Moran's religion?

    Dylan Moran's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is Dylan Moran?

    Dylan Moran's height is 180

  • What is Dylan Moran's sun sign?

    Dylan Moran is Scorpio

  • How famous is Dylan Moran?

    Dylan Moran is famouse as Comedian, Writer, Actor