Dylan Moran Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
Standup comedian, writer, and actor Dylan Moran was born in Navan, County Meath, Republic of Ireland in 1971.
Dylan Moran was a pupil at St Patrick’s Classical College, leaving school at 16.
Rise To Fame
Dylan Moran made his stand-up debut at the Comedy Cellar in Dublin, Ireland in 1992. In 1993 won the Channel Four Comedy Newcomer’s So You Think You’re Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1996 he was the youngest comedian to win the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival.
Dylan Moran’s success at the Edinburgh Festival led to invitations to appear at international festivals and at the same time he began touring in the UK, taking his Gurgling for Money show on the road. He also started working in television and appeared in How Do You Want Me (1998) on the BBC and in Black Books (2000), a Channel Four production in which he appeared alongside fellow comedian Bill Bailey. Moran also toured with his shows Ready, Steady, Cough, Dylan Moran: Monster and Monster II. He has traveled North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Russia, Estonia and South Africa.
Films Moran has appeared in include Nottingham Hill (1999), The Actors (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), Tell It to the Fishes (2006), Run Fatboy Run (2007), A Film with Me in It (2008), The Decoy Bride (2011), Good Vibrations (2012) and Calvary (2014). Television includes How Do You Want Me? (1998-99), Black Books (2000-2004), Little Crackers Father (2012) and Uncle (2017).
Awards And Achievements
Dylan Moran won the So You Think You’re Funny? A prize at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993 and 1996 he won the Perrier Award. Moran also won the BAFTA Award for Best Situation Comedy on two occasions, both times for Black Books.
Dylan Moran keeps his private life extremely private. He married Elaine in 1997, and the couple has two children.