Distinguished for his work on the BBC sketch comedy series ‘Rock Profile,’ Matt Lucas was first seen on-screen in 1995 in ‘The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.’ He played George Dawes in ‘Shooting Stars’ and became earned a lot of fame.
He next played a variety of roles in the BBC situation comedy ‘Catterick’ and ‘Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased).’ The sketch comedy ‘Little Britain’ was his most commercially successful work. In 2005, he appeared in ‘Casanova’ which was his first role in a television drama. He also starred in the British mockumentary television comedy series ‘Come Fly With Me,’ that earned him mixed reviews. In 2004, he appeared in the zombie comedy film ‘Shaun of the Dead’ that met with commercial success and universal acclaim. He was seen in the 2010 dark fantasy film ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that earned mixed reviews.
Some of his other noteworthy film credits also include the 2014 live-action animation comedy ‘Paddington,’ the 2019 neo-noir action thriller ‘Polar,’ the 2012 American independent comedy ‘Small Apartments,’ and the 2018 American biographical comedy-drama ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture.’
From 2015 to 2017, he was a part of the BBC series ‘Doctor Who.’ The show has gained a cult following and is an important part of British popular culture.
Shaun, an electronics salesman, leads a rather uneventful life. His girlfriend has left him and his stepfather chastises him for failing to give attention to his mother, especially on her birthday. He is miserable, but when a zombie apocalypse threatens to take over London, he resolves to save both his girlfriend and mother with the help of his best friend Ed.
Annie’s life is in a mess – her bakery business has failed, her boyfriend has left her and she has to share her room with two not so likeable people. So when her best friend Lillian invites her to be the maid of honour at her wedding, she is happy. But then, she has a rival in the affluent and beautiful Helen who too considers Lillian as her BFF.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture is a biographical comedy drama film which tells the story of Doug Kenney, a brilliant but troubled writer who co-founds the National Lampoon magazine during the 1970s. Through the magazine, which becomes quite successful and influential, he manages to change the face of the American comedy scene forever.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Alice in Wonderland is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels and tells the story of a girl who has the power to slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature who is terrorizing the world. The film was praised for its visual style and special effects.
Plunkett & MacLeane is a crime drama action adventure film which revolves around two men in eighteenth century Britain, who are both struggling to survive. They soon learn that they have other option but to resort to criminal ways.
The life of a Muslim man named Mahmud takes a turn when he learns that his biological parents were actually Jewish, and he was adopted by his Muslim parents when he was only two weeks old. This comes as a huge shock to him, since he is somewhat anti-Semitic. When he learns that his father is still alive, he tries to visit him at an old age home, but a rabbi refuses him entry, saying that it would shock his father to see his son as a Muslim. He advises Mahmud to act more like a Jew if he wants to see his father.
After three years of traveling across the seas, Alice slips through the mirror to return to the Wonderland, where she meets all her old friends except Mad Hatter and learns that he is in a state of great shock because of his missing family. To save her loved ones, she must now travel into the past and to do that she must steal Chronosphere, an object that controls all of time in Wonderland.
Theresa gets married to her cousin, whom she grew up with. Things get ugly when her husband brings home a friend, and Theresa begins to develop an attraction towards him. Together they eventually conspire to kill her husband.
Franklin is an eccentric social misfit who lives alone in an apartment, in a rundown building complex that is also filled with other eccentric people. When Franklin is unable to pay his rent, his landlord asks him for oral sex. However, during the process, his landlord slips and dies. Franklin decides to take the body to his landlord’s house and stage it as a suicide, but this leads to several complications.
The Look of Love is a biographical comedy drama film which revolves around the life of Paul Raymond, a controversial entrepreneur and strip club owner, who had risen to become one of the wealthiest people in his country.
After an earthquake destroys his home, a rare Peruvian bear belonging to a species that can learn to speak English arrives in London in search of a new home. Named Paddington, the bear soon finds a home with the Browns but taxidermist, Millicent Clyde, wants to kill and stuff Paddington to become rich and famous.
Astro Boy, a robot having incredible powers, is discarded by his creator. However, he sets out to find his own identity and ends up in an adventure that would make him the greatest superhero of his time.
Gnomeo & Juliet is an animated romantic comedy film, which tells the story of Gnomeo and Juliet, two garden gnomes from opposing communities, who fall for each other. Now, they will need to overcome their respective clans in order to be with each other.
Shortly after Sherlock Gnomes and his assistant Gnome Watson defeats their nemesis Moriarty, Gnomes is approached by Gnomeo and Julet who want to hire him to investigate the sudden disappearance of other gnomes.
Matt Lucas Awards
|Little Britain||Best Comedy Performance||2005|
|Little Britain||Comedy Programme or Series Award||2005|
|Little Britain||Comedy Programme or Series Award||2004|