Steve Furst

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Steve is one of the best known comedy faces in Britain, having starred in nearly 30 ‘Gold Spot’ commercials for Orange alongside some of the most well known names in movies. He was a regular supporting actor all three seasons of the hugely successful Little Britain with Matt Lucas and David Walliams. As his alter-ego Lenny Beige, Steve wrote and starred in The Lenny Beige Television Show on Channel 4 and 2 series of The Lenny Beige Variety Pack for BBC.

He still continues to appear as Beige and recently performed with Tom Meighan from Kasabian, Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs and David Arnold. In 2014 Steve began writing and performing as his newest creation The Mayor of Kentish Town, a very straight-talking urban Mayor. Very quickly he was making short films for the Comedy Central website and now for his own YouTube Channel. He is also gong back out on the road to present the Mayor as a live character in stand-up clubs.

He began his career as a writer for Chris Evans at BSB before embarking on a stand-up career in the early 90s. In 1993 he was runner up in the legendary So You Think You’re Funny competition in Edinburgh. After running a string of successful nightclubs including The Double Six Club, The Youth Club and The Regency Rooms Lenny Beige was born.

His television credits include; Doc Martin (ITV), Citizen Khan (BBC), Rock Profiles (BBC), My Dad’s The Prime Minister (BBC), M.I High (BBC), Bodies (BBC), Annually Retentive (BBC), Armstrong & Miller (C4), Absolute Power (BBC), Catterick (BBC), Massive (BBC), The Bill (ITV), Born and Bred (BBC), Wuthering Heights (ITV). Steve appeared as the wizard Manitol for BBC1 and CBBC in The 3 series of the BAFTA nominated Legend of Dick and Dom. More recently he as appeared in friday Night Dinner (C4) and is now a semi-regular in the current series of Holby City (BBC1).

His film credits include; How It’s Done, The Piano Tuner, The Clap, Graham and Alice, Medium Rare, St Trinians and St Trinians II, Malice in Wonderland and The Knot. In addition to a host of radio credits he has written the book The History of Radio Comedy for Virign and has contributed to many TV shows as a panelist. He is still a regular on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5).

In the summer of 2011 Steve made his Royal Court debut playing Hymie Kossoff in the acclaimed production of Chicken Soup With Barley. In April 2012 Steve began playing Mr Wormwood in the hit West End Musical Matilda. He gave over 600 performances in the role. In the autumn of last year he was part of the original cast of the musical Made in Dagenham at The Adelphi Theatre where he played Tooley, the boss of Ford. ”