BALI Awards 2015 072

Miles Jupp

For those of a certain age, Miles Jupp is best known as Archie the inventor in Balamory. To others, he is Nigel the lay minister of the hit ecclesiastical sitcom Rev. Miles also makes a regular appearance on popular TV programmes including Have I Got News For You and Just A Minute. 

Known for his acute awareness of his privileged upbringing, Miles’ onstage persona combines urbane, upper-crust manners with an admonishment of the everyday frustrations of banks, politicians, computer support and married life. He sees the world with a quiet detachment and cuts through this with brilliant irony. 

A regular on Radio 4, listeners know Miles as Damien Trench in In And Out Of The Kitchen and It’s Not What You Know. He is also the new host of Radio 4 institution The News Quiz. 

Miles’ other broadcast credits include a hapless press officer in The Thick of It, alongside appearing in Sky’s hit comedy Spy and the films The Kind of Soho, The Monuments Men and Made in Dagenham. Miles has also written a book, Fibber in the Heat, based on his antics during an England cricket tour of India when he bluffed his way into the press corp.