Famous faces on Black Books

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 21 Feb 2016 | updated - 19 Nov 2017 | Public

Guest stars on the C4 show.

1. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Manager of a rival book shop that is next to Black Books

2. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

Doctor who treats Manny after he swallows the Little Book of Clam.

3. Nick Frost

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator ...

Security man who installs an new alarm system in the shop

4. Jessica Hynes

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at...

Friend of Fran's who gets her into yoga

5. Annette Crosbie

Actress | The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella

Crosbie was born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, to Presbyterian parents who disapproved of her becoming an actress. Nevertheless, she joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School while still in her teens. Her big break came in 1970 when she was cast as Catherine of Aragon in the BBC television ...

Manny's mum

6. Sam Kelly

Actor | Topsy-Turvy

Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered...

Manny's Dad

7. Johnny Vegas

Actor | Bleak House

Johnny Vegas was born on September 11, 1971 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England as Michael Joseph Pennington. He is an actor and producer, known for Bleak House (2005), The Libertine (2004) and Happiness (2001). He has been married to Maia Dunphy since March 2011. He was previously married to ...

Fran's prevy landlord

8. David Walliams

Actor | Little Britain

David Walliams was born on August 20, 1971 in Banstead, Surrey, England as David Edward Williams. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Stardust (2007) and Dinner for Schmucks (2010). He was previously married to Lara Stone.

Would be customer who suffers Bernard's ire

9. Olivia Colman

Actress | The Favourite

Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for The Favourite (2018), Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Lobster (2015). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.

Friend of Fran who goes on a hen night with her

10. Lucy Davis

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lucy Davis was born on February 17, 1973 in Solihull, West Midlands, England as Lucy Clare Davis. She is an actress and producer, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and The Office (2001). She was previously married to Owain Yeoman.

Subject of the hen night

11. Omid Djalili

Actor | The Mummy

Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. Omid had great success performing A Strange Bit of History, which won the Spirit of The Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, Omid has since become a fringe favorite with a string of sell-out shows. In 1995 it was with Short ...

Employs Manny in an unusal way

12. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

Boss of the office that Fran gets some work in

Customer who gets a different kind of book search than he expected

14. Colin McFarlane

Actor | Batman Begins

Colin McFarlane was born on September 15, 1961 in Clapton, London, England. He is an actor, known for Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Commuter (2018). He has been married to Kate McFarlane since July 12, 1993. They have one child.

Detective who thinks Manny is a cop and together they crack a case

15. Kevin Eldon

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Kevin Eldon was born in 1960 in Kent, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Four Lions (2010) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (1998).

Cleaner who creeps out Bernard

16. Julian Rhind-Tutt

Actor | Stardust

Julian Rhind-Tutt was born on July 20, 1968 in West Drayton, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt. He is an actor and producer, known for Stardust (2007), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Green Wing (2004). He is married to Natasa Zajc. They have one child.

Travel writer who leaves a big impression on Fran and Manny

17. Peter Serafinowicz

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Serafinowicz was born on July 10, 1972 in Liverpool, England as Peter Szymon Serafinowicz. He is an actor and producer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Spy (2015) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). He is married to Sarah Alexander. They have two children.

Actor whose voice has bit of an effect on Fran.

18. Alice Lowe

Actress | Sightseers

Alice Eva Lowe is an English actress and writer, mainly in comedy. She is best known for her roles as Madeline Wool/Liz Asher in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and as Tina in the 2012 film Sightseers, which she also co-wrote.

Lowe was born in Coventry, West Midlands, England. She attended Kenilworth ...

Lawyer for a cat that is always annoying Bernard

19. Rupert Vansittart

Actor | Braveheart

Rupert Vansittart was born on February 10, 1958 in Cranleigh, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Game of Thrones (2011). He has been married to Emma Vansittart since 1987. They have two children.

Customer who just wants leather bound books

20. Craig Parkinson

Actor | Misfits

Born March 11 1976 Craig Parkinson was brought up in his native Blackpool and attended Blackpool and Fylde College before, at age 17, moving to London to study at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. After several years in bit parts on TV, he came to notice as impresario Tony Wilson in the 2007 ...

Crook who gets Bernard hooked on gambling including Poker

21. Keith Allen

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Keith Allen was born on September 2, 1953 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Keith Howell Charles Allen. He is an actor, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), The Others (2001) and Shallow Grave (1994).

One of Bernard's Poker rivals



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