Steve Pemberton Movies and Career Information
Sep 01, 1967
Actor and Writer
Steve James Pemberton (born 1 September 1967) is an English actor, comedian, writer and performer, most famous as a member of The League of Gentlemen along with fellow performers Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson. Pemberton attended St. Michael's CE High School in Chorley, Lancashire where his acting skills were first realised. Pemberton graduated from Bretton Hall College with a BA (hons) in Theatre Arts. His previous work has centred mainly around fringe theatre, being a founder member of 606 Theatre with Gordon Anderson, Tom Hadley and producer Shane Walter, and he has produced, performed in and directed stage productions. Pemberton has written for Variety and was the assistant editor of the International Film Guide from 1991 to 1998. He is best known as a member of the sketch comedy team The League of Gentlemen, along with fellow performers Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, all of whom he met at Bretton Hall drama school in his late teens. The League of Gentlemen initially began as a stage act in 1995, transferred to BBC Radio 4 as On the Town with the League of Gentlemen in 1997 and then arrived on television on BBC Two in 1999.