Why is Bill Bailey famous?

Bill Bailey who is best known for his roles in films and TV shows like “Black Books”, “Have I Got News For You” and “Strictly Come Dancing” is an actor/comedian/musician from England who has been active in the industry since 1989. He is the oldest winner of “Strictly Come Dancing” and is regarded as one of the biggest comedians in England.

Quick Info
Full NameMark Robert Bailey
Date of BirthSomerset, England
Birth Place13 of 1965
Weight71 kg
Net WorthUS$ 7 million


Where was Bill Bailey born and raised?

Bill Bailey’s real name is Mark Robert Bailey. His parents’ names haven’t been made public yet. He was born to a doctor and a hospital sister on the day of January 13 of 1965 in Bath which is located in Somerset, England. He studied at King Edward’s School and was an academically excelling student. He also learned music classically and passed with an A grade. He also played cricket and rugby. He excelled in everything.

At the age of 15, he found a love for performing music. He played in a band called Behind Closed Doors. His music teacher gave him the nickname “Bill” which he later adopted and made into his stage name. After school, he joined Westfield College and studied English. He dropped out a year later to pursue music and acting. During this time, he performed in a band called “The Famous Five”.

Bill Bailey
Source: Yorkshire Live

Body Measurements

Bill Bailey stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 71 kg. As of 2022, he is 57 years old. He can be recognized by his blue eyes, white long hair with a receding hairline, fair skin tone, and beard. 


Who is Bailey Bailey’s wife?

Bill Bailey and Kristine got married in 1998. He currently resides in Hammersmith with his wife. They gave birth to their first child in 2003 and he is named Dax. Bill Bailey loves Star Trek. He is also a fan of SUP which is a type of paddleboarding sport in which the participants paddle while standing. His favorite football club is Queens Park Rangers. 


Social Media

Bill Bailey is active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has 169k followers on Instagram, 369k people like his Facebook page, and 3.3 million followers on Twitter.


How did Bill Bailey start his career?

Bill Bailey made his TV debut in 1992 with “Maid Marian and her Merry Men” in which he made a cameo appearance as a court jester to King John. He appeared in the TV sitcom titled “Blue Heaven” in 1994. In 2007, he appeared in the action-comedy film called “Hot Fuzz”. The same year, he had a cameo role in the comedy film titled “Run Fatboy Run”.

Television Shows

In 1996, he appeared in the comedy series titled “Asylum”. He appeared in the comedy game titled “Space Cadets” in 1997 as a regular team captain. He appeared in the sketch comedy series titled “Is It Bill Bailey?” in 1998.

Bill Bailey
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From 1999 to 2001, he appeared in the TV sitcom called “Spaced”. In the TV panel show titled “Have I Got News for You” he appeared as a guest in 1999, 2001, and 2005. He appeared as a guest presenter in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2000, he appeared in a British comedy film titled “Saving Grace”.

From 2000 to 2004, he appeared in the British sitcom titled “Black Books”.  He appeared in crime drama series called “Jonathan Creek” in 2002 and 2003. He appeared in the episode titled “Satan’s Chimney”  in 2001 and in the episode titled “The Tailor’s Dummy” in 2003.  From 2002 to 2004, He acted in the British sitcom called “Wild West”. In the comedy panel game called “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”, he appeared as a regular team captain from 2002 to 2008. He started appearing in “QI” as a guest in 2003.

He still makes appearances in the comedy panel game show to date. He appeared in the sitcom titled “15 Storeys High” in the episode titled “The Holiday” in 2004. In 2005, he acted in the sci-fi comedy titled “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” in which he voiced a sperm whale. He was the presenter of “Wild Thing I Love You” in 2006.

In the TV series titled “The Grand Tour,” he appeared on “Celebrity Face Off” for 5 episodes. In 2018, he appeared in “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…” and in “In the Long Run”. In 2020, he won the TV dance contest called “Strictly Come Dancing”. He is the show’s oldest winner at the age of 55.

Bill Bailey
Source: Daily Express

In 2008, he appeared in the TV series titled “Skins” and in the comedy-drama titled “Love Soup”. In 2009, he appeared in the episodes “Return of the Prodigal” and “Diamond Seeker” of “Hustle”. 2012 saw him appear in an episode titled “Picasso Finger Painting”. In 2010, he acted in the British black comedy film titled “Burke and Hare”.

The same year, he appeared in “Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza”, “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” and an episode of “Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation”. The following year, in 2011, he acted in an episode of “Jo Brand’s Big Splash”, in “Chalet Girl” and the sci-fi TV series titled “Doctor Who – The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe”. In 2013, he acted in “It’s Kevin and “The Secret Life of Evolution”.

What is the current net worth of Bill Bailey?

Bill Bailey’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 7 million as of December 2020. He makes most of his fortune from being a musician, actor, and comedian.


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