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Chris Lilley

Full / Real Name: Christopher Daniel Lilley
Born: 10 November 1974 (49 years old)
Gender: Male

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Chris Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor and writer best known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja'mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga.

Lilley received international acclaim for his portrayal of five nominees in We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian Of The Year.

Creating and writing Summer Heights High, Chris won the international Rose d'Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance as well as Logie Awards for Most Outstanding New Talent and Best Comedy Series and the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Best Script Writing.

The series also received nominations for four AFI awards including Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay for Television and Best Lead Male Actor.

Chris began his career as a stand-up comedian and voiceover artist. He graduated to television and gained a cult following for his characters Extreme Darren and Mr G in the sketch comedy series Big Bite And Hamish And Andy.

Chris is also a musician and wrote much of the music for all three of his series. He released the single Naughty Girl, which became one of the highest-selling Top Ten singles of 2008.



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New on TV today: Sunday 14 April 2024

Two local shows start tonight: Code 13 on Mzansi Magic and Die Fakulteit on eExtra.


New on TV today: Saturday 13 April

ID presents Jack and Kelly Osbourne: Night of Terror and Ghosts begins a run on BBC UKTV.


Suidooster Teasers - May 2024

The Supreme Court decides to review Herschel’s case. Also: Gary and Justin's dates with Noelle get awks.


Die Put 4 Teasers - May 2024

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New on TV today: Friday 12 April

How to Manifest a Man begins a run on Mzansi Magic and Nat Geo uncovers secrets in Ancient Bodies.


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New on TV today: Thursday 11 April

Returning shows include KwaNjomane on Wethu and Survivor on S3.


Summertide Teasers - May 2024

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Annekan' Die Swa' Kry 2 Teasers - May 2024

Season 2 finale! Everyone says their goodbyes for the start of the summer holiday.

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