English comedian, author and television presenter best known for narrating You’ve Been Framed! since 2004 and hosting Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
Harry Hill achieved his breakthrough in 1992 when he won the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Shortly after, a radio show starring Hill was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 entitled Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner. The show featured a variety of other celebrity guests during its run including Ronnie Corbett.
From 1997 onwards, Hill presented his own Channel 4 television sketch series, Harry Hill, which ran for three series between 1997 and 2000. The show was a television adaptation of Fruit Corner. Among the regular characters were Hill’s big brother, Alan, played by comedian Al Murray, and his adopted son, Alan Jr., played by Dr Matt Bradstock.
In 2001, Hill moved to ITV in a lucrative deal, in which he was given an all-new show, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, where he would take a look at the week’s television, showing clips from various British television programmes, and framing them with commentary or intercutting additional footage.
The show was piloted in 2001, before running for eleven full series between 2002 and 2012 and won a number of BAFTA awards, and spawned five Best of TV Burp DVD compilations, and a book based on the series.
Since 2004, Hill has narrated the comical clips show You’ve Been Framed!, replacing Jonathan Wilkes on the show. Hill has narrated 12 series to date.
The Harry Hill Movie premiered in the United Kingdom in 2013. The film also stars Matt Lucas, Julie Walters, Johnny Vegas, Sheridan Smith, Simon Bird, Marc Wootton, Jim Broadbent and band The Magic Numbers. The film sees Hill embark on a road trip to Blackpool with his Nan (Julie Walters) when he discovers that his hamster only has one week to live.
Hill’s instantly recognisable voice has led to work in many voice over roles for television commercials. Advertisements that Hill has provided his voice over talents for include the holiday advertisement campaign for Boots in 2004, the “Bring on the Branston!” adverts for the Branston Pickle brand during 2006 and 2007, adverts for the Green Flag car breakdown service, and a celebrity-led brand campaign for the yogurt Danio, by Danone.
In 2008 he won two Baftas and another in 2009 for best Entertainment Performance. In 2009 Harry Hill won two British Comedy Awards, making it his sixth award.