Noel Fielding was born in Westminster (UK) on the 21st of May 1973. He was born to Diane and Ray Fielding and has one younger brother, Michael Fielding.
Other than his love and talent for comedy, Noels first passion has been art. He studied at Croydon Art College and BCUC (Buckingham Chilterns University College) as a visual artist.
He discovered his love for comedy when still being in college. One day he had to do a performance speech based on a book. His fellow students taught it was the funniest thing ever. Impressed by this success he started trying some standup.
Still in school Noel used to go see Julian perform in small comedy clubs and after they got to know each other they pretty soon started doing comedy together (for more info on the Boosh History Click Me).
Besides The Mighty Boosh Noel stared in several TV shows like: Unnatural Acts, Nathan Barley, The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Although finding his place in comedy he never gave up his love for art and painting. He creates the designs for sets and characters on the Mighty Boosh and at the end of 2007 Noel got some of his artworks shown at the Gallery Maison Bertaux in London.
Noel being an outgoing and open person likes to take part in different quiz and panelshows. He joined teams with Russell Brand on The Big fat Quiz of the Year 2006 and created the characters of the "Goth Detectives" during the show, which they even took to stage together on the Teenage Cancer Trust 2007.
Furthermore he appeared on Never mind the Buzzcocks in 2007 as a guest. Later that year he replaced Bill Bailey as team captain for three episodes, before becoming a regular captain in 2009, replacing Bill Bailey again who quit the show in 2008.
Noel as a huge music fan appeared in several music videos. Mainly of bands he's friends with; like Mint Royale's "Blue Song", Razorlight's "In the Morning" and lately Kasabian's "Vlad the Impaler". Being in a long-term relationship with Robots in Disguise singer Dee Plume at that time, Noel starred in their "Girls" and "The Tears" Video and had a small appearance in the video to "Turn it up". Also he used to join Robots in Disguise aswell as befriended band IMAX on stage as a bass player.
He has also been known to DJ, often hitting the decks at The Barfly in London alongside with Dave Brown under the name of The Doctor and the pencil or with the all-girl DJ collective Team Disgusting, where he performs as King Disgusting.
- Paddington Bear (in development)
- Bunny and the bull
- The IT crowd
- Nathan Barley
- AD/BC: A Rock Opera
- Garth Marenghi's Dark Place
- Surrealissimo: The trial of Salvador Dali
- Plunkett & Macleane
- Unnatural acts
For futher information check out Noel Fielding on imdb.com
Characters played in the Boosh:
- Vince Noir
- The Hitcher
- Old Gregg
- Tony Harisson
- Spider Dijon
- The Moon
- The Spirit of Jazz aka Howling Jimmy Jefferson
- Montgomery Flange
Trousers can never be too tight. You have to go through a couple of days of pain, then everything stretches out.
There's not enough psychedelic stuff on TV. I want the world to be a bit weirder than it is. I hate reality, so I hate reality TV. But I love Columbo.
When I was 14, I saw someone getting their face and wrists slashed with a knife in a pub in Catford. Nobody lifted a finger. That's when I realised that violence wasn't funny. At all.
I never did that badly with women when I wasn't on telly, but it's a bit out of control now. Women try it on with me more than I'm comfortable with. It's strange, because I think I look like a troll wearing a woman's wig backwards.
My nan used to look after me in the summer holidays and she had a cat with one eye. It used to walk into walls and tables. I used to think it was hilarious. It was a slapstick cat.
Catch the vision, smell the dream. Make toast and then put it in your anorak. Yes! I'm the only comedian ever who drinks Perrier, it's a bit sad innit?
I don't really like jokes in a way. I mean gags are fine but I like weird moments where what you have isn't really a joke, just tiny moments.
I'm a mischievous drunk.
I always dress like a freak Ñ like an arts student. I've always been obsessed with clothes. My mum was always into clothes, too. People like Mick Jagger and David Bowie; stylish, effeminate men really.
When I'm 70 I might be a man in a park just wandering around, speaking in tongues with kids throwing bread at me.
If anyone slag's us off on the message board then they're straight in there. People come on the board and say, "I don't really get this, you're not even as funny as the Chuckle Brothers," and all of a sudden they get 30 emails from these girls saying, "Get off this site. This is the best program ever and we will kill you." They're hilarious...and slightly scary!!!
When you put The Boosh on it's like what the fuck is this, is it good or is it rubbish and then you get people who watch it once and don't get it, then they watch again and love it.
When you're famous you can't go to Topshop. Even when I disguise myself in a moustache, baseball cap, sunglasses - the full Madonna kit - it doesn't work: my stupid face is too big
When I was a little kid I wanted to be Face [A-Team]. I thought, cos I had blond hair and he did too, that when I grew up I'd look like him
We didn't want to be known as Barratt & Fielding, we'd just sound like a company of solicitors. So we stumbled across the Mighty Boosh. It's much more flexible and it's amusing watching people having to say the word boooosh.
Some people have a fear of being on stage. I have a fear of coming off it.
I'm like the mayor of Indie town.
I did work in a bakery for one day. But the boss went off and when he came back I was lying on the floor eating cakes.
When I was 13 I told my dad I’d rather kill myself than do an ordinary job. He vaguely muttered something about how I’d need to earn a living somehow, but he’s been totally behind me, forking out money he didn’t really have to send me to university. Every other comedian I’ve met had to fight their parents to be allowed to do this but mine have been brilliant.
Englishmen do like to get in a dress, any excuse.
I like clothes and make-up, I like the transformation… But a lot of men had problems. It’s one of those strange things. A man will go, ‘You fucking queer.’ And you just think, ‘Well, your girlfriend fancies me.’
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