Since Miles’ last tour finished at The London Palladium in 2017, he’s been in The Full Monty on Disney Plus, The Durrells and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? on ITV, as well as a heap of episodes of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Have I Got News For You. He’s made an award-winning radio series and he’s published a novel. But for Covid, he would have played a lead at the RSC. Hey ho. Nevertheless he’s done a play in the West End and played the Emperor of Austria and Europe in a Ridley Scott film.
He will appear on the 25th February at the Brighton Dome 2024.
Yet one sunny day in the middle of all this, he suddenly suffered a brain seizure. This led to the discovery of a tumour the size of a cherry tomato, and a rather pressing need to undergo major neurosurgery. Obviously, one doesn’t wish to make a big deal of it, but the experience has left him with a story to tell and a few things that he’d like to share with the room. So that’s exactly what he’s doing in his new show On I Bang – a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.
As an actor, comedian and writer, Miles’ work spans across theatre, film, TV, radio, books and stand up. He recently starred in the Disney+ series The Full Monty and can soon be seen in the Belgravia sequel.
Other recent credits include Hugh Laurie’s ITV mini series Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, SAS: Rogue Heroes, Trigger Point, A Very British Scandal and Professor T. Further television credits: Sex Education, Grantchester, The Crown, The Durrells, Rev., A Young Doctor’s Notebook and The Thick Of It.
Miles’ film credits include: Napoleon, Misbehaviour, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Rosewater, The Monuments Men, The Riot Club, The Look Of Love and Greed.
Theatre credits include People, Rules For Living (National Theatre), The Way Of The World (Northampton Royal Theatre), A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Glasgow Citizens), Neville’s Island (West End). Miles also starred in one-man play entitled The Life I Lead which toured around the UK and went into Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End.
Miles has contributed to a number of BBC Radio 4 shows including The News Quiz, which he hosted for four years, his own sketch series Whatever Next and In And Out Of The Kitchen, which he wrote and created. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is a novel, History.