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      Alexei Sayle

      Alexei Sayle

      Highest Rated: 88% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Siesta (1987)

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1952

      Birthplace: Anfield, Liverpool, England, UK

      Liverpool-born funnyman Alexei Sayle is well known in his native England for his distinctly absurd brand of humor, having left his decidedly surreal mark on the worlds of alternative stand-up, television and film. But it was "The Young Ones," a BBC sitcom that debuted in 1982, that first brought Sayle's talents to a wider audience. The program, co-created by and starring comedian Rik Mayall, who knew Sayle through the stand-up circuit, featured loose and unpredictable plotting which allowed Sayle to show off the many characters he'd developed while performing in clubs. During the "The Young One"'s run, Sayle also made a surprisingly sober turn in the dark crime drama "Gorky Park," in which he had a supporting part. After "The Young Ones" ended in 1984, Sayle showed up in various films and TV series, including the long running "Doctor Who," and by 1988, he was performing in and writing his own sketch comedy program, "Stuff." In 1989, he took perhaps his most noteworthy film role as a sultan in Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and continued with "Stuff" until 1991. Three years later, he was back writing and starring in another sketch show, "The All New Alexei Sayle Show," which ended in '95. He later revived the format again, with a new team of writers and actors for 1998's "Merry-Go-Round," which he also helped produce. He continued to work in television as a writer and actor in the 2000s.

      Highest rated movies

      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade poster
      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
      Gorky Park poster
      Gorky Park
      The Thief Lord poster
      The Thief Lord
      Swing poster
      Swing
      Siesta poster
      Siesta

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Williams: Laugh Until You Cry Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gloves Off Algy (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: They Do It With Mirrors Dr. Maverick (Character) - 2009
      50% 68% The Thief Lord Barbarossa (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of the Tamworth Two Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 89% Tipping the Velvet Unknown (Character) - 2002
      43% 50% Swing Mighty Mac (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 49% Reckless Kelly Major Wib (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 31% Curacao Seemuller (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 18% Carry on Columbus Achmed (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Selling Hitler Unknown (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Voice Clarence Flamer (Character) - 1990
      88% 94% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sultan (Character) $195.1M 1989
      14% 63% Siesta Cabbie (Character) $604.5K 1987
      78% 59% Gorky Park Golodkin (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Olive the Ostrich Narrator 2011-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tipping the Velvet Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Railway Journeys Host 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      1988 1990 1992-1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1993
      68% 79% Doctor Who Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet 95% The Young Ones the Balowski Family (Character),
      Writer
      1982 1984