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Alexei Sayle

(1952-), Comedian, actor and writer

Alexei David Sayle

Sitter in 2 portraits
Sayle was at the forefront of the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980s, with his tight-suited stand-up act. He was the first compere of London's Comedy Store when it opened in 1979, the venue where a new wave of comedians honed their talents. Sayle has appeared in many television series, with The Young Ones first bringing him widespread fame, and Alexei Sayle's Stuff being his first starring show. He has also appeared in films, had hit singles and has written books including Stalin Ate My Homework (2010), an autobiography.

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Alexei Sayle, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x31074

Alexei Sayle

by Alistair Morrison
C-type colour print, 1984
NPG x31074

Alexei Sayle as Bobby Chariot, by Andy Hollingworth - NPG x76655

Alexei Sayle as Bobby Chariot

by Andy Hollingworth
bromide fibre print, 28 October 1995
NPG x76655

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