19 Amusing Truths Of Peter Serafinowicz

1. He is best known for playing Pete in Shaun of the Dead and providing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

2. He has also appeared in a variety of British and American comedy series.

3. Serafinowicz was born in Liverpool, the son of Catherine , a post office worker, and Szymon Serafinowicz, Jr., a scaffolder. His father is of Belarusian and Polish descent.

4. Serafinowicz was raised Roman Catholic, and attended Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School and St Francis Xavier Secondary School.

5. Serafinowicz made his broadcasting debut in 1993 on Radio 1 show The Knowledge, a spoof documentary about the music industry.

6. In 1998 he appeared on TV in Comedy Nation and You are Here.

7. He also had a role in the Simon Nye-penned sitcom How Do You Want Me?.

8. He made another appearance in the series when it returned in 2001.

9. In 2002 the critically acclaimed Look Around You, a series of 10-minute 1970s school science video spoofs, debuted on BBC Two in which Serafinowicz played a scientist.

10. He co-wrote the show alongside Robert Popper, whom he met on the set of Spaced.

11. In 2003, he appeared in another Nye-written sitcom, Hardware, in which he played the affable Kenny.

12. Also in 2004 he appeared in British rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead, playing Pete, the tidy flatmate of principal characters Shaun and Ed.

13. In Sixty Six, the 2006 British film about a Jewish boy whose Bar Mitzvah is scheduled for the same day as the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Serafinowicz plays Uncle Jimmy.

14. In the week before the 2006 Academy Awards a video circulated on the Internet of a fake news item (called “O!

15. This attracted the interest of the BBC, and a pilot was commissioned for The Peter Serafinowicz Show.

16. Serafinowicz had also made a number of guest appearances on television, including the comedy shows Smack the Pony and Hippies .

17. He has made a number of guest appearances on both television and radio panel shows.

18. He regularly appeared on The 99p Challenge and appeared on Have I Got News for You in 2005, 2006 and 2008, 8 out of 10 Cats in 2005, and QI in 2003.

19. He also appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 19 October 2007, Would I Lie to You? on 8 August 2008 and 30 July 2010 and Never Mind the Buzzcocks on 15 October 2009.

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