Alex Lowe Interview: Behind the Mask of Barry from Watford

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with Alex Lowe, available here.

Alex Lowe is one of the most recognisable faces on British television. His credits have ranged from early outings inย Grange Hillย to memorable turns in comedies likeย Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights andย House of Fools. As a huge fan of British comedy and television, I can’t count the number of times that he’s made appearances in influential favourites of mine. For Lowe, credits don’t end with his ubiquitous televisual roles either. In many ways, they’re merely a beginning.

Lowe is an eclectic talent, who seems able to turn his skills to a wide variety of mediums.…   [continue reading]


This feature has nothing to do with a blind, xenophobic patriotism. ย My wish to highlight the best of my country comes not from a posturing of our superiority. ย Such divisions have no place in an evolving world, despite current world leaders having no grasp of that. ย Instead, I thought it healthy and helpful to magnify the finest examples of my geographical kin. ย After all, it’s not my place to discuss cultures of which I have very little knowledge. ย Every town, city, country and land boasts its own cultural pillars, but Louis Theroux is one of the first that comes to mind when it comes to British exports; at least for me.…   [continue reading]