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Tim Minchin stars in "Californication" on Showtime as Atticus Fetch, a mad-as-a-hatter rock star who will write the music for the Broadway production of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love," a film whose screenplay was adapted from Hank Moody's hit novel, "God Hates Us All."

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne's Butterfly Club in 2005. He won the Directors' Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his break-out show "Darkside," and followed this later the same year with one of the most successful debut acts ever at the Edinburgh Fringe — winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Many more awards followed over the years, and without wanting to go on and on about it, he's done some pretty successful live shows since then too, often in Australia or the U.K., but also on the North American continent (yes, that includes you too Canada). But not you Guatemala. Maybe one day.

His current songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism). In fact, it would hardly be over the top to say that his love of boobs would be up there in the back of Plato's cave in the bit that's carved out for the most perfect and complete example of the love of boobs. But not in a weird way. He plays the piano, always nicely and oftentimes uproariously and excitingly, whilst looking wonderfully athletic in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans. As well as his grand piano and apparel befitting a style guru, Tim is joined onstage by his iconic dance moves, wildly teased hair, gently calmed eyebrows, natural aplomb and his enormous… sense of occasion.

During 2009 and 2010, Tim wrote the music and lyrics for "Matilda the Musical" with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ran, from November 2010 until January 2011, in Stratford-upon-Avon and then transferred triumphantly to London's West End, at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2011, winning great critical acclaim and a stack of awards. Tim embarked on his first Arena tour of the UK, joined by the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra and a band, in December 2010. He took the show to Australia in early 2011, performing with the state symphony orchestras all over the country, including four sold out dates with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. The fourth of these shows was recorded and broadcast live on Australian TV by ABC2. He returned to the UK for some more arena dates with the Heritage Orchestra in April and May 2011, including two dates at The Royal Albert Hall. Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra Live at the Royal Albert Hall was filmed for DVD. Tim had dates in various cities across the US in 2011 and he toured Australia in early 2012 with "Tim Minchin vs. The Orchestras — Round II." He performed at several festivals in the U.K. and the U.S. in 2011 and will do so again in 2012.

Tim has made many TV appearances, the most recent of which include his first U.S. TV appearances on TBS's "Conan" and CBS's "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in January 2011. In Australia, in 2011, he was interviewed and performed a cover of the Crowded House classic "Better Be Home Soon" on "Adam Hills in Gordon St. Tonight" (ABC1), and he performed a new song "Lullaby" with part of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on "Ben Elton's Live from Planet Earth" (Channel 9). In the U.K., in 2010, Tim joined Robert Llewelyn for "Carpool," hosted an episode of "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" (BBC) and appeared on "Genius" (BBC) and "8 Out of 10 Cats" (Channel 4). He's also performed on radio; his most recent project being "Strings," a brand new comedy sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2, which he both wrote and starred in. He also joined the regulars for an episode of "The Infinite Monkey Cage" on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

His acclaimed 9-minute beat poem, "Storm," has been animated and previewed at TAM London in October 2010. It was made available to all on YouTube in 2011, following some film festival fun. He narrated Shaun Tan's Oscar-winning film "The Lost Thing," an animated 15-minute short, based on the children's book of the same name.

Tim is an Ambassador for The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts and ran a half marathon in 2010 on their behalf.

Tim, his wife and two young children now live in London.


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Age: 41 years old
Birthday: October 7, 1975
Full Name / Real Name: Timothy David Minchin
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Current Residence: London, England, UK
Wife: Sarah Minchin

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