Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

actor, producer, screenwriter
One of Scotland's most acclaimed comedians, Craig Ferguson first became known to American audiences as Nigel Wick, Drew Carey's evil boss on The Drew Carey Show. A fixture of the series from 1995, Ferguson won over film audiences four years later with his portrayal of Crawford Mackenzie, an indefatigable but na´ve hairdresser intent on competing in the World Freestyle Hairstyling Competition in the mock-documentary The Big Tease.Originally hailing from Glasgow, Ferguson started out as a musician, but gradually segued into comedy via the stage and television. He earned great popularity as the star of a series of self-titled specials on the BBC, and also received positive notices as the lead of the West End revival of The Rocky Horror Pictures Show and Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, which was staged at the Edinburgh Festival. By the mid-'90s, Ferguson decided it was time to move on, to set his sights on grander schemes, and duly moved to L.A. Upon his arrival, he found himself being forced to masticate a particularly large slab of humble pie, as the charm and wit that had earned him so many fans back home did little but translate to open casting calls and endless auditions in Hollywood. Ferguson's luck began to change when he landed the role of Mr. Wick on The Drew Carey Show and he was able to use his initial hard-luck experiences in L.A. as the basis for The Big Tease, which, in addition to starring in, he wrote and executive produced with Sacha Gervasi. The film, which also starred Frances Fisher and contained a pivotal cameo by Carey, was relatively well-received by critics and enjoyed a fairly successful commercial release.Ferguson followed The Big Tease in 2000 with Saving Grace, a comedy about a financially imperiled woman (Brenda Blethyn) who takes to growing pot with her gardener (Ferguson) to pay off the debts left to her by her late husband. The film, which Ferguson also co-wrote and co-produced, found a warm reception amongst critics and audiences, and succeeded in introducing its Scottish lead to a wider audience. That same year, he further increased his recognition with a substantial role in Chain of Fools, a crime comedy featuring a large ensemble cast that included Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Jeff Goldblum, and David Hyde Pierce.Source:video.barnesandnoble.com 
World War Z is out today. The big zombie movie. The trailer looks scary. You see hordes of bodies climbing and rolling over each other. It's like Black Friday at the mall.More Craig Ferguson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That's the thing about terrorism - it works. Especially for the terrorists - they might not get what they want but it feels damn good trying.More Craig Ferguson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have that hypocrisy of a parent in that I'm like,'Come on, you've got to toughen up at the same time let me take care of that for you.More Craig Ferguson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The meeting with Prince William took place at the White House because Prince William wanted to see where the president spent his days, but the golf course was covered in snow.More Craig Ferguson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So far rich people have been very quiet about the possibility of getting taxes raised on them, but that doesn't mean they won't get mad about it, it just means they don't know about it. Because it takes a while for bad news to reach a rich person. First their accountant has to tell the butler, who has to tell the servant, who wouldn't dare interrupt their game of croquet.More Craig Ferguson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anna Aronova Everything new is good refreshing the brain. [07/10/2018 12:07:18] More


Anna Aronova Most of all you should be afraid to be reckless. -AnnaIsAronova [07/02/2018 11:07:07] More


Igor Karpov Death is something that happens to everyone. [07/09/2018 05:07:44] More


Eugene Ryabyi In a corrupt society, crime is the law, pahan is the prosecutor. [06/27/2018 06:06:39] More


Anna Aronova Any fanaticism is the highest degree of collective insanity.-AnnaIsAronova [07/17/2018 02:07:45] More