James Dowdeswell

James Dowdeswell is a headline quality stand-up comedian and actor, best known for playing the character of Count Fuckula in the BBC television programme Extras.

James is also a published author. He wrote ‘The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’ which was published by CAMRA Books in November 2018. He was born into an original Camara real ale pub The Anchor at Oldbury on Severn and went to Marlwood Comprehensive School.

Television Credits

  • Extras (BBC)
  • Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC)
  • Celebrity Deal Or No Deal with Jimmy Carr (C4)
  • Olympics Greatest Moments (BBC)
  • Somersby Cider Advert (RSA)
  • McDonald’s Louisiana Advert
  • Top Ten Moments for Goal.com
  • Jongleurs Live (Loaded TV)
  • The World Stands Up (Paramount)
  • Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount)
  • Roadrunner (BBC Pilot)
  • Jamie Cullum “I’m All Over It Now” Video
  • Rekindle (Short Film) Chaos (Sketch Show Pilot)
  • Why Did The Chicken (HTV Wales)
  • The Wine Squad – Channel 31, Australia