The Jewish Enquirer



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The first six episodes of The Jewish Enquirer – a new sitcom following the outrageous adventures of a reporter for the “4th biggest Jewish publication in the UK”

Starring Tim Downie (Outlander, Paddington, Toast of London, Upstart Crow) as reporter Paul Green ‘The Jewish Enquirer’ is written and directed by Gary Sinyor (Leon the Pig Farmer, The Bachelor with Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellweger).

UK's Daily Mail said "This six-episode sitcom is bursting at the seams with eye-wateringly un-PC gags about, among other things, sex, dwarfs, vegans, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia".

BBC Front Row called it :Seinfeld in North London". Interview link with Gary Sinyor attached.

Paul's journalistic ambitions contend with the baby-sitting demands of his sweary sister, Naomi (Lucy Montgomery - Tracey Ullman Show, Absolutely Fabulous) and the search for love pursued by his neurotic best friend Simon (stand-up comedian Josh Howie). Comic icon Geoff McGivern (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder) completes the regular cast as Paul’s father Ronnie. Guest stars include Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City, Strictly Come Dancing), Sophie Colquhoun (EastEnders, Captain America) and comedy legend Freddie “Parrot-Face” Davies.

Writer/Director Gary Sinyor says:
“I wanted to create a mainstream comedy about a truth-seeking journalist with big ambitions who is limited to hunting down rubbish stories for a small-time paper. In his head, he is on a mission to challenge the perceived injustices of modern day society. His Editor, however, wants stories about the shopping habits of the Chief Rabbi. Paul is clumsy, stubborn and befuddled by just about everything. As am I. It's a bit like Curb but without the celebrities, the money, the fame and baldness"

Tim Downie, Lead Actor and Executive Producer says:
“Going from playing the arrogant Governor Tyron in Outlander to broad comedy is part of the joy of being an actor. It’s funny and irreverent with a great deal of heart and charm.”

Stills are available on this link


Tim Downie – Paul

Tim has recently appeared in the latest series of Outlander playing Governor Tryon. He is best known for his lead, regular roles in Toast of London, and Upstart Crow. Other TV credits include Peep Show Chewing Gum, Drunk History, Plebs and Wolf Hall. Film credits include Tranformers: The Last Knight, The King’s Speech, Les Miserables, Horrible Histories the Movie, and Paddington.
Tim is also the Executive Producer.

Lucy Montgomery – Naomi

Making her hilarious presence felt in the TV & radio comedy arenas, Lucy is a familiar face from The Mighty Boosh, Armstrong & Miller, Bellamy's People, Down the Line and Life of Rock with Brian Pern - demonstrating a wealth of frankly astounding characterisations and spot-on comic timing. She voiced Bunty and The Enchantress in Matt Groenig's Disenchantment.

Josh Howie – Simon

Josh is the writer and star of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It. Josh has written and performed four solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, and recently completed his latest UK solo tour, Josh Howie’s Messed Up. Josh featured on Dave’s As Yet Untitled with Eddie Izzard, as well as multiple times on Comedy Central. He was the writer/presenter of The Movie Geek on Sky Movies.

Gary Sinyor -Writer/Director

Gary is best known in the UK for the multi-award winning film Leon the Pig Farmer. Since then he has directed comedies in the UK and in Hollywood many of which he has written, working with such talents as Peter Ustinov, Prunella Scales, Brooke Shields and Renée Zellweger. His play, Notmoses opened in the West End in 2015. He wrote and directed The Unseen a psychological thriller in 2017. It was released in the US as Amaurosis. The Jewish Enquirer is his return to contemporary Jewish comedy.

July 16, 2020 10:54am ET by magnet films five  

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