<p>Mike Elliott (born July 1946, Sunderland, North East England) is an entertainer: he has been an actor, stand-up comedian, television presenter and radio phone-in host.
Elliott taught English at Hartlepool's Dyke House School. He first found national fame in 1983 on the Tyne Tees Television produced series, At Last It's Mike Elliott broadcast on Channel 4. For several years, Elliott was a mainstay of Folk Rock group Lindisfarne's UK tours, working as warm up and compere.
Mike released two albums on Newcastle-based Rubber Records - Out Of The Brown RUB 025 (1976), and At Last It's Mike Elliott RUB 044 (1982)
Mike returned to work for Tyne Tees Television in 1992 presenting a number of regional documentary series, including, Down Colliery Way about North East coal miners.
Elliott has also had a number of acting roles. These include playing boxing trainer George Watson in the film Billy Elliot and a number of roles in television drama series, including Catherine Cookson adaptations, Crocodile Shoes, Byker Grove, Spender, Harry, and a variety of roles in New Voices, a showcase of short movies screened locally on Tyne Tees Television, and played a taxi driver in the 2005 film Goal and</p>