Sean Lock was an English comedian and actor.
He began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian and in 2000 he won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Comic, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.
Lock was a team captain on the Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats from 2005 to 2015, and on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown from 2012 until his death in 2021.
He was known for his dry wit and deadpan delivery, and was considered one of the funniest comedians in British television.
Lock was also a supporter of Chelsea F.C. and was an active supporter of the Muswell Hill soup kitchen.
Sean Lock early life
Lock was born on April 22, 1963, in Chertsey, Surrey, England, to parents Sidney and Mary Lock.
His father worked in the construction industry, and he had three older brothers.
Lock was raised in Woking, Surrey, where he attended St John the Baptist School.
After leaving school in the early 1980s, he began working on building sites, stripping concrete panels from buildings.
Lock’s father later got him a job as a laborer, and for seven years, he worked on high scaffolds, stripping concrete panels from buildings.
During this time, he developed a malignant melanoma at the age of 27, which was successfully treated.
After his experience as a laborer, Lock tried his hand at other short-term pursuits, including being a goat herder, toilet cleaner and social security office worker.
He eventually undertook studies at the Drama Centre in London, hoping to become an actor.
However, he discovered that humor was more his forte through frequent visits to comedy clubs, studying different techniques.
Lock’s education includes attending St John the Baptist School in Woking, Surrey, and studying at the Drama Centre in London.
Sean Lock cause of death
Lock died on August 16, 2021, at the age of 58.
The cause of his death was lung cancer, which he had been privately battling.
Lock had previously been diagnosed with skin melanoma in 1990, which he discovered after a one-night stand.
He made a full recovery from the skin cancer at the time.
Sean Lock career
Lock began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian and in 2000 he won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Comic.
He was a team captain on the British comedy game show 8 out of 10 Cats from 2005 to 2015 and on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown from 2012 to 2021.
Lock also made appearances on various other television shows, including QI, Have I Got News for You and Argumental.
Before his career in comedy, he had a variety of jobs, including working as a labourer, goat herder, toilet cleaner and social security office worker.
Lock eventually studied at the Drama Centre in London, hoping to become an actor, but found that comedy was more his forte.
His screen persona has been described as studiedly obtuse, and he was known for his unique blend of darkly absurdist humor, with material ranging from the everyday commonplace to the wholly bizarre.
Lock was a supporter of Chelsea F.C. and was an active supporter of the Muswell Hill soup kitchen.
In December 2020, he made a video to help raise funds for Edible London, a charity that aimed to provide ingredients for a million meals to help those struggling in lockdown.
He was married to businesswoman Anoushka Nara Giltsoff, and they had three children together.