2x1cutter+stephenTalkInCretaceous "What if this world is the only one there is?"
This article is written from the real world point of view (not from the Primeval Universe).
Character Oliver Leek
Date of birth August 5 1969
Place of birth Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
Appearances Episode 2.1 to Episode 2.7(death)

Karl Theobald (born 5 August 1969) is an English comedian and actor, best known as Dr. Martin Dear in Green Wing and for his physical comedy style.

He is originally from Lowestoft where he studied at The Denes High School around 1985 and went to dance school at an early age. He graduated from the Drama Centre in 2000, to work with Complicite Theatre de Complicite.

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A promo of Karl in Primeval

Theobald is the one-time comedy partner of Russell Brand; they formed a double act during the nineties called Theobald and Brand on Ice. This is mentioned by Brand on his BBC radio show and in his autobiography, My Booky Wook.

Theobald is most famous as the down-trodden Martin Dear in the Channel 4 sitcom Green Wing. He has also written comedy for the television programmes The Sketch Show and Smack the Pony. Theobald also appears in the radio sitcom The Exterminating Angels.

In 2008 Theobald joined the cast of ITV science fiction series Primeval as Oliver Leek.