A taste of what the papers said about Tyger.
TELEVISION PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR NO 3: Daniel Roche, Tyger Drew-Honey and Ramona Marquez.
“Outnumbered‘s three young stars bring unprecedented truthfulness to a deliciously chaotic portrayal of family life. This is child acting of a quality and realism that you will not find anywhere else on television.”
“Outnumbered, unquestionably the best British sitcom in years and among the best ever…. Jake (played by Tyger) is a clear example of the way the dramatic quality of this show means it doesn’t need a gag every 30 seconds to keep you watching. Of course, it is very, very funny!”
THE SUNDAY TIMES
“There are gazillions of popular sitcoms about family life – but none of them come as close to bringing real family life, to well, life as Outnumbered… As ever the kids’ acting is beyond brilliant.”
“Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey) is the oldest, and scarily smart, but his witty one-liners hide a young man who is being bullied at school and is extremely sensitive. The children dominate the action and the sense of family life is brilliantly captured.”
WESTERN MORNING NEWS
“What makes the returning series of Outnumbered so special is the acting of the three children involved. They are the most natural comic performances from children that I have ever seen.”
“Surely the best child actors on TV.”
“It is with some delight that we greet a second series. Played by Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez, this trio are the magic ingredients – getting children to act convincingly, particularly in comedy, is no mean feat, and they are all stunningly pitch perfect.”
“The deliciously un-stage schooly creatures steal every scene from the adults.”
“Outnumbered is so good. The children involved are startlingly natural and funny in their responses.”
“I’m constantly amazed at the acting ability of children on TV, but the three outstanding kids in BBC 1′s Outnumbered have simply bowled me over! Every episode, Ramona Marquez, Daniel Roche and Tyger Drew-Honey steal the show from the adult performers.”
“The best sitcom currently on TV has to be Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin’s Outnumbered, which succeeds in being both charming and funny in equal measure. Apparently much of the young cast members’ dialogue is self-improvised, which accounts for the stunningly spontaneous performances.”
“Outnumbered has revolutionised comedy; the writing sets out the stall, and then the performers take it on brilliantly from there with their sensational improvisation. Its depiction of family chaos and politics chimes with all generations and it has won a batch of gongs including RTS and British Comedy Awards. The production process is astounding. It’s brilliantly shot, brilliantly cast and the performances by the children are magical. It’s ground-breaking, and the most original, authentic comedy since The Office.”