Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. Incredibly versatile performer and voice artist.
Rob Brydon studied acting at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before joining BBC Wales as a radio and television presenter.
In the early ’90s he worked as a voice over artist and made occasional appearances on television. These include Barbara, The Healer, Married For Life, Eleven Men Against Eleven and Lord of Misrule. He also had small roles in the following films, First Knight, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
He first came to the public’s attention in 2000 with the shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains, winning British Comedy Awards for both. Since then his comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Have I Got News For You, Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis and Would I Lie To You?.
He has also appeared in the dramas Oliver Twist, Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, The Way We Live Now, Murder In Mind, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Marple and the films 24 Hour Party People, MirrorMask and A Cock and Bull Story.
In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, Rob reached number one in the charts with the single ‘Islands In The Stream’, in aid of Comic Relief. In the same year he embarked on his first stand-up tour as Rob Brydon (rather than as a differently named character) in the UK. The resulting DVD of the 2009/10 show, Rob Brydon: Live, was released on 23 November 2009.
Rob Brydon has also appeared in a number of shows for the BBC with Steve Coogan such as The Trip series in 2010, released as a feature film later that year; and The Trip to Italy in 2014, also edited and released as a feature film.
Rob’s incredible talent as a voice artist can be heard in the animations The Gruffalo, Body Beautiful, The Legends of Treasure Island, The Baskervilles and Robbie The Reindeer: The Legend Of The Lost Tribe.
In the corporate sector, Rob has voiced many TV & radio commercials, including a 2009 advertising campaign for Sainsbury’s. Rob Brydon has also starred in TV commercials for Oxfam, Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, and P&O.