Rob is a BAFTA-nominated Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He is also an excellent impressionist and is known for his versatile voice. He has narrated Little Britain Down Under, Valley Of Song, Becoming Bond, Holmfirth Hollywood and 100 Greatest Comedy Moments.
He 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.
Rob has appeared as a guest on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Parkinson, Richard and Judy, The ONE Show, The F Word, This Morning, Top Gear and The Paul O’Grady Show.
He has also performed character voices for the animations The Gruffalo, Body Beautiful, The Legends of Treasure Island, The Baskervilles and Robbie The Reindeer: The Legend Of The Lost Tribe.
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 2009/10 Brydon had 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. Brydon appeared as a host on episode two of series five of the BBC series of Live at the Apollo.
In 2010, Brydon took part in Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, a benefit show in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena in London on 30 March.
Rob has burst onto the entertainment scene with huge success. He commands an audience and brings life to any event.