Rob Brydon – Presenter, Comedy Actor and Stand-Up Comedian. Entertaining After-Dinner Speaker and Awards Host.
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Rob Brydon studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, but left midway to become a radio presenter for BBC Wales.
Whilst at the BBC Rob Brydon joined the Bath based improvisational comedy group More Fool Us, where he met Julia Davis with whom he would go on some years later to make the award winning Human Remains. Leaving Cardiff for London, Rob worked mostly as a voice artist on animations and commercials until his role as the traffic warden in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels prompted him to make a short video of comic characters he had created. The video, Rob Brydon – An Extremely Unlucky Traffic Warden finished with Cardiff cabbie Keith Barret chatting cheerily to a camera fixed to the dashboard
In 2005, Rob Brydon co-starred in Michael Winterbottom’s A Cock and Bull Story. His other films include Sean Connery’s First Knight (1995); 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Mirror Mask.
As a writer/producer, his comedy series, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive started in 2006 on BBC3. He co-wrote and starred in the award winning Human Remains (BBC2) and Marion and Geoff, (BBC2); the second series was BAFTA nominated in 2004. His comedy talk show The Keith Barret Show was broadcast on (BBC2)
Rob starred in Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, played the lead in Murder in Mind on BBC1, was seen in BBC1’s costume Drama The Way We Live Now and BBC 2’s Cruise of the Gods.
Rob Brydon is a regular guest on TV and Radio including: Parkinson, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Top Gear, Richard & Judy, This Morning, Today with Des ‘n’ Mel, QI, Just a Minute, The Jonathan Ross Radio Show and The Steve Wright Radio Show.
Since 2007 Rob Brydon has played Bryn in the multi-award winning BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacy, and in 2010 Rob appeared alongside Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom’s BBC2 sitcom The Trip.