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Brydon, Robert locked

MBE 2013

Born Swansea 3 May 1965; s of Howard Jones and Joy Brydon Jones; Robert Brydon Jones; surname changed to Brydon by deed poll, 2006; m 1st; one s two d; 2nd, 2006, Claire Holland; two s

actor and writer

Education

St John’s Sch., Porthcawl; Dumbarton House Sch., Swansea; Porthcawl Comp. Sch.; Royal Welsh Coll. of Music and Drama (Hon. Fellow, 2004)

Career

Radio and TV presenter, BBC Wales, 1986–92. Television: actor and writer: Marion and Geoff, 2000–03; Human Remains, 2000; Director’s Commentary, 2004; The Keith Barret Show, 2004–05; Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, 2006–07; Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis, 2008; The Rob Brydon Show, 2010–12; The Guess List, 2014; actor: The Way We Live Now, 2001; Cruise of the Gods, 2002; Little Britain, 2005; Kenneth Tynan, In Praise of Hardcore, 2005; Supernova, 2005–06; Gavin and Stacey, 2007–09; Heroes & Villains: Napoleon, 2007; The Gruffalo, 2009; The Trip (series), 2010; The Best of Men, 2012; Room on the Broom (voice), 2012; Gangsta Granny, 2013; The Trip to Italy (series), 2014; The Trip to Spain (series), 2017; presenter: Would I Lie to You?, 2009–; Neil Diamond: One Night Only (Sunday Night at the Palladium), 2014; radio: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, 2006–; films: First Knight, 1995; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 1998; 24 Hour Party People, 2002; MirrorMask, 2005; A Cock and Bull Story, 2005; Early Man (voice), 2018; Swimming with Men, 2018; stand-up shows: Rob Brydon, UK tour, 2009; Rob Brydon: I am standing up…, UK tour, 2017; theatre: The Painkiller, Lyric, Belfast, 2011, Garrick Th., 2016; A Chorus of Disapproval, Harold Pinter Th., 2012; Future Conditional, Old Vic, 2015; recording: Islands in the Stream, with Ruth Jones and Sir Tom Jones for Comic Relief, 2009

Publications

Making Divorce Work (as Keith Barret), 2004; Small Man in a Book (autobiog.), 2011

Recreations

playing the guitar badly, Apple gadgets, country walks, drinking milk and eating biscuits, thinking about Sydney

Address

c/o United Agents, 12–26 Lexington Street W1F 0LE

mvincent@unitedagents.co.uk