Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon

Highest Rated: 89% The Trip (2010)

Lowest Rated: 10% Holmes & Watson (2018)

Birthday: May 03, 1965

Birthplace: Swansea, Wales, UK

An amicable sort with a talent for impersonations, Rob Brydon was a prominent actor, comedian, and radio and television personality best known for playing Uncle Bryn in "Gavin and Stacey" (BBC Three, 2007-2010), the host of "Would I Lie to You?" (BBC One, 2007- ), and co-starring alongside Steve Coogan in "The Trip" (BBC Two, 2010-). Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in the village of Baglan, Wales. As a teenager, he attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School, where he showed an interest in acting by becoming a member of the school's youth theater group. He enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, but the restless young Brydon felt it did not suit him and left after a year. He immediately started his career in entertainment by joining Radio Wales at the age of 20. While working as a disc jockey, he honed and expanded his repertoire of impersonations, which included legendary actors Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Brydon even worked on his impersonation of British broadcaster Ken Bruce when he occasionally filled in as a stand-in presenter on BBC Radio 2. His vocal talents led to his working on doing voice-over work in television advertising for commercials for McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, and Renault. Brydon even worked alongside Monty Python member Eric Idle the the point-and-click adventure video game "Discworld" (1995) and its sequels "Discworld II: Missing Presumed !?" (1996) and "Discworld Noir" (1999). Despite his comedic and impressionist talent, Brydon's career soared when he teamed up with Julia Davis to co-write the black comedy television series, "Human Remains" (BBC, 2000). The two also starred in the six-episode series that covered issues like domestic violence, depression and death in a light-hearted manner. After "Human Remains," roles that were both comedic and serious opened up to Brydon, such as his portrayal of the controversial film critic in "Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore" (2005). From 2007 until 2010, British television viewers watched him as the anxiously over-protective Uncle Bryn in BBC Three's romantic sitcom "Gavin and Stacey." The show became an acclaimed breakthrough show for the network, winning several BAFTA Awards and British Comedy Awards throughout its run. His affable personality and wide array of impersonations made him perfect to take over as the host of the comedy panel show "Would I Lie to You?" Brydon began hosting his own talk show, "The Rob Brydon Show" (BBC Two, 2010-13) in 2010, which lasted three seasons. In the same year, Brydon teamed up with English actor and comedian Steve Coogan to play exaggerated fictionalized versions of themselves in the sitcom series, "The Trip." Directed by Michael Winterbottom, "The Trip" followed the two actors as they go on a restaurant tour of North England, constantly bickering with one another while hilariously trying to one-up the other with celebrity impersonations. The series was a huge critical success, and was turned into a feature film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010. In 2013, Brydon was honored at the year's Birthday Honors as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to comedy and broadcasting and for charitable services. He once again teamed up with Coogan for the second series of "The Trip" called "The Trip to Italy" (2014). The series was broadcast on BBC Two and was also edited into a feature length film that premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival; both the series and film received positive reviews from critics.

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Movies

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87% 51% The Trip to Greece Himself (Character) $7.7K 2020
89% 91% Blinded by the Light Matt's Dad (Character) $11.9M 2019
56% 57% Swimming With Men Eric Scott (Character) $19.6K 2018
10% 26% Holmes & Watson Inspector Lestrade (Character) $30.5M 2018
80% 49% Early Man Message Bird/Brian/Bryan (Voice) $8.2M 2018
83% 64% The Trip to Spain Rob (Character) $1.2M 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Highway Rat Narrator - 2017
19% 45% The Huntsman: Winter's War Gryff (Character) $48M 2016
No Score Yet 61% Stick Man Snail / Park-keeper / Swan Dad / Frog / Beach Dad / Crab / Cat (Voice) - 2015
83% 78% Cinderella Master Phineus (Character) $201.2M 2015
87% 57% The Trip to Italy Rob (Character) $2.9M 2014
67% 54% Underdogs Rico (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% The Gruffalo's Child Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 81% Room on the Broom The Cat (Voice) - 2012
89% 70% The Trip Himself (Character) $2M 2010
No Score Yet 79% The Gruffalo Snake (Voice) - 2009
54% 80% Mirrormask Helena's Father/Prime Minister (Character) $865K 2005
89% 66% Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Capt. Toby Shandy/Rob Brydon (Character) $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: 4:50 From Paddington Unknown (Character) - 2004
86% 87% 24 Hour Party People Ryan Letts (Character) $1.1M 2002
75% 93% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Traffic Warden (Character) $3.7M 1998

TV

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No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Host 2012-2020 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017-2019 2011 2009
No Score Yet 66% Top Gear Guest 2018 2008 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Going Out George (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolting Rhymes King/Rolf/Banker Pig (Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Napoleon Freron (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 50% The Trip to Italy Host 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet QI Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013 2009-2010 2005 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gavin and Stacey Bryn (Character) 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at the Apollo Host 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Britain Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) 2002

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