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      Rob Brydon

      Rob Brydon

      Highest Rated: 93% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Holmes & Watson (2018)

      Birthday: May 3, 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.

      Highest rated movies

      Days of the Bagnold Summer Blinded by the Light
      The Trip to Italy
      Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
      24 Hour Party People
      Cinderella The Trip to Spain
      Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

      Photos

      Rob Brydon A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2005, (c) Picturehouse A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2005, (c) Picturehouse A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Rob Brydon, 2005, (c) Picturehouse A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2005, (c) Picturehouse A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2005, (c) Picturehouse THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR, from left: Nick Frost, Chris Hemsworth, Rob Brydon, 2016. ph: Giles Keyte/© Universal Pictures THE TRIP TO SPAIN, FROM LEFT: STEVE COOGAN, ROB BRYDON, 2017. PH: PHILL FISK/© IFC FILMS A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Joe Williams, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2005, (c) Picturehouse THE TRIP TO ITALY, from left: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2014. ©IFC Films THE TRIP TO ITALY, Rob Brydon (center), Steve Coogan (right), 2014. ©IFC Films THE TRIP TO ITALY, from left: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2014. ©IFC Films THE TRIP TO ITALY, from left: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2014. ©IFC Films THE TRIP TO ITALY, from left: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2014. ©IFC Films THE TRIP, l-r: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2011, ©IFC Films THE TRIP, l-r: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, 2011, ©IFC Films THE TRIP, l-r: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2011, ph: Phil Fisk/©IFC Films THE TRIP, l-r: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, 2011, ph: Phil Fisk/©IFC Films A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Raymond Waring, 2005, (c) Picturehouse A COCK AND BULL STORY, (aka TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY), Steve Coogan (left), Rob Brydon (center), 2005. ©Picturehouse

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tabby McTat Fred (Voice) - 2023
      73% 68% The Amazing Maurice The Pied Piper (Voice) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superworm The Crow (Voice) - 2021
      No Score Yet 60% Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse William Heelis (Character) - 2020
      88% 51% The Trip to Greece Self $7.7K 2020
      93% 65% Days of the Bagnold Summer Douglas Porter (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zog Guard; Horse (Voice) - 2019
      89% 91% Blinded by the Light Matt's Dad (Character) $11.9M 2019
      10% 25% Holmes & Watson Inspector Lestrade (Character) $30.5M 2018
      54% 57% Swimming With Men Eric Scott (Character) $19.6K 2018
      80% 49% Early Man Message Bird/Brian/Bryan (Voice) $8.2M 2018
      No Score Yet 44% The Highway Rat Narrator - 2017
      83% 64% The Trip to Spain Rob (Character) $1.2M 2017
      19% 45% The Huntsman: Winter's War Gryff (Character) $48.0M 2016
      No Score Yet 66% Stick Man Snail / Park-keeper / Swan Dad / Frog / Beach Dad / Crab / Cat (Voice) - 2015
      84% 78% Cinderella Master Phineus (Character) $201.2M 2015
      88% 57% The Trip to Italy Rob (Character) $2.9M 2014
      No Score Yet 81% Room on the Broom The Cat (Voice) - 2012
      No Score Yet 68% The Gruffalo's Child Unknown (Character) - 2012
      89% 70% The Trip Self $2.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 79% The Gruffalo Snake (Voice) - 2009
      88% 66% Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Capt. Toby Shandy/Rob Brydon (Character) $1.2M 2005
      54% 80% Mirrormask Helena's Father/Prime Minister (Character) $865.0K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: 4:50 From Paddington Unknown (Character) - 2004
      87% 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

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Masked Singer Guest 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Self,
      Host
      2007-2009 2012-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2009 2011 2017-2019 2021
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trip Unknown (Character),
      Host
      2014 2017 2020
      No Score Yet 63% Top Gear Guest 2003 2008 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bear's Mission Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 67% 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 100% QI Unknown (Guest Star),
      Guest
      2003 2005 2009-2010 2012-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
      97% 92% Gavin & Stacey Bryn (Character) 2007-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at the Apollo Unknown (Guest Star),
      Host
      2005 2009
      No Score Yet 83% Little Britain Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marion and Geoff Keith Barret (Character),
      Writer
      2000 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Remains Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      2000