In Person: Rob Brydon
Welsh comedian, actor, impressionist and radio and television presenter Rob Brydon has developed into one of the best loved media personalities in the UK. His fresh, inclusive, warm and hilarious sense of humour has struck a chord with audiences. Equally impressive is his ability to work in many different forms, ranging from film acting to stand-up. He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and, in the mid-1990s, balanced television and radio work with occasional film parts (his credits include Man in Crowd in First Knight and Traffic Warden in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). More film work followed, including playing dramatic variations of himself alongside Steve Coogan in The Trip, The Trip to Italy and The Trip to Spain (which were both film and television versions). Taking the lead role in Swimming with Men (screening as our Closing Night Gala) sees Brydon extend his acting skills and reinforces his reputation as a performer guaranteed to make a mark on projects he is involved with.