Impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter, ballroom dancer, actor, Rory Bremner is either multi-talented or indecisive or both.
Born in Edinburgh in 1961 and educated at Wellington College and Kings College London, (BA Hons, French and German) Rory is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the political satire show Bremner, Bird and Fortune, for nearly twenty years a mainstay of Channel 4’s comedy output. He won back-to-back BAFTAs for Top Comedy Performance in 1995 and 1996, together with three Royal Television Society and two British Comedy Awards.
Most recently Rory has captained on the comedy panel show The Imitation Game for ITV. He also returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 for an impressions-packed performance with co-star Jan Ravens.
In 2017 he fronted an episode of BBC’s Horizon – ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner, to uncover the science of the condition. This followed on from his Radio 4 documentary which explored his own self-diagnosis of ADHD.
2015 saw the return of Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report after 20 years! In the same year, Rory tackled the General Election with three side-splitting episodes, he took on the many faces of politics in a satirical and theatrical report alongside a list of other well-known comedians.
Besides live tours, he has also presented documentaries on Scottish Soldiers and Diaries for BBC4 and traced his family history on Who Do You Think You Are (BBC).
With John Bird and John Fortune, he also wrote and appeared in numerous specials, including Between Iraq and a Hard Place, My Government and I and Silly Money, and a book, You Are Here, published in 2005 (a stockpile of satirical ammunition – Daily Telegraph).
Meanwhile, he’s translated three operas: two from French, Carmen (2001) and Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera, 2011) and one from German (Der Silbersee, 1997) together with the Bertolt Brecht play A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic, 2008). He is a regular contributor to The FT, The Telegraph, The New Statesman and Radio Times, for whom he has interviewed Michael Parkinson and David Frost.
When not working (!) he enjoys travel, opera, cooking, sport (especially cricket- he had a 1985 Top 20 hit as The Commentators with N.n..nineteen not out) and motor racing – he owns a 1963 Alfa Spyder. He is also a Patron of ADHD Foundation.
Comedy legend Rory has hosted many corporate events and truly entertained and delighted audiences – you just have to read what clients have said, to see what an outstanding awards host, after-dinner speaker and comedy impersonator he is;
Rory was an absolute pleasure to work with. The awards were a great success.Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards.
Rory was absolutely brilliant. He had the audience in stitches and we have had fantastic feedback about how much people enjoyed him. It was lovely that he stayed for dinner and sat with some of the guests. He really was a joy to work with.The PLC Awards.
What a superstar Rory is. An absolute delight to work with. So talented, considerate and lovely. Totally charming man. Please pass on all our thanks. He was superb. Everyone loved his act and to have him as dinner guest was truly amazing.Lendlease Guvnors Club Dinner.
The event was great and I have nothing but praise for Rory. He managed the various stages of the evening very well and entertained the top table through the night.Prince’s Trust Gala Dinner.
Rory was superb last night, lots and lots of laughter, he was also cornered by a few Members afterwards so good of him to engage with them!Annabels Birley’s Club Event.
Rory was great! a pleasure to deal with beforehand, undemanding (which is always so helpful!), friendly to everyone on the night (he had lots of request for photos and was happy to oblige) and his speech went down really well with all our guests.Institute of Chartered Accountants.
To find out more about Rory go to his full bio page HERE