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Rob Brydon Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Brydon Jones
Birth Place:
Baglan, South Wales, Wales

Fast Facts

  • Met Ruth Jones while they were both at Porthcawl Comprehensive School
  • Joined Radio Wales at 20 years old
  • From 1994 he became the main presenter of Rave, BBC Radio 5s youth magazine and music program
  • For 2009 Comic Relief Brydon performed "(Barry) Islands in the Stream" with Ruth Jones and singer Tom Jones
  • It reached Number 1 in the UK Single Charts
  • On April 1, 2011 he replaced Ken Bruce on BBC Radio2 as one of his impersonations on April Fools' Day
  • Released his biography, Small Man in a Book in 2011
  • Voices the character Lewton in the Discworld computer game Discworld Noir
  • Took part in Channel 4s Comedy Gala 2010
  • Appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2013


  • 2018BAFTA Television Awards-Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: nominated