Rob Brydon

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

Rob Brydon

Mini Biography

Born: 3 May 1965, Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales. 

One of Rob Brydon’s most notable roles came in the critically acclaimed television series “Gavin & Stacey,” created by James Corden and Ruth Jones. In this beloved sitcom, he played the endearing character of Uncle Bryn. 

Brydon also appeared in “The Trip” series alongside Steve Coogan. In these semi-improvised comedies directed by Michael Winterbottom, he played an exaggerated version of himself alongside Coogan. The chemistry between them was undeniable as they embarked on gastronomic adventures while engaging in witty banter and impersonations.

Brydon is also renowned for his stand-up comedy shows where he combines storytelling with impressions and musical talent.

His distinctive voice lends itself well to voiceover work which can be seen in animated movies like “Early Man” where he voiced the character called Message Bird.

In addition to his comedic talents, Brydon has also excelled as a presenter, hosting the popular panel show “Would I Lie To You?” His quick wit and affable personality make him a natural fit for hosting duties, and he has become a familiar face on British television screens.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Marion & Geoff (2000)

Marion & Geoff

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.1

“Marion & Geoff” follows the life of Keith Barret, played by Rob Brydon, as he faces the challenges of his failed marriage and attempts to maintain a relationship with his estranged wife Marion. Through heartfelt monologues and bittersweet humor, the series explores themes of love, loss, and human resilience.

Top cast: Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Julia Davis, David Cann, Mark Hadfield, Peter Serafinowicz, Dolya Gavanski, Louise Delamere.

The Trip (2010)

The Trip poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.0

In “The Trip,” Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a culinary road trip across the British countryside, indulging in exquisite meals while engaging in hilarious banter, impersonations, and personal reflections. Their journey is filled with wit, friendship, and moments of self-discovery as they navigate through life’s complexities amidst stunning landscapes.

Top cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley, Rebecca Johnson, Dolya Gavanski, Kerry Shale, Paul Popplewell.

A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

A Cock and Bull Story

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.7

“A Cock and Bull Story” is a metafictional comedy film that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. It follows Steve Coogan, playing both himself and Tristram Shandy, as he navigates the chaotic production of an adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s novel. The film delves into themes of identity, storytelling, and the absurdities of filmmaking.”

Top cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Dylan Moran, Jeremy Northam, Naomie Harris.

The Trip to Greece (2020)

The Trip to Greece

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 6.5

In “The Trip to Greece,” Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another culinary adventure, this time exploring the stunning landscapes of Greece while indulging in delectable cuisine. Amidst their witty banter and impersonations, they contemplate life’s fleeting nature, friendship, and the passage of time against a backdrop of ancient ruins and picturesque vistas.

Top cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio, Rebecca Johnson, Cordelia Bugeja, Kareem Alkabbani, Richard Clews.

The Trip to Spain (2017)

The Trip to Spain

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 6.6

“The Trip to Spain” follows Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they embark on a culinary journey through Spain, savoring exquisite dishes while engaging in their signature witty banter. Amidst picturesque landscapes and cultural landmarks, the duo explores themes of friendship, aging, and personal reflections in this comedic travelogue.

Top cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley, Rebecca Johnson, Timothy Leach, Kerry Shale.

The Trip to Italy (2014)

The Trip to Italy

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 6.5

“The Trip to Italy” is a comedy-drama that follows two friends, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, as they embark on a culinary road trip across Italy. Along the way, they engage in witty banter, impersonations, and philosophical discussions while indulging in delicious food and exploring the stunning Italian countryside.”

Top cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio, Timothy Leach, Ronni Ancona, Rebecca Johnson.

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