Renowned British Actor, Comic Impressionist, Stand Up Comedian, Singer & Awards Host Bobby Davro. One of the country’s favourite comedians and is known for his brilliant impressions. In 2010 he took part in Dancing on Ice; he has appeared on a variety of TV shows including Eastenders (2007), where he played the rogue Vinnie Monks and has appeared on Come Dine with Me.
Bobby Davro was born Robert Nankeville in 1959 in Middlesex; and grew up in Staines. His father was Bill Nankeville, who finished sixth in the 1948 Olympics; in the 1500 metres and later set up a chain of discount shops called Davro, named after his sons David and Robert (ie Bobby Davro).
Bobby made his first TV appearance in 1981 and was seen on entertainment shows such as: Copy Cats, Go For It, Live at Her Majesty’s and Punchlines; before landing a number of his own shows including ‘Bobby Davro on the Box’. He also presented the BBC variety show Rock with Laughter.
In 2003, he was one of the contestants in the C4 reality TV show ‘The Games’; following in his father’s footsteps, who was a world record holder and who represented Great Britain in two Olympic Games.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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