Bradley Walsh was once best known as a professional footballer, with Brentford FC; however after two successful years, an unfortunate injury ended his football career. Football’s loss was Comedy’s gain, as Bradley turned into one of Britain’s most recognisable stars; working as a comedian, actor and presenter on our TV screens. His first steps into the world of entertainment started as a Bluecoat, for Pontins Middleton Tower holiday park resort; near Morecambe, Lancashire.
Bradley Walsh: Speaker
He soon established himself as a talented comic; with his big break coming when he literally stole the show at “The Royal Variety Performance” (1993). He became a regular on Des O’Connor Tonight; which in turn led to a series of sell out tours across the country, as a stand up comedian.
Bradley Walsh has also appeared as a guest on Parkinson and the Jonathan Ross Show. However he became a household name; playing the lovable rogue Danny Baldwin in the UK’s highest rating TV show, Coronation Street. Bradley can act as he proved, by playing the lead role ‘Eric’ in Michael Cooney’s brilliant comedy; “Cash On Delivery” in the West End; and more recently in episodes of the hit TV show Doctor Who.
Since leaving the street, he has filmed an emotional three part ITV drama entitled Torn; and has fulfilled one of his own ambitions: acting in Dickens costume drama Old Curiosity Shop; besides Sir Derek Jacobi. His other recent on screen persona, as DS Ronnie Brooks from Law & Order: UK.
TV & Radio
As a presenter Bradley Walsh has hosted; National Lottery on BBC1, The Chase, Odd One In on ITV, Big Stage on C5, Shoot The Messenger on Paramount; and Sports Addicts on Challenge TV. He also had his own show on Capital Radio for two years; and hopes to return to radio, when he has more time.
Bradley Walsh: Comedian
Bradley has the comedian’s gift, for observing the ordinary and making it funny. He is equally at home at the alternative Comedy Store, or as a crowd-pleaser in family entertainment. He was nominated for Best Actor in the National TV Awards in: 2005, 2006, 2007; and many nominations for both acting and presenting in: 2011 and 2012.
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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.
Some reviews of Bradley Walsh
Bradley Walsh has the manic glazed-eye desperation of the true farceur.
…comedian Bradley Walsh hurtles through the lighthearted game show with such wit and energy. He almost defies you not to enjoy yourselves. Bradley Walsh has certainly arrived.