Fondly remembered as Barry in Eastenders, Shaun Williamson has since appeared in Extras, Life’s Too Short, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Chicago and Rapunzel; the BBC’s new anthology of Fairy Tales. He offers a peak inside Albert Square and fronts his own ten piece soul band.
Enders & Extras
Shaun came to acting late, after the Navy and a stint as a postman. He also worked in the wines & spirits department at Safeway, before being shot to fame as Barry Evans in EastEnders. He returned to the screen as a long-suffering, struggling actor known by all as Barry (because of the profile of his Eastenders role) in Ricky Gervais’s hit show Extras.
After leaving the Square, Shaun Williamson also turned his hand to game shows, as host of The 24 Hour Quiz on ITV. He is an obsessive quizzer with an in-depth knowledge of films, pop and boxing. He also won Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Pointless and Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes; with his performance as Meatloaf. Shaun rejoined Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their Warwick Davis sitcom Life’s Too Short.
Shaun Beyond The Square
Away from the small screen, Shaun joined the cast of Chicago in the West End; and toured nationwide with Saturday Night Fever, starring as Monty the DJ. He also appeared once again alongside Ricky Gervais in his Hollywood film, The Invention of Lying.
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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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