“The Great Willie Thorne” the charming and personable former World Seniors Snooker Champion and television personality.
Willie Thorne is one of snooker’s most charismatic individuals and during his career he became one of the sport’s greatest and best loved personalities.
Willie’s career has honoured him with 14 tournament victories worldwide positioning him as one of the top 16 players for over a decade. He is now also one of the UK’s leading after dinner speakers, auctioneers, MCs and all round entertainers, bringing comedic stylings and complete professionalism to every event.
Since retiring from professional snooker, Willie has commentated for the BBC on snooker and has appeared on numerous television programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing. He has also published an autobiography, entitled Taking a Punt on My Life.
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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