Rory Bremner is best known as Britain’s sharpest impressionist, with a repertoire of over 100 characters. His unique brand of comedy and satire; has sustained a highly successful career in radio and television for over 25 years. He is a frequent guest on The Andrew Marr Show where he provides a satirical review of current political events; through his many characters and he recently retraced his family history for BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are.
Rory Bremner: Impressionist
Together with John Bird and John Fortune, his satirical programmes (Rory Bremner – Who Else 1992-97, Bremner, Bird and Fortune 1997-present); have been a mainstay of Channel 4’s output since 1992. Winning a total of four BAFTAs and three RTS awards. In 2008, they created a four part satirical documentary series; on the global financial crisis, Silly Money.
Translation Work & More
In addition to his many comedy appearances he has translated two operas, Carmen and Der Silbersee; and a Brecht play, A Respectable Wedding, for the Young Vic. He is a regular contributor to The Times, The Telegraph, The New Statesman and Radio Times; for whom he has interviewed Michael Parkinson and David Frost.
He was educated in Edinburgh and at Wellington College; but started acting in revues and cabarets while at University in London. Where he gained a good honours degree in French, German and imitating lecturers. He still speaks both languages – French fluently, German “slightly better than Nicholas Ridley”.
Raft Of Characters
With a repertoire of over one hundred characters, he impersonates everyone from film stars to chat show hosts; sportsmen to newsreaders and politicians to Mohammed Al Fayed. Nowadays, he’s equally in demand as a columnist for newspapers and magazines, a documentary presenter; and one of the country’s leading after dinner speakers.