Gyles Brandreth

MP, Oxford scholar and author, Gyles Brandreth is world-class entertainer. Gyles is the world record holder for the longest after-dinner speech and a highly-acclaimed scrabble champion. His broadcasting accomplishments include Just a Minute and Have I Got News for You, making him well placed to host an awards ceremony or act as a conference chair. Oozing with charisma and class, Gyles will keep an audience engaged.

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"Really top notch! He had the audience in absolute stitches and really gauged the mood right to deliver a seamless performance."

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster and former Conservative MP; he is a charismatic and engaging  after dinner speaker . Gyles’ speaking talent is evident from his ability to speak for twelve and a half hours and he featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest ever speech.

His television talent is undeniable, appearing in a range of shows from ‘Countdown’, to ‘The Mitchell and Webb Look’, and ‘Have I Got News for You’. He has impressed crowds on stage with his poignant and heart-warming portrayals of some of the nation’s favourite pantomime characters such as Baron Hardup in Cinderella.

As a politician, Gyles was a member of the Conservative party and MP for the City of Chester. He was also Lord Commissioner of the Treasury during John Major’s government. Since leaving politics, Gyles has established a fruitful career on radio shows including Radio 4’s ‘Westminster Hour’ and ‘Just a Minute’.

A talented writer, he wrote ‘Breaking the Code’, a book about his time in Westminster which received great reviews from The Times. He is an acclaimed interviewer, primarily for the Sunday Telegraph Review, he has been a correspondent for CBS News, and was a presenter of LBC’s weekly arts and entertainment programme for ITN Radio.

Gyles attended Oxford University and is President of the Oxford Union. He has also co-produced three plays in the West End and wrote and performed in ‘Zipp!’ a musical comedy revue, which was given the ‘Most Popular Show’ award at Edinburgh Festival in 2002.

After first being introduced to Queen Elizabeth II in 1968, Gyles went on to meet her on many occasions over the next fifty years. He kept a record of many of their encounters, conversations and meetings. Gyles has recently written Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, which recounts his observations during his time with her majesty, as well as giving a personal account of her extraordinary life.

He is an adept after dinner speaker and conference facilitator; bringing charisma and class to corporate events, he will keep the audience engaged any after-dinner speech.

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