Jon Culshaw is an actor, impressionist and comedian, widely regarded as Britain’s best impressionist with notable credits that include Spitting Image, Dead Ringers, The Secret World, Newzoids, The Sky At Night and The Now Show.
Jon Culshaw is widely regarded as Britain’s best impressionist with an unmatched versatility and a catalogue of over 350 voices and impersonations, including Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Alan Carr, Chris Eubank and Prince Charles, amongst many others.
Jon first made international headlines in 1998 by calling the switchboard of No. 10 Downing Street and fooling the operators with his impression of William Hague. He was put directly through to Prime Minister Tony Blair. The incident was mentioned at Prime Minister’s Question Time and reported in Hansard.
Jon’s talents as a performer aren’t just limited to the art of impersonation; he’s built an impressive resume that showcases his strengths as an actor, voiceover artist and presenter too.
He can be seen in a plethora of TV shows including Spitting Image, Dead Ringers and Newzoids, to name a few.
His love of outdoors, history, and national heritage has seen him present C5’s The Secrets of The National Trust and More 4’s Walks With My Dog.
Jon has also narrated comedy specials including tributes to both Kenneth Williams and Bob Monkhouse for Channel 5.
A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, Jon was also a part of the presenting team on the world’s iconic and longest running program, The Sky at Night.
A popular guest and entertainer, Jon has appeared on countless programs over the years including Parkinson, The Nightly Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Pointless Celebrities, The Chase Celebrity Special, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.
Other appearances include Frank Skinner on Demand, The Car’s that Made Britain and Top Gear’s Extra Lap.
Jon is also a regular on current affairs programs including This Week and Newscast.
Jon played the iconic David Bowie for a BBC World Service radio drama and later a Terry Pratchett audio-drama for Audible, The Unseen Academicals.
Jon has also featured in the audio play ‘The Other Side of the World’, and in ‘Billy and Me’, part of the acclaimed ‘Barnes' People’ series for The Original Theatre Company and Perfectly Normal Productions.
2022 saw Jon take on the role of 'Mr Starmaker' Hughie Green in 'LENA', a powerful play written by the BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning Tim Whitnall, recounting the true story of Scottish singing sensation, Lena Zavaroni and her rise to fame.
Jon will be treading the boards again at the iconic Edinburgh Festival in 'Les Dawson: Flying High' a funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of his comedy hero, written by Tim Whitnall and directed by Bob Golding.
Jon has been cast in a variety of Dr Who audio novels and dramas for Big Finish Productions including Scourge of the Cybermen and Terror of the Master as well as Genesis of the Daleks, Death to the Daleks and The Five Doctors amongst many other titles for BBC Audio.
Jon can also be heard playing the iconic Jeff Tracey and Parker in the audio adventures of Thunderbirds for Anderson Entertainment.
Following a sold out debut tour, 2019 & 2020 saw Jon embark on his second and third UK tour of The Great British Take Off alongside Dead Ringers producer Bill Dare.
The conversational show sees the pair perform unscripted, unrehearsed spontaneous comedy as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new.
When not performing on screen or on the airwaves Jon can often be found delighting audiences with his hugely popular after dinner entertainment and is a staple of the corporate and events landscape, having performed to rave reviews for many years in his role as awards host, after-dinner comedian and impressionist.
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What people said about Jon Culshaw
- "From the moment he arrived until his pleasantly late departure, he charmed and amused everyone he met. A wonderful and talented host!"
- Suzanne Howe Communications