Widely regarded as one of the great political impressionists, Rory Bremner continues to be in great demand for corporate cabaret and awards ceremonies. The master of quick and intelligent quips Rory entertains a business audience with his politically controversial impressions. Sharp and witty Rory is an ideal choice for an awards host or after dinner speaker.
Over two decades ago, Rory put on a duffel coat and performed his first public impression. Since then, he has spiralled, after a number of years on the circuit, he made it big and starred in his first BBC series Now For Something Else, a variety sketch show where he impersonated Sean Connery and Terry Wogan.
While the frenetic funny man may be best recognised for his regular cameo on Whose Line is It Anyway?, his wicked impressions of Tony Blair and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have landed him in popular one-man shows and on BBC news and comedy spots like Mock the Week, Whose Line Is It Anyway and They Think It’s All Over.
Rory’s comedic antics have been known to be politically controversial - he convinced Labour's Margaret Beckett he was the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown during a convincing phone conversation.
2015 saw Rory continue in the political vein, with his two political satire programmes Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and the Election Report.
When he's not prank-calling members of Parliament, the tri-lingual comedian writes farcical plays and translates operas from French and German into English. He is also known for his "wit-syncing" at The Big Brecht Fest at London's Young Vic Theatre.
Rory is widely rated as Britain’s sharpest impressionist – a one-man opposition party – his Channel Four show Bremner, Bird & Fortune won several awards as the best TV satire.
Born in Edinburgh in 1961, Rory was educated at Wellington College and went on to attend King’s College, London, where he graduated with an honours degree in French, German - imitating lecturers along the way. While still at university, he performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and began his career on satirical radio shows before embarking on a seven-year spell at the BBC.
Rory has translated two operas: Kurt Weill’s Der Silbersee and George Bizet’s Carmen, the latter for a cast recruited from South African townships who promptly translated the dialogue into Xhosa so Rory couldn't understand it! Both operas were highly acclaimed and Rory continues to work in this sector. He is also a patron of the London drama school Associated Studios.
Rory is one of the UK’s best loved comedians, impressionists and awards hosts, an ideal choice for the corporate circuit.