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Overview (3)

Born in Swansea, Wales, UK
Birth NameRobert Brydon Jones
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

Spouse (2)

Claire Holland (6 October 2006 - present) ( 2 children)
Martina ? (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (7)

Favorite actor is Al Pacino.
David Walliams was an usher at his second wedding in 2006.
Brydon's brush with celebrities of the future occurred during his schooldays in Swansea, Wales. While attending his first school, he was one year behind Eddie Izzard, at his second school was then unknown Catherine Zeta-Jones, and at the third was his future Gavin & Stacey (2007) co-star Ruth Jones.
Brydon's father grew up on the same street as fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins.
An accomplished impressionist, his range of subjects include, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Mathis, Ronnie Corbett, Terry Wogan, Loyd Grossman, etc.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Comedy and Broadcasting and for charitable services.
Twickenham, Middlesex, England: comedian [June 2013]

Personal Quotes (17)

I do seem to look like a lot of people.
The thing is, when I had my first success it did coincide with the end of my first marriage, and because I went on to have a very, very unhappy two years, I don't think I equate career success with personal happiness.
I just look like someone with a long face. Not just A. P. McCoy himself, but some of the horses he rides.
Math was a two-part exam and I once didn't go for the second part. I knew I'd done so badly on the first it was hopeless. I re-took it about four or five times. I think I eventually got it by getting the top GCSE grade.
I think it's almost an indulgence to focus on the dark side of things. And as you get older, you want to focus on the positive.
If you're a comedian, you are looking for material in daily life.
I'm prone to a more depressed outlook on life.
I'm a very, very handsome man, and have had to come to terms with it... um, do I like the way I look? In the right light, and with a following wind.
I still have lots of friends from my pre-success days.
I like witty people, people who can be witty on the spot.
I had a moment where I realised I could do silly voices, that lots of people I knew couldn't do silly voices, and that thus I must be able to make money doing silly voices.
I don't think any of my kids would have a good word to say about me. I think they deny that they even know me. At school, they pretend they are Anton du Beke's kids.
When you're doing stand-up, you can comment if something fails, get a laugh from that.
There are some people who only know me for cornflakes ads, and that's fine. I have a charmed life.
Plus, I've always felt that, if the worst came to the worst in my career, I could always fall back to doing voices on the radio.
When you're a kid, I think you want to be a film star. And I'm not as enamoured with that any more. The reality of that life is a lot of travel, and a lot of being away, which is impractical because I have four children, so I don't want to be away that much, not the other side of the world away.
I think, if you've got children, that's your life. Your 'showbiz' life, if you want to call it that, is a separate thing, and it isn't everything to me.

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