Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Rory Bremner Life Story Interview…..
Rory is one of the UK’s most loved and respected impersonators. He’s the master of his art.
Rory Bremner is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures.
He is also known for his work on Mock the Week as a panellist (for Series 1 and 2), award-winning show Rory Bremner…Who Else? and sketch comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, which featured veteran comedians John Bird and John Fortune.
Alex went to chat to him about his life and career….
Bremner has translated three operas into English: Der Silbersee by Kurt Weill, Carmen by Georges Bizet and Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach.
In April 2007, he was involved in The Big Brecht Fest at the Young Vic Theatre in London celebrating the work of German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, where a series of newly translated versions of some of his short plays were performed. One of the plays that was staged, the short comedy of manners A Respectable Wedding, was newly translated by Bremner, who also penned the title to the series.
His translation had a positive reception from critics, although it did draw the ire of some for the removal of any class conflict edge to the play, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins as a squirming farce that relies heavily on the comic value of embarrassment.
Bremner took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing. His dance partner in the series was Erin Boag.
He appeared on the programme on BBC Four in 2012 called “The Story of Light Entertainment”, when it was about impressionists.
In January 2013, he began hosting a new Channel 4 quiz show, Face the Clock.
Recorded 2006 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.
Bremner is patron of London-based drama school, The Associated Studios.