Your host for the 2017 IFR Awards ceremony is Rob Brydon.

Rob Brydon starred as Uncle Bryn in the hugely popular comedy Gavin & Stacey. Originally a Radio Wales DJ, he first captured viewers’ imagination as Keith, the eternally optimistic chauffeur with his bittersweet, painfully comic tales in Marion and Geoff.  This led to The Keith Barret Show, in which the host cheerfully delved into - and often ripped apart - his guests’ relationships. Since then he has starred in the sitcom SuperNova, played Roman Devere in Little Britain and fronted the panel show parody Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive.

Other credits include I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books, and Cruise of the Gods, and the feature films 24 Hour Party People and Tristram Shandy: a Cock and Bull Story (which indirectly led to his cult BBC2 hit with Steve Coogan, The Trip). He also pops up regularly on Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and QI.

Onstage Rob is a natural entertainer and seasoned awards host. He might well hark back to his alter ego’s Keith Barret’s miserable childhood, or regale audiences with uncannily accurate impressions of two Welsh heroes, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones. The ‘man trapped in a box’ may also make an appearance.

Photo credit: Tom Lee

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