TV personality and actor Rob Brydon was a massive hit at the Teddington’s Landmark Centre in front of a sell-out audience tonight (Thursday)
Rob, who was happy to tell the audience that he lived locally with his family, used the appearance to ‘trial’ his latest material for a new show and tour called Work in Progress next year.
He was also happy to talk about his most recent appearance in the box-office smash movie Barbie as Sugar Daddy Ken in which he made a SIX SECOND appearance during filming at Warner Bros studios in Leavesden.
The star of the movie Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie, had seen Rob in the award-winning TV series Gavin and Stacey and was a big fan and personally requested him for the role, he told the local audience.
Rob, the host of the BBC TV show Would I Lie To You, took a cheeky swipe at the age profile of the local Landmark audience when he joked that ‘just because he had appeared in a TV cruise commercial’ his fans were suddenly 106 years old and over.”
He began his show by highlighting and ridiculing his own height and comparing himself to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
He also made several jokes on the back of his 16-week old golden retriever dog called Mable and his encounters with dog walkers in Bushy Park as well as telling how his wife was vital in persuading him to support the local campaign to save Teddington’s Park Lane Stables, which led to a surprising appearance on breakfast TV as big supporter.
Rob, 58, also showcased his massive range of talents as an impressionist with wonderful recollections of his experiences with Barry Humphries, Tom Jones, Ronnie Corbett and Steve Coogan and his brilliant impressions of Andy Murray, Roger Moore and Sean Connery brought massive applause and laughter.
He ended the show with a brilliant demonstration of his versatility by singing Tom Jones’s great hit Delilah without any musical back up.
How amazing to have such talent in our own community, who also supports the local community….