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Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1953. Rhys Jones read History and English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge obtaining a 2:1 and has since established himself as a comedian, actor, writer and presenter.
Rhys Jones performed in Charley’s Aunt in 1984, a performance, which found him winning the Laurence Olivier award for best comedy performance. He also starred in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane's performance of Oliver! As the role of Fagin from December 2009 til January 2011 as well as appearing as Toad in Wind and the Willows at the National Theatre. Other notable performances include his comedic role in An Absolute Turkey in 1994 which he also won an Olivier award for best comedy performance.
Rhys Jones has also made numerous television appearances, namely in Not the Nine O’Clock News, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson. Later Rhys Jones established himself as a presenter in various television shows such as Three Men in a Boat, It’ll Be Alright on the Night, and Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones.
As well as founding two production companies, Talkback, which produced comedy series such as Da Ali G Show, I’m Alan Partridge and Smack the Pony, and Modern Television in 2005; he has also been awarded honorary degrees at University of East Anglia, University of Glamorgan, University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University.
London & West End Stage Appearances
|Oliver!||Fagin||Theatre Royal, Drury Lane||2009||Review|
|The Front Page||Hildy Johnson||Donmar Warehouse||1997||Review|
|An Absolute Turkey||Globe Theatre||1994|