Comedian, writer, presenter and producer - Rory McGrath is a man of many guises! A familiar hirsute visage on our TV screens, guesting on such shows as QI and They Think It’s All Over, Rory has also penned memorable sketches for classic comedy shows like Not The Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith And Jones.
In 1986, Rory co-founded the independent British TV production company Hat Trick Productions with Jimmy Mulville and Denise O'Donoghue. An early production was Chelmsford 123, which Rory and Mulville wrote and performed. He subsequently presented his own series, Rory's Commercial Breakdown, in which humorous adverts were shown from different countries, and then starred in the BBC's Three Men in a Boat series, alongside Dara Ó Briain and Griff Rhys Jones.
Rory also hosted Series Five of Industrial Revelations: Best of British Engineering, and co-starred in Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure, a four-part television series for Channel 5 with comedian Paddy McGuinness. In addition, in 2011 Rory presented Pub Dig for the History Channel.
Rory has written two books. His first, published in 2008, is entitled Bearded Tit - Confessions Of A Birdwatcher, which was serialised by BBC Radio 4. His second, published in 2011, is The Father, The Son And The Ghostly Hole: Confessions From A Guilt-Edged Life. Rory has also made two football DVDs: Own Goals and Gaffs - The Premiership (2002) and More Own Goals and Gaffs (2003).
Rory is a superb awards host and After-dinner Speaker. To book him, contact Prime Performers using the online booking enquiry form or call us on 020 7251 8222.
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