Brian Conley Bio | Wiki
Brian Conley ( Full name: Brian Paul Conley ) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television presenter. He has been the host of The Brian Conley Show and presenter of the Royal Variety Performance on eight occasions. In his 4-decades television career, Brian has starred in multiple award-winning television sitcoms such as Time After Time and The Grimleys.
He has played the lead role in the West End in musicals such as Me and My Girl, Hairspray, Oliver!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Music Man and Barnum and Jolson. For the latter, Brian was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. As a musician, Brian has released five albums, including Let the Good Times Roll, Brian Conley Sings, and Stage to Stage.
He has won countless awards in his career including Best Live Performer in Manchester Evening News, The National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer, and a British Comedy Award. Brian has appeared as Tom “Rocky” Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders since 2021.
Brian Conley Age
He was born on August 7, 1961, in Paddington, London, England. Brian is 61 years old.
Brian Conley Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Brian stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in ( Approx 1.75 m).
Brian Conley Family
He was born to his parents in Paddington, London. His father, Colin, was a taxi driver who later worked for the BBC in production as a prop man. Colin worked for BBC outside broadcast units. Brian has a brother called Alan who works as a BBC floor manager. Alan has worked on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.
Brian Conley Wife
He is married to Anne-Marie. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on August 4, 1996, in a ceremony at a Stoke Poges chapel, in Buckinghamshire.They share two daughters named Amy and Lucy.
Brian Conley Education
He grew up in West London and studied Performing Arts at the Barbara Speake Stage School. During his teenage years, Brian had a few minor television appearances. He appeared in an advert for hot dogs. Also, he had a small role in a 1977 episode of the science fiction series Survivors. Brian started to work as a Pontin’s Bluecoat at the age of 16. He got the job after lying about his age.
Brian Conley Show
His first major show business success was fronting a comedy showband called Tomfoolery. He performed in pubs and clubs across England and Wales. Brian’s career was then advanced by TVS casting director Bill Hattersley. Bill secured him onscreen appearances on comedy shows such as Make Me Laugh in 1982, The Laughter Show from 1984 to 1985, Live from Her Majesty’s from 1984 to 1987) and Five Alive in 1987.
With the support of London Weekend Television (LWT)’s light entertainment controller, Brian starred in his own comedy sketch show, Brian Conley: This Way Up in 1989. Though the program was popular, it was not hugely successful. Brian made his first appearance in the West End after two series of the show. He played the lead role of Bill Snibson in the production of Me and My Girl.
Brian Conley Stand Up
LWT offered him another opportunity in 1992 to star in his own comedy program, with The Brian Conley Show. The show had a variety format rather than being purely sketches after the producer and director Nigel Lythgoe suggested so. The show became Britain’s most-watched light entertainment program and the different format proved popular. In 1996, Brian recorded a live show titled Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous.
The show was televised and featured stand-up plus special Nick Frisby/Larry the Loafer and Dangerous Brian sketches. It was put on VHS and later on DVD. Brian was given a new show for ITV in 2000 called The Brian Conley Show. It consisted of chat and music. It aired for three series. Brian worked at the BBC for a couple of shows starting with a game show called We’ve Got Your Number which was part of a long series of National Lottery game shows.
Brian Conley Let Me Entertain You
In 2006, Brian return to the BBC to present Let Me Entertain You. Also, he hosted a Lion TV production for BBC Two, a daytime variety show called Let Me Entertain You. On December 1, 2006, Brian appeared as a guest presenter on The New Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4. He presented a second series of Let Me Entertain You on BBC Two in late 2007 and presented a gameshow, Dirty Rotten Cheater for the BBC. A total of 20 shows were recorded in May at the Maidstone Studios in Kent.
In 2008, Brian presented the Midweek Lottery show on BBC One. He took over from ill presenter Paul O’Grady on The Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4, on April 24, 2008. Brian was a contestant on CBBC’s Driving Academy program in April 2014. In the same year, he hosted a game show for Challenge called Timeline. In 2015 and 2016, he presented two series of the daytime BBC show The TV That Made Me.
Brian Conley Strictly | EastEnders
It was announced on August 18, 2017, that Brian would be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. He teamed up with Welsh professional dancer Amy Dowden. The pair was voted off the show in Week 5 after their Jive to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual”. It was announced in February 2021, that Brian would be joining the BBC soap opera EastEnders as series regular Terry Cant, the long-lost father of established character Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy).
Brian Conley Larry The Loafer
In 1996, Brian recorded a live show titled Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous. The show was televised and featured stand-up plus special Nick Frisby/Larry the Loafer and Dangerous Brian sketches. It was put on VHS and later on DVD. Brian was given a new show for ITV in 2000 called The Brian Conley Show. It consisted of chat and music. It aired for three series.
On December 1, 2006, Brian appeared as a guest presenter on The New Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4, where Larry the Loafer made an appearance at the start. As he was about to enter the “Tank of Doom” as part of a Bushtucker trial, Brian referred himself to as “Dangerous Brian.” In 2008, Brian presented the Midweek Lottery show on BBC One. Also, he took over from ill presenter Paul O’Grady on The Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4, on April 24 of the same year.
Brian starred once again as ‘Dangerous Brian’ and contested against ‘Nearly Dangerous Joyce’. Larry the Loafer made an appearance as well. Brian has partaken in his own live show, “The Best of Brian Conley.” The show showcases ‘the best of his material from his past shows. It is interspersed with occasional showreels of either Larry the Loafer, Dangerous Brian, or a generic showreel of his work.
Brian Conley Tv Shows
– 1997 Survivors
– 1993 Outside Chance (pilot for Time After Time)y
– 1994-1995 Time After Time
– 1999 Privates
– 1999-2000The Grimleys
– 2002 Busy Buses
– 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
– 2008 Last of the Summer Wine
– 2021-present EastEnders
– 1998 Simply the Best! LWT’S Most Memorable Moments
– 1009 The National Lottery: We’ve Got Your Number
– 1999 Royal Variety Performance
– 2003 Judgement Day
– 2006-2007 Let Me Entertain You
– 2006, 2009;The New Paul O’Grady Show ( 2 episodes as guest presenter)
– 2007 Dirty Rotten Cheater
– 2004 Brian Conley’s Timeline
– 2015–2016 The TV That Made Me
– 2018 Buy It Now
Brian Conley Net Worth
He is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television presenter. Brian has accumulated an estimated net worth of $35 million.
How Old Is Brian Conley
Brian is 61 years old. He was born on August 7, 1961, in Paddington, London, England.
Who Is Brian Conley
He is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television presenter. He has been the host of The Brian Conley Show and presenter of the Royal Variety Performance on eight occasions.
Is Brian Conley Married
He married Anne-Marie on August 4, 1996, in a ceremony at a Stoke Poges chapel, in Buckinghamshire. They share two daughters named Amy and Lucy.