The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that award-winning actor and comedian Rob Brydon will host the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards presented by BBC AMERICA.
Brydon is an award winning actor, writer and producer including four BAFTA TV Award nominations, two British Comedy Awards, and a Royal Television Society award. Rob Brydon MBE studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before joining BBC Wales as a radio and television presenter. He first came to the public’s attention in 2000 with television shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains, winning British Comedy Awards for both. Since then his extensive credits have included I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live at the Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, Have I Got News For You, Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis, Would I Lie To You? and BAFTA award winning BBC AMERICA series Gavin and Stacey where he played the lead role of Stacey’s Uncle Bryn. In 2009, Rob completed an eighty seven date tour of the UK with his stand up show, Rob Brydon Live, including a run in London’s West End. Rob returned to the stage in the Autumn of 2011 alongside Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller at The Lyric in Belfast. In the Autumn of 2012, Rob made his West End debut in Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated A Chorus of Disapproval directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. Rob has recently reteamed with Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom for the theatrical film The Trip to Italy, a follow up to the The Trip, which Brydon acted in and is scheduled for release in 2014.