Brian Paul Conley was born in Paddington, London on 7th August 1961. He is a British actor, comedian, singer and television presenter and has hosted The Brian Conley Show. He has also presented the Royal Variety Performance eight times. Forty years down the road in his TV career, he has been seen in several award-winning sitcoms such The Grimleys and Time After Time.
He has a theatre history as well, being in musicals like The Music Man, Hairspray, Me and My Girls, and Jolson for which he received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Conley is also a singer who recorded three albums, Stage to Stage, Let the Good Times Roll, and Brian Conley Sings.
He studied Performing Arts at the Barbara Speake Stage School.
His awards include Most Popular Comedy Performer (National Television Awards, 1995); Most Popular Performer (Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, 2004); TMA Best Performance in a Musical Award (2008).
Among his film credits are West is West (1987); Circus (2000); Arthur’s Dyke (2001); Equilibrium (2002); I Am Bob (2007); Cruise of the Gods (2002) and Dream (2001).
His credits include 9 to 5 (Savoy Theatre, 2019); Oliver! (UK tour, 2012); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre 2009-10 and UK tour 2010); Elton John’s Glasses (Queen’s Theatre, 1998).
He also has numerous pantomime appearances in shows including Aladdin (Birmingham Hippodrome, 1992-93); Cinderella (The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 1993-94, 1997-98); Dick Whittington (The Hexagon Reading, 1978-79) and Robinson Crusoe (Birmingham Hippodrome, 2012-13).
As an actor, Conley has worked in multiple shows like Survivors (1977, 1 actor); Time After Time (1994-95); Busy Buses (2002-2005) and Last of the Summer Wine (2008).
He was the presenter for Buy it Now (2018); Brian Conley’s Timeline (2014); Dirty Rotten Cheater (2007); Let Me Entertain You (2006-2007) and many more.