Rob first came to the public's attention in 2000 with the shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains, winning British Comedy Awards for both. Since then, comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I'm Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Gavin and Stacey and Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis. He has also appeared on television and film in: Oliver Twist, Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, The Way We Live Now, Murder In Mind, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story, The Trip, The Trip to Italy, Best of Men, Cinderella, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, The Trip to Spain and Early Man.
In 2011 he played opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller (Lyric Belfast and later West End) and also appeared in A Chorus of Disapproval in the West End and Future Conditional at The Old Vic, as well as his one man show Rob Brydon Live (West End/Tour). He will tour the UK with I Am Standing Up in the Autumn.
Rob is a regular contributor to radio programmes including I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Just A Minute, and Loose Ends and is the voice of many animated characters in films including The Legend of Treasure Island, Robbie The Reindeer, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, and Room on the Broom.
In 2009 Rob went to number one in the charts with Ruth Jones and Sir Tom Jones and the Comic Relief single Islands In The Stream. Rob has won five British Comedy Awards, a GQ Man Of The Year Award, a Royal Television Society Award and two South Bank Awards. In 2013 he was awarded an M.B.E.