£3,000 - £4,000
Type of Entertainment
Comedian / Presenter & Host - Entertainment / Speaker - After Dinner Speaker
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Conferences, Company Parties, Award Ceremonies, Celebratory Events, Galas/Balls, Launch Events
Roy Walker is already well-known to TV viewers through top ITV game show, Catchphrase & has won a whole new fan base through his regular Carpark Catchphrase feature on Chris Moyles’ BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He’s become a huge cult hit & is regularly booked for universities around the country where he plays to sell-out audiences – often to two thousand screaming students at a time! Roy’s Catchphrase DVD (Granada) is currently on release.
Until recently, Roy was team captain for BBC Radio 4’s comedy quiz series of Act Your Age. His series for Challenge TV, titled Roy Walker’s TV Bloomers was transmitted in 2009 & for the same channel, Roy Walkers’ Game Show Moments was screened later that year. He also made a guest appearance on the Royal Variety Show 2009.
In 2008, Roy made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival where he appeared for the entire season with enormous success & to great critical acclaim. He has just appeared at the Udderbelly Festival on the Southbank, London SE1 where he received a standing ovation from the audience.
He made his movie debut as ‘The Monsignor’ in the film The Jealous God, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by John Braine. The Jealous God, starring Jason Merrells (Cutting It, Clocking Off) & Denise Welch (Coronation Street, Soldier, Soldier, Down to Earth) was released by North Country Pictures.
Belfast born, Roy’s career started at the age of fourteen as a soprano in the celebrated Francis Longford Choir. He was Northern Ireland Champion Hammer Thrower for two years & served seven years in the army before moving to England & becoming a professional comedian – touring in clubs & cabaret.
In 1977 he came to national prominence through TV’s New Faces, receiving the highest marks ever given to a comedian. Many major television appearances followed & in 1986 he became host of TV’s Catchphrase screened on both ITV & Challenge. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1998; appeared in the hit series Phoenix Nights & became a popular member of Living TV’s I’m Famous & Frightened cult TV show. He also presented a six-part comedy series The Way We Tell ‘Em for BBC Radio.
Roy guest-starred in 50 Musical Years of Stage & Screen – a gala concert at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End & was also invited to perform in New York at a benefit concert – Salute to the New York City Firefighters.
On the personal side, his three children, Mark, Phil & Josie are all making successful careers for themselves in showbusiness.
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