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Barry Cryer - Speaker

Barry Cryer - After Dinner Speaker, Host

Born in Leeds in 1935, he attended Leeds University reading English, but was more interested in performing.

His professional debut was at the Leeds City Varieties Theatre and from there he went on to the Windmill Theatre in London. He has been in a number of things, but has written for virtually anything that is something.

His writing credits include material for Bob Hope, George Burns, The Two Ronnie’s, Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Kenny Everett, Bruce Forsythe, David Frost, Mike Yarwood, Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott.

One of the wittiest after dinner speakers in the UK today.

Another type of chairman he has been was at the Players Theatre in London where music hall lives on, and footage of him ‘in the act’ was shown in the film ‘A Little of What you Fancy’ on the 3rd January this year.

Last Autumn, Radio 4 broadcast Barry Reading his book on a weekday morning, and for those who missed it, the Radio Collection had released a double cassette running to 130 mins. This is almost double the time from the broadcasts and is a must!

Barry is a fine after dinner speaker, having delighted audiences up and down the country with stories of the many people he has worked and written for.