Julian Clary

The grand-master of camp comedy and innuendo

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After graduating in Drama and English at Goldsmith's College, University of London, Julian Clary began working on the cabaret circuit in the early 80's, known as The Joan Collins Fan Club.

His TV break came in 1989 with an ITV quiz show called Trick or Treat. Then, following an appearance on Saturday Night Live, Channel 4 offered him his own show, 'Sticky Moments' (1990-91). Many other TV shows followed, including: Terry and Julian ('92 Ch4), All Rise ('96 BBC), Prickly Heat ('98-2001 Sky), Its Only TV But I Like It ('99-2002 BBC), Strictly Come Dancing ('04 BBC), Come And Have a Go ('05 BBC Lottery show), Have I Got News For You ('06 BBC), Who Do You Think You Are ('06 BBC), QI ('06 BBC), The Under Dog Show ('07 BBC), Monte Carlo or Bust ('10, ITV), Just a Minute ('12, BBC2).

Julian Clary is a regular panelist on Radio 4's Just a Minute and is also the voice of the narrator in 'The Little Princess' animated series. A three part celebration of the life of Douglas Byng called The Byng Ballads was broadcast on Radio 4 in November 2010.

Julian continues to tour the UK and Australia with his one man shows. In 2010 he completed a 140 date tour of 'Lord of the Mince.' In 2013 he embarked on his 'Position Vacant - Apply Within' tour.

Roles on stage include Leigh Bowery in Boy George's 'Taboo' (2004, West End and national tour), the Emcee in Rufus Norris's Olivier Award winning production of Kander and Ebb's 'Cabaret' (2007 West End), and The Spirit of the Bells in 'Dick Whittington' together with Joan Collins at the Birmingham Hippodrome in the 2010/11 Pantomime season.

As a writer, Julian Clary was a regular contributor to The New Statesman (2005-8). He's also has had 4 of his own books published; 'A Young Man's Passage' (Ebury, 2005); 'Murder Most Fab' (Ebury, 2007); 'Devil in Disguise' (Ebury, 2009) and 'Briefs Encountered' (Ebury, 2012).


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Thank you Julian for hosting my client's event for the second time running. The attention to detail with tailoring the intro and script was second to none and you really put in the effort that our awards deserved. Added to that, you're one of the loveliest and easiest hosts I've ever worked with, so thanks again for your help in making this night such a success.

Julie Homfray, Cohesion, on behalf of Times Higher Education.

The feedback was absolutely fantastic. Julian's performance was in one word “brilliant”.

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