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Bob Cryer

Actor, writer, and director Bob Cryer grew up in North London, the son of writer and comedian Barry Cryer and singer Terry Donovan. He studied English and Theatre at Warwick University before training as an actor at LAMDA. He recently published “Same Time Tomorrow?” a biography of his father.


About Bob Cryer

Bob Cryer is perhaps best known to TV audiences as series regular Glenn Donovan in Hollyoaks and Weatherfield County’s manager Robert Dover in Coronation Street. Whilst he hasn’t quite got the full soap dish, he has also appeared in Eastenders, Holby City, and Doctors. He was also a regular on BBC’s The Interceptor, and other credits include Legend, Grimsby, Urban Myths, Bombshell, Victoria Wood, and Outnumbered. He once played Elvis in a play by Steve Martin; thankfully, he didn’t sing. A male model in an episode of ‘Highlander’; thankfully he didn’t sing, and was the lead motion capture actor in a Playstation Game (there was some singing).

As a writer, he is the creator (together with his late father, Barry) of Mrs Hudson’s Diaries, a humorous take on life below stairs at 221B Baker Street, in 2012. They turned the book into a play for Wilton’s Music Hall (with the theatre company Spymonkey) in 2014, as well as “Mrs Hudson’s Radio Show” (with Patricia Hodge and Miriam Margolyes) for Radio 4 in 2018.

Bob also collaborated with his father on Barry’s memoirs, “Butterfly Brain”, in 2010. Their podcast “Now Where Were We?”, which celebrates the art of the anecdote, came out in 2021. He is the author of his father’s 2023 biography, “Barry Cryer: Same Time Tomorrow?” which he has been touring and speaking about nationwide, most recently at the Hay Festival.

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Speech Topics

Barry Cryer: Same Time Tomorrow?
The Life And Laughs Of A Comedy Legend” is a biographical talk about my father that features many jokes and anecdotes from his life.

How To Be Funny: An Idiot’s Guide
A general whistlestop tour of post-war British Comedy featuring a how to guide and many of the same jokes and anecdotes as above!

Mrs Hudson: Behind Every Great Man Is An Even Greater Women… Demanding Rent.
A humorous take on Sherlock Holmes as seen by his landlady at 221B.

Bonnie Prince Charlie: How To Succeed In Kingship Without Even Trying
A comedy take on that most British of failures – the leader of the last Rebellion on British Soil.

JFK: My Part In His Downfall
A look at the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. It’s not what you think…

Superman: Fortress of Solitude.
How to use the thinking of Superman to become a kinder person.

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