Rory Bremner

impressionist and comedian

Rory Bremner, is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known for his work on Mock the Week as a panellist, award-winning show Rory Bremner…Who Else? and sketch comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, which featured comedians John Bird and John Fortune.

Bremner has translated three operas into English: Der Silbersee by Kurt Weill, Carmen by Georges Bizet and Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach. In April 2007, he was involved in The Big Brecht Fest at the Young Vic Theatre in London celebrating the work of German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, where a series of newly translated versions of some of his short plays were performed. One of the plays that was staged, the short comedy of manners A Respectable Wedding, was newly translated by Bremner, who also penned the title to the series.