Profile: Bradley Walsh


Bradley became a household name playing the lovable rogue Danny Baldwin in the UK’s highest rating TV show, Coronation Street. Since leaving the street he has filmed an emotional three-part ITV drama entitled Torn, and has recently fulfilled one of his own ambitions: acting in Dickens costume drama Old Curiosity Shop alongside Sir Derek Jacobi.

After his big break on his debut on The Royal Variety Show in 1993 he became a regular on Des O’Connor Tonight which in turn led to a series of sell out tours across the country as a stand up comedian. Bradley has also appeared as a guest on Parkinson and the Jonathan Ross Show.

As a presenter Bradley has hosted The National Lottery on BBC 1, The Big Stage on Channel 5, Shoot The Messenger on The Paramount Channel and Sports Addicts on Challenge TV.

He also had his own show on Capital Radio for two years, and hopes to return to radio when he has more time.

Bradley has the comedian’s gift for observing the ordinary and making it funny. He is equally at home at the alternative Comedy Store and as a crowd pleaser in family entertainment. He was nominated for Best Actor in the National TV Awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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    Charles Mutter assesses Bradley and Alex

  • Behind the scenes: Bradley and Sarah rehearse The Sorceror's Apprentice

    It’s a tough call for the accompanists…

  • Bradley conducts Tippett's A Child of Our Time

    Glasses on and head down for spiritual power …

  • Bradley's Episode 3 diary

    Mentor Sarah demands a serious attitude to serious music …

  • Bradley's second attempt at conducting

    Bradley conducts The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

  • Bradley's Episode 2 diary

    Bradley finds a crib sheet helps him follow the score

  • Bradley in concert

    Bradley Walsh performs at the final Baton Camp concert

  • Bradley with mentor

    Bradley Walsh with his mentor, Sarah Tenant-Flowers

  • Bradley Walsh's first attempt

    Bradley Walsh conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra for the first time.

  • Bradley at home

    Bradley Walsh couldn’t resist a chance to conduct at the Proms

  • Bradley's video diary

    ‘There’s more to it than just waving your arms about…’

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Memorable Quotes

Anyone who thinks conducting is just waving their arms around is going to get a rude awakening if they try it out.

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