Griff Rhys Jones OBE is an actor, writer and presenter, known for his comedy sketch work on the BBC, most notably Not The Nine O’Clock News and Smith and Jones. His acting work includes Mine All Mine, Marple and a guest appearance in Midsommer Murders for ITV1, and Murder On The Blackpool Express for Gold. He hosted three series of the BBC2 show Restoration, two series of Quizeum for BBC4, and presented It’ll Be Alright On The Night for ITV1 from 2008 to 2016.
Griff has also authored a range of documentaries, including programmes about John Betjeman, Arthur Ransome, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Kenneth Grahame, as well as several series looking at everything from mountains, to cities and rivers. His most recent travel documentaries include Slow Train Through Africa and Griff’s Great Britain (both for ITV1), and multiple series of Three Men Go To… (BBC2) with Rory McGrath and Dara Ó Briain.
A multiple Olivier Award winner, Griff returned to the theatre in 2009 with a massively successful run in the West End revival of Oliver! playing Fagin. He was last in the West End as Scrooge in the 2018 musical A Christmas Carol, and as Harpagon in the Olivier-nominated The Miser with Lee Mack. In 2018, he also toured his stand-up show extensively across Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, with a new tour across the UK for 2019.