Legend of British television, Larry Lamb, has trod the boards and graced the small screen for over forty years, gaining him a reputation as a versatile and accomplished actor. From iconic roles in EastEnders to the comedy stylings of Gavin and Stacey, Lamb is recognised for his career longevity and contributions to the industry. Hear about his decades in acting straight from the source, with an often comical after dinner speech from Lamb. Similarly, his later work as a presenter lends itself to hosting occasions, no matter the requirements, Lamb will adapt to the event.
Best loved for his role as Mick in one of the Nation’s favourite comedy series, Gavin and Stacey, Lamb played the straight comic character for three years. Synonymous with epically timed one liners and a subtle yet perfectly executed comic influence on scenes, despite the show finishing in 2010, the demand for Lamb to return to the role saw him making a record breaking Christmas special in 2019. In 2008, Lamb took on the legendary villain of Albert Square, Archie Mitchell in EastEnders. Winning the 2010 British Soap Awards Best Villain, Lamb’s portrayal of the manipulative character was scarily sinister, and a worthy award winner. Having appeared in over ninety television series, it's evident Lamb is one of Britain's best.
Growing up, Lamb had not considered professional acting, until he found himself in Canada with his work in the oil industry, and pursuing amateur acting whilst studying at the St. Francis Xavier University. Making his debut performance in 1975, Lamb showcased his abilities at Canada’s Stratford Festival and confirmed his future was in show business. A natural on stage and screen, Lamb’s early work includes BBC soap; Triangle, a small role in Superman and the Broadway production of ‘Comedians’, exemplifying his abilities when it came to roles from the outset of his career.
Diversifying further from fictional characters, Lamb is a sought after presenter, working in television and hosting his own LBC radio show. From fronting the Channel 5 ‘Britain By Bike’ series, to presenting More4’s ’Disappearing Britain’, Lamb has combined his passion for travelling to create educational and entertaining programmes. In 2016, he went down under in ‘I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ increasing his ever growing popularity with the public.
An industry star, with a formidable career, Lamb is ideally suited as an after dinner speaker able to share a collection of anecdotes from behind the scenes of British television, film and theatre. As such a multi-talented star, with a career that reflects his versatility, audiences from all demographics will be enthralled by Lamb’s talks.