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Gyles Brandreth

TV Presenter, Journalist, Actor, Author, Former MP & After Dinner Speaker

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. Currently a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4's Just a Minute and Wordaholics. His acclaimed Victorian detective stories - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries - are now being published in twenty one countries around the world. Other TV appearances include Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Mastermind and the Matt Lucas Awards Show.

"Probably the best speaker I have ever heard" Daily Mail

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In detail

A former Oxford scholar and President of the Oxford Union, his career has ranged from being a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major's government, to starring in his own award winning musical revue in London's West End. He has won awards himself and been nominated for awards, as a public speaker, novelist, children's writer, broadcaster, political diarist, journalist, theatre producer and businessman He has featured in the Guinness Book of Records for making the world's longest-ever after-dinner speech, he spoke non-stop for twelve and a half hours.

What he offers you

Gyles is one of Britain's busiest after-dinner speakers and award ceremony hosts. Having appeared regularly in assorted comedy and current affairs programmes and having interviewed Princes, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and stars of stage and screen, Gyles is truly one of our greatest national treasures!

How he presents

Searingly honest, wildly indiscreet, and incredibly funny, Gyles has a serious talent for making people laugh which makes him a popular choice at after dinner speeches across the globe.


He presents in English.

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  • After Dinner
  • Host and Awards
  • Current Affairs
  • Life and Times of Gyles Brandreth
  • Breaking the Code: How Government REALLY works
  • The 7 Secrets of Happiness
  • The 6 Essentials of Success


  • 2014
    Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries
  • 2013
    Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol
  • The Seven Secrets of Happiness
  • 2012
    Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders
  • 2011
    Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers
  • Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders: A Mystery
  • 2010
    Something Sensational to Read in the Train: The Diary of a Lifetime

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