Julian Clary

Julian is one of the UK’s most distinctive comedians. He divides his time between TV, radio, film and theatre as a comedy performer, presenter, writer and actor.
Julian is also a children’s author, publishing the first of his series, The Bolds, in 2015. He is available for corporate work too.

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    Julian Clary selected for World Book Day 2018

    Julian Clary joins a stellar line-up of authors representing World Book Day 2018. Following the huge success of his children's series, The Bolds, Julian has written a special story about his much-loved hyena family, which sees them move across the ocean from African safari park to England. The Bolds’ Great Adventure is one of the 11 official World Book Day titles available from late February, when children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 token to claim their chosen book. To mark today's launch, readers are taking part in a game on Twitter called #ShareAStoryIn10. Julian will be reading some of the day’s stories in a livestream at 4pm, with collaborator David Roberts illustrating. World Book Day, which aims to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure, takes place on 1 March 2018 with various events leading up to the big day.

    MWAM at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

    Reginald D Hunter, Katy Brand, Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are taking new shows to the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Reginald is currently on a UK tour with Some People v Reginald D Hunter and plays The Assembly Hall in August. Katy returns with more autobiographical storytelling in I Could've Been An Astronaut, the follow-up to last year's sell-out show, I Was A Teenage Christian. Jordan brings Body of Work, his third consecutive hour after 2016's critically acclaimed The Making Of. Eleanor and Chris, who both took a break last year and doubled at Camden Fringe, make a welcome return with People Pleaser and Moving On. Also appearing in Edinburgh: Paul Merton will guest on BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute while Julian Clary discusses The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children's series, at the International Book Festival.

    Julian Clary publishes The Bolds 3 paperback

    Julian Clary's third children’s book, The Bolds on Holiday, is now available in paperback following its hardback release in February. Complete with illustrations by award-winning and much sought after children’s illustrator David Roberts, the series tells the story of an extraordinary family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in Teddington. Julian's busy promotional schedule includes upcoming appearances at Camp Bestival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

    Julian Clary stars in black comedy Le Grand Mort

    Julian Clary will star in the world premiere of black comedy Le Grand Mort in London this September. The play was written specially for him by four-time Olivier Award-nominated writer Stephen Clark, who sadly died last October aged 55. Julian said: “In 2010, Stephen Clark took me out to lunch in Camden and told me he’d like to write a play for me. How lovely, how flattering, how unusual! "Over the following few years I got the occasional email from Stephen saying ‘I haven’t forgotten the play!’ but I decided he’d probably thought better of it. We were both busy with life, work and, in Stephen’s case, some serious health issues. "Then, one day in 2013, it arrived. A funny, dark, beautiful play. "Le Grand Mort will take me so far out of my comfort zone I may never return.” Directed by Christopher Renshaw, Le Grand Mort opens at Trafalgar Studios on Wednesday 20 September, closing on Saturday 28 October.

    Julian Clary returns to the London Palladium

    Julian Clary will star as Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington when he returns to the London Palladium in December. It follows his hugely successful run as Dandini in Cinderella last Christmas, which broke box office records for the highest grossing week in West End theatre history and was twice nominated for an Olivier Award. Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin, Elaine Paige, Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Gary Wilmot, and Charlie Stamp complete the principal cast. Tickets are now on sale for the five-week run, which opens on Saturday 9 December.

    Noël Coward by Julian Clary on Sky Arts

    Julian Clary pays tribute to the life and works of his idol Noël Coward for the new Passions series tonight.  The opening episode features interviews with Dame Joan Collins, Twiggy and Sir Derek Jacobi, and sees Julian travel to Firefly in Jamaica, where Coward was laid to rest. Noël Coward by Julian Clary airs on Sky Arts at 9pm.

    Julian Clary publishes third children’s book

    Julian Clary is delighted to unleash The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children’s book series, The Bolds. The Bolds are an extraordinary family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in south-west London. Britain’s much-loved, wildest and hairiest family will be vacating the leafy suburbia of Teddington next year for a new adventure. Julian said: “Are you ready for a third instalment of The Bolds? Then I have some more hyena hilarity for you: The Bolds On Holiday sees our furry friends on a camping holiday by the seaside. “Do you think they have any idea how to put up a tent? Do you think the twins, Bobby and Betty, get up to some serious mischief in the sand dunes? Do you think Uncle Tony turns out to be a cool surfing dude? Does Mr Bold tell more of his ridiculous jokes at inappropriate moments? Well, you really need to read this book of animal nonsense as soon as possible!” The Bolds on Holiday hardback edition is released through Andersen Press on 2 February, followed by a paperback version in summer 2017. Julian and The Bolds' award-winning illustrator, David Roberts, will be making a number of personal appearances over the summer too.

    Julian Clary extends UK tour

    Julian Clary has announced extra UK dates following overwhelming demand for his sold-out spring tour. The Joy of Mincing continues in Hoddesdon on 11 October, rounding off in Bromley on 6 November. He said: “How delightful to be mincing around more of the UK and bestowing my special MBEs [Mincer of the British Empire] upon worthy audience members as I go. “It’s marvellous to be getting stuck into some smut and innuendo once again.”

    Julian Clary stars in Palladium panto

    Julian Clary will star as Dandini in Cinderella when pantomime returns to the London Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years this Christmas. Tickets are now on sale for the five-week run, which opens on Friday 9 December.

    Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing tour

    Julian Clary, national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way… The Joy of Mincing is Julian Clary’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit. On stage Julian will proudly wear his well-deserved M.B.E (Mincer of the British Empire). It was the last thing he expected to receive when he knelt down in front of Prince Charles in the scullery at Buckingham Palace… And because Julian gives and gives (until it hurts) he will be handing out honours to the lucky few in the audience too. This is Julian at his filthy best. Live and unplugged. ‘He never falters. You think knob jokes are easy? Clary makes them flow like cheap German wine. It’s absolute fluff, but he pulls it off.’ Dominic Maxwell. The Times. ‘Outrageously funny. A master comedian at the top of his game.’ Andrew Edwards What’s On Stage.

    Julian Clary: The Bolds to the Rescue

    We are delighted to announce that Julian will be publishing his second children’s novel, The Bolds to the Rescue, on 3 March 2016.