Brian Conley is an English entertainer renowned for his career spanning television, theatre and musicals. Born August 7, 1961 in Paddington London – with unique talent and charisma that quickly established him as one of Britain’s foremost talents – Conley quickly established a name in British entertainment as one of its household names.
Brian Conley’s television career
Conley has been in the television industry for over 40 years. He has presented The Royal Variety Performance on multiple occasions, hosted The Brian Conley Show and played a variety of characters in popular sitcoms.
Strictly Come Dancing
Conley made a notable appearance on Strictly Come Dancing’s 15th season in 2017. Conley was paired with Welsh professional dancer Amy Dowden. They impressed audiences with their dance routines but were eliminated after Week 5.
Conley will join the BBC’s long-running soap opera EastEnders in February 2021. Conley’s role as Terry Cant – the long lost father of Sonia Fowler – brought new storylines and dynamics to the show. Conley’s departure from EastEnders is not expected to happen until mid-2023.
Brian Conley on the Stage
Conley is not only a television star, but he has also made his mark on the West End, performing in musicals such as Me and My Girl and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He has also appeared in Oliver! and Barnum, and Hairspray.
West End Theatre
Conley has gained widespread acclaim since showcasing his talents on stage, earning nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award (an accolade presented to individuals who have performed exceptional theatre). Critics also acknowledged Conley for captivating audiences through both singing and acting abilities that delight audiences and capture critics’ hearts alike.
Brian Conley is a musician who has released five albums including Brian Conley sings, Let the Good Times roll, and Stage to Stage. Brian Conley’s musical work shows another side of his versatility.
Accolades for Music
Conley’s career has seen him win numerous awards including The National Television Award, the Best Live Performer Award in Manchester Evening News and a British Comedy Award.
Brian Paul Conley is a Londoner born in Paddington. Colin Conley, his father, worked as a taxidriver before joining the BBC. Alan Conley, Conley’s older brother, also works for the BBC in production.
Early life and career
Conley grew up in West London and attended the Barbara Speake Stage School where he studied Performing Arts. Conley’s entertainment career began at the age of 16 as a Pontin Bluecoat. Conley’s successful career is an inspiration to many aspiring artists.
Brian Conley is 61 years old and still a major force in British entertainment. His unwavering commitment and vast talent have made him one of Britain’s most beloved entertainers.