Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound is an award winning actor, presenter and comedian.

Rufus’ extensive list of stage credits include the lead role of ‘Freddy’ in the original West End production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, ‘Francis Henshall’ in “One Man Two Guv’nors” at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, ‘Toad’ in “Wind In The Willows” at London’s Palladium and more recently ‘Sancho Panzo’ in “Don Quixote” at The Garrick, alongside David Threlfall.

He appeared in “Utopia” (Soho Theatre) for Steve Marmion, “Neville’s Island” (Chichester Festival Theatre) for Angus Jackson, “The Wars Of The Roses” (Rose Theatre) for Trevor Nunn, “What The Butler Saw” for Nikolai Foster, “Present Laughter” (Chichester Festival Theatre) for Sean Foley, “Dusty” for Maria Friedman and “The Provoked Island” for Phillip Breen and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Rufus originated the role of ‘Dad’ in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s original production of “Boy In The Dress”, which was met with critical acclaim.

On screen Rufus appeared as series regular ‘Kevlar’ in Dave’s hit comedy “Zapped” alongside Paul Kaye and James Buckley. He also took the series regular role of ‘Duncan Trench’ in Sky’s comedy “Trollied”. His credits include ‘Sam Swift’ in “Doctor Who” (BBC), “Cucumber” (Channel 4), “A Touch Of Cloth” (Sky) and as the eponymous hero in BBC’s “Hounded”.

His film credits include “Beautiful Devils”, “Scottish Mussel”, “Keith Lemon: The Movie”, “My Big Fat Gypsy Gangster” and the lead role of ‘Raif’ in the Nigel Cole directed “The Wedding Video”.

Rufus lends his vocal talents as the voice of ‘Borka’ in “Ronja The Robbers Daughter”, as ‘Gilbert’ in “Sadie Sparks” and as the title character of ‘Waffle’ in the BBC series “Waffle the Wonderdog”.

As a comedian, Rufus was a regular team member on “Celebrity Juice” (ITV) for seven series, and has appeared on a multitude of British comedy shows including “Countdown”, “Dave Gorman: Terms & Conditions”, “Never Mind The Buzzcocks”, “Would I Lie To You?”, “8 Out Of 10 Cats” and “You Have Been Watching” to name a very select few…

As a presenter, he’s welcomed viewers to “OutTake TV” on BBC1 (replacing Anne Robinson), “What Do Kids Know” for UKTV, “Top of the Pops”, “Glastonbury” and “The Brits: Backstage” to name a few!

Rufus continues to host the multi award winning radio show “My Teenage Diaries” which is now in its tenth series.

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