Bradley’s diverse career has spanned across a wide range of mediums and genres, allowing him to become a well-respected and familiar figure in the entertainment industry.
Since its inception, Bradley played the lead role, Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brookes, in ITV’s hugely successful series Law and Order UK. Broadcast in 18 countries and hitting audience ratings of almost 7 million at its peak in the UK, it is a constant hit with audiences.
REVIEWS FOR ‘LAW & ORDER’
– Bradley Walsh’s understated performance as DS Ronnie Brooks stands out – The Times
– Bradley Walsh is a revelation – his DS Ronnie Brooks is a classic TV copper – The Mail
– Bradley Walsh, plays placid, seen-it-all Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks to perfection – Radio Times
Prior to this, Bradley played the loveable rogue Danny Baldwin in the award-winning soap Coronation Street. Danny was an extremely popular character with audiences and the role earned Bradley the title of Best Actor at The Royal Television Society Awards, The TV Times Awards and at the BSA’s (British Soap Awards). He also received three Best Actor nominations at The National Television Awards for his performance.
On leaving Coronation Street Bradley went on to film an emotional three-part ITV drama entitled Torn, a gripping true story about two families, whose lives are irreparably changed when a young girl disappears. Fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play a role in a Charles Dickens’ costume drama, Bradley also appeared in The Old Curiosity Shop alongside acting legend Sir Derek Jacobi.
In film, Bradley starred as Dave Dodds in the 2001 Brit-hit feature film Mike Bassett: England Manager. A satirical ‘mockumentary’ following the trials and tribulations of the England football team and their manager. Other film work includes working with the highly respected Palm D’or winner, Ken Loach, on a short film, entitled Happy Ending, which was celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival.
2014 was a busy year for Bradley as he continued to present the cult tea time game show The Chase on ITV, alongside The Celebrity Chase.
– Bradley Walsh might be Britain’s greatest gameshow host
– The Guardian.
Also in 2014 Bradley hosted Sunday Night at the Palladium which was a dream come true. Bradley was asked back in 2015 to
host the opening of the second series. Christmas 2014 welcomed ITV’s brand new variety show, A Christmas Cracker hosted by Bradley at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Bradley presented the new ITV prime time show Keep it in the Family towards the end of 2014 to huge critical acclaim and success, which was recommissioned for a second series in August 2015. He also appeared as the Team Captain in series 1 and 2 of ITV’s Play to The Whistle.
Bradley presented the Crime Thriller Awards in 2015 for the third year running, an event which celebrates the elite of crime novels and productions of the year.
Also in 2015, Bradley made his BBC1 debut as an actor (having previously presented The National Lottery on BBC1), in the new six part comedy SunTrap, alongside Kayvan Novak. Bradley continued to host The Chase, now in its tenth series, and The Celebrity Chase throughout 2016. Also in 2016, he debuted Cash Trapped on ITV; a game show devised and presented by himself which received a positive response from viewers.
In November 2016 Bradley released his debut album Chasing Dreams which was hugely successful and became the highest selling UK debut album of 2016.
Philanthropy has always been extremely important to Bradley both personally and professionally. He has completed various charitable work and currently acts as PATRON of the MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION. He regularly takes part in the fantastic UNICEF event ‘Soccer Aid’, playing for the England team at both Old Trafford and Wembley. Bradley enjoyed coaching the 2014 England team for Soccer Aid in June 2014-16. This year he became the new patron of the British Citizen Awards alongside Dame Mary Perkins and the Duchess of York.
2006 Best actor Royal Television society
2006 Best actor BSA awards
2006 Best Actor TV Times awards