Damian Williams

Derek

Television includes: Ginger Gahagan in the BBC series Billy Webb’s Amazing Story and Alfonso Bonzo, Lumpy in Spatz, Gavin in Exam Conditions, Ian in The Bill, appearances in Birds of a Feather and Britain’s Got More Talent (playing Countdown’s Rachel Riley alongside Stephen Mulhern) and presenter in Damian’s Are You Smarter Than Your 10 Year Old? for Sky One.

Musical theatre includes: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (the Leicester Curve, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur).

Damian’s first love is comedy (his heroes being Laurel and Hardy). He had the pleasure of playing Ollie in Tom McGrath’s Laurel and Hardy. Another hero is Tommy Cooper, who he played in both the tour of the play Being Tommy Cooper as well as in Paul Hendy’s short film The Last Laugh.

Damian is a well-known farceur, appearing in Run for Your Wife, Cash on Delivery, Funny Money, Tom, Dick and Harry, It Runs in the Family, Not Now, Darling, There Goes the Bride, Out of Order, Caught in the Net, Dry Rot, See How They Run, Don’t Dress for Dinner and the UK tour of The Ladykillers.

Damian has appeared in pantomime every year for the last 32 years, with the last 11 being as the resident Dame at the Sheffield Lyceum.