Julian Clary

Julian Clary

53

London

Julian Clary was born in 1959 and is a comedian and TV personality.

As a teenager, his eldest sister Frances influenced Julian, she was starting her career as a Tiller Girl and Julian was fascinated with the illusion created by her heavy make-up.

Julian studied Drama and English at Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 1978. He said his time at university was liberating, as he could finally be who he wanted to be.

After graduating, Julian began working on the cabaret circuit in the early 80s. His act was known as The Joan Collins Fan Club, which comprised of himself and sidekick pet Fanny the Wonderdog.

Julian has appeared on many TV shows including Sticky Moment, Terry and Julian, All Rise, Prickly Heat, It’s Only TV But I Like It, Come And Have a Go and The Under Dog Show.

He continues to tour the UK, Australia and New Zealand with his one-man shows. In 2010 he completed a 140-date tour of Lord of the Mince, A Celebration of My twenty-five years in the Camp Spotlight: How I Got There and Why I Refuse to Leave.

Towards the end of 2012 he will embark on his latest tour: Position Vacant – Apply Within. Julian will be scouring the country in search of love. Position Vacant: Enquire Within is dedicated to one thing – finding himself a husband. He promises to leave “no straight unturned”.

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