From West End musicals to RSC dramas to children’s TV to panel shows, Rufus is one of the most popular and versatile performers around. Whether as a live host, contributing to Never Mind the Buzzcocks, dancing on Let's Dance for Sport Relief or singing and acting in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, he’s an irreverent, engaging, entertaining presence.


Comedian, presenter and actor Rufus Hound has appeared in acclaimed West End productions, films, panel shows, children’s television and dancing contests. Combining an affable, laid-back delivery with irreverent, cheeky humour, he’s a natural live host and a popular performer.

As a presenter, Rufus started out fronting Top of the Pops and coverage of the Glastonbury and Reading festivals. As a performer he’s appeared on almost every panel show around from Celebrity Juice to Never Mind the Buzzcocks to 8 Out of 10 Cats. He’s displayed his improv skills on Thank God You're Here and Argumental, and his serious side on Young Voters' Question Time and The Science of Doctor Who. He’s given his opinions on The Xtra Factor and The Apprentice: You’re Fired, and famously won Let's Dance for Sport Relief with his Cheryl Cole impression. He was also the star and writer of his own CBBC sitcom, Hounded.

Away from the cameras Rufus has carved a successful stage career with a host of dramatic, comedy and musical theatre roles. He took the lead role in the critically acclaimed and hugely popular One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End and on tour. He followed this with more critical praise co-starring alongside Robert Lindsay in the London debut of the musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He also appeared in Trevor Nunn’s production of The Wars of the Roses, and the RSC’s adaptations of Don Quixote and David Walliam's The Boy in the Dress.

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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH