Roger de CourceyRoger de Courcey has established himself as one of Britain’s leading ventriloquists/entertainers and two highly successful seasons in Las Vegas plus an engagement at the giant O’Keefe Centre in Toronto, Canada have added an international reputation to his credit.
He has appeared several times at the London Palladium, including a Royal Variety Performance and has starred in theatres and night-clubs throughout the UK including summer seasons and pantomimes.
Roger was born in London and started in show-business as an opera singer. As a singer he moved into the West End stage, appearing in such musicals as ‘Sweet Charity’ and ‘Company’. However it was on an engagement in the domestic cabaret circuit that he discovered ‘Nookie’ and then decided to develop an act around ventriloquism.
The irrepressible ‘Nookie Bear’ first delighted viewers in the TV series ‘New Faces’ from which Roger went on to win the 1976 Grand Final. Since then television appearances have been numerous including his own series and guest spots in virtually every major light entertainment show. Most recently, Roger has appeared with 'Nookie' who was honoured to be chosen as guest manager on the cult TV show "Fantasy Football League", BBC2's "The Sunday Show", "The Alphabet Game" for BBC1, Channel 4's "Light Lunch" and BBC1's "Generation Game".
Roger continues to enjoy outstanding success in all spheres of the entertainment industry and is very much in demand travelling world-wide to various functions both as a cabaret artiste and after-dinner speaker.
A keen golfer he was honoured with position of Captain of the Variety Club Golfing Society in 1992.
1993 saw him inaugurated as Prince Rat and in 1994 he was delighted to have been elected the prestigious position of ‘King Rat’ for the Grand Order of Water Rats which is the highest in this order.
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