Julian Clary joins London Palladium wall of fame | First new performer to be added © Craig Sugden

Julian Clary joins London Palladium wall of fame

First new performer to be added

Julian Clary has been added to a wall of fame at the London Palladium 

Andrew Lloyd Webber helped unveil his portrait, as the camp comedian became the first new performer to join the mural of entertainment greats since it was  launched in October last year

Lord Lloyd Webber said: ‘Julian more than meets the criteria having performed at The Palladium for almost 30 years and headlining the Pantomime for the past four.  I’m delighted that he is receiving this honour today.

‘For over 100 years, The London Palladium has presented the most prestigious pantomimes in the West End, and in recent times it is the performances from artists like Julian Clary that have enabled that legacy to continue. 

‘He is one of our most popular and distinctive comedians and continues to wow audiences of all ages with his wit, good humour and without doubt his spectacular pantomime costumes."

Clary added: ‘I am truly delighted to be joining such illustrious company on the Palladium Wall of Fame. I love performing in this magical theatre and the joy of walking on stage here never diminishes. There is no thrill like it, and I’ve tried a few.’

Created by award-winning artist Lee Simmons, the installation is at the theatre’s stage door and also features the likes of Arthur Askey, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Crazy Gang, Ken Dodd, Bruce Forsyth, Max Miller,   Jimmy Tarbuck, Tommy Trinder and Norman Wisdom.

Published: 10 Dec 2019

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