Rory was born in Ascot and studied in Buckinghamshire. He has worked as a broadcaster and event host for 15 years, presenting programmes for the BBC and Commercial Radio stations. For over eight years Rory was heard locally on BBC Radio Berkshire until August 2016. Amongst Rory’s work for the BBC he's been an award-winning tour guide at BBC Television Centre and has worked on Strictly Come Dancing and The One Show (Children In Need outside broadcasts)as an audience warm-up host. Rory's other roles within the BBC include working for Radio 4 as an assistant freelance producer and as a professional rugby commentator.
In other professions Rory has travelled the country reporting from the UK's top horse racing events and has travelled the globe working as a medal ceremony host and commentator. In other work, Rory has hosted the main stage for Honda UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over five years as well as hosting for O2 across the UK and for many charitable causes. Rory also hosts player Q&A sessions at Premiership rugby matches and recently started his own successful video production company.
Rory has performed with the Emmy award winning and BAFTA nominated John Lunn, whose music includes Downton Abbey,Little Dorrit and Hamish McBeth and is no stranger to The Anvil having hosted for the last Cinema In Symphony concert in 2018, and is delighted to be back again alongside conductor Neil Streeter with the Heritage Light Orchestra and Fleet Concert Orchestra.
Rory’s presenting style is engaging, witty, warm and down to earth - “The audience is in for a real treat for this concert as this wonderful theatre just oozes atmosphere with an event such as this”.