Shaun Williamson

Shaun Williamson

  • Best known as Barry from EastEnders
  • Available for Barrioke
  • Awards Hosting, After Dinner Speaking, Quiz enthusiast

A renowned actor on both television and the stage, Shaun Williamson is probably best known for playing Barry Evans in BBC1's ever popular soap Eastenders, appearing in over 700 episodes.

Growing up in Maidstone, Kent, Shaun struggled to breakthrough as an actor. Such was his determination to succeed as a thespian, however, that he established his own amateur dramatics society and had considerable success with this group in plays such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. He subsequently completed a three-year acting diploma at The Webber Douglas Academy and went on to appear in several TV shows before landing the part of Barry Evans in Eastenders. Other television roles have included parts in two series of ‘Extras’, one series of ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the film of ‘The Invention Of Lying’. Other credits include Casualty, Holby City, Moving On, Plebs, Mr Winner, Houdini, Scoop, Funland, Inspector Morse and the sitcom, Waiting for God

He has also been popular on stage, in such roles as Monty The DJ in Saturday Night Fever, Fagin in Oliver and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.

The last few years have been particularly busy ones for Shaun. He played played Mr Perks in the hit stage adaptation of The Railway Children at London's King's Cross Theatre, then later the same year played Baron Bomburst & Lord Scrumptious in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical at the London Palladium, as well as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at The Hawth, Crawley. He has also appeared in Love Me Tender and Never Forget and numerous comedies including a stint on stage as Fletcher in Porridge.

One of his big interests is quizzing. He won Mastermind in 2000 and has appeared on the winning teams in The Chase, Pointless (3 times), Eggheads and had his own Quiz show, The 24 Hour Quiz, in 2005.

Available as a comic, public speaker, Shaun offers the complete entertainment package for Public Speaking, Corporate Events and Product Launches. To book Shaun for your Event, contact Prime Performers using the online booking enquiry form or, alternatively, call us on 020 3500 3331 or email us at

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Shaun was fantastic. People have been commenting all day what a fabulous night they had and how very approachable he was. He joined in with everything, had a chat with the customers, had pictures taken with whoever want them. He was probably the best we have had at both our dinner. Please say a massive thank you too him.
May I take this opportunity to say that Mr Shaun Williamson was outstanding throughout the evening of our Ladies Guest Night, entertaining all with his witty repartee and genial nature from the very beginning of the evening. He proved to be an excellent after-dinner speaker entertaining the whole Mess with his well crafted stories, which were personalised to the audience.
Shaun was a true professional, he was truly amazing, funny, engaging and held the room together perfectly. We couldn't ask for a better host, we've had so much great feedback and the room was electric when he came on stage. He even did a little song too which was fantastic.