The multi-talented Des Coleman is the perfect awards host for corporate events – combining fun and professionalism to ensure an excellent awards ceremony
Celebrating 25 years in Film Theatre and Television, presenter Des Coleman is a busy man who never stops. You can see him fronting the weather on ITV Central and touring the country as Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack. He continues to host corporate shows and award ceremonies across the UK and you can also booked Des as a singer for your private party or special occasion.
Des apprenticed as a welder working at Rugeley power station, but with a burning ambition to entertain he left to attend the much celebrated Guildford School of Acting. He made his West End debut in Miss Saigon and went on to play lead roles in Porgy and Bess, Rent many other award winning shows. His Career has seen 4 nominations for a Royal Television Society award, a BAFTA win with the cast of EastEnders, an Evening Standard Award nomination and a nomination for Best supporting actor at the Santa Monica Film Festival.
Des auditioned for and won the part of Lenny Wallace in EastEnders. And in his four years the show won its first BAFTA and National Television Award. The film Submerged with Sam Neil followed and the cult movie ‘Is Harry on the Boat’ which was made into a series by Sky. He has also presented Coleman Cracks Down on Climate for ITV Central
Des then took time away from acting to travel with Oxfam to Ghana. He acted as ambassador touring the country speaking to colleges and politicians about Fair Trade.
A few years ago Des was diagnosed with a rare form of Non Hodgkinsons Lymphoma. After two operations the treatment was a success. Since then Des had shared time counselling many whose illness is untreatable. Des is also an ambassador for ‘School for Parents’ a charity organisation set up to help children with disabilities.
Today, Des enjoys a career path that reaches into many areas, from stage screen and television through to education, local authorities, and business. He has worked non stop, whether presenting The One Show, appearing in films, training as a weatherman or taking the lead in Sir Trevor Nunn’s musical/opera Porgy and Bess. Des has also received award nominations from the Evening Standard, the Santa Monica film festival and the Royal Television Society Des shows no signs of slowing up.
Des is a superb live events presenter and is in much demand to host for a variety of awards events. Recent feedback includes:
“Please extend our thanks again to Des for hosting. He was fab!” Katie McManus, Employee Experience and Retention Project Manager, HR Directorate, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Awards 2023.