In 2013, Rory made his theatrical debut in Trevor Nunn’s production of Noel Coward’s Relative Values (Bath Theatre Royal) before its West End run at the Pinter Theatre.
He has translated three operas: two from French, Carmen (2001) and Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera, 2011) and one from German (Der Silbersee, 1997) together with the Bertolt Brecht play A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic, 2008).
In 2011, Rory competed on the Saturday night entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1).
His first major television appearance was on Wogan (1985) and has since featured on Wogan on a number of occasions. He is also a frequent guest on Parkinson and The Andrew Marr Show, where he reviews current political events through his many characters. Other credits include Spitting Image, Whose Line is it Anyway, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, The News Quiz, The Now Show, 7 day Sunday and QI.
He is a regular contributor to The FT, The Telegraph, The New Statesman and Radio Times, for whom he has interviewed Michael Parkinson and David Frost.
With John Bird and John Fortune, he also wrote and appeared in Between Iraq and a Hard Place, My Government and I and Silly Money, and had a book of satire published in 2004 entitled, You Are Here, based on the show of the same name.