Ian Moore is one of the UK’s top live comedians, a much sought-after corporate host and regular compere at the world famous Comedy Store in London.
Ian lives in France with his Anglo-French family and a burgeoning, barely controllable, menagerie. And, thanks to ‘events’, has become an unwitting, but witty, expert in UK and European visa, travel, trade agreements and UK–EU bickering. His sharp, entertaining punditry can be seen regularly on TV shows such as Dave’s Unspun, Channel 5’s topical Comedy Big Mouths and TRT World’s weekly dissection of the news, Nexus. Ian won many plaudits for his performance in the last series of BBC Radio 4’s long-running The Now Show.
Ian is also a regular on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk and BT Sport’s The Football’s On, a sometime co-host and regular guest on TalkSport’s The Warm Up and has his own fortnightly podcast called Monsieur So British, an accompaniment to his weekly blog. He is also a regular columnist for Living France Magazine.
Ian is the author of best-selling, A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France, and the follow up, C’est Modnifique!: Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France, both published by Summersdale.
Death and Croissants, the first in series of comic crime novels set in rural France, was published to great acclaim in ebook and hardback by Farrago on 1 July 2021. TV rights to the book and subsequent novels in the Follet Valley series have been optioned by Free@Last TV and translation rights have been sold in five territories.
Death and Papa Noel, a Follet Valley short story, was published in ebook in December 2021, and in hardback in October 2022.
The paperback edition of Death and Croissants was published in April 2022, and Death and Fromage, Book 2 in the Follet Valley series, was published in ebook, hardback and audiobook in July 2022, and in paperback in March 2023. Death at the Chateau, Book 3 in the series, was published in June 2023, and the next title, Death in Le Jardin, will be published in June 2024.
The Man Who Didn’t Burn, the first book in a new crime series, also set in France, featuring Juge d’Instruction Matthieu Lombard, was published by Duckworth in ebook, hardback and audiobook in October 2023.
While plate-spinning all of the above Ian makes a mean chutney.