Kicking off Vauxhall‘s new ‘Great British Legends’ series is comedian Harry Enfield. In a series of three interviews with GQ Editor Dylan Jones, Enfield drives around in the new Vauxhall Astra – the focus of the video series is to celebrate the Astra’s milestone of having been on the road for the last 35 years – and answers questions about his lifestyle in York, his comedy, and his car-related experiences.
“As a comedy hero and legend himself, Harry Enfield was the perfect British figure to launch the series. Harry Enfield left York and went on to create characters and catchphrases that have become engrained in British culture, including Kevin the teenager, Wayne and Waynetta and the Scousers, making him a true British Legend synonymous with households up and down the country,” Dylan Jones remarks. “One in four Brits has either owned or driven an Vauxhall Astra at some point in their lives, so it’s only right that we pay tribute to its legendary status, along with other living legends in Britain. I’m looking forward to meeting the next.”
“All these years on, it’s an honor to be even considered a ‘Great British Legend’ and take a road-trip around York to reminisce about my time at university,” said Enfield. “It’s where I discovered I could actually be funny for a living and met some inspirational people along the way that played a big role in kick-starting my career.”
Having watched the videos we can vouch for Mr. Enfield’s humor, but beyond that he also offers an interesting perspective on life – he may be wealthy now be that wasn’t always the case. We could try to explain a bit more, but really you’d have to watch the interviews to fully understand (the University life one in particular).
We’ve embedded the video in which Enfield talks about Vauxhall; to see the other two videos, look no further than below.