Graham Norton Biography And Wiki
Graham William Walker famously known as Graham Norton is an Irish television and radio presenter, commentator, comedian, actor, author, and writer based in the United Kingdom. He is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and also an eight-time award winner overall.
Firstly shown on BBC Two before moving to other slots on BBC one, it passed Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in BBC One’s prestigious late-Friday-evening slot in 2010. Norton also presents on BBC Radio 2 and is the BBC television commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest, that made Hot Press describing him as “the 21st century’s answer to Terry Wogan”.
In 2012, he sold his production company, So Television, to ITV for around £17 million and later in 2019, Norton became a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Graham Norton Age and Birthday
Graham Norton was born on April 4, 1963, in Clondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He celebrates his birth on April 4th every year. Norton turns 57 years old in 2020.
Graham Norton Height and Weight
Norton is a man of average stature. He stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73 meters) and weighs 165 lbs (75 kgs).
Graham Norton Early Life
Norton was born in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, and grew up in Bandon, County Cork. His family is members of the Church of Ireland and his father’s straight ancestors originated in Yorkshire. He took part in the TV program Who Do You Think You Are? to trace his ancestry.
Graham Norton Education
Norton attended at Bandon Grammar School, in West Cork, and then University College, Cork, where he spent two years studying French and English in the 1980s but did not complete his studies after having a breakdown during which he refused to leave his room.
In June 2013, he collected an honorary doctorate from University College Cork. He shifted to London and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama and also worked as a waiter during that time. Immediately joining the actor’s union Equity, he selected Norton as his stage name, as there was already an actor called Graham Walker.
Graham Norton Family
He is the son of Billy Walker (father) and a lovely mother Rhoda Walker.
He also has a sister who goes by the name of Paula Giles.
Graham Norton Gay
Norton is openly gay. He split up from his partner of two years, Trevor Patterson in 2013 and broke up with his subsequent partner, Andrew Smith in 2015. Norton mentioned in 2015 that his ex-boyfriend often resented the role they had a play in the public eye as his partner.
As of now, Norton is currently single.
Graham Norton Facts and Body Measurements
Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about Norton.
- Full Name: Graham William Walker.
- Age/ How Old?: 57 years old as of 2020.
- Date of Birth: April 4, 1963.
- Place of Birth: Clondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
- Education: Bandon Grammar School, University College, Cork and Central School of Speech and Drama.
- Birthday: April 4th.
- Nationality: Irish.
- Father’s Name: Billy Walker.
- Mother’s Name: Rhoda Walker.
- Siblings: Paula Giles.
- Relationship?: Single.
- Children/ Kids: To be updated.
- Height/ How tall?: 1.73 meters.
- Weight: 75 kgs.
- Profession: Presenter, Comedian, Actor, Writer and Commentator.
- Net worth: $30 million dollars.
- Hair Colour: Blond.
- Eyes Colour: Brown.
Graham Norton Career
His first appearances in broadcasting were in the UK, where he had a spot as a panelist and regular comedian on the BBC Radio 4 show Loose Ends in the early 1990s when the show ran on Saturday mornings. His rise to popularity started as one of the early victories of Channel 5 when he won a prize for his performance as the stand-in host of a late-night TV talk show usually presented by Jack Docherty.
The award was followed by a comic quiz show on Channel 5 called Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, which was not well received as a program but did enhance Norton’s reputation as a comic and host. In 1996, he co-hosted the late-night test show Carnal Knowledge on ITV with Maria McErlane.
In 1996, he starred the part of Father Noel Furlong in three episodes (“Hell”, “Flight into Terror”, “The Mainland”) of the series Father Ted, which was set on the fictional Craggy Island off the west coast in Channel 4. After this early success, he moved to Channel 4 to host his own chat shows including So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton. As a performer who is not only openly gay but also camp and flamboyant, it was here that Norton’s act was fully honed as a cheeky, innuendo-laden joker.
Also in 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 1000 funniest acts in British comedy. (Although Norton is Irish, the bulk of his television career has been in the UK.) In January 2004, he was titled the most powerful person in TV comedy by Radio Times.
In 2005, he shifted to the BBC and began hosting the Saturday evening reality TV series and also read stories some nights on the BBC children’s channel CBeebies as part of Bedtime Hour. In 2006, he hosted the BBC One series How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria and has subsequently presented the three follow-up series: Any Dream Will Do in 2007, I’d Do Anything in 2008, and Over the Rainbow in 2010.
He has also hosted various other shows for the BBC during this time, including Totally Saturday (2009), The One and Only (2008) and When Will I Be Famous? (2007). Since 2007, he has been a regular host of The British Academy Television Awards. That same year on 7th July, he presented at Live Earth and undertook a trip to Ethiopia with a Foundation named Born Free to highlight the plight of the Ethiopian wolf – the rarest canid in the world and was the subject of an episode of the BBC1 genealogy documentary Who Do You Think You Are?.
In May 2010, he took Chris Evans’ breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. After that month, it was confirmed that he would be replacing Jonathan Ross’s Saturday morning slot on the same station.
In February 2019, it was declared that Norton will be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race the UK alongside Alan Carr on a rotating basis. Carr and Norton will be joined by permanent judges Michelle Visage and RuPaul.
He presents a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, featuring guest interviews and music. It also presents an “agony aunt” section with advice from Maria McErlane and Norton, called “Grill Graham”. In January 2012, he asked listeners to his Radio 2 show to help find his car, shortly after it was stolen. He named it “The Great Car Hunt” and told listeners to “Keep your eyes out for it. It was filthy by the way.”
Graham Norton Salary
According to our reliable sources, Norton’s annual salary ranges between €1,951,000 and €1,957,182.
Graham Norton Net Worth
The award-winning television and radio presenter, Norton, has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars which he has earned through his successful career as a commentator, comedian, actor, author, writer, television, and radio presenter.
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Graham Norton Beach House And Apartment
Norton owns an apartment in New York City and a holiday home in Ahakista, County Cork.
Graham Norton Pets
Norton has two dogs a terrier called Madge and a labradoodle called Bailey, which he adopted from the UK charity Dogs Trust.
Graham Norton Assault
In 1989, he was mugged, beaten up, and stabbed by a group of attackers on a street in London. Norton nearly died cause he lost half of his blood. He said that an elderly couple was the ones who found him, and said they “saved his life” after calling for an ambulance. He said he did not think the attack was homophobic, as he was walking alone at the time. He was hospitalized for two and a half weeks before eventually recovering from the attack.
Graham Norton Book
In October 2014 he released his second memoir, ‘The Life and Loves of a He-Devil’. The memoir won the Non-Fiction Book of the Year category at the 2014 Irish Book Awards.
Graham Norton Wine
Norton has two percent in New Zealand winery Invivo Wines. He has his own wine range in collaboration with Invivo, the first wine was first released in 2014.
Graham Norton Awards
- 1999: Gay Presenter of the Year, Gaytime Award.
- 2000: Best Entertainment Performance, ‘So Graham Norton’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2001: Best Presenter,’ So Graham Norton’, Royal Television Society.
- 2001: Best Entertainment Performance,’ So Graham Norton’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2002: Best Entertainment Performance,’ So Graham Norton’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2011: Best Entertainment Performance,’The Graham Norton Show’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2012: Best Entertainment Performance,’The Graham Norton Show’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2013: Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme,’The Graham Norton Show’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2015: Best Comedy Programme or Series,’The Graham Norton Show’, British Academy Television Awards.
- 2017: Special Recognition Award, National Television Awards.
Frequently Asked Questions About Graham Norton
Who is Graham Norton?
He is an accomplished television and radio presenter, commentator, comedian, actor, author, and writer based in the United Kingdom.
How old is Graham Norton?
He is an Irish national born on 4th April 1963, in Clondalkin, Dublin.
How tall is Graham Norton?
He stands at a height of 1.73m tall.
Is Graham Norton married?
No, but he is openly gay. Norton split up from his partner of two years, Trevor Patterson in 2013 and broke up with his subsequent partner, Andrew Smith in 2015. As of now, he is currently single.
How much is Graham Norton worth?
He has an approximate net worth of $30 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
How much does Graham Norton make?
According to our reliable sources, Norton’s annual salary ranges between €1,951,000 and €1,957,182.
Where does Norton live?
He is a resident of London, England, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.
Is Norton dead or alive?
He is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Norton Now?
Norton is still pursuing his career. Currently, he presents a show on the people’s stories and trends live on BBC One.
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