Graham Norton

Biography: Your "favourite shiny Irish poof", as Graham Norton describes himself, was not always heading for a career in comedy. He forfeited his place at Cork University for a flight for freedom to San Francisco where he lived in a commune. The experience led him to the conclusion that acting was the life for him and he enrolled in the prestigious Central School of Drama in London.

Despite his desire to become a serious actor, it was soon clear that Graham's future lay in making people laugh. He performed his one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival from 1992 to 1997 when he was nominated for a Perrier award. This led to him being offered a stand-in position on the Jack Docherty Show, five weeks later he was voted Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards (for which Docherty was also nominated). Channel 4 soon offered him his own chat show and So Graham Norton was born. It was a magnificent mess of the camp, the obscene and the hilarious and led to it being snapped up by BBC
Your "favourite shiny Irish poof", as Graham Norton describes himself, was not always heading for a career in comedy. He forfeited his place at Cork University for a flight for freedom to San Francisco where he lived in a commune. The experience led him to the conclusion that acting was the life for him and he enrolled in the prestigious Central School of Drama in London.

Despite his desire to become a serious actor, it was soon clear that Graham's future lay in making people laugh. He performed his one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival from 1992 to 1997 when he was nominated for a Perrier award. This led to him being offered a stand-in position on the Jack Docherty Show, five weeks later he was voted Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards (for which Docherty was also nominated).

Channel 4 soon offered him his own chat show and So Graham Norton was born. It was a magnificent mess of the camp, the obscene and the hilarious and led to it being snapped up by BBC America and in turn, a US version being born to further cheers and laughter across the pond.

The lure of a 5 million GBP contract brought Graham into Auntie's clutches where he is being touted a the man to revive the Saturday night schedules. A task many have tried to grapple with but which none have, as yet, got a firm grip on. Perhaps he will do.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 15 Apr 4, 2014 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 14 Oct 19, 2013 Host tbd
tbd Comic Relief Mar 3, 2011 Presenter tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 7 Apr 12, 2010 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 6 Oct 5, 2009 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 5 Mar 5, 2009 Host tbd
tbd Comic Relief Feb 3, 2009 Presenter tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 4 Oct 2, 2008 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 3 Apr 17, 2008 Host tbd
tbd I'd Do Anything: Season 1 Mar 15, 2008 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 2 Oct 11, 2007 Host tbd
tbd Any Dream Will Do: Season 1 Mar 31, 2007 Host 9.0
tbd Comic Relief Feb 10, 2007 Presenter / Himself [Music Video] tbd
tbd Graham Norton's Bigger Picture: Season 3 Sep 18, 2006 Host tbd
tbd How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?: Season 1 Jul 29, 2006 Host tbd
tbd I Love the 70s: Volume 2: Season 1 Jul 10, 2006 Himself tbd
tbd Strictly Dance Fever: Season 2 Apr 1, 2006 Himself/Host tbd
tbd Graham Norton's Bigger Picture: Season 2 Jan 9, 2006 Host tbd
tbd Strictly Dance Fever: Season 1 Mar 26, 2005 Himself/Host tbd
tbd Comic Relief Mar 11, 2005 Host tbd
tbd Comic Relief Mar 14, 2003 Himself (Host) tbd
tbd Comic Relief Feb 13, 2001 Host tbd
tbd Comic Relief Feb 4, 1999 Recurring Role tbd
tbd Graham Norton's Bigger Picture: Season 1 Aug 1, 2005 Host tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 1 Feb 22, 2007 Host 9.0