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Graham Norton
Norton in 2022
Graham William Walker

(1963-04-04) 4 April 1963 (age 61)
Clondalkin, County Dublin, Ireland
Alma materRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Comedian
  • actor
  • author
  • television host
Years active1981–present
Jonathan McLeod
(m. 2022)

Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), better known by his stage name Graham Norton, is an Irish comedian, actor, author and television host known for his work in the UK. He is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show (2007–present) and an eight-time award-winner overall. He has received the British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance three times for So Graham Norton (1998 to 2002). Originally shown on BBC Two before moving to other slots on BBC One, his chat show succeeded Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in BBC One's late-Friday-evening slot in 2010.[1]

From 2010 to 2020, Norton presented the Saturday-morning slot on BBC Radio 2. From January 2021 to February 2024, he presented his weekend show for Virgin Radio UK.[2] Since 2009, he has served as the BBC's television commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest.[3] He has been noted for his innuendo-laden dialogue and flamboyant presentation style. Before establishing himself as a presenter, Norton appeared as Father Noel Furlong in three episodes of the multiple award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. In 2012, he sold his production company So Television to ITV for around £17 million.[1] In 2019, he became a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK.[4]

Early life[edit]

Norton was born Graham William Walker on 4 April 1963 at 48 St Brigid's Road, in Clondalkin, County Dublin, Ireland[5][6] to William "Billy" (died 2000), a sales representative for Guinness, and Rhoda Walker. He has an older sister, Paula (born 1959). Because of his father's job, he and his family moved around Ireland throughout his early childhood; they lived in Tramore, then Waterford, then Kilkenny, before settling in the town of Bandon, County Cork, where he grew up. He was raised in a Church of Ireland family, and has said that he felt somewhat isolated growing up as a Protestant in the predominantly Catholic south of Ireland. His father's family were from County Wicklow, while his mother is a native of Belfast.[7] He discovered during a 2007 episode of the genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? that his father's direct ancestors were English, having originated in Yorkshire before emigrating to Ireland in 1713.[7]

Norton was educated at Bandon Grammar School in County Cork and then University College Cork, where he spent two years studying English and French in the 1980s. He did not complete his studies after having a breakdown and refusing to leave his flat.[8] He later received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2013.[9]

In 1981, Norton featured in an episode of RTÉ's Youngline, participating in an audience debate about underage teens attending discos.[10] In 1983, Norton travelled to San Francisco where he lived for one year, in the "Stardance" hippie commune house,[11][12][13][14] on Fulton Street and worked as a waiter.[15] In the late 1980s he moved to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama.[16] He again found work as a waiter during that period.[17] Upon joining the actors' union Equity, he chose Norton (his great-grandmother's maiden name) as his new surname, as there was already a comic-actor called Graham Walker, represented by the union.[7][18]


Channel 4[edit]

In 1992, Norton's stand-up comedy drag act as a tea-towel-clad Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe made the press when Scottish Television's religious affairs department mistakenly thought he represented the real Mother Teresa.[19] His first appearances in broadcasting were in the UK, where he had a spot as a regular comedian and panellist on the BBC Radio 4 show Loose Ends in the early 1990s, when the show ran on Saturday mornings. He was one of the early successes of Channel 5, winning an award as stand-in host of a late-night TV talk show usually presented by Jack Docherty.[20][21] This 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 programme but enhanced Norton's reputation as a comic and host. In 1996, he co-hosted the late-night quiz show Carnal Knowledge on ITV with Maria McErlane.

In 1996, Norton played the part of Father Noel Furlong in three episodes ("Hell", "Flight into Terror", "The Mainland") of the Channel 4 series Father Ted,[22] which was set on the fictional Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. Father Furlong was often seen taking charge of the St Luke's Youth Group.

After this early success, Norton moved to Channel 4 in 1998 to host his own chat shows, including the weekly So Graham Norton (1998–2002), followed by the daily weeknight show V Graham Norton (2002–03). As a performer who is not only openly gay,[23] but also camp and flamboyant, it was here that Norton's act was fully honed as a cheeky, innuendo-laden joker.[citation needed] In January 2003 Norton was listed in The Observer as one of the 1,000 funniest acts in British comedy. (Though Norton is Irish, the bulk of his television career has been in the UK.) In January 2004, he was named the most powerful person in TV comedy by Radio Times.[24] Also that year he was the subject of controversy in the United Kingdom when, on his Channel 4 show, he joked, "I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of 'Stayin' Alive'", referring to the recent death of the Bee Gees singer. Gibb's brother Robin described Norton as "scum", threatened to "rip his head off" if he saw him, and demanded an apology from him, the show's producers, and Channel 4.[25] The Independent Television Commission investigated after complaints about this insensitivity were received and eventually Channel 4 had to make two apologies: one in the form of a caption slide before the show, another from Norton in person.[citation needed]

In the summer of 2004, Norton ventured into American television. The Graham Norton Effect debuted on 24 June 2004 on Comedy Central, and was also broadcast in the UK on BBC Three. In the midst of controversy surrounding Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl performance, Norton was wary of moving into the market.[26]



Norton at the 2009 BAFTA Awards

Norton began his career on the BBC in 2001 when he hosted Comic Relief 2001.[27]

In 2005, Norton moved to the BBC and began hosting the Saturday evening reality TV series Strictly Dance Fever on BBC One, as well as a new comedy chat show, Graham Norton's Bigger Picture. He also read stories some nights on the BBC children's channel CBeebies as part of Bedtime Hour.

In 2006, Norton hosted the BBC One series How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria? in which Andrew Lloyd Webber tried to find a lead actress for his West End version of The Sound of Music. Norton has subsequently presented the three follow-up series: Any Dream Will Do in 2007, in which a group of males competed to win the role of Joseph in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; I'd Do Anything in 2008, in which Lloyd Webber seeks to find the parts of Nancy and Oliver for Sir Cameron Mackintosh's production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!; and Over the Rainbow in 2010, following a similar format to find a new Dorothy for a Wizard of Oz West end Production.

Norton hosted various other shows for the BBC during this time, including When Will I Be Famous? (2007), The One and Only (2008) and Totally Saturday (2009). Since 2007, Norton has also been a regular host of The British Academy Television Awards. On 7 July 2007, Norton presented at Live Earth and undertook a trip to Ethiopia with the Born Free Foundation to highlight the plight of the Ethiopian wolf – the rarest canid in the world. In the same year, he was the subject of an episode of the BBC1 genealogy documentary Who Do You Think You Are?

Norton's chat show, The Graham Norton Show, began on 22 February 2007 on BBC Two. The format is very similar to his previous Channel 4 shows. On 6 October 2009, the show moved to BBC One, in a new one-hour format.

In May 2010, Norton stood in for Chris Evans' breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Later that month, it was confirmed that he would be replacing Jonathan Ross's Saturday morning slot on the same station.

In December 2011, the panel show Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton premiered on BBC America in the time slot immediately following The Graham Norton Show. Recorded in New York, it is one of BBC America's earliest efforts at producing original programming, and is also the first panel game the channel has shown, either of British or American origin.

In October 2018, talking to BBC News about his reported 2017–18 BBC salary, Norton said that he genuinely "doesn't know" how the corporation arrived at that figure. "Myself and my agent look at that number and we go 'I wonder how they came up with that'," he says. "It bears no relation to anything I know. But if that's what they say I earn, that's what I earn."[28]

In February 2019, it was announced that Norton would be a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK alongside Alan Carr in a rotating basis. Norton and Carr were joined by permanent judges Michelle Visage and RuPaul.[29]


Since 1999, Norton has appeared regularly on the BBC Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute, appearing in over 100 episodes.

On 2 October 2010, Norton began presenting a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, which he took over from Jonathan Ross. Norton co-hosted with Maria McErlane who featured as an "agony aunt" on the segment "Grill Graham". "Tune with a Tale" is where a listener suggests playing a song with a plot, summarising the story it contains, and "I Can't Believe It's Not Better" is a feature where a listener requests a song that was previously a hit, but might be considered particularly bad now. Unlike Steve Wright in the Afternoon aired from 14:00 to 17:00 on weekdays, it is well established as being a "brand", with its end of each hour style of presentations, although Norton regularly uses the standard BBC Radio 2 jingles along with jingles unique to the Saturday morning show, written and performed by the BBC Radio 2 Orchestra.

In January 2012, Norton asked listeners to his Radio 2 show to help find his car, shortly after it was stolen. He called it "The Great Car Hunt" and told listeners to "Keep your eyes out for it. It was filthy by the way."[30]

On 11 November 2020, Norton announced that he would step down from the show and hosted his final Saturday morning show on 19 December 2020 after 10 years.[31] He was replaced by Claudia Winkleman from February 2021.

Norton joined Virgin Radio UK in January 2021, hosting shows on Saturday and Sunday.[32][33] In February 2024, Norton announced that "he wanted his weekends back" and would step away from hosting his weekend radio show for the station.[2]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Norton co-hosted the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool alongside Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham.

Norton, along with Claudia Winkleman, hosted the first annual Eurovision Dance Contest, which was held on 1 September 2007 in London, England. The format was based on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and the EBU's Eurovision Song Contest. Norton and Winkleman also hosted the 2008 contest in Glasgow, Scotland.

In October 2008, it was confirmed by the BBC that Norton would replace Terry Wogan as the presenter of the UK national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest, Your Country Needs You.

On 5 December 2008, it was announced that Norton would also take over from Wogan as the British commentator for the main Eurovision Song Contest.[34] The 54th Eurovision Song Contest was held in the Olympic Arena, Moscow on 16 May 2009.

In January 2009, Norton hosted Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, a talent show to find who would represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest that year. The winning song, It's My Time, was penned by Diane Warren and Andrew Lloyd Webber and was sung in the contest by Jade Ewen, who the public voted to represent the United Kingdom.[35]

Norton's debut jokes received some positive reviews from the British press. The Guardian noted his comments on Iceland's entry, which finished in second place, had "rooted around in a cupboard and found an old bridesmaid dress from 1987" and the Armenian singers, who finished in 10th place, were sporting traditional dress, "which would be true if you come from the village where Liberace is the mayor."[36] The Times noted his highlighting of the arrest of 30 gay rights protesters in Moscow – "heavy-handed policing has really marred what has been a fantastic Eurovision."[36]

In 2015, Norton, along with Petra Mede, hosted the Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits concert show on 31 March at the Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith, London to commemorate the contest's 60th anniversary.

Norton played a fictionalised version of himself in his role of the British Eurovision commentator in the 2020 Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.[37]

Norton co-hosted the final of the 2023 contest in Liverpool alongside Alesha Dixon, actress Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, in addition to his usual commentary role which was shared with Mel Giedroyc.[38] With this, he also became the second-oldest person to ever host the Eurovision Song Contest, after the French presenter Léon Zitrone in 1978.


In 2024, Norton returned to ITV to present a revival of Wheel of Fortune, including the celebrity version, featuring Gok Wan and Charlotte Church.[39][40][41]


Norton with his dog Bailey in 2006, supporting Crusaid

Norton played Mr Puckov in the 2006 American comedy spoof film Another Gay Movie. In 2007, Norton played Taylor in the romantic comedy film, I Could Never Be Your Woman.

Norton was involved in a high-publicity advertising campaign for the UK National Lottery as an animated unicorn, the stooge to a character based on Lady Luck (played by Fay Ripley). He has also advertised McVitie's biscuits.[42]

In 1999, Norton featured in the music video for Boyzone song "When The Going Gets Tough". Eight years later, in 2007, he featured in Girls Aloud and Sugababes' music video for the single "Walk This Way". Both songs were for Comic Relief.

In January 2009, Norton made his West End stage debut in a revival of La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre.[43] In 2009, Norton was the host of the comedy game-show Most Popular on US cable television channel WE tv.[44]

Norton wrote an advice column in The Daily Telegraph newspaper from 2006 to 2018. In October 2010, his columns were made into a book entitled Ask Graham, published by John Blake Publishing. In late 2018, Norton stood down from the role and the newspaper found a replacement as their agony aunt in Richard Madeley.[45]

In 2016, Norton published his debut novel Holding, published by Hodder & Stoughton, about a murder in an Irish rural community.[46] Norton won Popular Fiction Book of the Year award for Holding[47] in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2016. In 2022, an adaptation of the book, directed by Kathy Burke, aired on ITV.[48]

On 7 March 2013, Norton broke the Guinness World Record for "Most Questions Asked on a TV Chat Show" on Comic Relief's Big Chat, which raised £1.02 million.[49]

In 2014, Norton criticised the decision by Irish broadcaster RTÉ to settle out of court with opponents of gay marriage who claimed they had been defamed in an edition of the Saturday Night Show.[50]

In 2014, Norton publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign toward UK press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while also giving vital protection to the vulnerable".[51][52][53]

In October 2014, Norton released his second memoir, The Life and Loves of a He-Devil. It won in the Non-Fiction Book of the Year category at the 2014 Irish Book Awards.[54] Also in 2014, he was named in the top 10 on the World Pride Power list.[55]

Norton has a shareholding of two per cent in New Zealand winery Invivo Wines.[56] Norton has his own wine range in collaboration with Invivo, the first wine was first released in 2014.[57]

In July 2015, the Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, hosted an evening with Norton involving 90 minutes of interview, questions, and answers with an audience of more than 400 people. The event, part of the West Cork Literary Festival, was sold out.[58]

On 9 October 2020, Norton announced via Twitter he had been cast as the voice of Moonwind, a spiritual sign twirler, in the Disney/Pixar animated feature Soul, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey.[59]

Personal life[edit]

In 1989, Norton was mugged, beaten up, and stabbed by a group of attackers in London. He lost half of his blood and nearly died.[60][16][61] He said that an elderly couple were the ones who found him and that they "saved his life" after calling for an ambulance. He did not think the attack was homophobic, as he was walking alone at the time. He was hospitalised for two and a half weeks before eventually recovering from the attack.[62]

In January 2012, Norton's home was burgled. The keys to his Lexus were stolen during the burglary. He appealed for the return of his car during his BBC Radio 2 show the following day.[63]

Norton primarily resides in the Wapping area of London.[64] He had two dogs, a labradoodle called Bailey and a terrier called Madge, which he adopted from the UK charity Dogs Trust in 2012.[65] In September 2020, he said that Madge had died in December 2019, and in October 2020 he said that Bailey had recently died in Cork at the age of 15.[66][67]

He dated Kristian Seeber, who performs as the drag queen Tina Burner.[68] He split up from his partner of two years, Trevor Patterson, in 2013,[69] and broke up with his subsequent partner, Andrew Smith, in 2015.[70] He said in 2015 that his ex-boyfriends often resented the role they had to play in the public eye as his partner.[69]

On 10 July 2022, Norton held a wedding blessing party, with his new husband, Scottish filmmaker Jonathan "Jono" McLeod, at Bantry House in County Cork.[71][72][73][74]

In October 2022, Norton was involved in controversy over comments he made in an interview with Mariella Frostrup at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. He expressed scepticism over the existence of cancel culture, arguing that "I think the word should be ‘accountability’." When Frostrup countered that J. K. Rowling had been "deluged with… anger, rage and attempts at censorship" over her views on transgender rights, Norton responded that it would be better to "talk to trans people, talk to the parents of trans kids, talk to doctors" about the issue than to celebrities like himself. Following criticism from Rowling and supporters, Norton deactivated his Twitter account.[75][76]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Carnal Knowledge Co-host 1 series
1996–1998 Father Ted Father Noel Furlong 3 episodes
1997 Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment Himself
1998–2002 So Graham Norton Host 5 series
2001 Rex the Runt: A Crap Day Out The Plants voice
Rex the Runt: Patio Osvalde Halitosis voice
The Kumars at No. 42 Himself
Graham Goes To Dollywood Himself
2002 Absolutely Fabulous Himself Episode: "Gay"
2002–2003 V Graham Norton Host 5 series
2003–2004 Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Himself 5 episodes
2004–2005 The Graham Norton Effect Host 13 episodes
2005 Generation Fame Himself Television movie
2005–2006 Graham Norton's Bigger Picture Himself
Strictly Dance Fever Himself
2006 The Last Ever, Ever Footballers' Wives Brendan Spunk
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Host/Presenter 9 episodes
2007 When Will I Be Famous? Himself
Who Do You Think You Are? Himself
Saving Planet Earth Himself Episode: "Saving Wolves"
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Himself
Robbie the Reindeer
in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
Computer voice Short film
Live Earth Himself TV special documentary
Eurovision Dance Contest 2007 Host TV special
Any Dream Will Do Presenter 11 episodes
The British Academy Television Awards Host
2007–present The Graham Norton Show Host 30 series
2008 I'd Do Anything Presenter 13 episodes
The One and Only Himself
Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 Host TV special
2009 Totally Saturday Himself 1 episode and unaired pilot
2009–2010 Eurovision: Your Country Needs You Host 6 episodes
2009–present Eurovision Song Contest UK commentator/Co-presenter Comments grand finals only and co-present the 2023 final edition
2010 Over the Rainbow Host 18 episodes
2011–2012 Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton Presenter BBC America
2015 Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits Co-presenter With Petra Mede
Adele at the BBC Presenter Television special
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2 Himself/Guest judge
2016–2019 Children in Need Host With Ade Adepitan and Mel Giedroyc
2017 Let It Shine Co-presenter 6 episodes
2018 The Biggest Weekend Himself
2019–present RuPaul's Drag Race UK Himself/Judge
2020 British Academy Film Awards Host
Eurovision: Come Together Host
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light UK commentator
2021 Queen of the Universe[77] Host
Celebrity Gogglebox for Su2c Himself Stand Up to Cancer special (Series 18, episode 5)
2022–present RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs. the World Himself/Judge
2024[78] Wheel of Fortune Host ITV and Network 10 (Australia) reboot/revivals
LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland Host Amazon Prime Show
Eurovision 2024: Graham Meets Olly Host One-off special with Olly Alexander[79]


Year Title Character Production
1999 Stargay Graham Solex Canal+
2006 Another Gay Movie Mr. Puckov Luna Pictures
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman Taylor The Weinstein Company
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Himself BBC Films
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Gary Sanchez Productions
Soul Moonwind (voice) Pixar Animation Studios
The Stand In Himself Saban Films
2024 The Idea of You Himself Amazon MGM Studios

Stand-up videos[edit]

  • Live at the Roundhouse (19 November 2001)


  • Norton, Graham (2004). So Me. London: Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0-340-83348-3. OCLC 57577106.
  • Norton, Graham (2014). The Life and Loves of a He Devil. illustrated by Clym Evernden. London: Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-1-444-79026-9. OCLC 894427373.
General non-fiction


Year Award Work Result Notes
1999 Gaytime Award Gay Presenter of the Year Won
2000 British Academy Television Awards Best Entertainment Performance So Graham Norton Won
2001 Royal Television Society Best Presenter Won [80][81]
2001 British Academy Television Awards Best Entertainment Performance Won
2002 Won
2011 The Graham Norton Show Won
2012 Won
2013 Nominated
2013 Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme Won
2014 Best Entertainment Performance Nominated
2015 Nominated
2015 Best Comedy Programme or Series Won [82]
2016 Best Entertainment Performance Nominated
2017 National Television Awards Special Recognition Award Won [83]
2018 British Academy Television Awards Best Entertainment Performance Won [84]

Further reading[edit]

See also[edit]


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  59. ^ Graham Norton [@grahnort] (9 October 2020). "Very excited! Disney and Pixar have a new funny, sweet, incredibly timely film called Soul, and .... I'm in it! This is my character Moonwind, a spiritual sign twirler. See the movie exclusively on Disney+ from 25th December.#PixarSoul @PixarSoul" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 October 2020 – via Twitter.
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With: Mel Giedroyc (2023)
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2023 (final only)
With: United Kingdom Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Ukraine Julia Sanina
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