Graham Norton Show, Husband, Books, and Holding

Graham Norton Wikipedia

Graham Norton is a renowned Irish TV host, actor, comedian, and author who works in the UK. He has been the host of his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show since 2007 and has won five BAFTA TV Awards. He was also host of So Graham Norton from 1998 to 2002 where he earned three British Academy Television Awards. In addition, since 2009, Graham has been the commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Graham Norton’s Quick Facts

Profession:  TV Host, Comedian, and Author
Husband:  Jonathan “Jono” McLeod ( 2022)
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 1.73m
Age: 64 years (April 4, 1963)
Net Worth: $40 Million

Family

Norton was born as Graham William Walker in Clondalkin, County Dublin, Ireland in 1963 to Rhoda Walker and William “Billy”. He holds Irish nationality and was raised in Tramore, then Waterford, Kilkenny, and settled in Bandon, County Cork. Graham’s family was from the Church of Ireland. His father Billy who was from Country Wicklow worked as a a sales representative for Guinness but died in 2000.

Rhoda, his mother is from Belfast and he has an older sister Paula. During a 2007 episode of the genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are, he discovered that his father’s direct ancestors were English who landed in Ireland in 1713.

Graham Norton Husband

Graham is happily married to his husband Scottish filmmaker Jonathan “Jono” McLeod on July 10, 2022. They had a wedding blessing party at Bantry House in County Cork. Before, Graham was in a relationship with Kristian Seeber, who performed as the drag queen Tina Burner for two years. In 2013, he dated Trevor Patterson and Andrew Smith, in 2015. Additionally, Graham had two dogs a terrier, Madge, and a labradoodle, Bailey.

Graham Norton Wedding

Graham got married to his husband Jonathan “Jono” McLeod on July 10, 2022. Their wedding took place in his hometown Cork, Ireland so that his 90-year-old mother, Rhoda would be part of it. The wedding was attended by 120 guests at Bantry House.

Education

He attended Bandon Grammar School in County Cork and later enrolled at University College Cork. Graham had two years in college where he studied English and French in the 1980s. However, he did not graduate as he did not complete his studies after having a breakdown and refusing to leave his flat. In 2013, the university awarded him with an honorary doctorate.

Graham Norton Show

Graham has served as host of his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show since 2007. The show was first aired on BBC Two before it was moved to BBC One in October 2009. Graham’s show airs on Friday evenings where it discusses adult humor, innuendo-laden dialogue, and monologue. The show has 31 seasons with 513 episodes as of November 3, 2023, and it has earned several awards.

Show Stream

Graham has an official YouTube account at The Graham Norton Show where he uploads his live-stream shows. The YouTube account has 5.18 million subscribers with over 4.2 billion views in 1,983 videos. He formed the account on February 11, 2014, and has since featured celebrity guests and also hilarious stories.

Taylor Swift

On July 19, 2023, Taylor Swift along with other celebrities appeared in Graham’s show. At the show, they had an extended interview with Taylor Swift to celebrate the release of The Eras Tour

Show Season 31

Season 31 of The Graham Norton Show kicked off on September 29, 2023, and ended on March 22, 2024. Graham’s show season 31 has 21 episodes and he has invited numerous guests to the show like Mae Muller, Laura Linney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George MacKay, Kevin Hart, Dua Lipa, and Dakota Johnson to mention a few.

Holding By Graham Norton

Holding is a novel that Graham published by Simon and Schuster in 2017. In a fiction novel, Graham employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters and explore. Holdings has 272 pages.

Books

Graham has published several novels. His novels in Oder include:

  • So Me in 2004.
  • Ask Graham in 2010.
  • The Life and Loves of a He Devil in 2014.
  • Holding in 2016.
  • A Keeper in 2018.
  • Home Stretch in 2020.
  • Forever Home in 2022.

Show Episodes

Graham’s show is currently in season 31 and it has 527 episodes as of March 22, 2024.

Author

Apart from being a TV host and comedian, Graham has authored several books that are categorized as autobiography, non-fiction, and fiction. His bestselling memoirs are So Me and The Life and Loves of a He Devil.

Wine

Graham holds several shares of GN Wines and also is in charge of the blending process. The best-selling wine is NZ Sauvignon Blanc and now the Graham Norton Pink, Irish Dry and also Orange Seville Marmalade GiNs, and Irish ZVodka.

Winery

Graham joined INVIVO & CO which was originally founded by Rob and Tim. In 2014, he joined Tim and Rob in launching Sauvignon Blanc after the two noted that he was a Sauvignon Blanc fan. The three went ahead and came up with Prosecco Rosé, Rosé, Prosecco, Shiraz, Malbec, three Irish Gins, and also an Irish Vodka.

Partner Andrew Smith

Graham was in a relationship with his partner Andrew Smith but they called off their relationship in 2015. Andrew works as a music marketing consultant.

Latest Book

Graham’s latest book is Forever Home which was published on September 29, 2022. Forever Home is a tense and darkly comic novel that sheds light on the relationship between mothers and daughters and truth and self-preservation.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling was a guest in Graham Norton’s show along with Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, and Bananarama in 2017. However, Graham shared some of the best of Emily and Ryan’s episodes on his YouTube account on May 4, 2024.

TV Shows

  • Carnal Knowledge as Co-host in 1996.
  • So Graham Norton as Host from 1998 to 2002.
  • Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn as Himself from 2003 to 204.
  • Strictly Dance Fever as Himself from 2005 to 2006.
  • The British Academy Television Awards as Host from 2007 to 2011, 2013 to 2016, and 2019.
  • The Graham Norton Show as Host since 2007.
  • Eurovision Song Contest as UK commentator/Co-presenter since 2009.
  • Children in Need as Host from 2016 to 2019.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK as Himself/Judge since 2019.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World as Himself/Judge since 2022.
  • LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland as Host in 2024.
  • Eurovision 2024: Graham Meets Olly as Host in 2024.

Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes is an 83-year-old British-Australian actress who attended Graham’s show along with Stanley Tucci. Graham uploaded the show’s episode on November 1, 2023, on his YouTube account. Miriam also appeared along with Friends star Perry in June 2024.

Tickets

For one to appear on Graham’s show, they have to do a pre-registration.

Greg Davies

Greg Davies is a famous Welsh comedian, actor, presenter, and writer who was featured in Graham’s show. He appeared along with Ryan Gosling on May 20, 2016, and the video is available on his YouTube account.

Judi Dench

Judi Dench is an 89-year-old English actress who is known to be among Britain’s greatest actors. She has been a guest on Graham’s show on several occasions. In a video that Graham uploaded on his YouTube on November 1, 2023, Judi discussed her book, Shakespeare.

Seth Macfarlane

Seth Macfarlane is a 51-year-old American animator, actor, comedian, writer, and singer who is known to be the creator of Family Guy and American Dad. Macfarlane appeared in series 15 episode 9 and series 17 episode 10 of Graham’s show. Additionally, in his first show, he performed his voices that are available in the series Family Guy.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt is a 45-year-old actor famous for playing the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Pratt has been on Graham’s show in series 17, 20, 23, and 24. In a show that Graham uploaded on March 28, 2023, he showed that he has good accents.

Henry Cavil

Henry Cavil is a British actor known for his role in The Witcher. Cavil has been in Graham’s show on several seasons. On February 3, 2024, Graham uploaded Henry Cavill’s Why Growing Up With 4 Brothers Was ROUGH. On June 30, 2023, Graham also uploaded Henry’s role in The Witcher.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has appeared on Graham’s show seasons 18, 19, and 20.

Latest Show

Apart from his show, Graham has worked as the host of Wheel of Fortune, LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland, and Eurovision 2024: Graham Meets Olly all in 2024.

Salary

Graham recives a salary of $5 Million per year from working as a host of his show that airs on BBC One every Friday.

Net Worth

Graham has earned a net worth of $40 Million from serving as a TV host, actor, comedian, and author.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Watch The Graham Norton Show?

Graham’s show is available on Acorn TV, BBC America, and his YouTube channel.

Is Graham Norton Married?

Graham has been married to his husband Scottish filmmaker Jonathan “Jono” McLeod since July 2022.

Who Is Graham Norton Married To?

He is married to Jonathan “Jono” McLeod who is a filmmaker.

Who Is Graham Norton?

Graham is a 64-year-old TV host, actor, comedian, and author who works in the UK. He has been the host of his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show since 2007 and has won five BAFTA TV Awards. In addition, he earns a salary of $5 million a year and has a net worth of $40 million.

How Old Is Graham Norton?

Graham is 61 years old as of 2024.

How Tall Is Graham Norton?

Graham is a man of average stature standing at 5 ft 8 in or 1.73m.

How Much Is Graham Norton Worth?

Graham is worth $40 Million earned from serving as TV host, actor, comedian, and author.

Social Media Account

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