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Graham Norton all set to come to Stratford Literary Fest

Graham Norton has been having fun with the top stars of the world and entertaining people for almost twenty years. The talk show host first made his mark as a stand-up comedy act at Edinburgh Fest, and after that went on to appear in Father Ted before arranging some of the highly successful programs in TV including How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, So Graham Norton as well as The Eurovision Song Contest. He also hosts weekly Radio 2 show and the highly successful BBC1 chat program named The Graham Norton Show.
He has won about every award going that includes 7 BAFTAs (most recently, BAFTA for Best Entertainment Program). Tickets would cost about £30, including a signed copy of Life and Loves of a He Devil are available by booking online at rsc.org.uk/tickets or calling the RSC box office on 0844 800 1110.
On the other hand, Patricia Hodge, the Miranda actress, has also been delighting television and theatre audiences for long. On 30th October, Thursday, she would talk about her career with the broadcaster and interviewer Fiona Lindsay at Stratford ArtsHouse.
In the event, she would reflect some of her top theater roles that included the works of Shakespeare as well as many of her television and films appearances including Robin of Sherwood, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Waking the Dead, Poirot and The Falklands Play. At present, she is best known as Miranda Hart’s mother Penny.

Graham Norton has been having fun with the top stars of the world and entertaining people for almost twenty years. The talk show host first made his mark as a stand-up comedy act at Edinburgh Fest, and after that went on to appear in Father Ted before arranging some of the highly successful programs in TV including How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, So Graham Norton as well as The Eurovision Song Contest. He also hosts weekly Radio 2 show and the highly successful BBC1 chat program named The Graham Norton Show.

He has won about every award going that includes 7 BAFTAs (most recently, BAFTA for Best Entertainment Program). Tickets would cost about £30, including a signed copy of Life and Loves of a He Devil are available by booking online at rsc.org.uk/tickets or calling the RSC box office on 0844 800 1110.

On the other hand, Patricia Hodge, the Miranda actress, has also been delighting television and theatre audiences for long. On 30th October, Thursday, she would talk about her career with the broadcaster and interviewer Fiona Lindsay at Stratford ArtsHouse.

In the event, she would reflect some of her top theater roles that included the works of Shakespeare as well as many of her television and films appearances including Robin of Sherwood, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Waking the Dead, Poirot and The Falklands Play. At present, she is best known as Miranda Hart’s mother Penny.

Michael Fassbender and Lena Dunham

Michael Fassbender and Lena Dunham are among the people contracted to come on New Year’s Graham Norton Show. Lena, who is flacking the 3rd season of her HBO/Sky Atlantic comedy Girls, will appear on the 17th January show. Michael Fassbender will also appear on the show on the same date.

Other show guests for January 2014 include top Hollywood actors Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, who will promote their new film Grudge Match. Jonah Hill and Carey Mulligan are also set to appear on the show with them on 10th January edition.

Graham’s New Year special show, which will on BC One on New Year’s Eve and it will have Anchorman 2 cast, Joan and Jackie Collins and the reunited Monty Python team.

The guest for this will include rap star Tinie Tempah, Strictly judge Len Goodman, Miranda Hart and Julie Walters.

BBC has warned Graham Norton after he sported a World AIDS Day ribbon on his show on 29th November. According to reports, BBC has confirmed that all the BBC staffs are supposed to stay independent and distanced from government initiatives, campaigners, charities and their agendas.

A BBC in-house magazine reported that World AIDS Day is an issue that Norton cares tempestuously about and he did sport a World AIDS Day emblem on his program. The production has already been contacted and they have been told that Norton cannot do this in future. On the other hand, Norton also accepted his mistake.

Graham Norton speaks about BBC America show

Graham Norton made his self titled BBC America talk program to serve guests with what he terms as dead chicken story. Here, Norton meant a story which does not go well with the viewers. On this program that begins its 14th season on Saturday, there is no interview with a single guest and after that someone sliding for the next guest on the show. A-list celebs pile on the orange sofa all at once.

According to reports, Graham Norton recently stated that if you bring out one guest and they tell a story about a dead chicken on the set and it does not go well, at least with their show they are out there for awhile and they could try another tale.

As a chat show host, first few years for Norton featured the conventional one guest style. Slowly, that pattern changed in the present style, which is far easier for as celeb to speak about their television show, album, film or even their bird experience.

The season opener show features James Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch. It is tough job to make sure that all the guests get same time on the show. One thing that made Norton’s show popular is the casual style of the show and the way he deals with the guests of the show. According to Norton, the secret of appearing very casual is hard work. The team spends the whole day mapping how the chat could go.

Norton receives £2.61million

Graham Norton, the well known Chatshow host, earned £ 2.61 million from the BBC previous year, it was revealed recently. Fifty year old Norton received the big sum in salary and fees through his firm for offering BBC’s The Graham Norton Show as well as hosting the Radio 2 Saturday program.

Companies House financial information revealed that he got the amount in production fees, royalties and presenter fees from his production company named So Television in the year ending July 2012.

The details were announced after BBC started a cost-cutting event that included programs to cut fees given to top artists. The corporation has cut down the amount it spent on the top stars; those making £ 1 million or more – starting from £ 9.7 million to £ 5.6 million last year.

Graham Norton is one of fourteen top BBC talents who were handed between £ 500000 and £ 5 million in a year.

Recently, Graham Norton’s former partner opened up about their past. Speaking to a tabloid, Trevor Patterson told that Graham found it hard to unwind without having alcohol, saying it was probably the ‘Irish in him.’ He had shared heavy nights of drinking with Norton.

This comes in spite of the fact that Norton is the undisputed star of UK television and admired for his integrity and professionalism across the industry. His critically lauded show regularly gets 4.5 million viewers and top names in the entertainment world.

Graham Norton’s gags at TV Baftas

The Graham Norton show host Graham Norton had the ­audience squirming during TV Baftas in their seats recently with a series of short gags regarding the recent high profile celeb arrests. The comedian adverted to the post Savile scandal by stating that a dream he had regarding Tom Daley in swimming trunks as well as a dickie bow was “very recent”.

The popular television show host added that they would better crack on before any of the male celebs get unavoidably detained. Olivia Colman was a top winner of the award night. She received two gongs for her magnificent performance in BBC’s popular drama Accused as well as Olympic spoof Twenty Twelve’s hilarious role; this show also airs on BBC.

Olivia Colman, who is fresh from her recent triumph in ITV’s popular drama Broadchurch, appeared very overwhelmed as she received the comedy honor and told: “F***!”

Later, she apologised and told of Twenty Twelve that she is not even the funniest one in the program. Colman even insisted her other gong would be shared with her costar Anne Marie Duff. She added that they did it together and she could not have done it without her to play off. They are Anne Malivia Colmuff.

The award ceremony took place at the Royal Festival Hall in London. During the award ceremony, Graham Norton made fun at the Tories while he was praising Olivia Colman. He told that she is just like George Osborne, except for the fact that she is good at something and people like her.

Jonathan Ross slams Graham Norton show

Jonathan Ross has blasted at TV show host Graham Norton for stealing all his chat show guests from him. The fifty two year old presenter has seen his rival forty nine year old Graham Norton stealing his guests and secure interviews withh some of the top stars in the world. He also added that the stars also prefer Graham’s show as they feel that they are in a more protected environment.

Jonathan Ross told that at this point of time, this is a bit tricky. He thinks that Graham gets first bite of film guests. Some stars like to be i his show over his as they are less protected on his program. If they go on Norton’s show, 3 guests all sit together on the sofa. Ross added that recently he had Jude Law on his show who could hide behind fellow guest Dame Judi Dench. But on his show, they would not be albe to do that.

‘The Graham Norton Show’ comes on BBC One on Friday night whereas ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ airs on ITV on Saturday night. According to reports, some BBC sources recently claimed that Jonathan’s ratings are suffering as his show has a very lazy format.

An insider told a leading UK newspaper that Ross’ questions seem to get more desperate the more he struggles in the ratings.

Very often he has people on who share his own agent, Addison Cresswell, the man who also happens to produce ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’. It is all a bit lazy and it shows.