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Ian Botham


Former British cricketer was inducted in to the ICC Cricket Hall of Popularity in ’09 2009. He produced his local professional cricket debut with Somerset in 1974. He was called the 1981 BBC Sports activities Personality of the entire year and was the receiver of the 2004 Sports activities Personality Lifetime Accomplishment Award. He wedded Kathryn Waller in the 1980s. The few has three kids jointly: Becky, Sarah and Liam. He was inducted in to the Cricket Hall of Popularity in ’09 2009, the same season as Richie Benaud.

Quick Facts

Full Name Ian Botham
Date Of Birth November 24, 1955
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.88 m
Profession Cricket Player
Nationality British
Spouse Kathryn Botham
Children Liam Botham, Becky Botham, Sarah Botham
Parents Violet Marie Collett, Herbert Leslie Botham
Awards BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
TV Shows A Question of Sport
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1He was awarded Knigthhood in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Birthday Honors List for his services to sports and charities.
2Father of Liam, Sarah and Rebecca Botham.
3His son, Liam, plays professional Rugby Union.
4As a boy supported Chelsea Football Club (London, England) and actually appeared in a game at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea in 1981 in a Testimonial game for long-serving player, Ron Harris. He also played professional football for Scunthorpe Utd in England.



Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...2001Radio Cricket Commentator (voice, uncredited)
Ellington1996TV Series



The F Word2007TV Series documentaryHimself
A Question of Sport1979-2005TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain / Himself
Caribbean Calypso: West Indies 0, England 32004VideoHimself - Commentator
Cricket in the '80s: Rookies, Rebels & Renaissance2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Olympic Torch Concert Live2004TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
400 Not Out! - Brian Lara's World Record Innings2004VideoHimself - Commentator
Athletes Behaving Badly2002TV SpecialPresenter
ESPN's Legends of Cricket2001TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2000TV SeriesHimself
Trigger Happy TV2000TV SeriesHimself
Cricket World Cup '991999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
The Mrs. Merton Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan1996TV SeriesHimself
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anyone for Pennis?1995TV MovieHimself
Who's the Greatest Cricketer?1995VideoHimself
Jobs for the Girls1995TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1993TV SeriesHimself
Gamesmaster1993TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1993TV SeriesHimself
Benson & Hedges World Cup Cricket1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself
David Gower: A Life of Cricket1992VideoHimself
Hitting Across the Line1991VideoHimself
Cricketing Legends: Ian Botham1990VideoHimself
This Week1990TV SeriesHimself
After Ten with Tarbuck1988TV SeriesHimself
On Top Down Under1987VideoHimself
The Ashes: Victory in Australia1987VideoHimself
Viv Richards - King of Cricket1987Video documentaryHimself
Parkinson One to One1987TV Series
Aspel & Company1987TV SeriesHimself
Channel Nine Cricket1987TV SeriesHimself
Somerset - Following On1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Harty1986TV SeriesHimself
Forty Minutes1986TV Series documentaryHimself
BBC TV Cricket1979-1986TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Trophy 1984: England vs West Indies1984VideoHimself
This Is Your Life1981-1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Prudential World Cup Cricket 19831983TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Botham's Ashes1981VideoHimself
West Indies vs. England 20152015TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Australian Cricketer
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2014TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2013TV SeriesHimself
Max Boyce's Big Birthday2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Ian Botham)
Trollied2012TV SeriesHimself
South at Six2012TV SeriesHimself
Living the Life2011TV SeriesHimself
From the Ashes2011/IDocumentaryHimself - England 1977-1992 (as Ian 'Beefy' Botham)
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sky Sports Cricket1990-2010TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Breakfast2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Legends of Cricket: England2008VideoHimself
Legends of Cricket: India2008VideoHimself

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Archive Footage

Fire in Babylon2010DocumentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Century of Cricket2001VideoHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1994TV SeriesHimself
Crickets Entertainers1993VideoHimself
Cricket: The Match Winners1992VideoHimself
John Arlott's Vintage Cricket1986VideoHimself

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1People keep telling me I should go into politics but my wife thinks I'm too radical. I am to the right of Attila the Hun.

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