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Jamie Oliver

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Also called the Naked Chef, this restaurateur and media personality became known for his campaign for healthier school lunches. His 1st job was like a pastry chef for Antonio Carluccio’s cafe, Neal’s Backyard. He was pointed out in the South Recreation area episode, “Therapeutic Fried Poultry,” and later on made an appearance in the show, “Crème Fraiche.” He wedded Juliette Norton in 2000. He and Juliette possess five kids, three daughters called Poppy, Daisy and Petal, and two sons. He was asked to prepare lunch time for British Primary Minister Tony Blair in 1999.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jamie Oliver
Date Of Birth May 27, 1975
Place Of Birth Clavering, England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Chef
Education Joyce Frankland Academy, Westminster Kingsway College
Nationality British
Spouse Juliette Norton
Children Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver, Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver, Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver, Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, River Rocket Oliver
Parents Trevor Oliver, Sally Oliver
Siblings Anna-Marie Oliver, Ian Oliver
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, National Television Award for Special Recognition, British Academy Television Richard Dimbleby Award, British Academy Television Award for Best Features, Shorty Award for Best in Food
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Chef, UK Festival Award for Best Family Festival, James Beard Award for General Cooking, James Beard Award for Best National Television Cooking Show, James Beard Award for Focus on Health, National Television Award for Most Popular TV Expert
TV Shows Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Jamie's 15-Minute Meals, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, Jamie at Home, Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie Does..., Jamie's Dream School, Jamie's School Dinners, Oliver's Twist, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Jamie's Family Christmas, Jamie's Kitchen Australia, Iron Chef America, Jamie's Chef, The Naked Chef, Oprah's Big Give, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Dream School, Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, Jamie's Great Italian Escape, Jamie's Meals in Minutes, Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals, Jamie Oliver: Happy Days Live, Save With Jamie, Jamie's Comfort Food, Jamie's Fowl Dinners, Jamie's American Road Trip, Jamie's Great Escape, Jamie's Christmas Lock-In, Jamie's Super Food, Jamie's Best Ever Christmas
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1As of 2016, Jamie is the all-time best-selling writer of non-fiction in the UK.
2Is dyslexic, a condition that necessitated 5 years in special needs education when Jamie was growing up.
3North London, England [July 2008]
4Islington, London, England [April 2009]
5Runs his own production company, Fresh One Productions.
6His hard work and promotion on his program "Jamie's School Dinners" has come to the attention of Prime Minister Tony Blair. The two have recently met and talked about new incentives for Labour to back the bid for healthy eating in schools.
7Turned down several offers by magazines to pose nude.
8He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Hospitality Industry.
9Children, with wife Jools Oliver (Jools): Poppy Honey Oliver (b. March 18, 2002 at 7 lbs 14 oz, 4 days late), Daisy Boo Oliver (b. April 10, 2003), Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver (b. April 3, 2009 at 6 lbs 10 oz), Buddy Bear Maurice (b. September 15, 2010) and River Rocket (b. August 6, 2016).
10His parents own and operate a successful pub/restaurant "The Cricketers" in Cambridge, where he grew up.
11He also plays drums with his high school mates in a band called Scarlet Division. According to Jamie, they sound like a mixture of "Catatonia and Texas with a harder edge."
12Cooked at the critically acclaimed River Café in London for three years.
13He lives in London with his wife, Jools Oliver, and travels around London by motorbike.
14In 1999, Jamie was invited to 10 Downing Street to prepare a lunch for the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who was entertaining the Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema.
15When he turned 16, he attended Westminster Catering College, where he completed his formal training.
16Also wrote a book "The Naked Chef" to accompany the series. Published by Penguin, it was number one on the bestseller list for more than 10 weeks.
17He is currently food editor for British GQ magazine and has a regular column with the Saturday Times Magazine. [2001]


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jamie at Home2007-2008TV Series documentary written by - 26 episodes
Jamie at Home Christmas Special2007TV Movie documentary written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dream School2014TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.2012TV Series executive producer
Food Revolution2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nathan Barley2005TV SeriesJamie Oliver

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rachael Ray2008TV Series stills courtesy of - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terroir2014special thanks
Sunshine on Leith2013thanks
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Message2005TV Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dispatches2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2016TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Jamie's Night Before Christmas2015TV SpecialHimself
Loose Women2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jamie's Sugar Rush2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
É de Casa2015TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Super Food2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Today at Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Cracking Christmas2014TV SpecialHimself
Pride of Britain Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Today2001-2014TV SeriesHimself
Dynamo: Magician Impossible2014TV Series documentaryHimself
My Drunk Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2004-2013TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Money Saving Meals2013TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
2012 Healthy Cup2012TV MovieHimself
The Last Leg2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Hotel GB2012TV SeriesHimself
MasterChef Australia2010-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Chef
The Voice UK2012TV SeriesHimself
Hungry for Change2012DocumentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Great Britain2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Chef / Himself - Guest
Phineas and Ferb2011TV SeriesHimself
Daybreak2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Food Revolution2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
The One Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jamie's Dream School2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Jamie's Fish Suppers2011TV SeriesHimself
Jamie Cooks Summer2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jamie's Christmas Lock-In2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Rachael Ray2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Jamie's Food Escapes2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
TEDTalks2010TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Family Christmas2009TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Pauw & Witteman2009TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's American Road Trip2009TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Nourish: Food + Community2009Documentary shortHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Efter Tio2009TV SeriesHimself
Go' morgen Danmark2009TV SeriesHimself - Chef
The Great Food Revolution2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Gomorron2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Brit Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Jamie Saves Our Bacon2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Jamie Cooks... Christmas2008TV MovieHimself
TV total2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2008TV SeriesHimself
At the Table with...2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Chef
Ministry of Food2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Jamie at Home2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Eat to Save Your Life2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Jamie's Fowl Dinners2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Iron Chef America: The Series2008TV SeriesHimself - Challenger Chef
Jamie at Home Christmas Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Concert for Diana2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
The Friday Night Project2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Jamie's Chef2007TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2003-2007TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy's Christmas Books2006TV MovieHimself
Jamie's Australian Diary2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Paul O'Grady Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Chef / Himself
9am with David & Kim2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2006TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Return to School Dinners2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jamie's Kitchen Australia2006TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Chef (segment "Jamie Oliver")
Jensen!2006TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Message2005TV ShortHimself
Jamie's Great Escape2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The National Television Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
Martha2005TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's School Dinners2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2004TV SeriesHimself
Pulse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Bo' Selecta!2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy's Farm2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rise of the Celebrity Class2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Return to Jamie's Kitchen2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself
Jamie's Kitchen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Oliver's Twist2002TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
GMTV2001TV SeriesHimself
Pukka Tukka2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Panel2001TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Naked Red Nose Ground Force in Practice2001TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHimself
Clarkson2000TV SeriesHimself
Masterchef2000TV SeriesHimself
The Priory1999TV SeriesHimself
The Naked Chef1999TV Series documentaryThe Naked Chef

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)2015Video shortHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Keuringsdienst van Waarde2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2012TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - ICA Challenger Chef
The Roasts of Christmas Past2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
This Must Be the Place2011Himself (uncredited)
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Funny Side of...2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2009TV SeriesHimself
The End of the Line2009/IDocumentaryHimself - British Chef
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Kitchen2006TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2005TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHimself
Goodbye 20002000TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramFood Revolution (2010)· Ryan Seacrest (executive producer)
· Craig Armstrong (executive producer)
· Adam Sher (executive producer)
· Roy Ackerman (executive producer)
· Charles Wachter (co-executive producer)
· Zoë Collins (co-executive producer)
· Jason C. Henry (co-executive producer)
· Anthony Carbone (supervising producer)
· Joe Coleman (supervising producer)
2005Special Recognition AwardNational Television Awards, UK
2001BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FeaturesThe Naked Chef (1999)· Patricia Llewellyn
· Paul Ratcliffe
2000RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKNetwork Newcomer - On ScreenThe Naked Chef (1999)
2000TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest TV CookThe Naked Chef (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramFood Revolution (2010)· Ryan Seacrest (executive producer)
· Craig Armstrong (executive producer)
· Adam Sher (executive producer)
· Roy Ackerman (executive producer)
· Charles Wachter (co-executive producer)
· Zoë Collins (co-executive producer)
· Jason C. Henry (co-executive producer)
· Robert Norris Catto (producer)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Chef
2006Audience CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Cooking ShowOliver's Twist (2002)
2005National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular TV ExpertJamie's School Dinners (2005)
2000BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FeaturesThe Naked Chef (1999)· Patricia Llewellyn
· Paul Ratcliffe


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#Quote
1I'm better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.
2My life is really so much based in England.
3We opened a shop in Rotherham which does free demonstrations every day, six days a week and it's been very popular.
4Like most of the other teachers, I'd done a bit of teaching and we all think we're great at what we do, but you realize that normally you have an audience who are all onside, who all want to listen.
5What we call barbecuing in this country is actually direct grilling. In many countries, it also means cooking in an enclosed box with a heat source, ideally wood, all year round.
6I hate making TV documentaries.
7Heads know that failing to invest in good, nutritious food is a false economy and parents won't tolerate reconstituted turkey being put back on the menu.
8I love roasting because you can give it love, get it in the oven and go and play with the kids or whatever you've got to do, and then hours later you've got a lovely dinner.
9I've cooked just about everything really.
10If Obama wanted to make radical changes to America's health long-term, all he has to do is treble the price of sugar and salt.
11Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes. But even if they are being a pain in the arse it's a cry for help - they don't feel like they are being listened to.
12I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous.
13It's very clear that there's a lot of double standards going on. Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.
14It's not the extremes and the treats that are the problem. It's the everyday.
15I think there are definitely two types of student: the academic kids and the 50% who fail. It's very clear to see - it's fact. We're not doing enough for those who fail; they need a more physical, tactile approach, involving people skills, team-building, problem-solving, building things.
16The kitchen oven is reliable, but it's made us lazy.
17As usual, my timing is bizarrely good.
18My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn't put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.
19Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.
20My general rule is that if everyone knew how to cook fresh produce from their local area, and Monday to Thursday within 20 minutes, you know, there's millions of recipes out there to be had.
21In England, you're allowed to have an opinion - as long as it comes out of your mouth.
22If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.
23It's just us trying to start a movement where everybody passes on a bit of cooking knowledge. We estimate that one person can potentially affect 180 others very quickly so we're just trying to spread the word.
24I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.
25God, why do I give interviews to 'the Guardian'? They always try to dissect you, and I don't really think about stuff in the way that you're asking me these questions.
26The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance.
27Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.
28We're in a situation now where weight and extreme weight and heart disease is the biggest killer in this country today.
29I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.
30When I was a schoolkid, I went to Castleton quite a few times. We'd be there studying rocks, going down these big hills. It was a great place!
31I could cook from quite an early age - purely because I liked it.
32I challenge you, to go to any school and open 50 lunchboxes, and I guarantee you there will be one or two cans of Red Bull, there'll be cold McDonald's and jam sandwiches with several cakes.
33Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.
34I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it.
35All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.
36Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.
37I left school with basically nothing, I was a special needs kid. I did feel as though my school had let me down.
38What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!
39On being awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) I'm very pleased - this is terrific..Does that mean I don't get any more parking tickets? No, seriously, I'm very honoured.


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