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Jonathan Ross

Biography

British isles television personality who hosted The Jonathan Ross Show from 2011 to 2013. He also hosted Fri Evening with Jonathan Ross. He gained a qualification in Western european History in the School of London’s College of Slavonic and East Western european Research. He was also a longtime presenter on Film 72. He got wedded to Jane Goldman in 1988 as well as the few had three kids: Betty, Harvey, and Jack port. He previously a supporting performing function with Eddie Izzard within the 2001 Television movie WE REALIZE YOUR GEOGRAPHICAL AREA.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jonathan Ross
Date Of Birth November 17, 1960
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.86 m
Profession TV Show Host
Education UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Leyton Sixth Form College, University of London, Norlington School for Boys
Nationality British
Spouse Jane Goldman
Children Honey Kinney Ross, Betty Kitten Ross, Harvey Kirby Ross
Parents Martha Ross, John Ross
Siblings Paul Ross, Liza Ross, Miles Ross, Simon Ross, Adam Ross
Awards National Television Award for Special Recognition, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, NME Award for Worst Dressed, Writer's Guild of Great Britain Special Award
Nominations National Television Award for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter, British Comedy Award for the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Programme, National Television Award for Most Popular Chat Show Host, National Television Award for Most Popular Talk Show
Movies Valiant, A Short Film About John Bolton, We Know Where You Live. Live!, Prince Cinders
TV Shows The Jonathan Ross Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, They Think It's All Over, Japanorama, It's Only TV...but I Like It, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, The Incredibly Strange Film Show, Shooting Stars, Don't Ask Me Ask Britain, Comic Relief 2011, Stargazing Live, Very British Problems, Hotel GB, Comic Relief, The Golden Cage, The Film Programme, Gagtag, Asian Invasion, Tonight with Jonathan Ross, The Hollywood Greats, I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band!, The Last Resort (UK), Americana, Trending Topics, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, Film 99
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#Fact
1 Reviewing George Clooney's fact-based "Good Night And Good Luck" on his "Film 2006" program on BBC Television, he referred to the villain of the piece (seen in actual news footage in the film) as "the infamous Senator Eugene McCarthy". In fact, as the film repeatedly makes clear, it was the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy (no relation), a Republican demagogue. Eugene McCarthy was a politician of a later era, a widely-admired liberal and Democrat who tried unsuccessfully to gain a Presidential nomination in 1968.
2 His interview with Steve Martin on The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (1987) (broadcast 9 October 1987) was described by Melody Maker magazine (19th December 1987) as "the year's most embarrassing TV moment, Martin savagely highlighting his host's total lack of spontaneity".
3 On December 14th 2010, Jonathan Ross joined the UK's French film channel, Cinemoi, in a multi-faceted role as presenter, producer, creative director and shareholder.
4 Paid £3,000 for four tickets to see Barbara Streisand in concert in 2007.
5 He was a regular at Soho's Blitz club during the early years of the New Romantic movement.
6 Following his involvement in controversies in 2008 such as his interview with Gwyneth Paltrow on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001), which contained sexually explicit content which the BBC Trust called "gratuitous and unnecessarily offensive", and his suspension following his performance on the Russell Brand radio show, the BBC decided in 2009 that Ross will no longer broadcast live on BBC radio in an attempt to make sure that he does not breach editorial guidelines again.
7 Winner of the Music Industry Trusts' Award in 2009 for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry, joining the likes of acclaimed musicians such as John Barry, Elton John and Peter Gabriel, music industry executive Ahmet Ertegun and promoter Harvey Goldsmith.
8 On Russell Brand's Radio 2 show on 18 October 2008, he and Brand left obscene messages on the answerphone of Andrew Sachs, concerning the fact that Brand had slept with Sachs's grand-daughter Georgina Baillie. This programme was later broadcast, provoking widespread complaint from the public and politicians such as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative leader David Cameron. Brand later resigned from the BBC and Ross was suspended without pay for three months. The controller of Radio 2, Lesley Douglas, also resigned, as did the head of compliance David Barber. The BBC Trust called it a "deplorable intrusion with no editorial justification" and Ofcom fined the BBC £150,000, calling it "gratuitously offensive, humiliating and demeaning".
9 In 2006, he was one of several BBC star presenters whose salaries were leaked to a national newspaper by a temporary agency worker at the corporation. The same year, he signed a new contract with the BBC which some reports estimated to be worth £6 million annually, a figure the corporation refused to confirm or deny. Following this, the BBC Trust launched a review into whether the BBC was paying its stars above the market rate, which was published in 2008 and vindicated the corporation.
10 Considers David Baddiel one of his closest friends.
11 He has named The Temptations as his favorite R&B group.
12 Revealed in an interview with Christopher Eccleston on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) in 2005 that he was a fan of the original series of Doctor Who (1963). He also mentioned that his favorite Doctor was Jon Pertwee.
13 In an article published in the Radio Times in 2005, 70 industry experts from the BBC and commercial radio judged him the most powerful person in British radio.
14 His favorite situation comedy ever is Seinfeld (1989).
15 He was in the audience at Wembley Stadium for the concerts of Wham! in June 1986 and Queen in July 1986.
16 Brother of Paul Ross.
17 His favorite musical artist is David Bowie and he plays a David Bowie song on every edition of his BBC Radio 2 show.
18 A fan of the band Electric Light Orchestra.
19 His top ten films of all time are: Duck Soup (1933), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Ikiru (1952), The Wages of Fear (1953) (aka The Wages of Fear), (1963), Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), The Producers (1967), Blade Runner (1982), My Neighbor Totoro (1988) (aka My Neighbour Totoro) and In the Mood for Love (2000) (aka In The Mood for Love) [Source: "Sight and Sound"].
20 Maintains a lot of control over the playlist of his BBC Radio 2 show, playing many of his favorite artists. He is a fan of Roxy Music, David Bowie, Scott Walker, John Barry, Morrissey, The Cure, The Feeling, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Hannon, Edwyn Collins, Elvis Presley, Queen, Elvis Costello, Frank Sinatra, Paul Weller and punk rock in general.
21 His all time favorite film is Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965).
22 He was awarded the O.B.E.(Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to broadcasting.
23 Voted Sexiest Male Voice in UK Radio in a poll by Trojan condoms.
24 Named the showbiz dad most fathers identified with in a poll of fathers for UK retailer Early Learning Centre (2004).
25 He is the voice of 'The Ugly Stepsister' in Shrek 2 (2004) in the UK version ('Larry King' does the voice in the US version). Although King is still credited in the main credit sequence, an additional screen, acknowledging Jonathan's role appears at the very end of the film.
26 Presents his own show on BBC Radio 2 (Saturdays). The show's producer and co-host is Andy Davies.
27 Wife Jane Goldman is an author.
28 Children: Betty Kitten, Harvey Kirby and Honey Kinney
29 Was the original choice to host TFI Friday (1996)
30 Son of Martha Ross.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jonathan Ross Show TV Series 11 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross TV Series 3 episodes, 2004 - 2007 writer - 131 episodes, 2003 - 2010 written by - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008
It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Movie
The British Comedy Awards 2003 2003 TV Special additional material
The British Comedy Awards 2002 2002 TV Special documentary additional material
It's Your New Year's Eve Party 2001 TV Special
Baddiel's Syndrome 2001 TV Series additional material
Americana 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 2015 TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2015 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2014 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2013 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2013 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 2012 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2012 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2012 TV Special executive producer
Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Hotsauce TV
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special executive producer
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006-2008 TV Series executive producer - 49 episodes
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Special executive producer
In Search of Steve Ditko 2007 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special executive producer
Asian Invasion 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Special executive producer
It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Movie executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Special executive producer
Adam and Joe Go Tokyo 2003 TV Series executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Special executive producer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2015 TV Special executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World's Most Talented 2015 TV Series Narriator
Fable III 2010 Video Game Barry Hatch (voice)
Extras 2006-2007 TV Series Jonathan Ross
Halo 3 2007 Video Game Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
The Children's Party at the Palace 2006 TV Special The Fat Controller (Thomas the Tank Engine)
Valiant 2005 Big Thug (voice)
A Short Film About John Bolton 2003 Short Jonathan Ross
Only Fools and Horses.... 2001 TV Series Jonathan Ross
Rex the Runt 2001 TV Series Awards Announcer / Handsome Rex
We Know Where You Live 2001 TV Movie Matthew Kelly
Happiness 2001 TV Series Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Creek 2000 TV Series Jonathan Ross
Spice World 1997 Jonathan Ross
Pervirella 1997 Bish Archop
Prince Cinders 1993 Short Ugly Brother Police Officer (voice)
French and Saunders 1993 TV Series Johnny Carson
Rita Rudner 1990 TV Series
The Tall Guy 1989 Jonathan Ross
It Ain't Half Hot Mum 1981 TV Series Soldier
Amin: The Rise and Fall 1981 Israeli soldier (uncredited)
Breaking Glass 1980 Extra (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Solid Soul 1986 TV Series researcher
6.20 Soul Train 1985 TV Series researcher
Trak Trix 1984 TV Series researcher
Loose Talk 1983 TV Series researcher

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mrs. Merton Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Late Jonathan Ross 1996 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Sooty 1996 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
The Noise 1996 TV Series Himself
In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 1996 Video Himself
The Very Best of Sid James 1996 Video documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shooting Stars 1993-1995 TV Series Himself
Mondo Rosso 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Presenter-Himself
Comic Relief 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1995 TV Special Himself
There's No Business 1994 Himself
Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! 1994 Video documentary Himself
Gagtag 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
The 10 Percenters 1994 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Live & Kicking 1994 TV Series Himself
Clive James 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
Home Truths 1994 TV Series Himself
Manga! 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Saturday Zoo 1993 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself
The Word 1993 TV Series Himself
Jonathan Ross Presents 1993 TV Series Himself - Host
Americana 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 TV Movie Himself / Alan Tracy
The British Comedy Awards 1991 1991 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1991 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: Alejandro Jodorowsky 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself, host, narrator
Comic Relief 1991 TV Special Himself
Without Walls 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Juke Box Jury 1990 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Going Live! 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
One Hour with Jonathan Ross 1989-1990 TV Series Himself - Host
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: Aki Kaurismaki 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s 1989 TV Movie
The Incredibly Strange Film Show 1988-1989 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Rivron 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special Himself
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! 1988 TV Special Himself
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage 1988 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987-1988 TV Series Himself - Host
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
Through the Keyhole 2013-2017 TV Series Himself - Panellist
The Lenny Henry Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Pixar's Greatest Moments 2016 Documentary Himself
Come Dancing 1986 TV Movie documentary as Jonathon Ross
The Jonathan Ross Show 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - presenter
Trak Trix 1984 TV Series Himself - Roller Skater
Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2016 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Series Himself
My Worst Job 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously 2016 Documentary Himself
The Last Leg 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Announcer
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Special Himself - Contestant
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Bond's Spectre with Jonathan Ross 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Host
Very British Problems 2015 TV Series Himself
The Saturday Night Story 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Play to the Whistle 2015 TV Series Himself - Team Member
Celebrity Squares 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Room 101 2000-2015 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2015 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular 2014 TV Special Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2006-2014 TV Series Himself
The International Fashion Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Host
Good Morning Britain 2014 TV Series Himself
Stella 2014 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013 TV Special Himself - Contestant
How Video Games Changed the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
A League of Their Own 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 2003-2013 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2013 TV Special Himself - Contestant
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening & Farewell 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Introduction / Narrator
That Puppet Game Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
Perspectives 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The BRIT Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular 2012 TV Special Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 2012 TV Series Himself
Hotel GB 2012 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2012 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular 2 2012 TV Special Himself
Mad Mad World 2012 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast 2012 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side 2012 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Bear Grylls Wild Weekends 2012 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular 2011 TV Movie Himself
A Night with the Stars 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Film '72 2000-2011 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself - 40th birthday item / Himself
Ruth Jones' Summer Holiday 2011 TV Movie Himself
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Himself
Cinémoi at Cannes 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself - Host
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief: Red Nose Day 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Host
Top Gear 2002-2011 TV Series Himself
Stargazing Live 2011 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
The Republic of Telly 2011 TV Series Himself
Thora Hird Tribute 2011 TV Movie Himself
100 Greatest Toys 2010 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Jamie's Christmas Lock-In 2010 TV Movie Himself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night 2010 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001-2010 TV Series Himself - Host
Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches 2010 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
National Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie Himself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 TV Movie Himself
TV Burp 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2010 TV Special Himself
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The BRITs Encore 2010 TV Movie Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special Himself - Contestant
The British Comedy Awards 2009 2009 TV Series Himself - Host
The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The Culture Show 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Apprentice: You're Fired! 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
David Lean in Close-Up 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief: The Apprentice 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Host
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2009 TV Special Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Jonathan Ross Salutes 'Dad's Army' 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Charlotte Church Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Happy Birthday Brucie! 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Morecambe & Wise: In Their Own Words 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live 2007 Video Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special Himself - Contestant
If It Ain't Stiff 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands 2007 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
In Search of Steve Ditko 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Heroes Unmasked 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
The F Word 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Eigo de shabera-night 2007 TV Series Himself
Japanorama 2002-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Taping Nigel II: The Gimpening 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself - Host
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Host
Russell Brand: Doing Life - Live 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special Himself - Contestant
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself - Host
QI 2006 TV Series Himself
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Russell Brand's Got Issues 2006 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Annually Retentive 2006 TV Series Himself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 1999-2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1996-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Presenter / Himself - Team Member
Making Your Mind Up 2006 TV Movie Himself - Judge
Asian Invasion 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Presenter
2005 TV Moments 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Special Himself - Contestant
It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
The British Comedy Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
And It's Goodnight from Him 2005 TV Movie Himself, Narrator (voice)
Derren Brown: The Gathering 2005 TV Special Himself
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself - Host
The Secret Map of Hollywood 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Making Your Mind Up 2005 TV Movie Himself - Judge
Comic Aid 2005 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Bruce Forsyth: A BAFTA Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Special Himself - Contestant
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Host
They Think It's All Over 2000-2004 TV Series Regular Panelist / Himself - Regular Panelist / Himself - Panelist / ...
Bo' Selecta! 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2004 TV Series Himself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
2003 TV Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Britain's Best Sitcom 2004 TV Series Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Host
Jane Goldman Investigates 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Fame Academy 2003 TV Series Himself
The Terry and Gaby Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
75 Years of the Academy Awards: An Unofficial History 2003 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Himself - Host
The Kumars at No. 42 2003 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Fight 2002 TV Movie Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2002 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
It's Only TV... But I Like It 1999-2002 TV Series Himself - Host
24 Heaven 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Reputations 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
When Louis Met... Chris Eubank 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2002 TV Series Himself - Contestant
There's Only One Elvis 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
It's Your New Year's Eve Party 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
The British Comedy Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
The Teaching Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Stop! Kung Fu! 2001 TV Series Himself
EastEnders: It's Your Party! 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Happy Hour 2001 TV Series Himself
The RDA 2001 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty 2001 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2001 TV Series Himself
Boy George: One on One 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
From Enterprise to Franchise 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Make It So 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Trek Night 2001 TV Movie documentary
Ross Meets Frost 2000 TV Movie Himself
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
Never Rewind the Buzzcocks 1999 Video Himself
30 Years of Monty Python, a Revelation 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Clarkson 1999 TV Series Himself
The 51st British Academy Film Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
The British Comedy Awards 1998 1998 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
TFI Friday 1998 TV Series Himself
The Man Who Would Be Caine 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief Presents the Pick of the Nose 1998 Video Himself - Presenter
An Audience with the Spice Girls 1997 TV Special Himself
Talking Telephone Numbers 1997 TV Series
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Himself
What a Performance! 1997 TV Series Himself
In Search of Hamlet 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Big Big Talent Show 1996-1997 TV Series Himself - Host
Harry Hill 1997 TV Series Himself
Red Nose Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Funny Business 1997 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louis Theroux: Savile 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Timeshift 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewer
Amy 2015/III Documentary Himself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie 2013 Documentary Himself
Sports Life Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Talent Show Story 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Gear 2011 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Harp Commercial
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Himself
Peter Kay: Raider of the Pop Charts 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
WWE Raw 2009 TV Series Himself
Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was All That About? 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
TV's Funniest Music Moments 2008 TV Movie The Spice Boys
Long Way Down 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Unseen Spike Milligan 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's Video Diary of the Making of Series Two of 'The Office' 2003 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' 2002 Video Himself
Heroes of Comedy 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell 2000 TV Special Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Special Recognition Award National Television Awards, UK
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Entertainment Perfromance Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2006 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Entertainment Performance Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Entertainment Performance Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2004 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Entertainment Performance Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2004 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Personality
2003 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Entertainment Performance Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Chat Show Host The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
2012 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Talk Show The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
2007 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
2006 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Personality Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2005 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
2004 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Personality Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2004 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
2003 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Entertainment Programme or Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) · Suzi Aplin
· Mick Thomas
2003 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Entertainment Personality Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2003 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
2002 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Personality Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
2002 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Entertainment Performance They Think It's All Over (1995)


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#Quote
1 [on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie] They're so startlingly attractive, I felt I needed to sit down! It's like your breath leaves your body. I was also starstuck meeting Barbra Streisand, as I'm a huge fan of hers, and with Sylvester Stallone - he's Rambo!
2 [on guests he couldn't book for his talk shows] Unfortunately, the people I want are the ones who won't do it, like George Clooney, Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson. Michael recently sent me a charming letter, saying, 'Nothing personal, but I just don't feel comfortable doing talk shows anymore!' (Caine did eventually appear in 2016)
3 I love Cheryl (Cheryl), I think Cheryl's an incredible performer. I saw Girls Aloud once and of all the girls on stage she was, I think, the most accomplished, the way she moved and the way she sang.
4 I am about as big a fan of David Bowie as you will find on the planet.
5 If you're not upsetting the Daily Mail you're doing something wrong. They're the most noxious human beings. And we know they're hypocrites and insincere.
6 [on his critics in the press] They're not people I respect and I can't see how they have any respect for themselves.
7 [on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)] Spectacular photography, excellent performances and a powerful story make this one of the year's best films. The kids - Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan and especially Everlyn Sampi as Molly - are superb, as is Branagh (Kenneth Branagh) as Neville, the Chief Protector of Aborigines. The actor wonderfully captures the fanaticism behind Neville's beliefs. But the real star is director Phillip Noyce, who not only brings out such moving performances from his young actors but manages the tone of the film with such skill that you never feel you are being manipulated and can respond to the moving story and beautiful images as you wish. Marvellous and memorable.
8 Congratulations to Simon Cowell on a landmark birthday... 50 and not out! Or is that just a rumour?
9 I am delighted to be hosting the BBC's coverage of the Live Earth (2007) event as I am passionate about saving the planet. After all, I am the man who put the 'W's in rainforests.
10 I love and admire George (George Michael) because he is so remarkably, uncompromisingly, perhaps even foolishly, his own man. I'm not talking about his recent late-night driving madness here, or indeed the brief stay 'inside' at her Majesty's Pleasure that was the inevitable end result. No, it's because the cherry on top of his remarkable talent is that he is a modern, gay man who refuses to act embarrassed, or even pay lip-service to dominant hetero-culture - instead offering himself up as a radical and yet much-needed alternative role model to young gay men who don't embrace camp or feminised homosexual behaviour as their own. A strong, butch, unashamedly gay man who does what he wants, when he wants to. I have nothing but admiration for his talent. Nothing but respect for his courage in the face of the sneering press that seek to diminish or destroy those that are different to them. And nothing but love for the whole package.
11 [on receiving the Music Industry Trusts' Award from George Michael] George Michael, wow. I thought you were dead. And he's giving me a lift home, I can't believe my luck.
12 Back in the Seventies I spent three whole years at an Emerson Lake and Palmer gig - and that was just the drum solo.
13 I saw The Stooges way back in the Seventies when Iggy (Iggy Pop) on stage was just a primal force of nature. Who could have dreamt that one day I would seek and value his advice on car insurance?
14 I've been passionate about music ever since I purchased my first single, "Pearl's a Singer" by Elkie Brooks. I was young, we all make mistakes.
15 I am thrilled and excited that after a short break I will be rolling up my sleeves and creating a brand-new show for ITV1. I cannot wait to get back on screen with a fast, funny and unpredictable new talk show. I do have a little spare time, though, so if England needs a temporary new manager I will consider the post seriously.
16 [on being a punk] I wore plastic trousers and winkle-pickers; my hair was spiky, greased and lacquered. But I wasn't going out to cause trouble. I just liked the look.
17 [on Roxy Music] One of the greatest bands this country's ever produced.
18 [on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)] One of the real delights for me doing this show has been the music we've had on. Over the years we've had just some of the best performers in the history of modern popular music.
19 [on the final episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)] I promised Morrissey (Morrissey) I wasn't going to cry.
20 [on asking David Cameron in an interview if he ever masturbated thinking about Margaret Thatcher] It wasn't intended to receive an answer, but rather to get a laugh - which it did. A big one, if I remember rightly. So job done.
21 People like coming on my show because they know they'll have fun and they know I'm going to be respectful to them. I'm never, you know, mean-spirited.
22 I know the loveliest people who swear all the time, and the most awful people who never swear. It really doesn't mean anything.
23 [on the furore over his obscene phone call to Andrew Sachs in 2008] Can I be quite honest with you? In a way, the whole experience has been quite fun. Because it's been really odd. And interesting. And fun. Life can sometimes potter along in the same direction, and then something comes along over which you have no control. It was literally within about four days of it all kicking off that I just thought, you know what, there's no way I can control this, there's no way I can change this. So I've just got to not let it bother me. And then it became almost like I was watching it happen to somebody else. And it was quite entertaining. It was weird watching people get themselves into a lather over something so intrinsically unimportant as that. It was just silly. Silly people writing silly things.
24 [on the furore over his obscene phone call to Andrew Sachs in 2008] It wasn't pleasant having people camp outside my house, and it wasn't pleasant people using me as a whipping boy. But you know what? You know what? It wasn't a big deal. So what? So what if a handful of idiots who write for a right-wing newspaper don't like me? Who cares? I don't.
25 I'm good at TV. And I like doing it. One of the hardest things about leaving the BBC was the fact that a lot of people love the shows, and I feel I owe it to them and their loyalty not to waltz off. And part of the reason is I don't want the people who did come out against me to in any way have a sense of triumph. It's as simple as that. So it's really just to continue being an irritant. They're not people I have ever respected or liked, and if I can continue to be very publicly successful, that is its own reward for me. Not revenge, because I'm not about revenge. It's just about saying you're wrong. Your world view isn't right. We live in a country where it seems to be very much acceptable to be intensely judgmental about others - but I don't sit around judging people, and I find it very bizarre and peculiar that people judge me and then find different ways of justifying it.
26 My talk show is not an interview show as such, which is why I'm always bemused when critics say the interview wasn't very good. And I think, but I'm not doing an interview! What I'm trying to do is make a comedy show. And that, trust me, is a fuck of a lot harder. Even though we're creating something in the moment that doesn't exist anywhere else, without them [my guests] I haven't got anything. And so I thought I really want to make something of mine.
27 Even though I've done hundreds of hours of TV and radio, most of which - with a couple of minor missteps - have been well received, what I'm aware of always, and it's grown to slightly trouble me as I've got older, is that all the shows I do are somewhat parasitical, in that I'm feeding off others. If you do a movie review show or an interview show, you're talking to other people about work they've done.
28 My love affair with comics is more important to me than my love of films, or my work in TV, or just about anything outside my family. You're hardwired for it, if you fall in love with comics when you're 11. And I think if there's one good thing I can maybe achieve with 'my celebrity', it's to try to broaden the horizons and widen the readership of this particular entertainment which I adore and which is somewhat belittled and denigrated and ignored. I just want to see comics getting a fair critical chance.
29 My first television talk show The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (1987) started on Channel 4 in 1987. It had been a big hit but after series four, despite it continuing to get pretty good ratings, we agreed with Channel 4 to stop. But I had grown accustomed to having my face on TV, and the money that comes with it, so I fronted a number of different programmes, none of which really worked. Anyway, this unhappy and unproductive period inevitably led to depression. I was stuck in a groove, basically drinking too much and spending my earnings none too wisely. I wanted to keep making shows because I didn't know what else to do, and because I thought I needed to keep earning the sort of money I had grown accustomed to. But earning that money by making shows I didn't care about made me far unhappier than being broke ever could have done.
30 Music has always played a large part in my life and it's been a privilege to not only present most of my musical heroes but to give a leg up to the next generation.
31 There are certain members of the press who may have an agenda against the BBC and me perhaps. In which case we don't listen to them.
32 I'm delighted to be staying with the BBC if only because it is the only studio I can drive to without getting lost. It is the best channel in the country, and I'm proud they want me back.
33 [on Michael Parkinson] He has stood above British television like a colossus. He is the greatest talk show host this country has ever, and I maintain will ever, produce.
34 [on Jumper (2008)] Why Hayden Christensen keeps getting cast in lead roles in major films I've no idea. He was terrible in his two Star Wars films and he's equally dismal here.
35 Spice Girls are reforming - in the same way they reform meat into nuggets. God bless them, they're going to be reforming under the name Atomic Mutton.
36 [on presenting television coverage of the Live 8 concerts in 2005] It was, at times, very patronizing. I could have swapped Velvet Revolver for just about anyone. I can understand why they did it. They wanted maximum exposure in the Western media and to do that they need stories. Pink Floyd reforming gets you an awful lot of attention. Other acts were chosen to attract different parts of a Western audience, certainly to get the media attention, which they achieved and which they wouldn't with African musicians. I regret not saying anything about it on the day.
37 Into the life of every film critic a little rain must fall, but even that knowledge, or the experience of watching four other dreadful Kevin Smith films, barely prepared me for the biblical deluge of awfulness that is Clerks II (2006). Even by the pitiful standards of films such as Mallrats (1995) and Dogma (1999), Mr Smith's latest work is breathtakingly shoddy. It's a real tribute to the man's shrewd use of the Internet to keep his profile alive that he's managed to sustain a career in the movie industry, as he has no detectable talent as writer, director, editor or actor.
38 I'd rather written off Robin Williams, possibly as a consequence of the trauma induced by Patch Adams (1998).
39 I love good stupid movies and make no apology for that fact. I suspect I'm the only film critic in the country who's a fully paid-up member of the Adam Sandler Fan Club or who can quote whole scenes from that underrated masterpiece of contemporary film comedy Soul Plane (2004).
40 Upsetting Norman Tebbit has given me some small sense of satisfaction because he's spent 12 years upsetting me.
41 I normally do things just for the huge amount of cash.
42 It's shocking the lack of support the government gives the film industry. If it wasn't for the Bond movies and Harry Potter we'd be dead on our feet.
43 The Avengers (1998) got some terrible reviews but I find it curiously satisfying.
44 One thinks making movies is glamorous, but here we are in Bethnal Green.
45 [on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)] I'm lucky because I have a lot of influence over my show. We don't book people unless I think I'm going to have fun with them and I have something I want to ask them.
46 [reviewing V for Vendetta (2005)] "If it had been called 'V for Vasectomy', I could scarcely have found it a less enjoyable experience."
47 As a youth when most of my friends were dreaming about being Sylvester Stallone or Michael Caine, I wanted to be Barry Norman.
48 If I ever see Richard Gere in Primal Fear (1996) or First Knight (1995) again it'll be much too soon, and the same goes for the ludicrous Battlefield Earth (2000).
49 I'd rather have chewed my own arm off than sit through something as putrid as Pearl Harbor (2001).
50 Nothing can prepare you for quite how bad Gigli (2003) is.
51 Pirate DVDs are not a victimless crime but some people are still buying them and that's making me cranky. Just stop buying them - that's the message we want to get out there. Saying yes to a pirate DVD is saying yes to crime on your street.
52 Richard Curtis is one of the greatest comedy writers Britain has ever known . . . apart from the guy who used to write all Bob Monkhouse's jokes, who never really got the credit he deserved.
53 I've made some good shows and I've made some dreadful shows.
54 I don't ever go to the theatre. I try and avoid it whenever possible.

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