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Paul O’Grady

Biography

British comedian, actor, and presenter who hosts his very own self-titled display and occasionally transforms into his alter ego Lily Savage. He in addition has presented many travel documentaries aswell as documentaries about pets. He offered in the Royal Surroundings Force after functioning being a clerical helper in Liverpool. He continued to create his entertainment debut on the Dark Cap homosexual pub in Camden, where he first performed in move beneath the name Lily Savage. He once created his very own radio display, and he performed Ray Temple in it series Eye Down from 2003 to 2004. Despite getting openly homosexual, he once was wedded to Teresa Fernandes. His parents, Patrick and Mary had been devout Catholics. He mimed what to a Barbara Streisand melody while portraying his alter ego Lily.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul O'Grady
Date Of Birth June 14, 1955
Place Of Birth Birkenhead, England
Height 1.83 m
Profession Comedian
Education Christian Brothers' School, Glen Road, Belfast
Nationality British
Children Sharon O'Grady
Parents Mary Savage, Patrick "Paddy" Grady
Siblings Sheila O'Grady, Brendan O'Grady
Partner Andre Portasio, Andre Portasio
Awards National Television Award for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter, National Television Award for Most Popular Daytime Programme, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, British Comedy Award for the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Nominations National Television Award for Most Popular Chat Show Host, British Academy Television Award for Best Features
Movies In the Name of the Father, An Evening with Lily Savage, House Party
TV Shows The Paul O'Grady Show, Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Blankety Blank, Paul O'Grady's Animal Orphans, Eyes Down, Outtake TV, The New Statesman, Love at First Sight, The South Bank Show, Brainiac: Science Abuse, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, Playhouse Presents, Born to Shine, Chimera, Paul O'Grady Live, The Lily Savage Show, The One and Only, Lily Live!, Celebrity Driving School, The British Animal Honours, A Taste of My Life, ITV Specials, Death In Venice, The British Soap Awards
Star Sign Gemini

  • Facts
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  • Salaries
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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Major supporter of the Labour Party.
2He was said to be trying to give up smoking when he suffered an angina attack in November 2013, which necessitated further heart surgery.
3Suffered near-fatal heart attacks in 2002 and 2006.
4March 2005: Presenting a new series of "The Paul O'Grady Show" which started on 14th March 2005 and is running for 16 weeks.
5At age 11, discovered Barbra Streisand over the hospital radio while convalescing after a tonsillectomy operation. Ever since has counted her as one of his all-time favorite recording artists.
6Is an accomplished pianist and organist.
7On 19th November 2009 he had to put his beloved dog, Buster, to sleep after it was found he was suffering from cancer. He announced Buster's death live on air on 23rd November and had to leave the stage during a tribute to Buster as he was too upset to watch.
8On 29th September he adopted a new puppy live on air after much nagging from the studio audience. O'Grady was hosting a segment on homeless animals when he began to fall in love with the dog, named Scottie. He announced that the new puppy would be renamed Bullseye on the following show.
9Is a close family friend of Natalie Cassidy, whom he refers to as his "niece".
10Owns a tapestry that was made and given to him by Wendy Richard.
11His favourite television series is The Avengers (1961).
12He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment.
13Became a grandfather for the first time when his daughter, Sharon, gave birth to her first child - a baby boy - with husband Philip on 26th December 2006. The baby weighed 7lbs and 14ozs and was named Abel Moseley.
14In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 32, up from 33.
15His long term lover and business partner of 20 years was TV producer Brendan Murphy, who died of cancer on June 12, 2005. After the first show of series three of the "Paul O'Grady Show", there was a tribute to him.
16He was given an honorary fellowship to Liverpool John Moores University [July 2005]
17His only child Sharon Jansen married her childhood friend Philip Moseley at Liverpool Town Hall on July 30, 2005.
18Offered a cameo part of a TV Producer in Doctors by Christopher Timothy
19Offered a guest part in Emmerdale Farm
20Often claims that he learned to play the organ at the fictitious "Birkenhead School of Music" during a segment of his TV show where he (pretends) to play a Hammond Organ, and contestants must guess the tunes he "plays".
21Has 3 small dogs, named Buster, Olga and Louie, the former two being regulars on his show. He got Olga in 2004 as she was one of many puppies who appeared on the show in an appeal to be re-homed. O'Grady decided he himself would keep her.
22Has a small farm.
23Close to Cilla Black.
24Formerly a Social Worker.
25Has a daughter, Sharon (born 16 May 1974).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Text Santa 20142014TV MovieSanta Claus
Holby City2013TV SeriesTim Connor
Little Crackers2012TV SeriesVarious
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesNeville
Stanley Baxter: Now and Then2008TV Movie
Doctor Who2008TV SeriesPaul O'Grady
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle2007TV SeriesHost of the 'TV Pick Award' ceremony
Eyes Down2003-2004TV SeriesRay Temple
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2001TV SeriesVoice on TV
Creche Landing1998TV Movie voice
The Lily Savage Show1997TV SeriesLily Savage
Closed for Business1997ShortWoman in Bar (as Lily Savage)
Fairest of Them All1997Short voice
House Party!1996VideoLily Savage
The End of the Year Show1995TV SeriesLily Savage
Lily Savage Live: Paying the Rent1993VideoLily Savage / Kitty Kelly (as Lily Savage)
Camp Christmas1993TV MovieLily Savage
In the Name of the Father1993Prisoner (as Paul Savage)
The New Statesman1992TV SeriesMarlene Dietrich
Chimera1991TV Mini-SeriesDonaldson
The Bill1988-1990TV SeriesRoxanne

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Paul O'Grady Show2006TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Crackers2012TV Series 1 episode
Playhouse Presents2012TV Series by - 1 episode
An Evening with Lily Savage1996TV Movie documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everyday2012/Iwith special thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs2012-2017TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself / Himself - Host
Hilda Ogden's Last Ta Ra - A Tribute to Jean Alexander2016TV MovieHimself
Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The One Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
This Morning2003-2016TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Our Cilla2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Loose Women2004-2015TV SeriesHimself
Most Haunted2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself
Bob Monkhouse... The Million Joke Man2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Me & My Guide Dog2013-2015TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Paul O'Grady Show2004-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter / Himself / ...
The British Soap Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself - Pre-recorded Segment
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Rita & Me2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gogglebox2014TV SeriesHimself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Good Morning Britain2014TV SeriesHimself
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical2014TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
National Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The One and Only Cilla Black2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Paul O'Grady's Working Britain2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The British Animal Honours2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Perspectives2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
National Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
God Save the Queens2012DocumentaryHimself
The One and Only Des O'Connor2012TV MovieHimself
National Television Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Choccywoccydoodah2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Paul O'Grady Live2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Family Guy: Ground Breaking Gags2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Coronation Street: The Big 502010TV MovieHimself - Host (as Paul O'Grady MBE)
Variety Club Showbiz Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback2010TV MovieHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex and the City 2: Premiere Special2010TV SpecialHimself - Guest
An Audience with Michael Bublé2010TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV SeriesHimself
Pride of Britain Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Mastermind2009TV SeriesHimself
The Xtra Factor2009TV SeriesHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Announcer / Himself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2009TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Girls Aloud Party2008TV MovieHimself
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live2008TV SeriesHimself
TV Burp2008TV SeriesHimself
The Bill Made Me Famous2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Backstage Exclusive at the National Television Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The National Television Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
A Taste of My Life2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Xposé2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Charlotte Church Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20062006TV MoviePresenter
The Catherine Tate Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHimself
Brainiac: Science Abuse2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Call My Bluff2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Host
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
Comic Aid2005TV MovieLily Savage
Parkinson2002-2004TV SeriesHimself / Lily Savage
Cilla Live2004TV MovieHimself
The Record of the Year 20042004TV SpecialHimself
I'm Free! Inside the Comedy Closet2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Host
Today with Des and Mel2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
National Television Awards Party of the Year2004TV SpecialHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2003TV SeriesHimself
Cilla in Black & White2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Driving School2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Paul Dreams of Bette2002TV MovieHimself
Outtake TV2002TV SeriesPresenter (2002)
Richard & Judy2002TV SeriesHimself
Screen Tests of the Stars2002DocumentaryHimself - Host
Blankety Blank1997-2002TV SeriesLily Savage
The British Soap Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20012001TV Special documentaryPerformer (as Lily Savage)
Lily Live!2001TV SeriesHimself
Paul O'Grady's America2001TV SeriesHimself
County Kilburn2000Himself
Orient2000TV SeriesHimself
Our Vera1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
BBC New Comedy Awards1999TV SeriesHimself
Television's Greatest Hits1998-1999TV Series documentaryLily Savage
Harry Enfield and Chums1999TV SeriesHimself
The Live Show1998VideoHimself (as Lily Savage)
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook1998TV SeriesLily Savage
Royal Variety Performance 19981998TV MovieHimself / Lily Savage
Best of British1998TV SeriesHimself
Bob Monkhouse: Over the Limit1998TV Special documentaryHimself (as Lily Savage)
An Audience with Elton John1997TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19961996TV SpecialLily Savage (as Lily Savage)
An Evening with Lily Savage1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Lily Savage)
The Big Breakfast1995-1996TV SeriesLily Savage / Himself
Lily Savage Live at the Garrick Theatre1995VideoHimself (as Lily Savage)
The South Bank Show1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1994TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Lily Savage Live from the Hackney Empire1991TV MovieHimself - Erica Von Savage (as Lily Savage)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - 30th Place (as Lily Savage)
The Graham Norton Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was All That About?2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryLily Savage
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesLily Savage
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryLily Savage (uncredited)
Total Cops2003TV Movie documentaryRoxanne (as Lily Savage)
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialVarious (as Lily Savage)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsTV Personality
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerformanceThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
2005British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment PersonalityThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
2005National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Daytime ProgrammeThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
2005TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Daytime ShowThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Chat Show HostThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
2010National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2008National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2008TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Daytime ShowThe Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
2007National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2006National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2005National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2002National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment Presenter
2000British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment PersonalityLily Live! (2000)
1997National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment PerformanceAn Evening with Lily Savage (1996)


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#Quote
1Why aren't the bankers in the dock? The working classes are suffering in this country. They're a joke in the media - they're portrayed as chavs and rioters.
2It's Sheriff-of-Nottingham times: 'What do the working classes eat? Pasties. Let's tax those. Where do they go on their holidays? In static caravans. We'll tax them.' I didn't notice a tax on polo mallets. I loathe Cameron; I loathe Osborne. We didn't vote them in and yet here they are deciding for us. I'd like to see their heads on spikes on Tower Bridge. Seriously. I'd sleep well.
3The Catholic Church has no right to wag the finger at gay people. How can we respect a church that has encouraged paedophiles by moving them from one parish to another, free to carry on again?
4The working class has taken a real battering over the past few decades, so much so that you can barely see them. But I have spoken to lots of cab drivers and shop keepers, for instance, who work 14 hours a day and are proud to be called working class.
5I still consider myself working class. I know my circumstances have changed dramatically since I was growing up back in Birkenhead. Now I live in rural Kent in what I suppose people would call a posh house. But it's still in me.
6I was sort of, well, I hate the word bisexual, because I think bisexuality's just greed. There's no such thing, you're either gay or straight. But I've never said, 'Oh, I'm gay.' I always liked girls and fellas as a teenager, way up into my 20s. But my sexuality's never been a problem for me - I've got as many gay friends as I have straight friends.

#Trademark
1Liverpudlian accent
2Outrageous drag persona

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