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Overview (3)

Born in Parsons Green, London, England, UK
Birth NamePaul Martin
Height 6' 2½" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Merton was born on July 9, 1957 in Parsons Green, London, England as Paul Martin. He is known for his work on Have I Got News for You (1990), Rex the Runt (1991) and The Suicidal Dog (2000). He has been married to Suki Webster since 2009. He was previously married to Sarah Parkinson and Caroline Quentin.

Spouse (3)

Suki Webster (2009 - present)
Sarah Parkinson (June 2003 - 23 September 2003) ( her death)
Caroline Quentin (1990 - 1998) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Straight face through comedic situations

Trivia (10)

Paul had to change his name when he joined Equity and, as he had grown up in Merton, South London, he took that for his stage name.
He is the patron of the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB)
Mother, Betty Martin, of Irish extraction.
Educated by the Jesuits at Wimbledon College.
Favorite film is The Magic Christian (1969).
Exchanged vows with Sarah Parkinson in the Maldives in October 2000 but, because no one else was there, it was not an official marriage.
Declined to appear on the television series Just a Minute (1994), despite having been one of the regular players on the original radio series since 1989.
Supports the Football team Tottenham Hotspur.
He is a big fan of The Beatles.
He has been frank about his dislike of certain guests who have appeared on Have I Got News for You (1990), in particular P.J. O'Rourke, Ann Widdecombe and Neil Kinnock, as well as former host Angus Deayton.

Personal Quotes (3)

Gromit (A Grand Day Out (1989)) is one of the great silent comedians. He's up there with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin (Charles Chaplin). He may even be above them, because he's still working.
All disc jockeys are without talent. Noel Edmonds - I can't stand Noel Edmonds.
[on Chris Evans] He's got the look of a comedian but without the talent or the writing ability or the timing.

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