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Jeremy Paxman


Jeremy Paxman is arguably Britain's most respected political journalist, renowned for his tough, rigorous interviewing of public figures. He was born in Leeds and educated at a prestigious private school, Malvern College. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English. He joined the BBC as a trainee in 1972 and began working on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Newsnight
Newsnight Himself - Presenter / Himself - Reporter / Himself / Himself - Presenter (New York)
(1997-2015)
University Challenge
University Challenge Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter
(1994-2017)
The Kids Are Alright
(1979)

Filmography

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 2016 Panorama (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
 2015 Churchill: The Nation's Farewell (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
  Empire (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode, 2012) (written by - 4 episodes, 2012)
- Doing Good (2012) ... (written by)
- Making a Fortune (2012)
- Playing the Game (2012) ... (written by)
- Making Ourselves at Home (2012) ... (written by)
- A Taste for Power (2012) ... (written by)
 2009 The Victorians (TV Series documentary) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Dreams and Nightmares (2009) ... (written by)
- Having It All (2009) ... (written by)
- Home Sweet Home (2009) ... (written by)
- Painting the Town (2009) ... (written by)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the television licence fee] The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil? See more »

Trivia:

His book, The English: A Portrait of a People, became an A Level set text. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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