Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady

actor, writer, producer

Paul O'Grady was born on Jun 14, 1955 in UK. Paul O'Grady's big-screen debut came with In the Name of the Father directed by Jim Sheridan in 1993, strarring Prisoner (as Paul Savage). Paul O'Grady is known for The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle directed by Rupert Jones, Jennifer Saunders stars as Vivienne Vyle and Miranda Richardson as Helena de Wend. Paul O'Grady has got 6 awards and 10 nominations so far. The most recent award Paul O'Grady achieved is National Television Awards, UK. The upcoming new tvshow Paul O'Grady plays is The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle - Season 1 which will be released on Oct 03, 2007.

Paul James O'Grady was born on 14 June 1955 in Birkenhead, England. He attended Christian Brothers School and, after his graduation, worked as a clerk in a magistrate's court. During that time he met a woman named Diane Jansen with whom he had a brief affair. Their daughter, Sharyn, was born in 1974. However, Paul felt that he was too young to be a father and decided to travel to Europe where he worked (among other occupations) as a waiter in a brothel in Manila. He returned to England in the 1980s and in 1985 he debuted his drag character, Lily Savage, in the gay bars and clubs throughout London. The character became extremely popular and afforded Paul his own television show, "Live From The Lilydrome", which debuted in 1995. In 2000 he retired the character of Lily Savage and began appearing on television solely as Paul O'Grady. In 2002 Paul suffered a heart attack in his London flat. He now lives on a farm near Kent, England. Paul is currently single and happily devoted to his daughter, with whom he shares a very close relationship.

  • Birthday

    Jun 14, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, UK

Known For


6 wins & 10 nominations

National Television Awards, UK
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (2012)
Winner - Special Recognition Award
Most Popular Daytime Programme
Winner - National Television Award
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
Most Popular Entertainment Presenter
Winner - National Television Award
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards
TV Personality
Winner - TRIC Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows