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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 BBC radio. He worked as a foreign correspondent for BBC television news and read the Six O'clock News. In 1989, Paxman took on what has become the defining job in his career, presenting Newsnight (1980). Although Newsnight had been on the air for nine years previously, and has been presented by other presenters since, Paxman and Newsnight have become synonymous for most people, and he remains with the series to this day.

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May 11, 1950 In Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Panorama 1953-11-11
Latest Project:
Series Britain's Great War 2014-01-27

5 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Empire
Poster of The Daily Show
Poster of Have I Got News for You
Poster of Panorama
Britain's Great War Self - Presenter 4 episodes, 2014 2014-01-27
Empire Self - Presenter 5 episodes, 2012 2012-02-27
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
The Vicar of Dibley Unknown 2006-09-15
The Thick of It Unknown 2005-05-19
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2004-10-12
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Unknown 2001-02-02
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Have I Got News for You Unknown 1990-09-28
University Challenge Self - Presenter / ... 385 episodes, 1994-2020 1962-09-21
Panorama Unknown 1953-11-11