Born in 1963, Graham Norton was brought up in County Cork, Ireland. He first ventured into the world of comedy in the early 90s, and was nominated for the prized Perrier award in 1997, when he also appeared as Father Noel Furlong (the happiest, clappiest, campest priest) in 'Father Ted'. He then got his first TV break on Channel 5's 'Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment'. In May 2000, he received the Bafta award for Best Entertainment performance for 'So Graham Norton'. His most recent chat show, 'V Graham Norton' was on 5 times a week with 3 million viewers a night. He is due to present a dance competition show in 2005 on BBC1.