Angus Deayton filmography and biography
Date of birth: 6 January 1956, London, England, UK
Angus Deayton biography
Studied languages at Oxford where he took part in a revue at Edinburgh called "You'll Have Had Your Tea By Now". This eventually lead to the Radio Four comedy series "Radio Active", which became "KYTV" for Television. Lately has achieved success in the topical news satire quiz show "Have I Got News For You?"
Angus Deayton trivia
- Supporter of the English soccer team Manchester United.
- His mother, Susan Deayton, was an employee at Bletchley Park where the Nazi's Enigma code was cracked during World War II.
- His one time partner Stephanie De Sykes wrote at least two U.K. Eurovision Song Contest entries which makes his programme "Not Another Eurovision Song Contest" somewhat ironic.
- (October 2002) Was dropped as host of the popular satirical news quiz, Have I Got News for You, after 11 years at the helm following a UK newspaper scandal.
- He lives with long-term partner writer Lise Mayer.
Angus Deayton quotes
- "People in the media should thank me. My absence has given lots of work to people who are never heard of for decades." - on his replacements on Have I Got News For You
- "When one door closes another one falls on top of you." (after being fired from his job on "Have I Got News for You")