How old is Paul Whitehouse, what TV shows have he and Harry Enfield made and when did he have heart surgery? | The Sun
PAUL Whitehouse has been part of some of the best-loved comedy shows over the last two decades.
From the Fast Show to singing Figaro, here's the lowdown on comedian.
Who is Paul Whitehouse?
Paul Whitehouse was born in May 1958 – making him 64.
He is originally from Wales, his dad worked for the National Coal Board and his mum was a Welsh opera singer.
The family moved to Enfield, North London, when he was four and he said it was other children laughing at his accent that helped him become so good at mimicry.
He went to the University of East Anglia but dropped out and lived in a flat in Hackney, east London, occasionally working as a plasterer.
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Paul originally started writing comedy with Charlie Higson, both still working as tradesman during the day.
They were doing some work on a house shared by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and that was said to have inspired them.
Paul met Harry Enfield in a local pub and before long he asked him to write for him for his new show.
The comedian also collaborated with the former frontman of The Maccabees' in 2017, lending his voice to Orlando Weeks' tale, The Gritterman.
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What is Paul Whitehouse known for?
Paul is best known for his work with Enfield.
They first appeared together on Saturday Live on Radio 4 where Paul showcased his characters Loadsmoney and Stavros the Greek kebab owner.
He then began performing in Harry Enfield's Television Programme.
On top of Paul's massive success in The Fast Show, he starred in Harry and Paul from 2007 until 2012.
The pair also created An Evening with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse in 2015 to celebrate 25 years together.
What is Paul Whitehouse's net worth?
Paul has a net worth of $19 million (approximately £15.8 million) according to multiple outlets.
This is all thanks to his incredible career as a comedian.
He has won a number of prizes, including the Bafta TV Award, the British Comedy Award, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award, and others.
He was been nominated for the same honors on multiple occasions
Is Paul Whitehouse married and does he have any children?
Paul was married to his first wife Fiona for eight years and had two daughters, Molly and Sophie, before they divorced in the early 2000s.
He then met his second partner Mine Conkbayi while she was working in a shop while studying at age 23.
The couple have one daughter, Delilah.
What surgery has Paul Whitehouse had?
Paul has had three stents inserted to help widen his coronary arteries in 2015.
He calls Bob Mortimer, who also has heart problems, his "stent buddy" and their show Gone Fishing actually originated from Paul taking Bob out angling while he was recovering from major heart surgery.
In 2021, Paul told Saga Magazine about his invasive operation: "In many ways I was lucky."
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"When I had the heart stents, the guy who did it said, 'Well I didn't put them in for you to go and sit by the fire, so get up and go out,'" Whitehouse said.
"I took him at his word, so I do a lot of exercise to keep myself ticking over."
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