Andrew Marr Biography
Andrew Marr( Andrew William Stevensons Marr) is a British journalist, television presenter, writer, and actor. He began his career as a political commentator in 2000 and served as a political editor for BBC News.
Andrew Marr Age
He is 62 years old as of 2021, was born on July 31, 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Andrew Marr Height
He stands at an exact height of 1.75m tall.
Andrew Marr Education
Marr attended Craigflower Preparatory School based in Scotland, the independent High School of Dundee; and at Loretto School. She also went to an independent school in Musselburgh, East Lothian, where he was a member of Pinkie House and a prefect. He went to learn English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, graduating with a first class honours degree.
Andrew Marr Parents
Marr was born to Donald Marr, an investment trust manager, and his wife Valerie in Glasgow, Scotland .His family is religious and go to church.
Andrew Marr Wife
He is in a romantic relationship with his fiance Jackie Ashley, the political journalist of The Guardian. They exchanged vows in August 1987 in Surrey. Currently, the duo lives in Primrose Hill, North London.
Andrew Marr Children
He has three children, a son and two daughters.
Andrew Marr BBC
Marr was nominated BBC Political Editor in May 2000. During his time as political editor, Marr assumed various presentational roles, and affirmed in 2005( General Election) he would step down as political editor to spend more time with his family.
He was succeeded as political editor by Nick Robinson. BBC programmes 2005–2009 Andrew Marr (left) meeting the former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou in 2010 In September 2005, he transferred to a new role presenting the BBC’s Sunday morning flagship news programme Sunday AM,The Andrew Marr Show since September 2007. Previously, was filled by Breakfast with Frost and hosted by Sir David Frost. Marr also presented the BBC Radio 4 programme Start the Week until his illness in 2013, and has now returned as the programme’s regular host. In May and June 2007, the BBC broadcast Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, presented the series of five one-hour documentaries chronicling the history of Britain (1945 to 2007). In 2008, he presented the prime time BBC One series Britain.
Also,he contributed to a three-part series called Darwin’s Dangerous Idea to the BBC Darwin Season, celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his theory of evolution. Marr also made cameo appearances in the Doctor Who episodes “Aliens of London” and “World War Three” BBC programmes 2009–2021 Andrew Marr (left) interviewing Vladimir Putin ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In late 2009, BBC Two broadcast his six-part television series on British politics in the first half of the 20th century Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. In September 2009, he interviewed Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
In early 2012, Marr presented a three-part TV series on BBC One looking at the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the run-up to the main celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee. In 2012, Marr presented an eight-part series on BBC One named Andrew Marr’s History of the World. Following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013, Marr narrated a memorial documentary, Margaret Thatcher. On an 8 April 2018, BBC Sunday news programme Marr announced lots of Palestinian kids were killed by Israeli forces. The journalist and campaigner Jonathan Sacerdoti complained that the statement was misleading and false. BBC management ruled that Marr breached editorial guidelines, and termed the statement as measleading and lacked evidence.
On December 1, 2019, Marr interviewed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and discussed Islamic terrorist Usman Khan, perpetrator of the 2019 London Bridge stabbing. Marr claimed the government had done nothing since 2010 to tighten the rules on sentencing for terrorist offences, implying that Johnson could have stopped Khan’s early release. In reality, Johnson’s government had lengthened the minimum early release, and in Khan’s case any legislation would have need to be retrospective anyhow. The BBC Editorial Complaints Unit therefore discovered that Marr had misled viewers for a second time.
Andrew Marr Disability
Marr was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke at home on January 8, 2013, then left the hospital on 3 March and said he hoped to return to work later in the year. His physical impairment came about as a shock and he can’t really walk without the supportive brace attached to his paralyzed leg. He showed up as a guest on The Andrew Marr Show on 14 April and returned twice to interview David Miliband and the prime minister, David Cameron, before it was reported that he would return to presenting the show on September 1, 2013.
However, in May 2018 he underwent surgery following the malignant tumor in his kidney. Later on, in 2021, he contracted COVID-19 and recovered from it after a few weeks.
Andrew Marr Salary
The reporter confirmed he earns an annual salary of $400,000 which he claims to be going down over years.
Andrew Marr Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
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