A Yorkshireman by birth, Jeremy Paxman is the son of Arthur Keith Paxman and Joan McKay Dixon. He has a brother, Timothy Paxman, who is in the diplomatic service and is currently deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Paris.
Jeremy was brought up in Worcestershire,…more
Any kind of tough questioning is routinely described as Paxmanesque in recognition of his style.
Jeremy Paxman is the the eldest of four children.
Jeremy Paxman's father, Keith Paxman, served on the North Atlantic Fleet.
Jeremy Paxman in 2006 was named the fourth scariest celebrity on television in a Radio Times poll of 3,000 people.
Jeremy Paxman is a honorary graduate at the University of Bradford.
Jeremy Paxman is well known for his abrasive and forthright style of interviewing.
Jeremy Paxman has been award the Richard Dimbleby Award for current affairs twice, once in 1996 and again in 2000.
Jeremy Paxman is 6'3" (1.91 m) tall.
Jeremy Paxman is the longest-serving quizmaster on British TV.
Jeremy Paxman is a strong supporter of the Royal Family.
Jeremy Paxman's nickname is 'Paxo'.
Jeremy Paxman has three children, who are Jessica, and twins Victoria and Jack.
Jeremy Paxman enjoys fly fishing in his spare time.
Jeremy Paxman is a keen Leeds United Supporter.
Jeremy Paxman is married to Elizabeth Ann Clough.
Jeremys brother Giles Paxman, is the British Ambassador to Mexico.
Jeremy Paxman: I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse. You are just what you are, aren't you?.
Jeremy Paxman: The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Jeremy Paxman: I'm afraid I tend to be thinking about things and not paying sufficient attention to one's posture, deportment and general cast of face.
Jeremy Paxman: I hate the word 'sneering', I can't help the way my face looks.
Jeremy Paxman: The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil.
Jeremy Paxman: The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect.
Jeremy: At times like this, when the television hurricane hits a story, it too often sucks good sense and consideration out of the brains of those involved.
Jeremy: Here's a starter for 10.
Jeremy: I've always thought you have to live life looking forwards, not backwards. I've had no interest at all in who my ancestors are.'
Jeremy: And for tonight's weather - it's April, what do you expect?