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Paul Merton

Paul Martin, better known by the stage name Paul Merton, is an English comic actor, improvisational comedian, writer, presenter and comedy historian. An acclaimed improv comic and star of the Comedy Store Players, he is best known for hosting eight series of comic chat show Room 101 from the late 1990s; as a regular player on radio show Just A Minute; and as team captain on long-running panel game Have I Got News For You.

Birth name
Paul Martin
Full name
Paul James Martin
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Tuesday 9th July 1957 (61 years-old)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2019 Just A Minute - Series 84 Regular Panellist
2019 Have I Got News For You - Series 57 Team Captain
2019 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2019 Just A Minute - Series 83 Regular Panellist
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 56 Team Captain
2018 Just A Minute - Series 82 Regular Panellist
2018 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2018 Just A Minute - Series 81 Regular Panellist
2018 My Obsession - Episode Danny Heywood
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 55 Team Captain
2018 Just A Minute - Series 80 Regular Panellist
2018 50 Years Of Just A Minute: An Audience With Nicholas Parsons Host / Presenter
2017 Have I Got News For You - Series 54 Team Captain
2017 Just A Minute - Series 79 Regular Panellist
2017 Just A Minute - Series 78 Regular Panellist
2017 Have I Got News For You - Series 53 Team Captain
2017 Just A Minute - Series 77 Regular Panellist
2016 Just A Minute - Just A Minute Does Panto! Regular Panellist
2016 Just A Minute - Just A Minute Does Panto! Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar - Series 1
  1. E4 - History And The Role Of The Entertainer
Self
2016 Have I Got News For You - Series 52 Team Captain
2016 Hacker Time - Series 6 (as Paul Martin)
  1. E9 - Paul Martin
Guest
2016 Just A Minute - Series 76 Regular Panellist
2016 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2016 BBC: Just A Minute Self
2016 Just A Minute - Series 75 Regular Panellist
2016 Have I Got News For You - Series 51 Team Captain
2016 Just A Minute - Series 74 Regular Panellist
2015 The Bed-Sitting Room Captain Kak
2015 The Bed-Sitting Room Writer (Adapted By)
2015 Just A Minute - Series 73 Regular Panellist
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 50 Team Captain
2015 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2015 BBC: Just a Minute Self
2015 Just A Minute - Series 72 Regular Panellist
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 49 Team Captain
2015 Just A Minute - Series 71 Regular Panellist
2014 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 7
  1. E3 - Keira Knightley, Paul Hollywood, Gareth Thomas, Paul Merton
Guest
2014 Have I Got News For You - Series 48 Team Captain
2014 Just A Minute - Series 70 Regular Panellist
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 My Obsession Self
2014 BBC: Just a Minute Self
2014 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2014 Just A Minute - Series 69 Regular Panellist
2014 Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began Self
2014 Have I Got News For You - Series 47 Team Captain
2014 Just A Minute - Series 68 Regular Panellist
2013 Have I Got News For You - Series 46 Team Captain
2013 Just A Minute - Series 67 Regular Panellist
2013 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2013 Just A Minute - Series 66 Regular Panellist
2013 Have I Got News For You - Series 45 Team Captain
2013 Just A Minute - Series 65 Regular Panellist
2012 Have I Got News For You - Series 44 Team Captain
2012 Just A Minute - Series 64 Regular Panellist
2012 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2012 BBC: Just A Minute Self
2012 Have I Got Sport For You Guest
2012 Just A Minute - Series 63 Regular Panellist
2012 Have I Got News For You - Series 43 Team Captain
2012 Just A Minute Regular Panellist
2012 Just A Minute - Series 62 Regular Panellist
2011 David Suchet On Sid Field: Last Of The Music Hall Heroes Self
2011 Have I Got News For You - Series 42 Team Captain
2011 The Oldest Music Hall Host / Presenter
2011 Just A Minute - Series 61 Regular Panellist
2011 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2011 BBC: Just a Minute Self
2011 Just A Minute - Series 60 Regular Panellist
2011 Have I Got News For You - Series 41 Team Captain
2011 Me & Arthur Haynes Host / Presenter
2011 Just A Minute - Series 59 Regular Panellist
2011 Ed Reardon's Week - Series 7
  1. E2 - From Bean To Cup
Houseowner
2010 The Unforgettable... - Series 4
  1. E8 - Spike Milligan
Self
2010 Just A Minute - Series 58 Regular Panellist
2010 Have I Got News For You - Series 40 Team Captain
2010 On The Fringe With Stephen K Amos Self
2010 Just A Minute - Series 57 Regular Panellist
2010 The Sweeney - The Life and Work of Jim Sweeney Self
2010 Paul Merton's Impro Chums Self
2010 Just A Minute Self
2010 Have I Got News For You - Series 39 Team Captain
2010 Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema Host / Presenter
2010 Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema Writer
2010 Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema Director
2010 Just A Minute - Series 56 Regular Panellist
2009 Have I Got News For You - Series 38 Team Captain
2009 Just A Minute - Series 55 Regular Panellist
2009 Clement Freud On Just A Minute: A Celebration Host / Presenter
2009 Clement Freud On Just A Minute: A Celebration Writer
2009 Have I Got News For You - Series 37 Team Captain
2009 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Series 1
  1. E6 - Religion
Self
2009 Galton & Simpson's Half Hour Arthur Bunclarke
2009 Galton & Simpson's Half Hour Narrator
2009 Stand-Up With The Stars Self
2009 Morecambe And Wise - The Show What Paul Merton Did Host / Presenter
2009 Morecambe And Wise - The Show What Paul Merton Did Writer
2008 Just A Minute - Series 54 Regular Panellist
2008 Have I Got News For You - Series 36 Team Captain
2008 Have I Got News For You - Series 35 Team Captain
2008 Thank God You're Here Host / Presenter
2008 Thank God You're Here Writer
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 34 Team Captain
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 33 Team Captain
2007 Room 101 - Series 11 Host / Presenter
2006 Have I Got News For You - Series 32 Team Captain
2006 Have I Got News For You - Series 31 Team Captain
2005 Have I Got News For You - Series 30 Team Captain
2005 Room 101 - Series 10 Host / Presenter
2005 Have I Got News For You - Series 29 Team Captain
2004 Have I Got News For You - Series 28 Team Captain
2004 Room 101 - Series 9 Host / Presenter
2004 Have I Got News For You - Series 27 Team Captain
2003 Room 101 - Series 8 Host / Presenter
2003 Have I Got News For You - Series 26 Team Captain
2003 Have I Got News For You - Series 25 Team Captain
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 24
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Host / Presenter
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 24 Team Captain
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 23 Team Captain
2002 Room 101 - Series 7 Host / Presenter
2001 25 Years Of The Comedy Store Host / Presenter
2001 25 Years Of The Comedy Store Director
2001 Have I Got News For You - Series 22 Team Captain
2001 Rex The Runt - Series 2 Dr. Dogg (Voice)
2001 Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee Self
2001 Late Various
2001 Late Writer
2001 Have I Got News For You - Series 21 Team Captain
2001 Room 101 - Series 6 Host / Presenter
2000 I Don't Believe It! - The One Foot In The Grave Story Self
2000 Have I Got News For You - Series 20 Team Captain
2000 Room 101 - Series 5 Host / Presenter
2000 Have I Got News For You - Series 19 Team Captain
1999 Have I Got News For You - Series 18 Team Captain
1999 Room 101 - Series 4 Host / Presenter
1999 Have I Got News For You - Series 17 Team Captain
1998 Jack & The Beanstalk The Narrator
1998 Rex The Runt - Series 1 Dr. Dogg (Voice)
1998 Have I Got News For You - Series 16 Team Captain
1998 Have I Got News For You - Series 15 Team Captain
1998 In The Presence Of Julian Clary Crew
1997 Have I Got News For You - Series 14 Team Captain
1997 Paul Merton In Galton & Simpson's... - Series 2 Various
1997 Have I Got News For You - Series 13 Team Captain
1997 Does China Exist? Crew
1997 Does China Exist? Actor
1996 Have I Got News For You - Series 12 Team Captain
1996 Have I Got News For You - Series 11
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
1996 Paul Merton In Galton & Simpson's... - Series 1 Various
1995 Have I Got News For You - Series 10 Team Captain
1995 Have I Got News For You - Series 9 Team Captain
1994 Have I Got News For You - Series 8 Team Captain
1994 Paul Merton's Palladium Story Host / Presenter
1994 Paul Merton's Palladium Story Writer
1994 Have I Got News For You - Series 7 Team Captain
1993 The Masterson Inheritance - Series 3 Ensemble Actor
1993 The Masterson Inheritance - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
1993 The Masterson Inheritance - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
1993 Have I Got News For You - Series 6 Team Captain
1993 Have I Got News For You - Series 5 Team Captain
1992 Have I Got News For You - Series 4 Team Captain
1992 Terry And Julian Writer
1992 Have I Got News For You - Series 3 Team Captain
1992 Room 101 - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
1991 Have I Got News For You - Series 2 Team Captain
1990 Sticky Moments With Julian Clary - Sticky Moments On Tour With Julian Clary Writer
1990 Have I Got News For You - Series 1 Team Captain
1989 Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Series 2 Self
1989 Sticky Moments With Julian Clary - Sticky Moments With Julian Clary Writer
1988 The Big Fun Show Ensemble Actor
1988 The Big Fun Show Writer
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Series 1 Self
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Series 5 Self
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Series 4 Self
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Series 3 Self
1987 Comedy Wavelength Actor
1987 Hello Mum (as Paul Martin) Crew
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2 (as Paul Martin)
  1. E4 - Time
2nd Peasant

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Paul Merton on IMDb

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