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Overview (4)

Born in Wuppertal, Germany
Birth NameGyles Daubeney Brandreth
Nickname Gyles Bandwidth
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gyles Brandreth was born on March 8, 1948 in Wuppertal, Germany as Gyles Daubeney Brandreth. He is an actor and writer, known for Dear Ladies (1983), That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006) and Philip and Elizabeth (2006). He has been married to Michelle Brown since June 8, 1973. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Michelle Brown (8 June 1973 - present) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

His plummy English accent

Trivia (10)

Conservative MP for Chester 1992-1997.
Is related to Jeremiah Brandreth, one of the leaders of the Pentrich Revolution, 1817.
When he appeared as a presenter on Good Morning Britain (1983) he was famous/notorious for his chunky woollen jumpers with very bold patterns or pictures on them. Viewers used to knit them for him.
Has appeared in pantomimes.
Has been honorary president of the Association of British Scrabble Players since 2002.
He and his wife Michelle are founders of the Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Holds the Guinness World Records for the longest after-dinner speech (twelve-and-a-half hours) and the longest on-screen kiss (three-and-a-half minutes, performed with/upon Anne Diamond on the 14th February 1984 episode of Good Morning Britain (1983)).
Father of Benet Brandreth.
As a teenager, comedian Jack Whitehall was commissioned to paint a picture of Gyles' cat.
Once, he ate 18 cakes.

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