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Who is Andrew Marr?

Andrew Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a British journalist and presenter for radio and television. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent newspaper (1996–1998) and was political editor of BBC News (2000–2005).

He began hosting a political program—Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show—on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. In 2002, Marr took over as host of BBC Radio 4’s long-running Start the Week Monday morning discussion program.

Andrew Marr to leave BBC after 21 years

Andrew Marr to leave BBC after 21 years
Andrew Marr to leave BBC after 21 years

Andrew Marr has announced he is leaving the BBC after 21 years – including 16 presenting his BBC Sunday morning show – amid a major reshuffle at the broadcaster.

He said he would focus on writing and presenting political and cultural shows for the media company Global and writing for newspapers, adding that he was looking forward to having greater freedom to express himself outside the strict impartiality rules at the BBC.

“I think British politics and public life are going to go through an even more turbulent decade and, as I’ve said, I am keen to get my own voice back. I have been doing the Andrew Marr show every Sunday morning for 16 years now and that is probably more than enough time for anybody,” he tweeted.

Marr said he would “leave behind many happy memories and wonderful colleagues” at the public broadcaster.

Andrew Marr Biography, Wiki

Andrew William Stevenson Marr was born on the 31st July, 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is married to British journalist, Jackie Ashley and lives in London with his 3 children.

Andrew Marr went to the High School of Dundee, Craigflower School and Loretto School in Musselburgh.

He studied English at Trinity Hall, in Cambridge, before he became a junior business reporter for the Scotsman at the age of 22.

Andrew Marr moved up the ranks and in 1984 he became a parliamentary correspondent, later, in 1986 he became a political correspondent.

He worked for 2 years at the Independent before being appointed as a political editor for the Economist in 1988.

He returned to the Independent in 1992 as the chief political correspondent and in 1996 he was promoted to editor.

In 1995 he had won the Columnist of the Year award in the British Press Awards and in the What the Papers Say Awards.

After he left the Independent in 1998, Andrew Marr wrote for The Daily Express, The Economist and The Observer and in 2000 he took over as the BBC’s Political Editor which was his job until 2005.

Andrew Marr’s books include: The Battle For Scotland (Penguin, 1992); Ruling Britannia (Penguin, 1996, 1998); The Day Britain Died (Profile, 2000) and My Trade (Macmillan, 2004).

In 2005, he started a new programme (replacing Breakfast With Frost) called Sunday AM (later becoming The Andrew Marr Show) which goes out every Sunday morning on BBC 1. He also presents the BBC radio programme, Start the Week.

Marr is often mistaken for President Putin of Russia. Once, when he was lost on the way to a briefing at the Kremlin, he ran into 2 guards, but instead of arresting him, they looked alarmed and immediately saluted him.

Some of Marr’s hobbies are reading, painting and he’s also an enthusiastic chef. When writing certain columns of the Daily Telegraph, he uses the pseudonym Mr. Snuffles, his pet guinea pig. When writing in this form, he uses frequent misspellings and writes solely in lower-case.

In 2007, Andrew Marr wrote A History of Modern Britain with an accompanying 5 part TV series on the BBC.

Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain won a Bafta for best specialist factual series.

His other TV credits include presenting Prime Ministers, Britain From Above and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea.

In 2009 he presented Andrew Marr’s Making Of Modern Britain. The BBC Two series investigated the events that shaped Britain, from the death of Queen Victoria to the end of the Second World War.

In November 2010, the BBC announced that it had commissioned Andrew Marr to present for BBC One, History Of The World, an eight-part series produced in partnership with Discovery Channel US, The Open University and BBC Worldwide.

On 9 January 2013, the BBC reported that Andrew Marr was recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.

In July 2013, the BBC revealed that Andrew Marr would be returning to his Sunday politics show in September.

In September 2016, the BBC announced that it had commissioned a documentary Andrew Marr: My Brain And Me telling the story of his recovery from a stroke.

In May 2018, it was revealed that Andrew Marr was to have an operation to remove a malignant tumor from his kidney.

Andrew Marr Biography Wikipedia
Andrew Marr
Full NameAndrew William Stevenson Marr
Born31 July 1959 (age 62)
Glasgow, Scotland
NationalityBritish
EducationTrinity Hall, Cambridge
OccupationJournalist
Television presenter
Political commentator
Notable credit(s)BBC News
The Andrew Marr Show
TitlePolitical Editor of BBC News (2000–2005)
Spouse(s)Jackie Ashley ​(m. 1987)
Children3

Andrew Marr Personal Life

Marr lives in Primrose Hill, north London, with his wife, the political journalist Jackie Ashley of The Guardian, whom he married in August 1987 in Surrey. She is a daughter of the Labour life peer, Lord Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012). The couple has a son and two daughters.

On 8 January 2013, Marr was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke at home. He left the hospital on 3 March and said he hoped to return to work later in the year. He appeared 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 announced that he would return to presenting the show on 1 September 2013.

Marr has described his religious views: “Am I religious? No. Do I believe in anything? No. I just don’t have that bump.” He also stated: “I’m an irreligious Calvinist”.

In May 2018, Marr went into hospital for an operation to deal with a malignant tumor on his kidney. He was expected to make a full recovery.

Marr contracted COVID-19 in 2021 but recovered fully within weeks.

Andrew Marr FAQ’s

Who is Andrew Marr?

Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a British journalist and presenter for radio and television. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent newspaper (1996–1998) and was political editor of BBC News (2000–2005).

How old is Andrew Marr?

Andrew Marr is 62 years old.

Who is Andrew Marr’s wife?

Marr lives in Primrose Hill, north London, with his wife, the political journalist Jackie Ashley of The Guardian, whom he married in August 1987 in Surrey. She is a daughter of the Labour life peer, Lord Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012). The couple has a son and two daughters.

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