Graham Linehan Biography: Age, Height, Parents, Movies, Wife, Net Worth – Graham Linehan is an Irish television comedy writer and director who is most noted for the sitcoms Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd.
|Wife:||Helen Serafinowicz (m. 2004; div. 2020)|
|Date of Birth:||1968|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Graham Linehan Biography
Graham Linehan (born 1968) is an Irish comedy writer and anti-transgender activist. He created or co-created the sitcoms Father Ted (1995–1998), Black Books (2000–2004) and The IT Crowd (2006–2013), and he has written for shows including Count Arthur Strong, Brass Eye and The Fast Show. He has won five BAFTA awards, including Best Writer, Comedy, for The IT Crowd in 2014.
Graham Linehan Age
As of 2023, he is 55 years old.
Graham Linehan Height
He stands 6′ 5“ tall
Graham Linehan Nationality
He is an Irish
Graham Linehan Parents
His parents are unknown.
Graham Linehan Siblings
His siblings are unknown
Graham Linehan Career
He is often in partnership with Arthur Mathews, and has written or co-written a number of popular television comedies.
Linehan is a vocal critic of transgender rights.
In a February 2020 interview with Newsnight, Linehan reiterated his view that the Tavistock Centre's practice of treating children with drugs such as puberty blockers is comparable to Nazi eugenics programmes and experiments on children, and stated that transgender activists had made rape and death threats against feminists. Following this interview, Eric Pickles, the UK special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, accused Linehan of trivialising the Holocaust.
On 6 June 2011, Linehan appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme to discuss his adaptation of the Ealing comedy film The Ladykillers for the West End stage. During this appearance, Linehan took issue with Today presenter Justin Webb over what he saw as the attempted staging of an artificial argument between himself and the critic Michael Billington
Linehan has also appeared in The Day Today and in two episodes of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, and has had cameos in Black Books (series one, episode two, as “I love books” Guy, and series one, episode five as Fast Food Customer), and the Father Ted episodes “
Linehan is an atheist and in January 2009 helped to publicise the Atheist Bus Campaign. He is also an honorary associate of the National Secular Society.
In 2007, a documentary about Linehan, his life and his career was produced by Wildfire Films for RTÉ One. This documentary explored the art, craft and deeply competitive business of creating contemporary television comedy.
Linehan wrote and directed the 2006 Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, in which he sought to move away from the recent British trend towards mock-documentary comedies.
Linehan and Mathews have had one book published, Father Ted: The Complete Scripts (Paperback – Boxtree – 20 October 2000) ISBN 0-7522-7235-7. They have contributed to various magazines and written surreal liner notes for the popular Volume series of alternative music compilations.
Graham Linehan Wife
Linehan married the writer Helen Serafinowicz, the sister of the actor Peter Serafinowicz, in 2004.
In October 2015, Graham and Helen Linehan worked with Amnesty International on a campaign film calling on the Irish government to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which “acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right”.
The couple revealed their decision for Helen to abort a foetus with acrania while living in England in 2004, and their discovery that undergoing the procedure in Ireland would have been an offence carrying a maximum 14-year prison sentence.
In 2020, Linehan's 16-year marriage to the comedy writer Helen Serafinowicz, with whom he also has a son, ended as a direct result of his trans battles, he says. He moved out of the family home in Norwich and eventually relocated to London. His wife's address was nevertheless released online. “She was scared.
Graham Linehan Children
They have two children and lived in Norwich.
Linehan's children voiced characters in the 2012 Adventure Time episode “Goliad”, with Linehan directing the children while taking the producers' instructions over the phone. Linehan planned to write a sequel episode, and sent versions of the story to the production team. This episode was never made as Adventure Time ended in 2018.
Graham Linehan Net Worth
Graham Linehan has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.