Monday 23 October 2017

Graham Norton gearing up for US move thanks to Harvey Weinstein

Graham Norton
Graham Norton
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is planning on making a star of Graham Norton in America.

Weinstein, who has executive produced countless Hollywood movies including Good Will Hunting and Pulp Fiction, was a guest on Norton's BBC 1 Friday night show two weeks ago.

He appeared on the sofa with Jessie J, Olivia Coleman, and David Tennant and was massively impressed with Norton who he sees Norton being a massive success Stateside.

Speaking on Chris Evans' Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, he said, "As a company we're bringing Graham Norton to the United States.  Graham is  just so perceptive in making the best of everything.

"He gets the best artists from around the world.  He's been on BBC America before but I think we're probably going to do something different this time."

He added, "I just think he gets the best artists.  The show's become universal.  I mean, I did this show two weeks ago, and you just follow the rules.

"His team is so smart about finding old stories you told, and then Graham's so perceptive in making the best of it, and also making you look semi decent."

Weinstein admitted he had great fun backstage with his fellow guests and Norton after the show.

"I was hanging out with Jessie J, with David Tennant, with Olivia Coleman and we were all laughing and you know, going out afterwards, it's fun, it's really nice."

After growing up in Bandon, Norton left University College Cork early to chase a career on stage and screen, and is now best known for interviewing some of the world's biggest stars on his weekly chat show.

He was recently listed amongst the 500 most influential people in Britain by Debrett's for the second time.

 

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