Sir David Frost Biography
Sir Davd Frost is an internationally renowned television interviewer and has interviewed most of the leading worldwide politicans and personalities over the last forty years. He is a sensational after dinner and conference speaker regaling stories of the good and the famous he has interviewed as well as the most accomplished conference facilitator and awards host
Sir David now presents "Frost Over The World" weekly for Al Jazeera English, but he first made his name with BBC television's satirical That was the Week that was (TW3) in the early 1960s.
Sir David went on to present a string of topical review programmes including The Frost Report where he first used the phrase "Hello, good evening and welcome".
He was later a co-founder and presenter of the UK breakfast television station, TV-am in 1983 and presented 500 editions of the Sunday morning interview programme Breakfast with Frost for the BBC.
In The Beginning
Sir David Frost’s activities during his career have been so diverse that he has been described as a “one man conglomerate”. It is easy to see why: host and co-creator of That Was the Week That Was, producer of countless television programmes from A Gift of Song: The Music for UNICEF Concert, to the Spectacular World of Guinness Records; author of 15 books; producer of eight films; publisher, lecturer, impresario and the joint founder of London Weekend Television and TV-am. Not to mention the fact that he is perhaps the best known television interviewer in the world.
“He is the only person to have interviewed the last seven Presidents of the United States and the last six Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom” – The Times.
The Nixon Interviews
His Nixon Interviews achieved “the largest audience for a news interview in history” - New York Times. In addition to their unprecedented impact in the United States, the interviews were also seen - either in English or dubbed into local languages - in almost every television nation in the world. He has recently released a book entitled "Frost/Nixon" to satisfy the worldwide interest in the interviews.
Peter Morgan's play, Frost/Nixon enjoyed tremendous success in London and on Broadway and was adapted into a motion picture, starring Michael Sheen as David Frost, Frank Langella as Richard Nixon, directed by Ron Howard, and released in 2008. Frost/Nixon was nominated for five Golden Globe awards as well as five Academy Awards.
Forty Years with Frost
In 2000 the BBC devoted an evening of programmes to celebrating "Forty Years with Frost". The first volume of his autobiography From Congregations to Audiences published by HarperCollins became an immediate bestseller.
Sir David has been awarded many major television awards and in 1993 he was knighted by HM The Queen in the New Year’s Honours List.
In 2005, he was awarded BAFTA’s highest honour, the BAFTA Fellowship. He was honoured by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York in 1998 and by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York in 1999.
Through the Keyhole – ITV/Sky/BBC1 1983-Ongoing
Breakfast with Frost – BBC1, 1993-2005, Presenter
Ross meets Frost – BBC, 2000, Presenter
The Frost Programme – ITV, 1993, Presenter
Good Morning Britain – TV-am, 1983, Presenter
Headliners with David Frost – USA 1978, Presenter
The Frost Programme – ITV, 1977, Presenter
The David Frost Revue – Associated Rediffusion 1971, Presenter
The Frost Programme – Associated Rediffusion, 1966-1970, Presenter
Frost Over America – BBC1, 1969, Presenter
Frost on Saturday – ITV1, 1968, Presenter
Frost on Sunday – ITV1, 1968, Presenter
David Frost Presents – USA, 1967, Presenter
The Frost Report – BBC1, 1966/1997, Presenter
That Was the Week that Was – BBC, 1962-1964
2005 Bafta Acadamy Fellowship
1971 Guild of Television Producers Award
1971 TV Personality of the Year
1970/1971 Emmy Award for The David Frost Show
1967 Royal Television Society Silver Medal
1967 Richard Dimbleby Award
1967 Golden Rose of Montreux for Frost Over England
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At the International Emmys, hosted by Graham Norton, David Frost is awarded the Honorary Founders Award
24th November 2009
Barbara Walters presented Sir David Frost with an honorary lifetime achievement award for his 40 year career as a television presenter at the International Emmy Awards in New York last night. British comedian and television presenter Graham Norton presented the awards
21st May 2009
The Hay Festival hoovers up the writers, comedians, and musicians of the moment to contribute to the biggest book event in Britain. Over the next week and a half, people will flock to Hay on Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park to listen to the most exciting new performers as well as some of the biggest names in contemporary issues. This year is no different, some of the speaker highlights include, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Stephen Fry, and former EU Commissioner Chris Patten.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
10th May 2013
The acts have been confirmed for this yearâ€™s Radio 1 Big Weekend, the annual festival takes place from the 24th-26th of May, there will be performances from some of the worldâ€™s most famous artists and a host of new artists.
9th May 2013
TV presenter and awards host, David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have happily announced the birth of their son and first child.
3rd May 2013
The Cheltenham Science Festival is considered to be the countryâ€™s number one science festival and this yearâ€™s line up has now been announced.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
29th April 2013
MP and Keynote speaker, Jo Johnson has been appointed as the head of David Cameronâ€™s new policy unit.
26th April 2013
Comedian and Awards host, Jonathan Ross has signed up to host the British Comedy Awards for the next two years.
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