Mariella Frostrup

Born Nov 12, 1962

Mariella Frostrup is a Norwegian-born British journalist and television presenter, well known on British TV and radio, mainly for arts programmes. Her 'gravelly' voice was once voted the sexiest female voice on TV, and research to find 'the perfect voice' has indicated that Frostrup's voice is one of the best. Her voice is often used on TV commercials as well.… Read More

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    CNN iReport - Mar 06, 2012
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    News On News - Dec 17, 2011


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1962 Birth Born in 1962.
1969 7 Years Old Frostrup was born in Oslo, Norway, but moved with her family when she was six to Ireland in 1969, living in Kilmacanogue, a small village near the town of Greystones in County Wicklow. … Read More


1979 17 Years Old After the death of her father, in 1979 she moved to London.
1980 18 Years Old There, she worked as a public relations executive for Phonogram Records between 1980 and 1990; coordinated the publicity for the Live Aid concert at Wembley in 1985; and, after leaving Phonogram, started television work as a presenter and film critic. … Read More


1990 28 Years Old She also presented Thames Television's Video View from 1990 and, after Thames lost the London ITV franchise, reprised the role straight afterwards on The Little Picture Show for Carlton Television from 1993. … Read More


2007 45 Years Old In September 2007 she chaired a question-and-answer session with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth, Dorset.
2008 46 Years Old In 2008, Frostrup received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from Nottingham Trent University in recognition of her contribution and commitment to journalism and broadcasting. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old In 2010 she created, along with three other trustees, the Gender Rights and Equality Action Trust. … Read More


2015 53 Years Old In 2015 she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation. … Read More
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