Brandreth, Gyles

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Brandreth, Gyles Gender: M
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
born on 8 March 1948 at 20:10 (= 8:10 PM )
Place Wuppertal, Germany, 51n16, 7e11
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°50'

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Gyles Brandreth
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British politician, writer, businessman and TV host, born in Germany where his dad was stationed in the Armed Forces. Brandreth was discovered by a TV producer in September 1969 when he was featured on "A Child of the Sixties" as the Students' Union president at Oxford. He proved an instant success as a competent interviewer leading to a position as a TV presenter. At the time, he was interested in a career in politics but was side-tracked by his success as a popular celebrity on TV. He made good use of his intelligence on such shows as "Countdown." As he greeted the nation each morning on "TV-am," he charmed the audience with fancy, sometimes bizarre sweaters sent in by viewers. In his role as a businessman, Brandreth's company produced over a hundred games and books, ranging from a biography of John Gielgud to a Knock-Knock Joke book.

Fulfilling his political interests, Brandreth was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament, May 1992 and reelected May 1997.

Brandreth led a double-life for many years as a flamboyant court-jester and as a serious intellectual. He holds the world records for the longest on-screen kiss and the longest after-dinner speech of 12 1/2 hours.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Gielgud, John (born 14 April 1904). Notes: Biographer/ subject


  • Work : New Job December 1969 (College interview for "A Child of the Sixties")
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1973 (Michèle Brown)
  • Work : Gain social status May 1997 (Reelected to Parliament)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Brandreth on Twitter: "It’s my birthday. I’m up early because I think I was born at 8.10 pm so I’m aiming to stay as young as possible for as long as possible" (posted 8 March 2020) [1], "I was born in a British Forces' Hospital in Germany in 1948" [2], "I was born in a British Forces hospital in Wuppertal" [3].

Previously this entry had 8:00 PM: Caroline Gerard quotes his letter of 27 June 1996, born in British Armed Forces Hospital.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Michèle Brown, 1973-)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (TV interviewer)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (M.C., host of AM show)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Conservative M.P.)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Historical, novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Guinness Book of Records (Two world records)