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Mariella Frostrup's Biography

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Who is Mariella Frostrup?

Mariella Frostrup was born on 12 November 1962 in Oslo, Norway.

She moved to Ireland when she six. After her parents separated two years later, Mariella lived with her father, who was the foreign editor of the Irish Times.

After his death, when she was just 15, she went to London and ended up working in PR before moving into broadcasting and journalism.

She has written for various publications including The Guardian and The Observer, for whom she has a regular column on relationships entitled Dear Mariella.

Her numerous presenting credits on TV and radio mainly centre around the arts and include a weekly programme on Sky Arts, The Book Show; as well as Open Book on BBC Radio 4.

She has been on the judging panels of various awards including the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Evening Standard Film Awards.

Her second husband Jason McCue is a human rights lawyer, and they have two children and a Yorkshire terrier.

In 2016, Mariella Frostrup was one of the celebrities to take part in the ITV entertainment series Drive.

In November 2016, the BBC announced that Mariela Frostrup would present the third programme in the Film 2016 series.

In September 2017, the BBC announced that Mariella Frostrup and Reverend Richard Coles would present The Big Painting Challenge on BBC One.

Mariella Frostrup typically reads 2 books a week.

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