Louis Theroux born as Louis Sebastian Theroux is a British-American documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, and author. He has received two British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Television Award.
After graduating from Oxford, he moved to the U.S. and worked as a journalist for Metro Silicon Valley and Spy. He moved into television as the presenter of offbeat segments on Michael Moore’s TV Nation series. This led to a series of BBC documentaries, including Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, and several BBC Two specials.
Louis Theroux Age
He was born on 20 May 1970 in Singapore. He is 49 years old as of 2020.
Louis Theroux Height
He stands a height of 1.88 meters tall.
Louis Theroux Wife
Theroux has been in two marriages. His first marriage was to Susanna Kleeman from 1998- 2001, he later told Sathnam Sanghera of the Financial Times, “What happened was that my girlfriend was living with me in New York. She was having trouble finding work … legally. So we got married, to make it easier for her. We never really considered ourselves married in the full sense there were no wedding photos or anything like that. It was really a marriage of convenience.”
He then got married to a longtime girlfriend Nancy Strang in 2012. The couple has three sons. He and his family lived in Harlesden, London until they temporarily moved to Los Angeles, California in early 2013, allowing him more time to focus on his LA Stories series. In August 2017, Theroux again relocated to Los Angeles.
Louis Theroux Documentaries
This is a list of documentaries by British television presenter Louis Theroux. Theroux also acted as a correspondent for the TV Nation documentary series.
BBC Two specials
Louis and the Brothel
Louis, Martin & Michael
Louis and the Nazis
Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas4 February 2007
The Most Hated Family in America
Louis Theroux: Under the Knife
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars
African Hunting Holiday
Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
A Place for Paedophiles
The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
America’s Medicated Kids
Law and Disorder in Lagos
The Ultra Zionists
America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis
Miami Mega Jail Part 1
Miami Mega Jail Part 2
America’s Most Dangerous Pets
Extreme Love: Dementia
Twilight of the Porn Stars
By Reason of Insanity Part One
By Reason of Insanity Part Two
Drinking to Oblivion
A Different Brain
Talking to Anorexia
The Night in Question
Mothers on the Edge
Louis Theroux Dangerous Pets
Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets is a British television documentary film presented by and featuring Louis Theroux. It was the first broadcast on 30 October 2011.
The program follows Theroux as he travels to the United States to meet people who own animals normally found in America, Africa, and Asia, including bears, big cats, and dangerous primates. In the program, Theroux visits GW Exotic Animal Foundation in Oklahoma.
From TV to pod, the one and only Louis Theroux – podcasts of the week
Jon Ronson, Lenny Henry, and Miriam Margoyles are among the interviewees on the new audio show from the documentary doyen. Plus: the real stories behind the hunt for Pablo Escobar
Although Louis Theroux is used to spending a generous amount of time with his subjects, he covers a good bit of ground with his new interview podcast. First up is the documentary maker’s “professional doppelganger” Jon Ronson and they waste no time getting stuck in to 5G conspiracy theorists, Twitter pile-ons and Ronson’s time spent with the hapless-sounding Ku Klux Klan. Theroux is a skilful listener rather than an interrupter and guests such as Boy George, Lenny Henry and Miriam Margolyes promise to be interview gold. Hannah Verdier
A terrorist. A ruthless villain. Evil. Pablo Escobar is described in the most damning of terms by former law enforcement officers in the first part of this new podcast, which tells the story of the folk hero and all-powerful drug lord, and the people charged with hunting him down. High-adrenaline escapism, even if it’s liable to further mythologise Escobar and the other infamous narco-criminals it profiles, among them El Chapo and Griselda Blanco. Hannah J Davies
One of the few joys I’ve found in lockdown has been indulging further in my love of food: I’ve started an online course in the science of cooking, I’m learning how to cook dishes approximating those I miss from favourite restaurants and, perhaps most importantly, using food tourism TV shows as pure escapism, immersing myself in cultures which exist far outside of these four walls.
Ugly Delicious, the Netflix show American chef David Chang created, produced and starred in, is part-food porn, part-oral history of food culture. Chang takes concepts – barbecue, stuffed dumplings, baby food – and deconstructs them, re-learning the basics from scratch to better understand them and visiting locations key to their stories.
He brings this methodical and thorough approach to his podcast which, in these extraordinary times, has pivoted from relaxed interviews to stay at home content: a film club, mailbag episodes and a series celebrating dads who step up.
The best episode so far was made with fellow chef Eddie Huang, who moved from LA to Taiwan “the day Tom Hanks got corona”. It’s a smart chat between two people who readily admit they’ve not always been friendly, but who clearly respect each other a lot. Neither of them hold their tongues and neither of them have confidence in how the crisis is being handled in their country – from either end of the political spectrum. They also discuss protecting their shuttered businesses, and how Taiwanese culture is adapting to the new set of circumstances. I’m already planning my trip.
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Louis Theroux reveals why Carole Baskin wasn’t included in his Joe Exotic documentary
Louis Theroux has revealed why Carole Baskin didn’t feature in his pre-Tiger King Joe Exotic documentary.
On Sunday night (May 3), Louis took part in a re-run watch party of his 2011 documentary Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets, which saw him meet with Joe and other big Tiger King players such as Tim Stark.
One noticeable absence from the documentary, however, was Carole Baskin
Following fan queries on Twitter, Louis finally explained why Carole didn’t make an appearance, revealing that while Joe had spoken to him about Carole, he and his documentary crew didn’t think to film with her.
“Worth saying: Joe was obsessed with C[arole] Baskin even then and used to tape a video about her every Wednesday,” Louis said.
“Probably should have put her in the program but we never filmed with her or met her.”
The interesting Carole titbit was one of many cool Tiger King facts Louis shared during the program, as he also revealed his verdict on the Tiger King himself and mentioned that he’d be totally up for visiting Joe in prison.
Last month, Louis shared his “problem” with the Tiger King series, which recently became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows of all time.