Paul O'Grady

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Paul O'Grady
Paul James Michael O'Grady MBE (born 1955) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio DJ, previously better known for his drag act under the name "Lily Savage".

Born in Birkenhead, Paul O'Grady moved to London in 1978 working as a care officer for Camden Council, and began appearing as Lily Savage, initially at the Black Cap. As Lily Savage he appeared at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and other venues, and in several popular TV shows. He retired Lily Savage around 2004, and has since been appearing regularly on television as himself.

Further reading

Paul O'Grady, At my Mother's Knee... and other low joints, Bantam Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-593-05925-8