Andrew Marr - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 31, 2022

Andrew Marr
Profession: TV host, Author
Best Known For: The Andrew Marr Show (TV show)
Salary: $522K
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : July 31, 1959 (age 64)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Andrew William Stevenson Marr
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Donald Marr
Mother's Name: Valerie Marr
Siblings: 1

Lucy Marr (sister)

High School: High School of Dundee, Loretto School
University: Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Ethnicity: Scottish
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Jackie Ashley
Children: 3

Harry Marr (son)
Isabel Marr (daughter)
Emily Marr (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Andrew Marr?

Andrew Marr is a British political commentator, political editor, TV presenter, and author. His career began way back in 1981 and has been active ever since.

Source: BBC (Andrew Marr)

Andrew Marr – Age, Family

Andrew Marr was born on 31 July 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. His full name/birth name is Andrew William Stevenson Marr. His father’s name is Donald Marr who worked as an investment trust manager and his mother’s name is Valerie Marr. He also has a sibling, a sister named Lucy Marr.

He shared his childhood days, “My family are religious and go to church... and I went to church as a boy".

Education, Ethnicity

Talking about his education, he attended Craigflower Preparatory School, High School of Dundee, and Loretto School. He then studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and graduated from the same a first-class honors degree. He, along with his wife, in July 2009, was awarded honorary doctorates from Staffordshire University. 

His ethnicity is Scottish.

Andrew Marr – Marriage, Wife, Children

Andrew Marr is a married man. He is married to political journalist Jackie Ashley and they tied the knot in August 1987 in Surrey. They have a son named Harry Marr and two daughters Isabel Marr and Emily Marr together.

The couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Source: flickr (Andrew Marr with wife Jackie Ashley)

Andrew Marr – Career

Andre Marr's career began in 1981. He had joined The Scotsman as a trainee and junior business reporter. Three years later, he moved to London and became a parliamentary correspondent for the newspaper. In 1986, he became a political correspondent for the same newspaper.

Over the years Marr worked for several newspapers such as The Economist, The Independent,  Daily Express, and The Observer.

As a presenter he presented Newsnight, The Day Britain Died (2000), My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism (2004),  The Andrew Marr Show (September 2005),  Start the Week, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, Britain From Above, Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr's History of the World, Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister. 

In May 2000, Marr was appointed as a BBC political editor, a position he held until 2005.

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Source: The Independent (Andrew Marr)


Marr is an avid writer as well. He has written numerous books such as A Short Book about Painting (2017), My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism (2004), Head of State: A Political Entertainment (2014), Children of the Master (2015), A Short Book About Drawing (2013).

The title of other books are The battle for Scotland (1992), The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (2012), The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People (2011), We British: The Poetry of a People (2015), among others.

Andrew Marr – Stroke

On 8 January 2013, Marr was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a stroke at home. After almost 2 months in the hospital, he was discharged on 3 March. He returned to present his show The Andrew Marr Show on 1 September 2013.

In May 2018, Marr underwent surgery for a malignant tumor on his kidney. The operation went well and his full recovery is expected.

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Source: Daily Mail (Andrew Marr returns to work)

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Andrew Marr – Net Worth, Salary

His salary is estimated to be around $522k while the figure on his net worth is under review.

Andrew Marr – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Andrew Marr is followed by thousands of followers on Twitter but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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