Graham William Walker born 4 April , known professionally as Graham Norton ,  is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator based in the United Kingdom. His family are members of the Church of Ireland. His father's direct ancestors originated in Yorkshire. Norton was educated at Bandon Grammar School , in West Cork , and then University College, Cork , where he spent two years studying English and French in the s but did not complete his studies. In , Norton's stand-up comedy drag act as a tea-towel clad Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe made the press when Scottish Television 's religious affairs department mistakenly thought he represented the real Mother Teresa.