Paul De Leeuw
Paul Henri de Leeuw (born March 26, 1962 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch television comedian, singer and actor.
De Leeuw gained national fame in the late eighties and early nineties with television shows for broadcasting company VARA. Though satire was only a part of these shows and much of its humour was essentially harmless, he came into publicity with satire about Dutch show business personalities who were often ridiculed. Besides, many obscure musical acts were featured in his shows, many of which managed to gain national fame after they had been in De Leeuw's show (e.g. Twarres and René Klijn (nl), a former boyband member who contracted AIDS). VARA has since continued his shows apart from a few interruptions, often with considerable success.
In the early nineties, Paul de Leeuw also had some shows celebrating the new year. In the 1993-1994 show he satirized the new commercial television station RTL 5 by announcing another new station, "RTL 6" (RTL six, beter dan niks (lit. RTL six, better than nothing)). This led to a lawsuit by the RTL company, who demanded that De Leeuw withdraw his joke.
He and his husband, Stephan Nugter, have adopted two children: son Kas (adopted in October 2001) and son Tobey (adopted in December 2002).
Paul de Leeuw has had many hit singles in The Netherlands. He is most famous for: Vlieg met me mee (#2), Ik wil niet dat je liegt / Waarheen, waarvoor (#1), and 'k Heb je lief (#3). Since the beginning of his television and singing career he released albums and singles, always becoming a big success.
On Koninginnedag 2007 he was made a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
... vloog ze nog
... List of films in which Paul de Leeuw performed as an actor Jan Rap en z'n maat (1989) Filmpje! (1995) Heerlijk duurt het langst (1998) De Pijnbank (1998) Max Lupa (1999) Yes Nurse! No Nurse ...
... released 8 January Laura Pausini "La solitudine" 15 January Paul de Leeuw "Ik wil niet dat je liegt" / "Waarheen waarvoor" 22 January Paul de Leeuw "Ik wil niet dat je liegt. 18 June 2 Unlimited "The Real Thing" 25 June 2 Unlimited "The Real Thing" 2 July Johan de Groothandel "As Dick me hullep nodig heb" 9 July Johan de Groothandel "As Dick me hullep nodig heb ...
Famous quotes containing the words paul de and/or paul:
“Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.”
—Paul De Man (19191983)
“Paul: You have a great body.
Kiki: Yes. Not a lot of scars.”
—Joseph Minion, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Paul (Griffin Dunne)