Paul De Leeuw
Date of Birth: 03/26/1962
Place of birth: Rotterdam
Author: Elena Murzina
De Leeuw won fame on a national scale in the late `80s and early` 90s, thanks to the television show, broadcast television and radio broadcasting company VARA. Though satire was only part of the show, and, as a rule, humor de Leeuw was pretty harmless, he became famous for his parodies of Dutch stars of show business, which is often derided on television. In addition, its programs had many musical numbers performed by other artists, which shows de Leeuw was a good starting point - as, for example, for the pop group `Twarres` and Rene Kliyna (Ren & # 233; Klijn), a former member Boy band, infected with AIDS. VARA continues to broadcast a TV show Paul de Leeuw with few interruptions and they have always enjoyed great success. In the early 90`s de Leeuw also produced several television programs related to the New Year celebration.
Outdoor homosexual, Paul and his partner Stefan Nagter (Stephan Nugter) adopted two boys, Casa (Kas) in October 2001, and Toby (Tobey) in December 2002.
As a singer Paul de Leeuw played a lot of songs that became hits in the Netherlands. The most famous of them: `Vlieg met me mee`, runner-up in the national hit parade; `Ik wil niet dat je liegt / Waarheen, waarvoor`, popashaya at the top of the charts; and `` k Heb je life`, ranked third. Since the beginning of his musical career and TV de Leeuw releasing albums and singles, always enjoying success. From 1991 to 2008 the artist recorded 15 studio albums. As akteron made his debut in 1989, playing in the film `Jan Rap en z`n maat`, and now to his credit 16 roles, the last film with his participation,` Spion van Oranje`, came out in 2009. In 2010, he starred in the television series `De TV kantine`, and now to enter the screens preparing drama` Alle tijd`.
In 2007, Queen`s Day (Koninginnedag), a Dutch national holiday, which is celebrated on 29 or 30 April, Paul de Leeuw became a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (De Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw, English. Order of the Netherlands Lion).
Until mid-2009, de Leeuw was the leading weekly sitcom `Mooi! Weer De Leeuw`. November 29, 2008, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his television career twelve-hour marathon, which was attended by many former and current colleagues, actor, comedians, musicians and other Dutch s namenitosti.
As one of the most famous in the Netherlands, leading de Leeuw received an offer to announce the voting results at the competition of Dutch viewers` Evrovidenie` (Eurovision Song Contest 2006) in 2006. However, instead of having to restrict the reading of the results and an expression of gratitude leading to the performers and fans, Paul made a few comments on the subject of gay culture and live gave his mobile number to the Greek master. His behavior has caused a lot of disapproving comments, and when in 2007, de Leeuw again announced the results of voting at the `Evrovidenii`, he followed the rules.