Ian Hislop Biography

Ian Hislop, a British magazine editor, scriptwriter, comedian, journalist, comedian, and columnist, has been on a number of radio and television shows. Since the show’s start in 1990, he has been a team captain on Have I Got News for You.

How old is Ian Hislop ? – Age

Hislop is 60 years old as of 13 July 2020. He was born in 1960 in The Mumbles, United Kingdom. His birth name is Ian David Hislop.

Where did Ian Hislop go to school? – Education

After returning to the United Kingdom, he attended Ardingly College, an independent boarding school, where he became head boy and began his satirical career producing and performing in revues alongside Nick Newman.

Hislop and Newman’s friendship became stronger when they both attended Oxford University and later worked together at Private Eye and on a number of comic scriptwriting projects. Before enrolling at Magdalen College, Hislop applied to Oxford to study philosophy, politics, and economics, but changed his mind. Bernard O’Donoghue, John Fuller, and David Norbrook were among the Oxford tutors who worked with him. Hislop was active in student media during his time at university, relaunching and editing the satirical magazine Passing Wind. In 1981, he received a 2:1.

Ian Hislop – Family

Hislop is the son of a Channel Islander mother Helen Rosemarie Hislop (née Beddows) and a Scottish father, David Hislop, from Ayrshire. When he was a teenager, his mother moved to Wales. Ian’s dad died when he was a young adolescent, and his mother when he was 32 years old. His paternal grandfather, David Murdoch Hislop, passed away shortly before he was born. His maternal grandfather, William Beddows, was born and raised in Lancashire. Hislop’s family began traveling around the world when he was five months old because of his father’s job as a structural engineer. During his childhood, Hislop spent time in Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and British Hong Kong.

Hislop Wife – Children

Victoria Hamson, an English writer, is Hislop’s wife. On 16 April 1988, in Oxford, the couple married. Emily Helen was born in 1990, and William David, who is also a writer, actor, and stand-up comedian, was born in 1993 in London.


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What is Hislop Salary?

His salary is under review.

Hislop Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Ian Hislop Private Eye

Ian is said to be the most prosecuted man in English legal history. He was the editor of Private Eye and was involved in numerous libel actions, including one in which he was compelled to pay £600,000 in damages to the Yorkshire Ripper’s wife, Peter Sutcliffe. In April 2017, he was named Print Journalist of the Year by the London Press Club. In a 1995 interview, he defined satire as “the ridiculing of immorality, stupidity, and humbug.” That is precisely the point. He believes that journalism is worth paying for, and that satirists, contrary to popular belief, do not target anything.

Ian Hislop Political Views

Hislop has been a vocal critic of all main British political parties for more than two decades.

Ian Hislop Books

  • 2018 – Trial by Laughter
  • 2018 – I object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent
  • 2017 – A Bunch of Amateurs
  • 2016 – The Wipers Times

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