Louis Theroux


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May 20, 1970

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Louis (Sebastian) Theroux was born in Singapore in 1970. His father, the American novelist and travel writer, Paul Theroux, met his mother, who worked for the V.S.O., in Uganda. Louis’ older brother Marcel Theroux was born in Kampala, "so as children we sort of globe trotted." But his father decided to buy a family home in England, and they settled down in a big, rambling, dilapidated house in Wandsworth, South London. Louis went to Westminster School and then gained a First Class Degree in History at Oxford University.

On graduating, Louis decided to spend some time in the States. His summer break got longer and longer. "I didn’t have a job lined up in England and I felt that at least by being in America I was broadening my mind." Marcel ha
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LouisThx: Savile's odd lifestyle just touched on in Weird Weekends series, but may have abused schoolgirls during his years of stardom. truly terrible

LouisThx: Savile's odd lifestyle just touched on in Weird Weekends series, but may have abused schoolgirls during his years of stardom. truly terrible
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“The world is a stage we walk upon. We are all in a way fictional characters who write ourselves with our beliefs.”
Louis Theroux, The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures

“How odd, I thought, that even though I don't believe it still feels nice to be included.”
Louis Theroux, The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures

“It's an industry of lonely people in a crowd, Bill Margold was saying. 'They're scared to get close to each other. You're far better off having someone to sleep next to then having someone to sleep with because you have to trust someone you sleep next to. ”
Louis Theroux, The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures

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