Who is Louis Theroux? Net worth, wife, brother and most controversial documentaries

LOUIS Theroux made a name for himself as a daredevil willing to travel to some of the most controversial and dangerous corners of society in order to tell a story.

But what's the documentary-maker's net worth and what is he up to next? Here's what you need to know…

How old is Louis Theroux?

Louis Theroux is an English documentary maker and presenter and he is a household name thanks to his diverse BBC series.

He was born in Singapore on May 20, 1970, making him 49.

His dad is the American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, and his mum is Paul’s then-wife Anne Castle.

Louis was raised in London after his family moved to Britain when he was one, and he went to school at Westminster School.

He later read Modern History at Oxford University before working as a journalist in the United States, and later for the BBC.

Theroux married his first wife Susanna Kleeman in 1998 but they divorced three years later. He married Nancy Strang in 2012.

What's Louis Theroux’s net worth?

Louis has made a name for himself with his hard-hitting documentaries and won numerous awards over the years, including two BAFTAs in 2001 and 2002 as well as an RTS award.

As a result he is reported to be worth at around $4 million (£3.07 million).

As well as making his TV series, he has also been a guest writer for several publications such as Hip-Hop Connection and The Idler.

He also published a book called The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures in 2005, and starred in the 1997 pornographic film, Take a Peak, where he didn’t perform any sexual acts.

Louise played a ranger seeking out a criminal in the movie.

Who is Louis Theroux’s brother Marcel?

Marcel Theroux is an English novelist and broadcaster as well as the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux.

Marcel was born in Kampala, Uganda but was brought up in Wandsworth, London.

Marcel boarded at Westminster School and was best friends with MP Nick Clegg.

He is known for presenting a series of documentaries for Unreported Worlds as well as the Channel 4 climate change documentary The End Of The World As We Know It.

Louis and Marcel's cousin is actor Justin Theroux, who was married to Jennifer Aniston.

How many series has Louis Theroux presented?

Louis is most famous for his Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, his BBC Two Specials, his LA Stories, his Dark States and My Scientology Movie.

There were three seasons of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekend, which took place on 1998, 1999 and 2000 and included him telling the stories of UFO-fanatics, swingers and Thai Brides.

His When Louis Met… documentaries were spread over two series, 2000-2001 and 2002.

Included in this collection were his famous scenes with Jimmy Saville and Max Clifford.

Louis’ BBC Two Specials have been filmed over the years from 2003 to 2016 and saw him experience life in a Miami jail, a paedophile hospital and meet members of the Westboro Baptist Church.

His My Scientology Movie was originally released in October 2016 and involved actors replaying some incidents people claim they experienced as members of the secretive organisation.

Also, the presenter fronted the recent documentary Surviving  America's Most Hated Family, which looks at the Westboro Baptist Church.

Viewers will next see Louis taking on a new challenge as he competes in Celebrity Bake Off on Channel 4, which kicks off on March 10, 2020.


His upcoming documentary Selling Sex will follow the lives of sex workers in the UK .

Interestingly, the documentary maker will explore how technology has aided the sex industry, while also discussing the line of business with three women.

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