Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Eye Candy : Tom Rosenthal

Well Sunday with a hungover isn’t that unusual but always nice to see Tom Rosenthal on TV, so thought I would share him with you all.

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Rosenthal was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Christine "Chrissy" (Smith), a former Newsnight producer, and Jim Rosenthal, a television sports presenter. One of his paternal great-grandfathers was German-born physician and writer Oscar Levy. Tom Rosenthal is of Jewish heritage on his father's side. In 2011, he stated, "I get called a Jewish comedian and I'm totally fine with that, but I can't really inform either of the performances I've done this year with a Jewish background. But I have learnt a lot about the culture and it has given me great pride to do so. It is an amazing culture to learn about."

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After attending Reading Blue Coat School, he studied philosophy at King's College London and has done voice-over work for Comedy Central and other clients in the film and television industry. In 2011, he was cast as one of the main characters in the Channel 4 sitcom, Friday Night Dinner, along with Simon Bird.


He is an avid Arsenal F.C. fan and has appeared on Playback Media podcast "Footballistically Arsenal" alongside Boyd Hilton, Jack Whitehall and Dan Baldwin, in which Rosenthal spoke about smoking a discarded cigarette in the Nou Camp. He often eats and discusses food while appearing on the podcast.

He is a fanatical collector of vintage Subbuteo figures, and was once UK Under 14s champion of the game four years running.   Rosenthal has been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

You can follow him on Twitter He is rather funny and amusing, well he is a great comedian so that does make sense.

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