How old is Louis Theroux, what’s his net worth, who’s his brother Marcel and how many series has he presented?

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JOURNALIST Louis Theroux has made a name for himself as a daredevil willing to head to some of the most controversial corners of society to tell a story.

But what is the documentary-maker’s net worth and what TV series has he done in his career? Here’s what you need to know…

 Louis Theroux is known for his documentaries on places such as jails, brothels and with

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Louis Theroux is known for his documentaries on places such as jails, brothels and with

How old is Louis Theroux?

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

He was born in Singapore on May 20, 1970, making him 47 this year.

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 the BBC.

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

 Louis Theroux with two young inmates in one of the newer areas of the Miami Jail system

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Louis Theroux with two young inmates in one of the newer areas of the Miami Jail system

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.

In 2005, Theroux published a book titled The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.

 Louis has won numerous awards over the years, including two BAFTAs in 2001 and 2002

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Louis has won numerous awards over the years, including two BAFTAs in 2001 and 2002

He was also known to have made a cameo in Take a Peak, in which he played a ranger seeking out a criminal.

Who is Louis Theroux’s brother Marcel?

Marcel Theroux, 49, is an English novelist and broadcaster and is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux.

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

 Marcel Theroux, centre, is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux

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Marcel Theroux, centre, is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux

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 is married to Jennifer Aniston.

 Actor Justin Theroux, who is married to Jennifer Aniston, is the cousin of Louis Theroux

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Actor Justin Theroux, who is married to Jennifer Aniston, is the cousin of Louis Theroux

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.

 Louis Theroux released his My Scientology Movie in 2016, which showed him attempting to lift the lid on the secretive organisation

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Louis Theroux released his My Scientology Movie in 2016, which showed him attempting to lift the lid on the secretive organisation

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 released in October 2016 and involved actors replaying some incidents people claim they experienced as members of the secretive organisation.

Louis Theroux quizzes Jimmy Savile on paedophilia

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