Paul Potts Age, Movies, Songs, Net Worth, Wife
Facts of Paul Potts
|Full Name:||Paul Potts|
|Age:||51 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||October 13, 1970|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
|Birth Place:||Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England.|
|Father's Name:||Ronald Potts|
|Mother's Name:||Yvonne (née Higgins) Potts|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Julie-Ann (née Cooper)|
|Profession:||British tenor musician|
|Education:||St Mary Radcliffe|
|Net Worth:||Around $10 million|
|Hair Color:||Light red|
|Eye Color:||Light brown|
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Paul Potts is a British tenor musician. Paul conquered the first series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent with his act of Nessun Dorma. He also worked as a manager at The Carphone Warehouse before winning Britain’s Got Talent.
Paul Potts Age, Bio
He was born on October 13, 1970, in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England. His birth name is Paul Robert Potts and he is currently 48 years old. His father’s name is Ronald Potts and his mother’s name is Yvonne (née Higgins), Potts. He was raised near Fishponds. His mother was a supermarket cashier and his father was a bus driver. He belongs to a Christian family.
He holds British citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown. He has got three siblings (two brothers and a sister).
He joined St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School. He developed his interest and love for music at that period. He used to sing with the choir at Chester Park Junior School and with several Churches. But, he had been bullied in school as per his statement and that experience led him to lack self-confidence.
He left his school in 1987 and worked at Waitrose and Tesco. During his work at The Carphone Warehouse, he appeared in Britain’s Got Talent.
Later in 1993, he obtained a B.A. Honor Degree in Humanities from University College Plymouth St Mark & St Jones. He was elected in a council by-election in 1996 to represent the Eastville ward of Bristol City Council as a Liberal Democrat councilor. He served until 2003 becoming the youngest member of Bristol City Council.
He took a break from his job after winning Britain’s got talent and resigned on March 5, 2008.
Paul Potts Career
He appeared as the minor role of the Prince of Persia and the Herald in Puccini’s Turandot for Bath Opera in 1999. Then he gave his major performance in Don Basilio in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in 2000, Don Carlos in Verdi’s Don Carlos in 2001, and Radames in Verdi’s Aida in 2003.
He released his album ‘One Chance’ on July 16, 2007, in which the title of the song was given as ‘Nessun Dorma’. He sang in front of 15,000 audiences with a small ensemble from the Royal Philharmonic. Then, he toured northern Italy as a soloist as part of his music classes there.
He revealed in several interviews that he performed Aida despite doctors’ wish to remove an adrenal tumor. It was discovered during his illness from a burst appendix.
In 2003, he broke his collarbone and suffered whiplash in a bicycle accident. Then, he suffered from financial difficulties and entered into Britain’s Got talent despite not having sung in years.
Then, on March 17, 2007, he auditioned for the show at the Wales Millennium Center in Cardiff, Wales. Paul sang the full rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. The video clip of his performance has got around 177 million views on YouTube.
He took on two full-length opera roles in the summer of 2016 for the first time in his professional career. He competed in ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ in 2019 but he failed to secure a place within the Top 5 of the competing finalist.
Paul Potts Films
There is a film made in his life called ‘One Chance’ which was adapted by The Weinstein Company and starred James Corded as Potts. The film is directed by David Frankel and the script is written by Justin Zackham.
Paul Potts Wife
He has been married to Julie-Ann (née Cooper) since May 2003. They met the very first time in an Internet chat room. They met at the Swansea railway station in February 2001.
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Paul Potts Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million and his main source of income is his professional career.
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