The Graham Norton Show 27 October 2023 - A Hand Tailored Suit

The Graham Norton Show 27 October 2023

For Episode 5 of Series 31 of The Graham Norton Show, Graham welcomed icon Dame Judi Dench to discuss her book Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent. The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, appeared to talk about his new publication, Be Useful: Seven Tools For Life. Graham greeted comedian and actor Jack Whitehall to chat about his stand-up tour. The Repair Shop's Jay Blades came on the show to promote his memoir Life Lessons, and Duran Duran performed their new single, Black Moonlight. Let's take a look at some of the outfits from this week's show.

Graham Norton

On the show this week, Graham channelled autumn with his colour palette. He donned a brown-speckled, slim-fitting suit with a two-button closure, jetted pockets, and short, wide lapels. Leaving off the tie, he paired the suit with a silk shirt with an abstract print in cream, black, and orange. Check out his look in the clips below. 

Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench is an English actress whose career has spanned nearly eight decades. She made her acting debut in 1957 at the Old Vic. Her early acting roles were in the theatre and on television. She was well regarded in Britain but rose to international fame in 1995 as M in the James Bond film GoldenEye. She played M in eight Bond movies, her last being Spectre in 2015. Her other notable films include Shakespeare in LoveMrs BrownChocolatIrisMrs Henderson PresentsNotes on a ScandalPhilomena, and Belfast. All of these films garnered her Oscar nominations. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Shakespeare in Love

On the show, Dame Judi looked classically elegant in a monochromatic outfit of black wide-legged trousers and v-necked top. She added some glamour with a long-line cardigan woven with sparkling silver thread, a delicate diamond necklace, and matching stud earrings. 

In this clip, Dame Judi performed a Shakespeare sonnet. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger was the thirty-eighth governor of California from 2003 to 2011. He won the Mr. Universe title at twenty years old and went on to win the Mr. Olympia title seven times. As an actor, Schwarzenegger is best known for his action films, including Conan the Barbarian films, five Terminator films, The Running ManPredatorTotal Recall, and True Lies. He also founded the film production company Oak Productions. 

During his interview, Arnold donned a dapper but relaxed look. He wore a slim-fitting, single-breasted midnight blue jacket with flap pockets and lapels with small peaks. He paired it with straight-cut dark blue jeans and left his sky-blue shirt unbuttoned at the collar for a laid-back feel. He accessorised with a chunky square gold and black enamel ring. 

This clip shows Arnold talking about having accent removal lessons.

Jack Whitehall 

Jack Whitehall is an English comedian, actor, and presenter known for both film and television. He is a regular panel show guest on A League of Their OwnMock the WeekArgumental8 Out of 10 Cats and played JP in the series Fresh Meat. Whitehall also played Alfie Wickers in Bad Education and its spin-off film The Bad Education Movie. He co-wrote Bad Education and The Bad Education Movie. Whitehall has gained international recognition from movies such as The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsThe Queen's CorgiJungle Cruise, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. He had his own comedy series on Netflix titled Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

On the programme, Jack appeared spruce and elegant in a slim-fitting chocolate brown suit with flap pockets, natural shoulders, broad, wide lapels, and straight-cut trousers. He paired it with a white shirt with a wide classic collar and a subtly checked red-brown tie.

In this clip, Jack explains why he didn't want to name his baby girl one specific name.

Which celebrity outfit was your favourite?

Which outfit was your favourite on this week's show? Did you like Graham's autumn-inspired look? Did you enjoy Dame Judi's sparkly cardigan? Did you appreciate Arnold's relaxed jeans and jacket combination? Or did you prefer Jack's chocolate brown suit? 

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