Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WHO'S MOVING Homes Gossip; Hello Sailors, Says Norton

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WHO'S MOVING Homes Gossip; Hello Sailors, Says Norton

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Byline: by Compton Miller

TALK show host Graham Norton has bought a seafront pad in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, as a weekend retreat from his Wapping base. The white stucco Victorian flat is near Warrior Square, part of an impressive Regency enclave where three-bedroom mansion-block flats sell for [pounds sterling]180,000 to [pounds sterling]200,000. The Dublin-born presenter is currently portraying drag star ZaZa in the hit West End musical La Cage Aux Folles. He already owns a holiday home in County Cork, where he attended boarding school and briefly studied English and French at University College. In blowy St Leonards residents pay almost as much attention to his two frolicsome mutts, Bailey and Madge, whom he takes for bracing sea walks along the promenade.

LOADSAMONEY comedian Harry Enfield has proved to be not only a shrewd judge of TV scripts but also of property.

He sold his Notting Hill mansion 18 months ago for [pounds sterling]12 million, making a [pounds sterling]9.5 million profit on what he paid for it in 1999.

Now that prices have plummeted, he has bought a five-storey white-stucco house off Ladbroke Grove, where houses cost [pounds sterling]5.5 million.

The Hastings-born creator of Tory Boy, Tim Nice-But-Dim and Kevin the Teenager has moved there with his wife, Lucy, and their children, Archie, Poppy and Neil. The main family home remains in a Domesday Book village in Buckinghamshire.

SURGEON'S daughter Charlotte Leslie may be Tory parliamentary candidate for Bristol North-West but she has yet to place her elegant toe on the property ladder. "I've been living between my parents' house in Bristol and a flat with friends in Hammersmith," she says. "But I wanted to live in the constituency."

The David Cameron acolyte's new home is a [pounds sterling]640-a-month two-bedroom Victorian cottage in Westbury-on-Trym, close to her parents' home in upmarket Stoke Bishop. …

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