Noel Fielding Interview Part 1: It’s Your Birthday!

As all good Noel Fielding fans know, today is his 40th birthday. To mark this auspicious occasion we bring you Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Noel, in which he discusses what this landmark birthday means to him.

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© The Velvet Onion

A few weeks ago, we asked you all to submit your questions for Noel, about the future of the Boosh, Luxury Comedy, and whatever else you wanted to know.  There were so many questions, Noel very kindly spent two hours pouring through them all, so we’ve ended up with our most in-depth interview yet.

Four – yes four – further parts of the interview will follow over the next few weeks (we thought it might be a bit too much to cope with in one go!). We’ll be covering everything from his predilection for cross-dressing to meditating with Russell Brand, with plenty of exclusives in between.

If you’d like to know how the questions that you submitted were used please see the small print below.

In the meantime, we’d like to wish Noel a very happy birthday and offer heartfelt thanks to him for taking the time to chat to us. We hope you enjoy the video below – and look out for Part 2 coming to TVO soon!

The small print:
Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for the interview; we know you’ll be keen to see if Noel answer yours. We printed out your questions and corresponding names, which were read through by Noel – so he saw them! We tried to include as many of them as we could in the interview itself, but the nature of the conversation made it difficult to stick to a strict approach of question/answer, question/answer, etc. Noel sometimes answered an entire page  of questions with a single answer, which meant we couldn’t then go back and ask the questions individually again. We therefore tried to strike a balance between asking as many of your questions as possible and producing an interesting, insightful interview. It just so happens that this week’s video doesn’t include many of the questions that were submitted, but future instalments will contain more. We hope you like the results, and apologies if you’re disappointed that your question isn’t used or your name referenced. Unfortunately, it was impossible to include everything. Thanks again for your support x

11 Comments on Noel Fielding Interview Part 1: It’s Your Birthday!

  1. Thank you for doing this TVO 🙂
    I will look this up after work


  2. ALEXIS SIMMONDS // May 21, 2013 at 8:10 am // Reply

    Happy Birthday Noel!
    Yay 40!
    Lexi x


  3. rindehoops // May 21, 2013 at 10:07 am // Reply

    i love TVO!! How would we see things like this without them?! They have the best treats & secrets! Thank you tvo & noel! Happy birthday! 🙂


  4. Sat in school in the middle of textiles dying because school has blocked youtube and I can’t watch it yet.


  5. I can already tell that this is going to be a fantastic interview. It’s nice seeing Noel answer questions in such an in depth and unguarded way. I always wondered what he thought about landmark birthdays and how he would cope with them, being the eternal Peter Pan that he is. It’s nice to here him talk so passionately about things as well. Thanks TVO, can’t wait for Part 2! 🙂


  6. Very lovely first part. You can tell he was relaxed and comfortable. I think just letting him talk on and on is the best way to get interesting information from him. Also funny to see his studio though. Thank you for sharing this with us all.


  7. Hey this was great, really informal, relaxed and kinda offbeat. Just Noel being himself is just a gift itself really! Great to give us tiny little nuggets so we can feed off him like he is a giant sexy cake. Happy Birthday Fieldmouse. I think he will probably be an eccentric old dad. It would be a shame if the Fielding genes are not passed on. His kids of course will be famous before they are out of the womb! Can’t wait for the next episode!


  8. Svijy McVitie // May 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm // Reply

    Brilliant!Happy Birthday Noel!!!!!!Cant wait till part 2 🙂 xx


  9. Thanks TVO! He’s spot on. Once you hit 40 you no longer care. Happy 40th Noel!! You’re brilliant. Thanks for all the laughs.


  10. What a wonderful interview! It’s so insightful, though I’d hardly say it’s a shame if he doesn’t end up having kids. That’s so personal and really none of our business, plus not everyone has to have kids- we should be focusing on how lovely and talented he is and all that he’s done! He’s fabulous regardless of what goes on in his personal life. The most important thing is that he’s happy and living his life as he so chooses, so let’s be happy for him!


  11. Thoroughly enjoyed Parts 1&2. How nice that Noel would give us all such a lovely present for his birthday.


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