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Michael Grade

For Michael Grade, a distinguished and highly successful career in showbusiness appeared to be in the genes. Born in 1943 in London, England, his father was Leslie Grade and his uncles were Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont. Michael became a trainee journalist on the Daily Mirror in 1960 (he was their sports columnist 1964 - 1966). In 1973 he became ... See full bio »

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How much of Michael Grade's work have you seen?
1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Goodbye Television Centre
Goodbye Television Centre Himself - Host
(2013)
The Fight for Saturday Night
The Fight for Saturday Night Himself - Presenter
(2014)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1992 TV Heaven (TV Series) (original idea - 12 episodes)
- TV Heaven 1966 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1950s (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1976 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1969 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1960 (1992) ... (original idea)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Self (82 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Grade CBE | Lord Michael Grade | Lord Grade | Sir Michael Grade
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The people who make it have got rather complacent. The show got rather violent and lost a lot of its imagination, a lot of its wit, and was relying far too much on straightforward on-the-nose violence and had failed really to capture a new audience. There's no question of it being killed off. There is going to be another series next year. The problem with the programme was that it had been losing... See more »

Trivia:

On the 26th, Grade and the BBC confirmed that he was to resign from his post with the BBC to replace Sir Peter Burt as Chairman and Charles Allen as Chief Executive of commercial rival ITV See more »

Trademark:

His cigars and red braces

Star Sign:

Pisces

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