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Barry Norman (II)

Barry Norman was born on August 21, 1933 in London, England as Barry Leslie Norman. He is a writer and actor, known for Film 2015 (1971), Hollywood Greats (1977) and Talking Pictures (1988). He was previously married to Diana Narracott. See full bio »
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 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1980 The British Greats (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gracie Fields (1980) ... (writer)
 1977-1979 Hollywood Greats (TV Series documentary) (writer - 9 episodes)
- Charles Chaplin (1979) ... (writer)
- Groucho Marx (1979) ... (writer)
- Judy Garland (1978) ... (writer)
- Ronald Colman (1978) ... (writer)
- Humphrey Bogart (1977) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

"The Hollywood Greats" (1980). Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (London) ISBN 0099240300. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Barry Norman CBE


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A lot of US newspapers are dropping their film critics so that people can read about movies on the internet. I don't think that's a good substitute because the difference between a professional critic and the amateurs who write on Twitter and Facebook is that the professional critic should have seen a hell of a lot more films than the amateur, so he or she has therefore got more yardsticks to ... See more »


He is a staunch supporter of the British monarchy over the possibility of a republican alternative. He once stated a reason for this was that he would have hated to have seen President Margaret Thatcher. See more »

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