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Barry Norman (II) (1933–2017)

Barry Norman was the son of Leslie Norman, a British film and television director, producer and writer, and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at a state primary school and at Highgate School, then an all-boys independent school in North London. He did not go to university, but instead began his career in journalism at the Kensington News, later ... See full bio »


(age 83) in England, UK

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Three Piece Suite Interviewer (segment "Screen Night")
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Roland Rat: The Series BBC 3 Presenter
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 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1982 Tuesday's Documentary (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 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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Has written columns and reviews for "Radio Times" magazine since 1988. See more »

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

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Barry Norman CBE


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[on The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)] Of all the Ealing comedies, this is among the best. The Oscar-winning screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke does what all good farces must do - it takes the possible and stretches it, with seeming logic, into the wildly improbable and we, the audience, are swept along, desperately wanting the mob to get away with it. At the heart of it all is the funny, oddly touching ... See more »


He was the best-known film critic in Britain for over 25 years until he was replaced by Jonathan Ross as host of the BBC series Film '72 (1971). See more »


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