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Barry Norman (II)

Barry Norman is the son of film director Leslie and Elizabeth Norman. 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 spending a period in South Africa where he developed a ... See full bio »

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

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

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There's little to complain about in writer Richard Curtis's old-fashioned but likeable romantic comedy. (Well, there is that clunking line from Roberts - "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her" - but let's forgive that.) In the tradition of romantic comedy, the question here is not whether two people from disparate worlds will end up together, but how, and with warmth,... See more »


In a recent ITV documentary on Spitting Image (1984), Norman admitted initially hating the way his puppet looked on the programme (mostly because it had a large inexplicable wart on its forehead, which he doesn't have), but later somewhat moderated his attitude and felt flattered that the series found him famous enough to include him in its sketches. See more »

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