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Michael Parkinson (II)

Michael Parkinson was educated at Barnsley Grammar School. He left at the age of 16 and his ambition of becoming a professional cricketer was dashed when he was rejected by Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He turned to journalism, worked on several local newspapers in Yorkshire before joining the Manchester Guardian. Michael covered all sorts, from ... See full bio »
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 2003 Love Actually
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Other Works:

(Book) Michael Parkinson on Cricket Publisher: Coronet Books ISBN 0340825081 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Michael Parkinson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I think the talk show, as a conversational performance between two people, has gone. What you have now is the American style, where you have the host who is a more important part of the show than the guest. It's his cleverness, his wit and humour that steer the show. When it's well done, it's wonderful. But it's not what I can do, nor what I want to do. It's down to the way television is run ... See more »

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In 1973 Michael was pictured with Doctor Who (1963) actor Jon Pertwee and pop singer Paul Jones for the front cover of the Radio Times. He also revealed in an interview in the same issue that he was a keen follower of the science-fiction series. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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