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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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The Damned United
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James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute


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 2003 Love Actually
 1974 Madhouse
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TV commercial for One2One. See more »

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

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Sir Michael Parkinson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on serious interviewing] It's gone. It's like jazz music, you can't hear it anymore. I'm sure there are some young eager beavers out there, men and women, who would do a very classic talk show, an interview programme, but nobody seems very interested. See more »


The October 2003 appearance of episode of American movie star Meg Ryan on Parkinson's chat show has become part of British television history due to the actress's bizarre behavior in which she gave only one word answers to questions and stared icily at the host. Ryan appeared on the program to promote her erotic thriller, In the Cut (2003), but refused to answer Parkinson's questions about the ... See more »


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