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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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 1974 Madhouse
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Other Works:

TV commercials for AXA Sun Life Guaranteed Over 50 Plan life insurance. (2008) 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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Personal Quote:

You have to go back to the dear departed days of Huw Wheldon and Monitor (1958) to find a talent able to present a documentary about Billy Connolly one week and Francis Bacon the next with both joy and authority. More importantly, the BBC is the only organisation left able to accommodate the budget of The South Bank Show (1978). Whatever happens, Bragg (Melvyn Bragg) has already assembled a body ... See more »

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Memorably panned Paul Verhoeven's Flesh+Blood (1985) in his stint as a film reviewer standing in for Barry Norman. See more »

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The king of chat See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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