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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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Other Works:

TV commercial (voice-over) for WH Smith 'Book Offers'. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Sir Michael Parkinson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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People like Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross don't do talk shows. Theirs are comedy shows, which they are very good at, but their guests are foils for their humor. I don't see anybody coming up to do my kind of show. The industry has decided to go for the 16 to 34-year-olds, who want something different. It misses out an awful lot of older people. (Speaking in 2005) See more »


He is a celebrity supporter of the Orchid Cancer Appeal in the United Kingdom. See more »


The king of chat See more »

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