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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:

(Book) Michael Parkinson on Football Publisher: Coronet Books ISBN 0340821078 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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When the BBC asked me to do it again, I said there was only one way I wanted to do it. I'd seen all the shows that had replaced mine, and I hadn't approved of the way the talk show had gone. It was like most TV - gimmicky, very loud, vulgar, disjointed and totally incomprehensible. It had become a vehicle for the interviewer and not for the person they were interviewing. See more »

Trivia:

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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Star Sign:

Aries

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