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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 March 1947Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameMichael David Kenneth Read
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Read was born on March 1, 1947 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as Michael David Kenneth Read. He is an actor, known for Saturday Superstore (1982), Pop Quiz (1981) and Top of the Pops (1964).

Trivia (3)

Veteran British DJ, and co-founder of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles with Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice in 1977.
Plays guitar.
He is a prominent supporter of the United Kingdom Independence Party. In 2014, he released a single, "UKIP Calypso", performed with a mock Caribbean accent, but he withdrew it after accusations it was racist.

Personal Quotes (2)

Sadly for my sins I've been punished with being an ideas man. I'm one of those weird creative engines that comes up with ideas.
[on "Pop Quiz" (1981)_] There were people on it that you wouldn't get on a panel show. I mean people like Morrissey, Bob Geldof, you wouldn't normally get them on panel shows.

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