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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)
Ghostwatch Michael Parkinson - Presenter
(1992)
(2009)
Parkinson Producer
(1971-2007)

Filmography

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  Michael Parkinson: Masterclass (TV Series) (series producer - 12 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (executive producer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Milos Karadaglic (2014) ... (series producer - as Mike Parkinson)
- Akram Khan (2014) ... (series producer - as Mike Parkinson)
- Simon Russell Beale (2014) ... (series producer - as Mike Parkinson)
- Dame Evelyn Glennie (2014) ... (series producer - as Mike Parkinson)
- Eddie Izzard (2014) ... (series producer - as Mike Parkinson)
 2004 Parkinson (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 2004 (2004) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mike Parkinson | Sir Michael Parkinson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Letterman (David Letterman), Leno (Jay Leno) and Carson (Johnny Carson) couldn't interview their way out of a paper bag, but they are wonderful stand-up comics. See more »

Trivia:

He was famously wrestled to the ground by Rod Hull's Emu during an interview. See more »

Trademark:

Comfy furniture set

Nickname:

Parky See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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