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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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Known For

Love Actually
(2003)
The Damned United
(2009)
Ghostwatch
Ghostwatch Michael Parkinson - Presenter
(1992)
Parkinson
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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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 | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike Parkinson | Sir Michael Parkinson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the death of Tony Curtis] Some Like It Hot (1959) is one of the greatest comedies of all time. Billy Wilder did not suffer fools so for Tony Curtis to work with him and make that film shows just how good he was. He was an extraordinary man. Hollywood tried to make him into a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s but he was his own man. He was a great chat-show guest and was wonderfully indiscreet... See more »

Trivia:

His favorite episode of Parkinson (1971) was his interview with Jacob Bronowski. See more »

Trademark:

Comfy furniture set

Nickname:

Parky See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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