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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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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:

We did a 70- to 80-minute show with Duke Ellington which the BBC put out in its entirety. Can you see that happening now? They'd say 'Duke who?' Not just the BBC but ITV, any of them. 'Duke who? Can you get David Beckham on with him? Charlotte Church singing maybe?' Ah, the decline of British television. In the 70s when I first started, I would have on as regular guests Oscar Peterson, Woody ... See more »

Trivia:

On 24 November 2000, he was presented with the CBE by Prince Charles for "outstanding services to broadcasting". See more »

Trademark:

Comfy furniture set

Nickname:

Parky See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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