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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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Parkinson
Parkinson Producer
(1971-2007)
The Damned United
(2009)
Parkinson One to One
Parkinson One to One Himself - Host
(1987-1988)
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute
(2002)

Filmography

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 2003 Love Actually
Parky
 1974 Madhouse
T.V. Interviewer
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (150 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Book) Michael Parkinson on Cricket Publisher: Coronet Books ISBN 0340825081 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Sir Michael Parkinson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In the summer of 1971 there was a gap in the BBC schedules, about eight weeks to cover. In situations like this, TV bosses think "talk show", it's cheap, cheerful, expendable. So they gave us an eight show stint and we fooled them, we just kept on going. See more »

Trivia:

He was presented with the Music Industry Trusts' Award in 2005 for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Chat See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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