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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 Himself - Host / Himself
(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
 1992 Ghostwatch (TV Movie)
Michael Parkinson - Presenter
 1974 Madhouse
T.V. Interviewer
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Show Show Self (154 credits)
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Other Works:

(Book) Michael Parkinson on Football Publisher: Coronet Books ISBN 0340821078 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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Personal Quote:

I object to the exploitation of the underclass in shows like Big Brother (2000). It is the modern version of Bedlam, where you pay to see the poor benighted people making asses of themselves. Why do people find The Apprentice (2005) appealing? When Sir Alan (Alan Sugar) says 'You're fired,' that is not a nice thing to happen. The basic premise is not worthwhile, or enthralling. See more »

Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Parky See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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