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Barry Norman (II) (1933–2017)

Barry Norman was the son of Leslie Norman, a British film and television director, producer and writer, and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at a state primary school and at Highgate School, then an all-boys independent school in North London. He did not go to university, but instead began his career in journalism at the Kensington News, later ... See full bio »


(age 83) in England, UK

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Known For

Breakout Policeman
Three Piece Suite Interviewer (segment "Screen Night")
Roland Rat: The Series BBC 3 Presenter


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 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1983 Film 2017 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Tuesday's Documentary (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1980 The British Greats (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gracie Fields (1980) ... (writer)
  Hollywood Greats (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1979) (writer - 11 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Golden Years (1979)
- Marilyn Monroe (1979) ... (written by)
- Charles Chaplin (1979) ... (writer)
- Groucho Marx (1979) ... (writer)
- Judy Garland (1978) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Has written columns and reviews for "Radio Times" magazine since 1988. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Barry Norman CBE


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Personal Quote:

[on Shivers (1975)] I think what really depresses me about that film is that it's so utterly unhealthy. It's not going to corrupt anybody but equally it's not going to do anybody any good. Its after-effect is to leave you with a memory of obscene and ugly images - and who needs that? See more »


Norman had a family recipe for pickle that has been passed down through generations and was used as the recipe for his own brand of pickled onions, which went on sale in September 2007. See more »


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