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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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(2003)
Ghostwatch Michael Parkinson - Presenter
(1992)
(2009)
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(1971-2007)

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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:

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:

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 is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in England. In 2001, he became the landlord of the Royal Oak public house in Paley Street, Berkshire. See more »

Trademark:

Comfy furniture set

Nickname:

The King of Chat See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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