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Michael Parkinson (Parky, The King of Chat) was born on 28 March, 1935 in Cudworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, UK, is a Producer, Director, Actor. Discover Michael Parkinson's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 86 years old?

Popular As Parky, The King of Chat
Occupation producer,director,actor
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 28 March 1935
Birthday 28 March
Birthplace Cudworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality UK

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Michael Parkinson Height, Weight & Measurements

At 86 years old, Michael Parkinson height is 5' 10" (1.78 m) .

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Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Who Is Michael Parkinson's Wife?

His wife is Mary Parkinson (22 August 1959 - present) ( 3 children)

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Wife Mary Parkinson (22 August 1959 - present) ( 3 children)
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Michael Parkinson Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Michael Parkinson worth at the age of 86 years old? Michael Parkinson’s income source is mostly from being a successful Producer. He is from UK. We have estimated Michael Parkinson's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Parkinson (1971)£1,000,000 (2004)

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He was awarded Knighthood of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to broadcasting.


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


The October 2003 appearance of episode of American movie star Meg Ryan on Parkinson's chat show has become part of British television history due to the actress's bizarre behavior in which she gave only one word answers to questions and stared icily at the host. Ryan appeared on the program to promote her erotic thriller, In the Cut (2003), but refused to answer Parkinson's questions about the drastic change from her typical romantic comedy roles. At one point Parkinson said in exasperation, "What would you do now if you were me?" to which Ryan replied, "Why not wrap it up?" About the televised debacle, Parkinson later said that Ryan was his "most difficult TV moment." He felt her rude behavior toward his fellow guests, Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, whom she deliberately turned her back on, was unforgivable. Parkinson said, "I should have closed it. But listen, it happens. She was an unhappy woman. I felt sorry for her. What I couldn't forgive her for was that she was rude to the other guests." In a 2006 interview with "Marie Claire" magazine, Ryan blamed Parknson's paternal manner for the failure of the interview. Ryan said, "I don't even know the man. That guy was like some disapproving father! It's crazy. I don't know what he is to you guys, but he's a nut. I felt like he was berating me for being naked in the movie. He said something like: 'You should go back to doing what you were doing'. And I thought, are you like a disapproving dad right now? I'm not even related to you. Back off, buddy. I was so offended by him." Ryan also underscored the difference between American and British TV interviewing styles. "I realized it's not like an American talk show where it's seven minutes and then there's a commercial break. I had to do 20 minutes straight with this guy, and I could either walk off - which wouldn't be good - or try to disagree with him very respectfully.".


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


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


He memorably panned Paul Verhoeven's Flesh+Blood (1985) in his stint as a film reviewer standing in for Barry Norman.


His relaxed chat show was axed in 1982. Parkinson moved to ITV and became part of the Famous Five that launched TV AM.


In 1973, he was photographed with Doctor Who (1963) star Jon Pertwee, pop singer and actor Paul Jones and actress Vanessa Miles for the front cover of the Radio Times. He also revealed in an interview in the same issue that he was a keen follower of the science-fiction series.


In 1972, he was interviewed in the first issue of the British Cosmopolitan Magazine. The article was entitled 'The most beautiful thing a man can do for a woman'.


In 1971 he presented Thames Television's regular afternoon show, Teabreak. The BBC decided to give the still relatively young broadcaster his own evening chat show, "Parkinson", the same year. With his working class accent, Michael Parkinson was a breath of fresh air and over the next 11 years he interviewed many of the leading celebrities of the time. The programme established him as one of the best known faces on television, and his fame resulted in his writing for the first edition of the British Cosmopolitan Magazine and his appearance with Jon Pertwee on the front of the Radio Times.


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 chip pan fires in Oldham to political conferences. He joined the Observer to write about sport and became a columnist with The Sunday Times. His first work in television was as a current affairs producer at Granada Television. He joined the BBC as a reporter for "24 Hours". In 1969 he became the presenter of Granada's Cinema series.


One of the first celebrities he interviewed was Laurence Olivier on Cinema (1964).


He was called up for National Service in 1955 and took part in the Suez operation. At the age of 19, he became the youngest Captain in the British Army.