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Michael Winner
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Willesden, London
Born on 30th of October 1935
Died on 21st of January 2013
British hero of the week January 29th 2013

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Michael Winner was brash, funny and forward writing a showbiz column for his local paper when just 14, for example. His mother largely gambled away the wealth left by his businessman father, so after studying law and economics at Cambridge Michael got into show-business as a writer and junior director, rather than as might have been expected with his background becoming a businessman. He eventually rose via rather British films (several with Oliver Reed) to direct in Hollywood, most famously making Death Wish with Charles Bronson. A brilliant raconteur and famous bon viveur (and food critic), Winner lived life to the full.

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