Michael Winner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


22nd September 2014

Fact: Death Wish director Michael Winner's family and friends gathered at Willesden Jewish Cemetery in London on Friday (19Sep14) to unveil the headstone which marks the moviemaker's grave. The stone, designed by Winner's longtime friend Crispian Sallis, reads: "Never a loser be, only a winner he". The director lost his battle with liver disease, aged 77, in January, 2013.


20th June 2013

Fact: Michael Winner's public memorial service in London will take place at The National Police Memorial on The Mall on 23 June (13). The moviemaker died in January (13).


17th April 2013

Fact: Michael Winner's widow Geraldine has taken over the British filmmaker's Twitter.com account in a bid to keep in touch with fans online following his death in January (13).


4th December 2007

Quote: "I have stared in the face of death and I can tell you, it's just boring." Death Wish director Michael Winner on contracting a life-threatening disease that left him far from impressed.


5th September 2006

Quote: "The ideal night out is not to go out at all. There's really no point in going out unless you can improve solitude. The idea you have to go out all the time is ridiculous." Death Wish director Michael Winner is scathing of the party lifestyle.


21st July 2006

Quote: "Children should not be allowed to go on holiday. They scream, they shout, they yell. All children should be locked up until the age of 10, and only selected ones should be let out when they're 10." Death Wish director Michael Winner prefers holidaying when kids are at school.


28th June 2006

Fact: The manager of the Odeon cinema in London's Kensington High Street has granted Death Wish film-maker Michael Winner special permission to help himself to sweets (candy) free of charge whenever he visits.


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