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Michael Winner Was Planning Death Wish Musical

28th June 2013

Director Michael Winner was planning to adapt his hit movie Death Wish for the stage before he passed away earlier this year (13), according to Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black.The filmmaker died at his London home...

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Dinah May To Write About Michael Winner

28th January 2013

Actress Dinah May is planning to lift the lid on her long friendship with Death Wish director Michael Winner in a new book.The moviemaker passed away on 21 January (13) after a battle with liver...

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Carnahan Confirms His Death Wish

1st February 2012

Charles Bronson's classic action movie Death Wish is heading back to the big screen with Joe Carnahan as director.The A-Team moviemaker has confirmed he has signed on to remake Michael Winner's cult 1974 film. In...

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Winner Refuses To Curb Spending

14th March 2010

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER is refusing to curb his lavish spending habits even though he is $13.5 million (£9 million) in debt.The British moviemaker admits he spends $142,500 (£95,000) on holidays every year, and...

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The Things They Say 6381

4th December 2007

"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.

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Stallone To Channel Bronson In Death Wish Remake

5th November 2007

SYLVESTER STALLONE is set to direct and star in a remake of CHARLES BRONSON's 1974 vigilante classic DEATH WISH. Stallone is finalising talks to play a man who vows to clean criminals off the streets...

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Winner's New Lease On Life

6th April 2007

British moviemaker MICHAEL WINNER is toasting a more positive outlook on life after overcoming his life-threatening illness last year (DEC06). The 72-year-old DEATH WISH director beat the deadly bug he caught while holidaying abroad at...

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Winner Defeats Rare Killer Disease

18th March 2007

LATEST: British film director MICHAEL WINNER has narrowly escaped death after beating a rare disease he caught from eating an oyster. Winner contracted Vibrio vulnificus - a virus that lives in warm water and is...

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Winner Blasts Amputation Stories

19th January 2007

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has blasted suggestions he may be forced to have his leg amputated. The 71 year old British filmmaker is being treated in a London hospital after suffering blistering to his...

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Winner Fights Back

18th January 2007

LATEST: Fears that DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER may be forced to have his leg amputated have been played down by his spokesperson, who insists "he is making good progress". The filmmaker is in a...

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Winner: 'I'd Rather Die Than Lose My Leg'

17th January 2007

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has defied doctors' advice to amputate his diseased leg, insisting he would "rather die than have it cut off". The filmmaker is in a critical condition in the private London...

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Winner Rushed To Hospital

4th January 2007

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has been rushed to hospital while holidaying in Barbados after suffering an allergic reaction to medication. The filmmaker was carried by ambulance to the island's Bayview Hospital yesterday (03JAN06) but...

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Fascinating Fact 2274

23rd October 2006

CLINT EASTWOOD was originally offered the lead in cult 1974 crime drama DEATH WISH. He turned the role down because he thought he was a bad choice to play a vigilante.

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Winner Fights For Free Sweets

21st September 2006

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER is fiercely campaigning to save his local cinema - because he stands to lose a lifetime supply of free sweets should the building be converted into apartments. Winner was offered...

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Tax Inspectors Question Winner's Food Expenses

15th September 2006

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has rubbished claims by tax inspectors he exaggerates his expenses when working as a restaurant reviewer. Film-maker Winner is also a respected food critic in his native Britain, and writes...

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The Things They Say 2829

5th September 2006

"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."...

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Winner's Legal Dreams

5th September 2006

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER fears he missed his true vocation as a barrister, because he would have thrived on the drama and conflict of the courtroom. The British raconteur has always been fascinated by...

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Winner's Robe-robbing Shame

1st August 2006

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER was left red-faced at the end of a recent holiday, when he was caught with a suitcase full of the swanky hotel's towels and bath robes. The film maker-turned-restaurant critic...

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The Things They Say 2485

21st July 2006

"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...

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Winner Humbled By Pensioner Poverty

30th June 2006

Extravagant DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER was stunned when he was challenged to live the life of an average British pensioner for two days - as he realised how hard it is for people his...

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Fascinating Fact 1696

28th June 2006

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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Soul Star Slams Winner

22nd June 2006

British soul singer BEVERLEY KNIGHT has slammed director MICHAEL WINNER as "arrogant" for turning down an honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II. DEATH WISH film-maker Winner was made an Officer of the Order of the British...

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Dance Collects Obe

17th June 2006

Veteran actor CHARLES DANCE received an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (16JUN06). The GOSFORD PARK star was one of several film-makers to be honoured in the monarch's 80th birthday...

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Winner's Toilet Turnaround

31st May 2006

LATEST: Director MICHAEL WINNER invited a cleaner to tea yesterday (30MAY06) to make up for snubbing an honour from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets well". The...

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Winner Turns Down Obe

28th May 2006

British director MICHAEL WINNER has turned down an honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets". The DEATH WISH film-maker was selected for an Officer of the Order of...

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Winner Slams Drunken Reed Postcards

24th April 2006

British director MICHAEL WINNER has branded the publication of postcards which show his late friend OLIVER REED in various states of drunkenness "pathetic". The DEATH WISH film-maker resents the unnecessary images, claiming they give the...

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Winner Loses Out On Love

18th November 2005

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER is devastated after breaking up with Italian beauty PAOLA LOMBARD, but he is determined to continue financially supporting the former pop beauty. Lovelorn Winner was left "distraught" when Lombard...

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Winner Anger Over Ex Lies

24th May 2005

Director MICHAEL WINNER is considering withdrawing the settlement he offered his former lover when they split, after details of their relationship appeared in the British press. Winner, 69, split from former dancer and...

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Eastwood Car's Big Sale

21st December 2004

LATEST: Hollywood legend CLINT EASTWOOD's prized 1966 BERLINETTA FERRARI car has sold for $474,308 (GBP249,636) at auction, meeting original expectations. The speedy vehicle - given to Eastwood by DEATH WISH producer DINO DE LAURENTIIS...

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Winner Sends Out 936 Christmas Cards To Promote Book

26th November 2004

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has shamelessly plugged his autobiography by sending out 936 Christmas cards, many of them to bookshops. Winner has already posted his yuletide greetings, which all feature a picture of...

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