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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: 'Keep Your Free Cruises'

4th August 2006

DEATHWISH director MICHAEL WINNER hates being offered free cruises in exchanged for a personal appearance - because the experience is simply too exhausting. Winner, known for his luxurious tastes, would rather lie on a beach...

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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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Gilliam Calls For Better Movie Piracy

27th February 2006

British film-maker TERRY GILLIAM has outraged Hollywood studios by calling on illegal movie pirates to produce better quality DVDs. THE BROTHERS GRIMM director insists the piracy isn't a problem for the movie industry, because...

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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's Unusual Death Wish

29th September 2005

Director MICHAEL WINNER wants to be the first man buried in one of London's Royal Parks - but has very little hope of his dream coming true. White-haired Winner, who is also a food...

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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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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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Winner Refuses To Appear On Reality Tv Shows

4th November 2004

British director MICHAEL WINNER has rejected offers to appear on reality TV shows, because he does not need the publicity. The DEATH WISH film-maker has little interest in spending time in a house...

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Winner Given False Hope By Book Chart

12th October 2004

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER was surprised to see his autobiography listed as the third best-selling book in America - until he realised it was someone else's novel with the same title. The flamboyant...

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Caine Turns Down Winner Commercial

24th September 2004

SIR MICHAEL CAINE is adamant he will never follow in the footsteps of his Hollywood contemporaries and appear in an TV advert - even for close friend and film-maker MICHAEL WINNER. The OSCAR winner,...

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Winner's Film Choice Mistakes

24th September 2004

Film-maker MICHAEL WINNER regrets making several bad decisions which cost him the chance of becoming one of the most successful directors in Hollywood. British Winner scored some huge hits in the 1970s, including vigilante...

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Winner In Talks For Death Wish: The Musical

22nd September 2004

Veteran director MICHAEL WINNER is in talks to turn his 1974 vigilante classic DEATH WISH into a stage musical. The 68-year-old film-maker is hoping he can persuade lyricist DON BLACK, who won an OSCAR...

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Hollywood Tributes Pour In For Brando

4th July 2004

Major Hollywood stars have been paying tribute to Hollywood legend MARLON BRANDO, who has died at the age of 80. Director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is "sad" of the death of the star of two...

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Winner Pays Tribute To Bronson

1st September 2003

British film-maker MICHAEL WINNER has hailed late screen star CHARLES BRONSON as one of the few greats in "the history of cinema". Bronson died on Saturday (30AUG03) in Los Angeles, after losing his battle...

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