Michael Winner - Sick Michael Winner Promises To Be Fit And Strong For One Man Show

Ailing former moviemaker Michael Winner has vowed to fight his way back to full health in time for his one man show on Tuesday (08Nov11).
The director-turned-restaurant critic was hospitalised with suspected E. coli poisoning last month (Oct11) and he has been resting at his home in England ever since.
But Winner, 76, is determined to be fit and strong by next week so he can regale fans with tales of his time in showbusiness during his gig at Wilton's Music Hall in London.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, he writes, "I am not, repeat not, changing tuesday 8 november...
"People are asking is my nov 8 one man show still on, yes definitely on, on, on. I will be there, you will be there, good time will be had."


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Robbie Williams Buys Michael Winner's 46-Room Mansion for £17 Million 3977644 News

Robbie Williams has purchased a Grade II-listed mansion previously belonging to the late Sir Michael Winner. The former Take That star - who recently moved back to the UK from Los Angeles - paid £17 million for Woodland House, a property that was listed for £60 million just two years ago.

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams Has Bought Woodland House in Holland Park

Robbie - who already owns an £8 million property in Wiltshire - wants his daughter Theodora to grow up in London and the new property is location in the heart of Holland Park. It boasts huge palatial reception rooms, an indoor pool and cinema room in the basement. A ballroom-sized master bedroom was once described by King Edward VII as "one of the finest rooms in London," according to the Daily Mirror.

Death Wish director Michael Winner died in January aged 77. He took possession of Woodland House from his property tycoon father in 1978 when it was still split into three sizable flats. He spent a fortune creating the home with his wife Geraldine. He put the house up for sale in 2011 with an asking price of £60 million but found no takers. The £17 million offer from Robbie Williams was ordered to be accepted by executors.

Estate agent Andrew Langton, of Aylesford International, said: "The most important thing is that Woodland House has gone to a family and not a developer, which is really what Sir Michael wanted."

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Robbie Williams released his latest album Swings Both Ways last month. It topped the UK  albums chart, though has since been usurped by One Direction. 

Robbie Williams has purchased a Grade II-listed mansion previously belonging to the late Sir Michael Winner. The former Take That star - who recently moved back to the UK from Los Angeles - paid £17 million for Woodland House, a property that was listed for £60 million just two years ago.

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams Has Bought Woodland House in Holland Park

Robbie - who already owns an £8 million property in Wiltshire - wants his daughter Theodora to grow up in London and the new property is location in the heart of Holland Park. It boasts huge palatial reception rooms, an indoor pool and cinema room in the basement. A ballroom-sized master bedroom was once described by King Edward VII as "one of the finest rooms in London," according to the Daily Mirror.

Death Wish director Michael Winner died in January aged 77. He took possession of Woodland House from his property tycoon father in 1978 when it was still split into three sizable flats. He spent a fortune creating the home with his wife Geraldine. He put the house up for sale in 2011 with an asking price of £60 million but found no takers. The £17 million offer from Robbie Williams was ordered to be accepted by executors.

Estate agent Andrew Langton, of Aylesford International, said: "The most important thing is that Woodland House has gone to a family and not a developer, which is really what Sir Michael wanted."

Watch Robbie Williams and Dizzy Rascal 'Goin Crazy':
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Robbie Williams released his latest album Swings Both Ways last month. It topped the UK  albums chart, though has since been usurped by One Direction. 

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Robbie Williams buys Michael Winner's house 3977266 News

Robbie Williams has bought Michael Winner's house for £17.5 million.

The 'Candy' singer reportedly snapped up the late film director's grade II listed Woodland House in Holland Park, west London, in order to give his daughter Theodora 'Teddy' Rose a quintessentially English home.

The 39-year-old star and his wife Ayda Field have been searching for a London pad for over a year while living in Los Angeles. The plush abode is fitted with a cinema room, swimming pool, and its own editing suite.

According to The Sunday Times newspaper, flamboyant filmmaker Michael - who died at the house earlier this year aged 77 - once complained there were more than 3,400 electric bulbs in the spacious property.

Andrew Langton, chairman of Aylesford estate agents, told the paper: ''The most important thing is that Woodland House has gone to a family and not a developer, which is really what Winner wanted. That was an absolute priority so everyone is happy. I'm sure Michael will be looking down with a smile.''

The expensive sale is somewhat surprising since Robbie recently complained about the ''astronomical'' house prices in London in comparison to Wiltshire, where he already owns an £8 million seven-bedroom mansion.

He said: ''We are buying in London, so Teddy will definitely have a European accent of some sort. It's going to be Holland Park or Chelsea. But prices are astronomical. I don't know how anyone can afford to live in London full stop.

''It's gone oligarch kind of cash. It's all unrealistic. I just want to park outside the house but you can't get anywhere. It's frightening. Even garages are going for £500,000. Parking spaces are £250,000.''

Robbie Williams has bought Michael Winner's house for £17.5 million.

The 'Candy' singer reportedly snapped up the late film director's grade II listed Woodland House in Holland Park, west London, in order to give his daughter Theodora 'Teddy' Rose a quintessentially English home.

The 39-year-old star and his wife Ayda Field have been searching for a London pad for over a year while living in Los Angeles. The plush abode is fitted with a cinema room, swimming pool, and its own editing suite.

According to The Sunday Times newspaper, flamboyant filmmaker Michael - who died at the house earlier this year aged 77 - once complained there were more than 3,400 electric bulbs in the spacious property.

Andrew Langton, chairman of Aylesford estate agents, told the paper: ''The most important thing is that Woodland House has gone to a family and not a developer, which is really what Winner wanted. That was an absolute priority so everyone is happy. I'm sure Michael will be looking down with a smile.''

The expensive sale is somewhat surprising since Robbie recently complained about the ''astronomical'' house prices in London in comparison to Wiltshire, where he already owns an £8 million seven-bedroom mansion.

He said: ''We are buying in London, so Teddy will definitely have a European accent of some sort. It's going to be Holland Park or Chelsea. But prices are astronomical. I don't know how anyone can afford to live in London full stop.

''It's gone oligarch kind of cash. It's all unrealistic. I just want to park outside the house but you can't get anywhere. It's frightening. Even garages are going for £500,000. Parking spaces are £250,000.''

2nd December 2013 3977265
"Moving" Michael Winner Funeral Sees Director And Food Critic Laid To Rest 3465505 News

Film director turned TV personality and food critic Michael Winner was laid to rest yesterday at what was described as a “moving service” at Willesden Jewish Cemetery in north London.

A statement released by the late star’s office was reported by Sky as saying "Michael Winner was buried today in a moving service at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, north London. If Michael had been alive to film it, he would have said 'Perfect, darling, perfect'. A cold wind whipped a flurry of snowflakes across the cemetery - a film director's dream."

Guests at the funeral were said to have included Sir Michael Parkinson and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, as the man behind films such as Death Wish, was buried. Winner's personal assistant, Natalie Wright, said: "It was the most moving occasion. I've worked for Michael for the last five years and he would have loved the send-off." Winner had died at his home in Kensington, London on Monday (January 21, 2013); he was told in the summer of 2012 that he had between 18 months and two years to live following a problem with his liver. Packing in more than most to a life, Winner worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Marlon Brandon, Robert Mitchum and Faye Dunaway, before re-inventing himself as a restaurant critic in the 1990’s.

Michael Winner at the Palace Theatre in 2011

Michael Winner back in 2011

Film director turned TV personality and food critic Michael Winner was laid to rest yesterday at what was described as a “moving service” at Willesden Jewish Cemetery in north London.

A statement released by the late star’s office was reported by Sky as saying "Michael Winner was buried today in a moving service at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, north London. If Michael had been alive to film it, he would have said 'Perfect, darling, perfect'. A cold wind whipped a flurry of snowflakes across the cemetery - a film director's dream."

Guests at the funeral were said to have included Sir Michael Parkinson and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, as the man behind films such as Death Wish, was buried. Winner's personal assistant, Natalie Wright, said: "It was the most moving occasion. I've worked for Michael for the last five years and he would have loved the send-off." Winner had died at his home in Kensington, London on Monday (January 21, 2013); he was told in the summer of 2012 that he had between 18 months and two years to live following a problem with his liver. Packing in more than most to a life, Winner worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Marlon Brandon, Robert Mitchum and Faye Dunaway, before re-inventing himself as a restaurant critic in the 1990’s.

Michael Winner at the Palace Theatre in 2011

Michael Winner back in 2011

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Bill Wyman & Chris Rea Among Mourners At Winner's Funeral 3463980 News

Former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman and singer/songwriter Chris Rea were among the mourners at filmmaker Michael Winner's funeral on Wednesday (23Jan13).

The Death Wish director passed away at his home in Kensington, London on Monday (21Jan13) following a lengthy battle with liver disease. He was laid to rest at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

A spokesman for Winner says, "If Michael had been alive to film it (funeral), he would have said, 'Perfect, darling, perfect'. A cold wind whipped a flurry of snowflakes across the cemetery - a film directors' dream."

Other celebrities attending the service included beloved British Tv personalities Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir David Frost.

Former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman and singer/songwriter Chris Rea were among the mourners at filmmaker Michael Winner's funeral on Wednesday (23Jan13).

The Death Wish director passed away at his home in Kensington, London on Monday (21Jan13) following a lengthy battle with liver disease. He was laid to rest at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

A spokesman for Winner says, "If Michael had been alive to film it (funeral), he would have said, 'Perfect, darling, perfect'. A cold wind whipped a flurry of snowflakes across the cemetery - a film directors' dream."

Other celebrities attending the service included beloved British Tv personalities Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir David Frost.

23rd January 2013 3092671
A Week In News: Beyonce Lip-Syncs, Steve Harvey Breakdown, Shakira Gives Birth! 3463564 News

Beyonce Knowles

Commotion over Beyonce's pre-recorded inauguration performance, a very heart warming clip of Steve Harvey, Shakira becomes a Madre and more!

In Defence Of Bey: Music fans recoiled with indignation this week after it was speculated Beyonce had the audacity to pre-record a live performance for President Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. We'd point you towards the technical difficulties of singing to 800,000 on the sizeable Capitol Hill, and can think of far worse lip-syncing flubs.

Aww, Steve: YouTube fizzed into action this week with a very special video of everyone's favourite TV host Steve Harvey. The Family Feud star was surprised by an old friend, leading him to choke back the tears. We won't say too much, just check it out!

Ozzy To Give Kelly Away? It looks as though congratulations are in order for Kelly Osbourne, who is reported to be engaged to boyfriend Matthew Mosshart. We'd pay a fortune to be at that wedding, if only to witness Ozzy's speech!

Shakira

Hips Don't Lie: There was no doubting Shakira was in the latter stages of her pregnancy when stripping down for a recent UNICEF shoot, but now, the Colombian singer has given birth to baby son Milan. With the South-American's creative genes and father Gerard Pique's sporting talents, we predict big things!

Goodbye, Dear: We regretfully reported this week that British director Michael Winner had died at the age of 77. The charismatic filmmaker was best known for his Death Wish series, though became notorious as a bombastic and hugely opinionated restaurant critic. He signed off in true style during his final piece for The Sunday Times.

Bacon On Sizzling Form! It's great to see Kevin Bacon back on our television sets, and the Golden Globe winner was on scorching form in the first episode of new crime-drama The Following. The 54-year-old plays a detective hunting down a serial killer who escapes from prison

Adele

Rumor Has It? Speculation that Adele will sing live at the Oscars has been rife for months. Those rumors were put to bed this week when the Academy confirmed that the bestselling London-born artist will indeed take to the stage at the 85th Academy Awards and perform Skyfall, her song for Sam Mendes' record breaking James Bond film.

Back On the Block: We heard hundreds of thousands of thirty-somethings collectively scream this week after New Kids On The Block announced they would be going back on tour. And that's not all. Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men are joining them for the ride, as are 98 Degrees!

Video Of The Week: Choosing this week's hottest footage was a pretty straightforward affair, and sees President Obama dancing with his wife Michelle while Jennifer Hudson performs the soundtrack. The multi-award winning soul singer tweeted later, "I'm so honored and thrilled to be performing at our president's inauguration celebration on Monday."

Beyonce Knowles

Commotion over Beyonce's pre-recorded inauguration performance, a very heart warming clip of Steve Harvey, Shakira becomes a Madre and more!

In Defence Of Bey: Music fans recoiled with indignation this week after it was speculated Beyonce had the audacity to pre-record a live performance for President Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. We'd point you towards the technical difficulties of singing to 800,000 on the sizeable Capitol Hill, and can think of far worse lip-syncing flubs.

Aww, Steve: YouTube fizzed into action this week with a very special video of everyone's favourite TV host Steve Harvey. The Family Feud star was surprised by an old friend, leading him to choke back the tears. We won't say too much, just check it out!

Ozzy To Give Kelly Away? It looks as though congratulations are in order for Kelly Osbourne, who is reported to be engaged to boyfriend Matthew Mosshart. We'd pay a fortune to be at that wedding, if only to witness Ozzy's speech!

Shakira

Hips Don't Lie: There was no doubting Shakira was in the latter stages of her pregnancy when stripping down for a recent UNICEF shoot, but now, the Colombian singer has given birth to baby son Milan. With the South-American's creative genes and father Gerard Pique's sporting talents, we predict big things!

Goodbye, Dear: We regretfully reported this week that British director Michael Winner had died at the age of 77. The charismatic filmmaker was best known for his Death Wish series, though became notorious as a bombastic and hugely opinionated restaurant critic. He signed off in true style during his final piece for The Sunday Times.

Bacon On Sizzling Form! It's great to see Kevin Bacon back on our television sets, and the Golden Globe winner was on scorching form in the first episode of new crime-drama The Following. The 54-year-old plays a detective hunting down a serial killer who escapes from prison

Adele

Rumor Has It? Speculation that Adele will sing live at the Oscars has been rife for months. Those rumors were put to bed this week when the Academy confirmed that the bestselling London-born artist will indeed take to the stage at the 85th Academy Awards and perform Skyfall, her song for Sam Mendes' record breaking James Bond film.

Back On the Block: We heard hundreds of thousands of thirty-somethings collectively scream this week after New Kids On The Block announced they would be going back on tour. And that's not all. Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men are joining them for the ride, as are 98 Degrees!

Video Of The Week: Choosing this week's hottest footage was a pretty straightforward affair, and sees President Obama dancing with his wife Michelle while Jennifer Hudson performs the soundtrack. The multi-award winning soul singer tweeted later, "I'm so honored and thrilled to be performing at our president's inauguration celebration on Monday."

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"Now I Need A Rest" Michael Winner, 77, Signs off In True Style 3461778 News

Michael Winner, the 77-year-old director of the Death Wish series, is being mourned by family, friends and fans today after passing away at his home in West London on Monday (January 21, 2013). Following the end of his filmmaking career, Winner forged a new identity as a bombastic and irate restaurant critic - he published his final 'Winner's Dinners' column in The Times, on January 15, 2013.

Knowing he was close to death, Winner gave his loyal readership an insightful glimpse into his final days, recalling his trip to Switzerland's Gstaad Palace, the favoured haunt of Mervyn Peake's Mr Steerpike character. Winner wrote how his "'bill for 12 nights was 47,900 Swiss francs (£34,963 at 1.37 Swiss francs to the pound, the rate I got at Marks & Spencer)." The writer observed "If I weren't British through and through, I'd move to Switzerland. Not for tax reasons but because it's so well run and beautiful," before poignantly signing off with, "Gstaad is packed with famous names, all fighting not to be in this column. I totally understand. It's a miracle they speak to me. If it were known that they associated with me, they'd be barred from right-thinking society. Tell you about it later. Now I need a rest."

Many of Winner's friends have been paying tribute to the late filmmaker, with broadcaster Danny Baker calling him "a chum, a funny man who twinkled...[and a] proper old rascal." Edgar Wright - the filmmaker behind Shaun of the Dead - called him a "crazy genius," while Gordon Ramsay called him "the most charismatic food critic ever. Loved him dearly."

Michael Winner and wife GeraldineMichael Winner With His Wife Geraldine

 

Michael Winner, the 77-year-old director of the Death Wish series, is being mourned by family, friends and fans today after passing away at his home in West London on Monday (January 21, 2013). Following the end of his filmmaking career, Winner forged a new identity as a bombastic and irate restaurant critic - he published his final 'Winner's Dinners' column in The Times, on January 15, 2013.

Knowing he was close to death, Winner gave his loyal readership an insightful glimpse into his final days, recalling his trip to Switzerland's Gstaad Palace, the favoured haunt of Mervyn Peake's Mr Steerpike character. Winner wrote how his "'bill for 12 nights was 47,900 Swiss francs (£34,963 at 1.37 Swiss francs to the pound, the rate I got at Marks & Spencer)." The writer observed "If I weren't British through and through, I'd move to Switzerland. Not for tax reasons but because it's so well run and beautiful," before poignantly signing off with, "Gstaad is packed with famous names, all fighting not to be in this column. I totally understand. It's a miracle they speak to me. If it were known that they associated with me, they'd be barred from right-thinking society. Tell you about it later. Now I need a rest."

Many of Winner's friends have been paying tribute to the late filmmaker, with broadcaster Danny Baker calling him "a chum, a funny man who twinkled...[and a] proper old rascal." Edgar Wright - the filmmaker behind Shaun of the Dead - called him a "crazy genius," while Gordon Ramsay called him "the most charismatic food critic ever. Loved him dearly."

Michael Winner and wife GeraldineMichael Winner With His Wife Geraldine

 

22nd January 2013 2633729
Tributes for Michael Winner Roll In 3460996 News

British film director, actor and food writer, Michael Winner, died aged 77 today after battling a long illness. Such was his influence, both at work and away from it, the tributes are both heartfelt and ample.

His wife Geraldine confirmed his death at their home in Kensington today. Mrs Winner paid tribute to him in a statement: "Michael was a wonderful man, brilliant, funny and generous. A light has gone out in my life."

Actor John Cleese paid tribute to his friend in a statement on his website: "He was the dearest, kindest, funniest and most generous of friends. I shall miss him terribly." Restaurant critic Jay Rayner wrote on Twitter: "RIP Michael Winner. He could be absurd and made some lousy films. But he could also be a rather lovely man. Winner made life more interesting." Piers Morgan tweeted: "Very sad to hear Michael Winner has died. Hilarious, often proposterous, always generous, highly intelligent man. And terrific writer. RIP." Andrew Lloyd Webber said: "True originals come rarely in a lifetime. Madeleine and I will deeply miss you. ALW"

The Death Wish films, set in the slums of New York and Los Angeles, were Winner's most famous contributions to film, but he also helmed the Golden Globe nominated comedy The Jokers, The Nightcomers with Marlon Brando and horror film The Sentinel starring Ava Gardner.

 

British film director, actor and food writer, Michael Winner, died aged 77 today after battling a long illness. Such was his influence, both at work and away from it, the tributes are both heartfelt and ample.

His wife Geraldine confirmed his death at their home in Kensington today. Mrs Winner paid tribute to him in a statement: "Michael was a wonderful man, brilliant, funny and generous. A light has gone out in my life."

Actor John Cleese paid tribute to his friend in a statement on his website: "He was the dearest, kindest, funniest and most generous of friends. I shall miss him terribly." Restaurant critic Jay Rayner wrote on Twitter: "RIP Michael Winner. He could be absurd and made some lousy films. But he could also be a rather lovely man. Winner made life more interesting." Piers Morgan tweeted: "Very sad to hear Michael Winner has died. Hilarious, often proposterous, always generous, highly intelligent man. And terrific writer. RIP." Andrew Lloyd Webber said: "True originals come rarely in a lifetime. Madeleine and I will deeply miss you. ALW"

The Death Wish films, set in the slums of New York and Los Angeles, were Winner's most famous contributions to film, but he also helmed the Golden Globe nominated comedy The Jokers, The Nightcomers with Marlon Brando and horror film The Sentinel starring Ava Gardner.

 

21st January 2013 2633729
Michael Winner Dead At 77: Death Wish Director Passes Away In London 3460725 News

Michael Winner, the 'Death Wish' film director and revered newspaper columnist, has died at the aged of 77, his wife Geraldine has confirmed to BBC News. Born in London in 1935, the filmmaker directed numerous films before heading into food criticism and becoming a well-known television personality.

He was famous for his barbed restaurant reviews for The Sunday Times, under the banner "Winner's Dinners." He was also known for his disdain of celebrity chefs, telling Laurie Taylor on the Sky Arts programme In Confidence, "Oh, celebrity chefs are a joke, aren't they? A joke. A joke. Why are they celebrities? We'll have celebrity plumbers soon and celebrity road sweepers. I mean, they're the most ridiculous - should shut up and stay in the kitchen." Last summer, he sadly revealed that liver specialists had given him just 18 months to live. 

His initial work as a director was satirical, though Winner became known for his action movies, including the violent Death Wish series starring Charles Bronson. Younger audiences were probably more familiar with Winner's television adverts for an insurance company, featuring his catchphrase, "Calm down dear!"

Paying tribute to her husband, Mrs Winner - a former dancer whom Michael married two years ago - said in a statement, "Michael was a wonderful man, brilliant, funny and generous. A light has gone out in my life." The director died at his home in Kensington, London, where he was being cared for by Geraldine. 

Michael Winner And Wife Geraldine Michael Winner And Wife Geraldine

 

Michael Winner, the 'Death Wish' film director and revered newspaper columnist, has died at the aged of 77, his wife Geraldine has confirmed to BBC News. Born in London in 1935, the filmmaker directed numerous films before heading into food criticism and becoming a well-known television personality.

He was famous for his barbed restaurant reviews for The Sunday Times, under the banner "Winner's Dinners." He was also known for his disdain of celebrity chefs, telling Laurie Taylor on the Sky Arts programme In Confidence, "Oh, celebrity chefs are a joke, aren't they? A joke. A joke. Why are they celebrities? We'll have celebrity plumbers soon and celebrity road sweepers. I mean, they're the most ridiculous - should shut up and stay in the kitchen." Last summer, he sadly revealed that liver specialists had given him just 18 months to live. 

His initial work as a director was satirical, though Winner became known for his action movies, including the violent Death Wish series starring Charles Bronson. Younger audiences were probably more familiar with Winner's television adverts for an insurance company, featuring his catchphrase, "Calm down dear!"

Paying tribute to her husband, Mrs Winner - a former dancer whom Michael married two years ago - said in a statement, "Michael was a wonderful man, brilliant, funny and generous. A light has gone out in my life." The director died at his home in Kensington, London, where he was being cared for by Geraldine. 

Michael Winner And Wife Geraldine Michael Winner And Wife Geraldine

 

21st January 2013 2633729
Winner Welcomes Gay Rumours 1769420 News Ageing film director MICHAEL WINNER encourages people to assume he's gay - so his roving eye can wander without interruption. The Death Wish moviemaker, 72, has been dogged by questions regarding his sexuality despite being linked with a string of beauties. However, instead of being angered by the rumours, the renowned ladies man embraces them - with very good reason. He explains, "You see, If I was sleeping with someone's wife I would try and deflect suspicion by letting people think it was well known that I was gay."
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