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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Famous people from Willesden, a short series*. No. 6

Michael Winner

The film director formerly famous for the Death Wish series but now better known as the "Calm down, dear!" man in adverts for car insurance. "Director, Food Critic, Writer, Actor, Personality, Author & responsible for those irritating car insurance adverts. Born in Willesden, 30 October 1935" (Famous Brits)

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