Film critic and BBC presenter Barry Norman Dies

Updated On 02 Jul, 2017 Published On

BBC presenter and film critic, Barry Norman has died at the age of 83 in his sleep on Friday.

His friends and relatives paid homage to the departed personality.

He is widely known for presenting program The Film...program for BBC and gave 26 years of his life to the show and left it to work for the Sky in 1998.

Barry Norman

ImageBarry Norman

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He had a profound knowledge of films and viewers loved him for his unique presentation and interviewing skills.

BBC director Tony Hill said

“Barry Norman was a first class presenter and critic. Film buffs always found his programs essential viewing."

His literary agency Curtis Brown remembers him as

"the defining voice of film criticism and insightful interviewing of screen legends from both sides of the camera”.

He laid the foundations of his writing career with Kensington and has written for some of the most prestigious papers like the Daily Mail, The GuardianThe Times and theThe Radio times. 

In his remarkable journey, he has penned books like And Why Not, See You in the Morning, the Hollywood greats for the Hollywood movie fans.

Barry Noramn with His wife, Diana

Image: Barry with his wife, Diana

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He was born on 1993 as the son of Director Leslie Norman. He was married to late author, Diana Norman for 54 years and has two daughters from the marriage.