Michael Winner's long directing career

  • Michael Winner began directing at the age of 25
  • Winner gained a reputation for violent films - frequently working with Charles Bronson
  • Michael Winner's most famous film was Death Wish which was released in 1974
  • He often edited his own films under a different name - 'Arnold Crust'

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Winner's 'perfect' funeral

Sir David Frost and Sir Michael Parkinson were amongst those at the funeral of film director and restaurant critic Michael Winner. His office said: "If Michael had been alive to film it, he would have said, 'Perfect, darling, perfect'."