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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'."

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Michael Winner on his wedding day in 2011

Winner finally gave up his bachelorhood when he became engaged to Geraldine Lynton-Edwards in 2007. They had known each other since 1957 when she was a 16-year-old ballet dancer and actress.

Michael Winner and his wife Geraldine as they pose for media following their wedding at Chelsea Registry Office in 2011 Credit: Press Association

He said at the time: "I have told Geraldine that it took me 72 years to get engaged so she's not to hold her breath for the marriage."

But they did finally get married, in September 2011, with Michael Caine and his wife Shakira as witnesses.

Winner said: "I've had 130 lovers so I've had a good run. Geraldine makes up for all of them."

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