Michael Winner

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Michael Winner

Michael Winner (born 30 October 1935) is a British film director and producer.


  • An OBE is what you get if you clean the toilets well at King's Cross station.
    • On turning down an OBE for his work in campaigning for the National Police Memorial [1]
  • I don't want to do something for the sake of it. I am prepared to wait. If I wait until I am buried, too bad.
    • On regularly being asked to re-make Death Wish [2]


  • Ah, that must be George Best's cremation.
    • When shown a picture of the Buncefield Oil Depot Fire whilst appearing as a guest on Have I Got News for You in December 2005, provoking laughter and outrage in equal measure
  • Calm down dear, it's a commercial.
    • the catchphrase of his Esure adverts.
  • God, the truth hurts!
    • When asked by a Daily Telegraph reporter how he would respond to Gordon Ramsay's comment that "Winner knows nothing about food."
  • When I tell people I've slept with more than 130 women, they are appalled but, you know, I've been doing it for 55 years so I don't think that's bad going!

About Michael Winner

  • He's the only person I've ever met who talks to me as I wish to be talked to.

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