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Kelvin MacKenzie


Editor of SUNLIGHT newspapers from 1981 until 1994, where time it all became the number-one Uk newspaper. He worked well as a article writer for a number of little and large-scale papers. He was Rupert Murdoch’s preferred editor. He previously three kids with Jacqueline Holland whom he wedded in 1968. He thought that Margaret Thatcher was the best Primary Minister since Globe War II.

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Date Of Birth October 22, 1946
Place Of Birth England
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Alleyn's School
Nationality British
Spouse Sarah McLean, Jacqueline Holland
Children Ashley MacKenzie
Parents Ian MacKenzie, Mary MacKenzie
Star Sign Libra

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1Chairman and chief executive, The Wireless Group (UK). [October 2003]
2He defines his politics as right-wing. He was a strong supporter of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party when he when he was editor of The Sun.
3He was described by former prime minister Sir John Major in his autobiography as "an oddball and a bully with a streak of populist genius".
4A fan of the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, his favorite being "Jesus Christ Superstar".
5He has named Dad's Army (1968) and Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) as his favorite sitcoms.
6Former Editor, 'The Sun'.



8 Out of 10 Cats2008TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief: The Apprentice2008TV MovieHimself
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHimself - Newspaper Reviewer
Murder Most Famous2008TV SeriesHimself
How TV Changed Football Forever2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's the Problem? With Anne Robinson2005TV SeriesHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Grumpy Old Men2004TV Series documentary
Strike: When Britain Went to War2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Editor, The Sun, 1984
The Sunday Programme2002TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell2000TV SpecialHimself
Panorama1997TV Series documentary
Have I Got News for You1994TV SeriesHimself
The Media Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Politics2006-2015TV SeriesHimself
Most Shocking TV Moments2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Former Editor, The Sun, 1981-1994 (as Kelvin MacKenzie)
BBC London News2014TV SeriesHimself - Former Sun Editor
Pointless Celebrities2014TV SeriesHimself
One Rogue Reporter2014Documentary
The Big British Immigration Row: Live2014TV MovieHimself - Former Editor of The Sun (as Kelvin McKenzie)
Rupert Murdoch: Battle with Britain2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Sun, 1973-1978
Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Weird or What?2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Editor, The Sun
The Apprentice: You're Fired!2012TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2012TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20112011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Newsnight2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
[email protected]2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
This Week2003-2010TV SeriesHimself
Dave & Nick: Where Did It All Go Right?2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Former Editor of The Sun
The Bubble2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
We Need Answers2010TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Big Questions2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2009TV SeriesHimself
The Funny Side of...2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Revealed2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Heston's Feasts2009TV Series documentaryHimself

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Have I Got News for You2016TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Editor, 'The Sun' - Speaking in 1981
Thatcher2008Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself

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1[on Hillsborough] All I did wrong there was tell the truth. There was a surge of Liverpool fans who had been drinking and that is what caused the disaster. The only thing different we did was put it under the headline "The Truth". I went on The World at One the next day and apologized. I only did that because Rupert Murdoch told me to. I wasn't sorry then and I'm not sorry now because we told the truth.
2My sense about England right now is that they wish Scotland to be independent. They want them, they want them to go out there and make their way in the world and see if they are as clever as they believe they are.
3Scotland believes not in entrepreneurialism like London and the south east... Scots enjoy spending money but they don't enjoy creating it, which is the opposite to down south.
4I don't want the fat people in my eyesight. I get quite upset about the size of them. I don't like seeing great fat people walking down the road. It absolutely upsets me. However, I object to the idea of people being able to shout out "Oi, fatty" at them. I think that is wrong. I object to seeing them. I'd rather they stayed indoors, without a fridge, they're not allowed out until they're a size fourteen. It's a first-world issue, they are fat because they eat too many dough nuts. Cut out the dough nuts, they'd lose the weight.
5I was always astonished that a prime minister would want to meet a tabloid journalist with one GCSE.
6I was never put under any commercial pressure by my management or owner when running The Sun. In fact the reverse. Rupert Murdoch often felt the paper had gone too far under my editorship.
7I didn't spend too much time pondering the ethics of how a story was gained nor over-worry about whether to publish or not. If we believed the story to be true and we felt Sun readers should know the facts, we published it and we left it to them to decide if we had done the right thing. They could decide we were correct and carry on purchasing us - in my time in ever-increasing numbers - or could decide we were wrong, in which they could decline to buy us again, ie Hillsborough.

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