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



8 Out of 10 Cats 2008 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2008 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief: The Apprentice 2008 TV Movie Himself
Sunday AM 2008 TV Series Himself - Newspaper Reviewer
Murder Most Famous 2008 TV Series Himself
How TV Changed Football Forever 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
What's the Problem? With Anne Robinson 2005 TV Series Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Grumpy Old Men 2004 TV Series documentary
Strike: When Britain Went to War 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Editor, The Sun, 1984
The Sunday Programme 2002 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell 2000 TV Special Himself
Panorama 1997 TV Series documentary
Have I Got News for You 1994 TV Series Himself
The Media Show 1990 TV Series Himself
The Daily Politics 2006-2015 TV Series Himself
Most Shocking TV Moments 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Editor, The Sun, 1981-1994 (as Kelvin MacKenzie)
BBC London News 2014 TV Series Himself - Former Sun Editor
Pointless Celebrities 2014 TV Series Himself
One Rogue Reporter 2014 Documentary
The Big British Immigration Row: Live 2014 TV Movie Himself - Former Editor of The Sun (as Kelvin McKenzie)
Rupert Murdoch: Battle with Britain 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Sun, 1973-1978
Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Weird or What? 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Editor, The Sun
The Apprentice: You're Fired! 2012 TV Series Himself
Question Time 2007-2012 TV Series Himself
Frontline 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
This Morning 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2011 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Newsnight 2005-2011 TV Series Himself
[email protected] 2010 TV Series Himself - Host
This Week 2003-2010 TV Series Himself
Dave & Nick: Where Did It All Go Right? 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Editor of The Sun
The Bubble 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
We Need Answers 2010 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
The Big Questions 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Would I Lie to You? 2009 TV Series Himself
The Funny Side of... 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Revealed 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Heston's Feasts 2009 TV Series documentary Himself

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Have I Got News for You 2016 TV Series Himself
Timeshift 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Editor, 'The Sun' - Speaking in 1981
Thatcher 2008 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself

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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.
2 My 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.
3 Scotland 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.
4 I 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.
5 I was always astonished that a prime minister would want to meet a tabloid journalist with one GCSE.
6 I 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.
7 I 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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