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6 brilliant Michael Winner moments

Remembering the bon vivant.

FILMMAKER AND FOOD critic Michael Winner has died, aged 77, after a career of endearing and offending people in equal measure.

Here are some of our favourite moments from his lengthy career.

The moment when he offended an entire region of England by telling them that their food was “dreadful” and their clothes were “odd”.

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The time he defended a panel of lesbians from Richard Littlejohn.

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The moment in 1979 when he released Firepower, or even just this magnificent trailer.

Starring Sophia Loren, James Coburn and O.J. Simpson, Michael produced and directed this masterpiece.

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The time he decided to kiss his own puppet from Spitting Image.

Who wouldn’t love a guy who kisses his own puppet’s giant nose?

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The moment he said “Calm down dear, it’s only a commercial”.

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When, in 2011, he finally married Geraldine, whom he first met in 1957.

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