[But yesterday's tributes painted a portrait of a quiet, private man who never grew accustomed to the limelight that accompanied his success.] He was very shy, ... A man uneasy with the fame that came with the job. A man who liked to observe in the shade. He reminded me of Alec Guinness in that sense. But, my word, when he stood centre stage you'd better watch him.Michael Parkinson
"Sir Michael Parkinson", is an English broadcaster, journalist and author. He is best known for presenting his long-running television talk show, Parkinson (chat show)/Parkinson, from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007, as well as other talk shows and programmes both in the UK and internationally. He is also known as a radio broadcaster. He has been described by The Guardian as "the great British talkshow host".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous journalists! More Michael Parkinson on Wikipedia.