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Legendary film critic Barry Norman dies aged 83

Tributes have flooded in, with film critic Mark Kermode calling him “the Master”.

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THE FAMILY OF the legendary film critic Barry Norman have announced his death aged 83.

Norman died in his sleep last night, they said.

A statement from his daughters called him “remarkable”.

“He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career.”

Norman was the host of BBC’s Film show between 1972 and 1998. He also wrote for the Daily Mail and the Guardian.

It was in that career that he became an authority on film, known for his depth of knowledge on movies. He moved to Sky in 1998.

He also had a varied television presenting career, hosting Channel 4′s Olympics coverage in 1988 and a number of shows on the BBC.

Tributes have flooded in, with film critic Mark Kermode calling him “the Master”.

Norman’s wife of 54 years Diana died in 2011 aged 77. He is survived by two daughters.

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