Michael Portillo

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Birthday
26, 1953
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1953 (age 63)
Birthplace
England

About

Reporter and broadcaster who would go on to have a successful political career, holding a variety of positions until 2005.

Before Fame

His first television gig was in 1961, when he was featured in a TV ad for the blackcurrant cordial drink, Ribena.

Trivia

He hosted a discussion show from 2002 until 2007 titled Dinner with Portillo, in which he and seven guests would discuss political and social issues over a four-course meal.

Family Life

He married Carolyn Eadie in 1982. His father, John Blyth, was a successful linen mill owner.

Associated With

He was an ardent admirer of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, serving as junior minister under her and continuing to advocate a pure Thatcherite course even after the Iron Lady left office.