Other books include The Flying Scotsman (1981), Clemo (1986), Family Life (1999), Dreaming of Iceland (2004), Glorious Things (2004), Life of Pee (2010), three books in the Horace the Haggis series for children (2012, 2013 and 2014) and Where Memories Go (2014). Biography.  The Aigas Field Centre has a building named the Magnus House in his honour. In 1999, Magnusson narrated the Q.E.D documentary Saving Trudy.. She also presents Tracing Your Roots on BBC Radio 4 and is one of the main presenters of the long-running religious television programme Songs of Praise.Sally Magnusson was born in 1955 and is the daughter of the late Icelandic broadcaster and writer Magnus Magnusson. Following the early demise of Sixty Minutes, she presented London Plus for a year and then joined the famous Breakfast Time red sofa in 1985. married (1217) as her second husband, KIRSTIN Nilsdotter, widow of HAAKON "Gallin" Jarl in Norway, daughter of NILS Blaka & his wife Katharina Eriksdotter of Sweden (-1254). The Sealwoman’s Gift was published in February 2018. They had five children.  He is also known for his famous catchphrase "I've started so I'll finish", which he said whenever the time ran out while he was reading a question on Mastermind. After observing the effect of music on her mother’s dementia, she founded Playlist for Life in 2013 (www.playlistforlife.org.uk). Dotter Ingeborg, född 1874, son Magnus född -77 och död -78, son Lars Emil född -79. 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The Seal Woman's Gift, Magnusson's first novel for adults, was published in February 2018. Magnusson later returned to present a one-off celebrity special, originally broadcast on 30 December 2002, on BBC Two to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first ever Mastermind final. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, (? Magnusson presented the long-running quiz show Mastermind from 1972 to 1997 on BBC1. Johan was born on August 2 1874, in Back, Börrum, Söderköping / E A1:8 sid 40. Sally Magnusson was born in 1955 and is the daughter... See full bio » After Magnus squatted 437.5 kg, Badenhorst commented that he had previously underestimated Magnus' pure strength and that Magnus' squat was the greatest squat he had ever seen from someone of his bodyweight. His condition forced him to cancel a string of public appearances. In 1997 she began presenting BBC Scotland’s news programme Reporting Scotland from Glasgow, where she maintains a calm demeanour at all times. Sally Magnusson was born in 1955 and is the daughter of the Icelandic-born broadcaster and writer Magnus Magnusson. - IMDb Mini Biography By: From 1989 onwards, she co-presented the programme's replacement, Breakfast News, initially with Laurie Mayer, and in later years, with Justin Webb.Magnusson has presented many television programmes, ranging from Reporting Scotland to Panorama to Songs of Praise.In 2005 she joined BBC Two's The Daily Politics as its Friday presenter.Magnusson is the author of Life of Pee: The Story of How Urine Got Everywhere.She has also written books about the Scottish runner Eric Liddell, who refused to run on the Sabbath day due to his Christian beliefs, and about the Cornish Christian poet Jack Clemo and his marriage to Ruth Peaty.Magnusson wrote the children's book Horace and the Haggis Hunter, which was illustrated by her husband, Norman Stone. He was elected President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, for a five-year period, at their 94th AGM in October 1995, succeeding Max Nicholson. She has received Honorary degrees from several institutions: in 2009 a Doctorate of Letters from Glasgow Caledonian University, in 2015 an honorary degree from the University of Stirling and from the Open University on 29 October 2016. In Scotland his family adopted a British naming convention and from childhood (rather than his Icelandic name) Magnus used his father's patronymic surname: Magnusson. Sally Magnusson is the eldest daughter of the Icelandic journalist and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson and the Scottish newspaper journalist Mamie Baird. In 1987 she was part of the Breakfast Time team, including Frank Bough, Jeremy Paxman and Peter Snow, which covered the results of the general election.  She is often seen on BBC television, most notably as a long-serving presenter of BBC Scotland's Reporting Scotland news programme, a role she shared with Jackie Bird and now Laura Miller. In the 1980s, Magnusson was a presenter on the BBC's Breakfast Time. Kristina was born on September 17 1827, in Snöstorp, Halmstad, Sverige. Among these are several works by Halldór Laxness, the Nobel prize-winning novelist from Iceland as well as a number of Norse sagas which he co-translated (with Hermann Pálsson) for the Penguin Classics series: Njal's Saga (1960), The Vinland Sagas (1965), King Harald's Saga (1966) and Laxdaela Saga (1969). Sally Magnusson Popularity . His eldest daughter, Elynor, won bronze in the Team Pursuit at the 2018 UCI Junior track championships and bronze at the 2018 and 2019 UCI world championships in the junior women's time trial. His daughter Sally Magnusson presented the trophy to the next series winner, while also paying tribute to her father and his legacy to the show.  The celebrity version of the show has continued every year since, alongside the main show. Magnus Eriksson was born on month day 1848, at birth place, to Erik Magnusson and Kristina magnusson (born Nilsdotter).  On 12 October 2006, his 77th birthday, Magnusson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  This was a precursor to the main show returning to the BBC with a new host, John Humphrys. 061014-N-0730W-078 Reykjavik, Iceland (Oct. 14, 2006) - Magnus ver Magnusson, Four Time World's Strongest Man, autographs a workout bench in the gym aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Their eldest son, Siggi, died in a traffic accident in 1973, when he was struck by a vehicle close to the Glasgow Academy playing fields at Anniesland, Glasgow. c) KARL Magnusson (-killed in … - She married Norman Stone and is the daughter of broadcaster Magnus Magnusson. Sally Magnusson is also a board member of Sistema Scotland, which runs the Big Noise orchestra programme in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities to foster children’s confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration (www.makeabignoise.org.uk). Magnus Magnusson, KBE ([ˈmaknus ˈmaknusɔn]; born Magnús Sigursteinsson; 12 October 1929 – 7 January 2007) was an Icelandic-born British based journalist, translator, writer, and television presenter. Mother of Siggy Magnusson, Anna Magnusson and Margaret Magnusson. In her memoir Dreaming of Iceland: The Lure of a Family Legend she traces – by way of several generations of her own family – the country’s development from an impoverished, isolated colony of Denmark to the self-assured independent nation it is now. A spell as a reporter on BBC Scotland’s weekly TV show Current Account was followed by an invitation to London to join the presenting team of Sixty Minutes, the new BBC1 daily news magazine that replaced Nationwide. Sally Magnusson was born in 1955 and is the daughter of the late Icelandic broadcaster and writer Magnus Magnusson. It works with families in communities and residential homes all over the UK. She has presented many current affairs documentaries for the BBC over the years, one of which was a major Panorama investigation into c-difficile in hospitals. She grew up in and around Glasgow in houses that were always filled with stories: the journalistic variety in which both parents were continually engaged; those hilariously told by her mother about her early life in working class Rutherglen; and those told by Magnus straight from the medieval Icelandic sagas which he spent much of her childhood translating from Old Norse into English. Later she ended up as a newspaper reporter and then a broadcast journalist herself, delighting in fashioning other people’s experiences (and sometimes her own) into articles, programmes and non-fiction books. present) ( 5 children). His daughter, Sally, is also a BBC presenter. Magnus* Erik Stuart Magnusson was born on month day 1919, at birth place, to Johan Stuart Magnusson Stuart and Paulina* Wilhelmina Lina* Magnusson (born Cederman). Scottish television presenter who has been featured on the show Reporting Scotland for BBC Scotland. But he grew up in Edinburgh, where his father, Sigursteinn Magnússon, was the Icelandic consul. Her mother, Mamie Baird, also worked as a journalist. Erik was born on August 1 1825, in Snöstorp, Halmstad, Sverige. , Magnusson was awarded an honorary knighthood (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1989. He also became the founder chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage upon its inception in 1992. From 1989 onwards, she co-presented the programme's replacement, Breakfast News, initially with Laurie Mayer, and in later years, with Justin Webb. Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo: Last Updated: March 1, 2015 She was voted the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year 2018. Magnusson made cameo appearances as himself, hosting Mastermind in Morecambe and Wise as well as the children's series Dizzy Heights and as Magnus Magnesium in The Goodies episode "Frankenfido". Their daughter Sally is a journalist, writer and TV presenter, and youngest son Jon a TV producer, writer and director. She received the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Writing in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Book of the Year Award for Where Memories Go, published in Iceland as Handan Minninga. Magnusson ended his 25-year run of hosting Mastermind in September 1997, and the original Black Chair was given to him at the end of the production, passing to his daughter Sally Magnusson after his death. For a period she presented the Friday edition of BBC2’s Daily Politics and has anchored a range of BBC1 daytime programmes, including the hard-hitting series Britain’s Secret Shame (which was credited with raising awareness of abuse of the elderly in Britain’s care homes and won a Royal Television Society award for Best Daytime Series in 2004), along with the follow-up series Britain’s Streets, and the first two series of Missing.
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