Michael Winner – who has died aged 77 – was best known as a film director, restaurant critic and star of insurance commercials. But for a new generation of fans, over the past two years he was a cult hit on Twitter. Irascible, playful, surreal, rude and self-effacing, Winner won 38,000 followers with his forthrightness and blithe disregard for the finer rules of English. He even raised laughs with tweets about being seriously ill.
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