BirthdayOctober 10, 1923
BirthplaceBirmingham, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Murray Walker

    Full name: Murray Walker
    Also known as: Murray Walker, Murray WalkerOBE, Walker, Murray
    Education: Highgate School
    Professions: British motorsport announcer
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Commentator

  2. Murray Walker Measurements

    Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

  3. Murray Walker Known for

    Senna (2010), ITV - Formula One (1997), Lord Montagu (2013), Road (2014)

  4. Murray Walker Biography

    Graeme Murray Walker, Template:Post-nominals (born 10 October 1923), known as Murray Walker, is a semi-retired Formula One motorsport commentator and journalist. For most of his career he worked for the BBC, but when it lost the contract for Formula One coverage to ITV, Walker continued his commentating after the change of broadcaster.He has a distinctive, enthusiastic commentary style. Since 1978, British television commentary of the Formula 1 seasons has been used by other broadcasters right around the world, including Australia and Japan. He was an exponent of the commentator's curse, noting in an interview that he might say how well a driver was racing or that they would probably win the race, only to have them retire or crash out of the race shortly thereafter, hence his catchphrase "...Unless I'm very much mistaken..." which might lead shortly after to a correction "...And I am very much mistaken...".He is known for his gentlemanly and considerate conduct, seeing the best in drivers who had attracted controversy. He rarely criticised drivers and preferred to give the benefit of the doubt in attributing blame for incidents. One example of this was during the 1994 Australian Grand Prix where, following the controversial crash between Michael Schumacher and Walker's close friend Damon Hill which decided the World Drivers' Championship in the German's favour, Walker, unlike his fellow commentators at the time, most notably former 500cc Motorcycle World Champion Barry Sheene, declined to blame Schumacher outright for the crash.

  5. Murray Walker Family

    Spouse: Elizabeth Walker

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