Michael Portillo Biography
(Journalist, Political Leader)
Birthday: May 26, 1953 (Gemini)
Born In: Hertfordshire
Michael Portillo is a British journalist, broadcaster, former MP, and former cabinet minister for the ‘Conservative Party.’ He entered the ‘House of Commons’ in 1984, after winning the elections for the first time. Michael was born and raised in Hertfordshire. He started gaining fame at the tender age of 6, when he appeared in a commercial for ‘Ribena,’ a cordial drink. He graduated with a degree in history. In the late 1970s, he started working as an advisor to the ministry of energy in the British government. His political career bloomed in the late 1980s. Following this, he continued to be promoted to different posts and entered the cabinet in 1992. Following his active political stint that spanned a few years, he retired from politics in 2005. Since then, he has actively pursued his mass-media interests. He is best known for the ‘BBC’ documentary series ‘Great Railway Journeys,’ which showcased him traveling across countries in trains and documenting his experiences. Some of his documentaries are ‘Great British Railway Journeys,’ ‘Great American Railroad Journeys,’ and ‘Great Indian Railway Journeys.’ He has frequently worked with ‘BBC’ on several of their shows and has served them as a writer and host.