Michael Beatty did his first interview with guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix, for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was promptly ‘exiled’ to a CBC radio station in the Eastern Arctic. After a period of learning Inuit and braving minus 40C temperatures, Michael returned to London to follow in the footsteps of his father, British screen royalty, Robert Beatty.
What followed was an illustrious, and at times, hazardous career that saw him interview stars from Cary Grant to the Rolling Stones; tackle North Queensland radio and crocs; take on the stories of the day and the stories no-one wanted on Willesee, Today Tonight and Good Morning Australia; and report at two royal weddings that didn’t end well (he wasn’t invited to do a third).
His list of interviews is a historical snapshot of the personalities that shaped a generation. Take a walk Off the Beatty Track!
Today, many people will know Michael from the work he does as Media and Community Relations Manager with the RSPCA Queensland. Connect with Michael on his website.