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Les Dennis Biography

 
Bio:
Les Dennis is one of the UK’s best-known entertainers with a career in showbusiness that spans 50 years. Born in Liverpool, he came to prominence as a comedian in the 1970s after honing his craft on the northern Working Men’s Club circuit and turning pro after a winning set on New Faces. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Les Dennis is one of the UK’s best-known entertainers with a career in showbusiness that spans 50 years. Born in Liverpool, he came to prominence as a comedian in the 1970s after honing his craft on the northern Working Men’s Club circuit and turning pro after a winning set on New Faces. He ... (read complete bio)

Les Dennis is one of the UK’s best-known entertainers with a career in showbusiness that spans 50 years.

Born in Liverpool, he came to prominence as a comedian in the 1970s after honing his craft on the northern Working Men’s Club circuit and turning pro after a winning set on New Faces. He became a stalwart of Saturday Night TV in the 80s and 90s, starring in TV comedies including The Russ Abbot Show and The Les Dennis Laughter Show performing sketches and impressions, and most famously as the host of Family Fortunes between 1987 and 2002 on ITV.

In recent years Les has enjoyed a busy career as an actor, starring with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in numerous hit plays and musicals in the West End and on tour; as well as a playing a regular role for 2 years on Coronation Street.

Despite the pandemic; Les has kept busy, filming a travel series for Channel 5, a guest lead in the Jimmy McGovern drama Moving On and a starring role in the Christmas Special of Birds of a Feather. He is excited to be able to return to the stage in 2021.

Theatre includes: Venice Preserved (RSC); The Provoked Wife (RSC); End of the Pier (Park Theatre); The Miracle of Great Homer Street (Liverpool Royal Court); The Addams Family (Music and Lyrics); She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory); Down The Dock Road (Royal Court; Liverpool); The Perfect Murder (TPM Productions); Spamalot (ATG); Hairspray (UK Tour); Jigsy (Liverpool Royal Court -best actor LPD Arts); When We Are Married (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Eurobeat (No 1 Tour/West End); Certified Male (Edinburgh Festival); The Servant Of Two Masters (Wales Theatre Company); Marlo Brando’s Corset (Edinburgh Festival); Neville’s Island (Birmingham Rep); South Pacific (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra); Art (UK Tour); Cherished Disappointments In Love (Soho Theatre); Chicago (Adelphi Theatre); Just Between Ourselves (Theatre Royal Bath); Skylight (Newbury Watermill Theatre) and Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre).

Television includes: Moving On; Birds of a Feather; Coronation Street; Holby City; Hotel Babylon; New Street Law; The Bill; Extras; The Quest 2; Casualty; Mersey Beat; Doctors; Brookside; Les Dennis’s Liverpool and Les Dennis and Dustin Gee’s Laughter Show.

Film includes: Sideshow; Wounded (Winner Best Feature Marbella Film Festival) and Intimate Relations.