In summer 2006, he played scriptwriter Nick Chase in a new comedy play called Marlon Brando's Corset, which toured the UK from July 2006, including a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe.[12]. Dennis has appeared in Brookside (as Jeff Evans; 2001) and episodes of Merseybeat, Family Affairs, Casualty, the short-lived revival of Crossroads, and Hotel Babylon. In April 2017, Dennis took the role of Uncle Fester in The Addams Family UK tour. "[6] His Liverpudlian accent famously led him to pronounce "myself" as "meself", which soon made the sentence his catchphrase. In 2011 he again worked with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, with recurring appearances as a fictionalised version of himself in the Warwick Davis comedy series, Life's Too Short. He played the role of Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street from 2014 to 2016. Following Gee's sudden and unexpected death in January 1986, Dennis carried on The Laughter Show as a solo performer and became the third host of Family Fortunes for a 15-year run between 1987 and 2002. As one of the team, he completed running the Safaricom Marathon in Lewa to raise funds for the BBC Wildlife Fund, screened on BBC One's Saving Planet Earth in July 2007. [13] From August 2012, he performed in the play Jigsy at the Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "[6] His Liverpudlian accent famously led him to pronounce "myself" as "meself", which soon made the sentence his catchphrase. He met Claire Nicholson in 2005. He almost became the first contestant ever to score the maximum 120 points on New Faces, but had to settle for 119 when Tony Hatch gave him 9 out of 10 in his final mark, drawing derision from the rest of a judges panel that included fellow Liverpool comedian Arthur Askey. His debut radio broadcast was in 1971 on Stuart's BBC Radio Merseyside series Variety Time (the programmes were taped in front of a live audience in Merseyside clubs). On 18 November 2016, Dennis's character Michael Rodwell was killed off from Coronation Street, after suffering a heart attack and being left for dead by the show's villain, Michael's love rival Pat Phelan. The show debuted on 30 October 2006 and aired for one series. [20] Their son, Thomas Christopher, was born on 14 April 2011. British comedian who became famous as a host of the television show Family Fortunes for fifteen years. He toured in Hairspray as Wilbur Turnblad alongside Michael Ball, Brian Conley and Michael Starke – who alternated the role of Edna Turnblad. In 2011 he again worked with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, with recurring appearances as a fictionalised version of himself in the Warwick Davis comedy series, Life's Too Short. He presented Family Fortunes from 1987 until 2002. [21], Dennis is a lifelong Liverpool FC fan.[3]. During Christmas 2008 panto season, Dennis appeared as Buttons in Cinderella at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. Right There! https://midsomermurders.fandom.com/wiki/Les_Dennis?oldid=15928. He also appeared in the comedy film Large and Wildlife, a short film directed by Nick Allsop. Les Dennis is also listed along with people born on 12-Oct-53. Les Dennis (born as Leslie Dennis Heseltine on 12th October 1953 in Liverpool) is a comedian, television presenter and actor who played the role of Michael Rodwell on Coronation Street from March 2014 to November 2016. Other acting work includes roles in Brookside, Doctors, Crossroads, Casualty, New Street Law, The Bill, Holby City, The Slammer, Life's Too Short and Midsomer Murders. He starred in the touring production of Legally Blonde The Musical in 2012, playing the role of Professor Callahan.[8]. We will update you soon. He was the presenter of Family Fortunes for 15 years from 1987 until 2002. in aid of MENCAP. Dennis would go on to say that "you could say Extras changed my life."[11]. Dennis has an adult son, Philip, from his first marriage. Estimated Net Worth in 2019: $100K-$1M (Approx.). The same month he guest-starred on BBC One's Holby City. [15] His next theatrical appearance came in an adaptation of Peter James' novella The Perfect Murder".[16]. Wikifamouspeople has ranked Les Dennis as of the popular celebs list. Les body measurements, Height and Weight are not Known yet but we will update soon. (contains solo lines), Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (contains solo lines), When You're an Addams (contains solo lines), Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love (contains solo lines).

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