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Bruce Forsyth (1928–2017)


Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth had a career spanning eight decades, in which he went from struggling variety performer to Saturday night TV stardom. On the way, he became one of the most recognisable entertainers in the business, driven by what appeared to be inexhaustible energy. He became synonymous with the plethora of game shows that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Strictly Come Dancing
(2004-2017)
Play Your Cards Right
Play Your Cards Right Himself - Host
(1980-2003)
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium Himself - Host / Himself - Top of the Bill
(1958-1964)
You Bet!
You Bet! Himself - Host
(1988-1990)

Filmography

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  Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 118 episodes, 2006 - 2014)
- The Launch Show (2014) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Christmas Special (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Week 13: The Grand Final Show Two (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Week 13: The Grand Final Show One (2013) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Week 12: The Semi-Final (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
 2005 Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1983 Forsyth's Follies (TV Movie) (script)
Show Show Actor (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (176 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial (with Denise Van Outen and Louie Spence) for the "Sun" newspaper (UK & Ireland). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 8 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bruce Forsyth CBE | Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE | Sir Beastly Bruce Forsyth | Sir Bruce Forsyth | Master Bruce Johnson | Bruce Forsyth O.B.E | Bruce Forsyth O.B.E. | Bruce Forsyth OBE

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Val Parnell of Sunday Night at the Palladium said to me when I was very worried after doing six weeks that I was running out of material, 'Don't worry you've got another 33, 34 shows - do them, forget them, do next week, forget it'. And that's how I've regarded television ever since - you do it, good or bad, you forget it. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to entertainment. See more »

Trademark:

Created catchphrases for each of his many TV game-shows. The most famous include "Nice to see you, To see you Nice", "Give Us a Twirl", "Good Game, Good Game" and "Didn't They Do Well". See more »

Nickname:

Brucie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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