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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth was born on February 22, 1928 in Edmonton, London, England as Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson. He is a writer and actor, known for Strictly Come Dancing (2004), Play Your Cards Right (1980) and Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955). He has been married to Wilnelia Merced since 1983. They have one child. He was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Strictly Come Dancing
(2004-2015)
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 (171 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (33 credits)

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Personal Details

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 | 6 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Strictly Come Dancing (2004) is the most difficult show I've ever done. Even as a child of nine or 10 when I was doing competitions, I always had an audience in front of me that I could bounce off. All I've got in front of me here is a camera - so it is difficult to do a Bruce Forsyth performance at times. See more »

Trivia:

He first appeared on television in 1938. See more »

Trademark:

Crouching figure with fist raised to chin seen in silhouette at the beginning of his shows. See more »

Nickname:

Brucie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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