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Dennis Kirkland (1942–2006)

Dennis Kirkland was one of Britain's top television comedy producers and directors and best-known for his long association with Benny Hill. He worked with Hill for more than 18 years, first as a floor manager, then as a director and producer. He was, finally, Hill's best friend and confidant and wrote a revealing memoir of the comedian. Born in ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 2003 Fear an Phoist (TV Series)
 1993 Freddie Starr (TV Series)
 1991 Benny Hill: Unseen (TV Movie)
 1979-1989 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Episode #19.3 (1989)
- The Crook Report (1989)
- Episode #18.2 (1988)
 1988 Benny Hill's Crazy World (Video)
 1985 Video Spotlight (Video)
 1983 Jim Davidson's Special (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1983)
 1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show (TV Movie)
 1981 Benny Hill's Video Revue (Video)
 1979 The Ken Dodd Laughter Show (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1979)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
- Episode #1.4 (1979)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
 1978 The Tommy Cooper Hour (TV Movie)
 1978 London Night Out (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1978)
- Episode #1.7 (1978)
- Episode #1.6 (1978)
- Episode #1.5 (1978)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
 1977 Night Out at the London Casino (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1977)
- Episode #1.6 (1977)
- Episode #1.5 (1977)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
 1976 What's on Next? (TV Series)
 1976 Bill Dainty, Esq. (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976)
- Episode #1.5 (1976)
- Episode #1.4 (1976)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
- Episode #1.2 (1976)
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fly Me, I'm Dead (1975)
- Worth Dying For (1975)
- Final Drive (1975)
 1972 Rainbow (TV Series)
Show Show Producer (21 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
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He was Benny Hill's favorite producer and, when the show was canceled in 1989, it encompassed Kirkland, as well. He never forgave either the man who wielded the axe or the company and Hill's death in 1992 added to the anger. See more »

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