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Denis Norden

Denis Norden was born on February 6, 1922 in Hackney, London, England as Denis Mostyn Norden. He is known for his work on Looks Familiar (1970), Whack-O! (1956) and Revolutions for All (1967). He has been married to Avril Rosen since 1943. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Looks Familiar
(1970-1987)
Whack-O!
Whack-O! Writer
(1956-1972)
Revolutions for All
(1967)

Filmography

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 2007 All the Best from Denis Norden (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2006 It'll Be Alright on the Night 20 (TV Movie) (written by)
 2003 Christmas Laughter File (TV Movie)
 2003 9th Laughter File (TV Movie)
 2002 8th Laughter File (TV Movie)
 1999 It'll Be Alright on the Night 11 (TV Special)
 1992 Trailer Cinema (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Pick of the Pilots (TV Series)
 1986 Looks Familiar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #14.1 (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 It'll Be Alright Late at Night (TV Movie)
 1983 Perishing Solicitors (TV Movie)
 1979 The Glums (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.7 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... (writer)
 1978 Ten Years of LWT (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1978 The Water Babies (additional dialogue: animation)
 1977 It'll Be Alright on the Night (TV Movie)
 1977 The Philips Time Machine (Documentary short) (additional dialogue)
 1973 Naughty Wives (as Roy Nicholas)
  Whack-O! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (writer - 59 episodes, 1956 - 1972)
- Episode #8.13 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.12 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.11 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.10 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.9 (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Statue
 1969 12 + 1 (screenplay - as Dennis Norden)
 1969 The Best House in London (writer)
 1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (written by)
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (writer)
 1968 Marty (TV Series) (writer)
 1967 Revolutions for All (Short)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1965 Jedan i tri (TV Movie)
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (writer)
- The Ledge (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 A Last Word on the Election (TV Short)
 1964 A Degree of Frost (TV Movie) (special material by)
 1964 How to Be an Alien (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Courtship (1964) ... (writer)
- Design (1964) ... (writer)
- Togetherness (1964) ... (writer)
- Leisure (1964) ... (writer)
- Children (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Save, Insure and Prosper (Documentary short)
 1963 More Faces of Jim (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- A Matter of Empire (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Espionage (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Upbringing (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Spreadeagling (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Growing Up (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Mr. Justice Duncannon (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Orders Not to Pay (1963) ... (writer)
- A Case of Whisky (1963) ... (writer)
- Trial and Error (1963) ... (writer)
- The Whole Truth (1963) ... (writer)
- Brief to Counsel (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Six More Faces of Jim (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Face of Tradition (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Loyalty (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Perseverance (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Wisdom (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Renunciation (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Counsel for the Prosecution (1962) ... (writer)
- Special Examiner (1962) ... (writer)
- Separation Order (1962) ... (writer)
- Special Damages (1962) ... (writer)
- The Expert Witness (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
  The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1961) (writer - 2 episodes, 1961)
- The Face of Duty (1961)
 1960 Showtime (TV Series) (script: Jimmy Edwards - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1960) ... (script: Jimmy Edwards)
 1960 Vera Lynn Presents (TV Series) (sketch - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (sketch)
 1960 Bottoms Up (additional dialogue)
 1957 These Are the Shows (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 Early to Braden (TV Series)
 1954 And So to Bentley (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... (writer)
 1953 Love in Pawn (additional dialogue)
 1953 London Laughs (TV Movie)
 1953 Barbara with Braden (TV Movie) (writer)
 1952 Bachelor in Paris (additional dialogue)
 1951 Here's Television (TV Movie)
 1947 Gerry's Inn (TV Short) (devised by) / (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Tandy (voice-over) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Denis Norden C.B.E. | Denis Norden CBE | Roy Nicholas | Dennis Norden

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1980 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to broadcasting.

Trademark:

Always holds a clipboard when presenting tv shows

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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