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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 January 1972London, England, UK
Birth NameDavid Sutton
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sid Owen was born on January 12, 1972 in London, England as David Sutton. He is an actor and producer, known for EastEnders (1985), Revolution (1985) and EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford (2010).

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Best known as dim-witted Ricky Butcher in EastEnders (1985)
Enjoys football and has played in several celebrity matches. He supports Arsenal.
Took on Ben Fogle in a celebrity boxing match to raise money for Sport Relief in 2004.
Best friends with EastEnders (1985) co-star Patsy Palmer.
Has three older brothers: Mark, Darren (b. 1968) and Scott.
Attended The Anna Scher Theatre School.
Participated in the reality TV competition I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002) in 2005, finishing up 3rd.
Performed in the pantomime "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" as Prince Charming at The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex (December 2007-January 2008).
Was in a relationship with glamour model Angel Harte (2005).
Keeps in touch with former EastEnders (1985) co-stars Nick Berry and Paul Nicholls.
Resides in Brighton, as well as owning a villa in France (2009).
Was in attendance at the funeral of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Mike Reid (15 August 2007).
Was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Scott Maslen to Estelle Rubio (6 September 2008).
His stage name Sid was originally used as a nickname from his family.
Ran a restaurant in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France (2002-2006).
His mother Joan Sutton (nee Owen) died of pancreatic cancer, aged 35, in 1980 when he was just eight years old.
Was engaged to lap dancer Carty Hubbard (2000-2003).
Released the song "Good Thing Going", which reached #14 in the UK Singles Charts (June 2000).
Is one of 9 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). The others, in chronological order, are Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Elaine Lordan (Lynne Hobbs), Dean Gaffney (Robbie Jackson), Marc Bannerman (Gianni di Marco), Joe Swash (Mickey Miller), Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler), Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Laila Morse (Mo Harris).
Was raised by his maternal aunt Carol Sullivan (b. 1946) and her husband Michael along with his brother Scott following their mother's death.
Released his cookbook "Life on a Plate: The Journey of an Unlikely Chef" (30 August 2007).
Can speak French fluently.
Was engaged to long-term girlfriend Polly Parsons, having been in a relationship since December 2006, after proposing whilst on holiday in Barbados (October 2009-April 2012).
Is good friends with singer Adele, having met through the charity Drop4Drop.
Is one of 19 EastEnders (1985) actors to compete in Strictly Come Dancing (2004). The others, in chronological order, are Christopher Parker (Spencer Moon), Jill Halfpenny (Kate Mitchell), Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson), Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen), Letitia Dean (Sharon Rickman), Matt Di Angelo (Deano Wicks), Phil Daniels (Kevin Wicks), Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Mitchell), Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon), Zöe Lucker (Vanessa Gold), Ricky Groves (Garry Hobbs), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler), Jimi Mistry (Fred Fonesca), Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann), Anita Dobson (Angie Watts), Jake Wood (Max Branning) and Kellie Bright (Linda Carter).
Participated in the 10th series of Strictly Come Dancing (2004) in 2012, partnered with professional dancer Ola Jordan, finishing 12th out of 14 celebrities.
Godfather of Angelo Konecki (b. 2012), son of Adele and her partner Simon Konecki.
Ranked #24 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ricky Butcher (2010).
Ranked #27 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ricky Butcher (2015).
As of 2016 he is the 3rd-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Perry Fenwick, and behind only Adam Woodyatt and Steve McFadden), having played the character Ricky Butcher intermittently for 18 years (initially from 1988 to 2000, then 2002 to 2004 and then again from 2008 until 2012).

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