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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

(1971)
Mystery and Imagination Sir Simon de Canterville
(1966)
House! Bruce Forsyth
(2000)
Star! Arthur Lawrence
(1968)

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 (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (182 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (43 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for SKY plus (2003) (UK). 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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Personal Quote:

[when asked by Jasmine Bligh on the talent show where he made his first (pre-war) television appearance what he wanted to be when he grew up] I want to be a famous dancer like Fred Astaire so I can buy my mum a fur coat. See more »

Trivia:

He had one son, Jonathan Joseph, with third wife Wilnelia Merced, two daughters Charlotte Forsyth and Louisa Forsyth with second wife Anthea Redfern and three daughters Debbie Forsyth, Julie Forsyth and Laura Forsyth with first wife Penny Calvert. See more »

Trademark:

"Thinker Pose": Crouching figure (similar to Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture) 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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