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Leslie Grantham (1947–2018)


Leslie Grantham was born on April 30, 1947 in Camberwell, London, England as Leslie Michael Grantham. He was an actor and producer, known for EastEnders (1985), The Uninvited (1997) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Jane Laurie. He died on June 15, 2018 in England. See full bio »

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(age 71) in England, UK

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Known For

EastEnders Den / Den Watts
(1985-2018)
The Uninvited Chief Supt. Philip Gates
(1997)
Doctor Who Kiston
(1984)
(1991)

Filmography

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 2018 The Krays: Dead Man Walking
Nipper Read
 2018 Jack Southeast
The Boss
 2016 Mob Handed
The Detective
 2013 Leslie (Short)
Leslie
 2013 The Factory
Gene
 2012/II Acceptance
Ronnie
 2012 Deadtime
Mr LaRoux
 2011 Dead Trust: Prequel (Short)
Dobson
 1998-2007 The Bill (TV Series)
Jimmy Smith / Jimmy Collins
- 480: The Good Old Days (2007) ... Jimmy Collins
- The Personal Touch (1998) ... Jimmy Smith
- Good Faith: Part 3 (1998) ... Jimmy Smith
- Good Faith: Part 2 (1998) ... Jimmy Smith
- Good Faith: Part 1 (1998) ... Jimmy Smith
 1985-2005 EastEnders (TV Series)
Den / Den Watts
 2004 Charlie
Richard Waldeck
 2002 Heartbeat (TV Series)
George East
- The Great Ming Mystery (2002) ... George East
 1998-2001 Fort Boyard (TV Series)
Boyard
- Episode #4.1 (2001) ... Boyard
- Episode #3.1 (2000) ... Boyard
- Episode #2.1 (1999) ... Boyard
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Boyard
 2001 Lava
Aladdin
 2001 Gypsy Girl (TV Series)
Car Dealer
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Car Dealer
 2000 The Stretch (TV Movie)
Terry Greene
 2000 The Wedding Tackle
George
 2000 Urban Gothic (TV Series)
Lenny's Dad
- The Boy's Club (2000) ... Lenny's Dad
 1999 Bernard's Watch (TV Series)
Mr. Rattle
- Ending Time (1999) ... Mr. Rattle
 1999 The Bench (TV Movie)
Max
 1998 Crow's Nest
Mr Shaw
 1998 Shadow Run
Liney
 1997 The Uninvited (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Philip Gates
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Chief Supt. Philip Gates
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Chief Supt. Philip Gates
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Chief Supt. Philip Gates
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Chief Supt. Philip Gates
 1997 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Patrick Durno
- Dance of the Scorpions (1997) ... Patrick Durno
 1996 Delta Wave (TV Series short)
Rex Valentine
 1995 It's Not Unusual (Short)
Cabbie
 1992-1995 Woof! (TV Series)
Garrett / Patrick Garrett / Mr Flint
- Mum's the Word (1995) ... Patrick Garrett
- Translation Problems (1995) ... Garrett
- A Dog Warden's Story (1995) ... Garrett
- Hounds of the Basketballs (1995) ... Garrett
- Pat Garrett and Bobby the Dog (1995) ... Garrett
 1994-1995 99-1 (TV Series)
Mick Raynor
- Getting Wise (1995) ... Mick Raynor
- Quiet Storm (1995) ... Mick Raynor
- The Lost Ones (1995) ... Mick Raynor
- A Game of Two Halves (1995) ... Mick Raynor
- Kidnap (1995) ... Mick Raynor
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series)
Colonel Mustard
- Publish & Be Damned (1993) ... Colonel Mustard
- Where There's a Will (1993) ... Colonel Mustard
- The Hanged Man (1993) ... Colonel Mustard
- The Word, the Flesh and the Devil (1993) ... Colonel Mustard
- Seven Deadly Sinners (1993) ... Colonel Mustard
 1993 Runaway Bay (TV Series)
Lou Hardy
- Radio Daze (1993) ... Lou Hardy
 1993 The Detectives (TV Series)
Danny Kane
- Strangers in Paradise (1993) ... Danny Kane
 1993 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Roland Jackson
- Wild Oats (1993) ... Roland Jackson
 1992 Gummed Labels (TV Movie)
Terence (Eccentric Psychiatrist)
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Nick Toth
- Horseplay (1992) ... Nick Toth
 1991 Waiting for Godot
Estragon
 1989-1990 The Paradise Club (TV Series)
Danny Kane
- Dead Dogs Don't Bark (1990) ... Danny Kane
- Snow Business (1990) ... Danny Kane
- The Rotherhithe Project (1990) ... Danny Kane
- Rock and Roll Roulette (1990) ... Danny Kane
- Lord of the Files (1990) ... Danny Kane
 1989 The Nightwatch (TV Movie)
David Smallman
 1989 Winners and Losers (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Burt
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Eddie Burt
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Eddie Burt
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Eddie Burt
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Alan 'Dodger' Tait
- The Name of the Game (1985) ... Alan 'Dodger' Tait
 1985 Morons from Outer Space
Motorway Policeman's Assistant (as Lesley Grantham)
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Peter
- Knockback: Part 2 (1985) ... Peter
- Knockback: Part 1 (1985) ... Peter
 1984 Knockback (TV Movie)
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
Mo's dad
- Night of the Narrow Boats (1984) ... Mo's dad
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Signals Sergeant
- The Moghul Room (1984) ... Signals Sergeant
 1984 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Kiston
- Resurrection of the Daleks: Part Two (1984) ... Kiston (as Les Grantham)
- Resurrection of the Daleks: Part One (1984) ... Kiston (uncredited)
 1983 Goodnight and God Bless (TV Series)
Frank
- Little Green-Eyed Monster (1983) ... Frank
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Boollie
- Jake's End (1982) ... Boollie (as Les Grantham)
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
2nd Policeman
- Gunfight at the O.K. Laundrette (1979) ... 2nd Policeman (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in the play, "Rick's Bar 'Casablanca,'" at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, Kent, England with Shelley Thompson, Edward De Souza, and Ken Bones in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lesley Grantham | Les Grantham

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think you could say Matthew Robinson and Doctor Who (1963) had a great influence on my career. See more »

Trivia:

Almost exactly a year before he got his big break in EastEnders (1985), he appeared in a small part in Doctor Who (1963) for the same director, Matthew Robinson. Having worked with him in fringe theatre, Robinson suggested him for one of the story's big guest roles as Commander Lytton, the ruthless mercenary helping the Daleks in Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks: Part One (1984). The ... See more »

Nickname:

Dirty Den

Star Sign:

Taurus

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