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Overview (3)

Born in Edmonton, London, England, UK
Birth NameLawrence Douglas Lamb
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Larry Lamb was born on October 10, 1947 in Edmonton, London, England as Lawrence Douglas Lamb. He is an actor, known for Superman (1978), EastEnders (1985) and Superman III (1983). He was previously married to Linda Martin and Anita Wisbey.

Spouse (2)

Linda Martin (January 1979 - 1996) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Anita Wisbey (1968 - 1969) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

He usually plays working-class London characters

Trivia (15)

From 1975-1976, he performed at Canada's Stratford Festival.
He attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
He is the father with his first wife of Vanessa (born 1969), and with second wife of disc jockey and television presenter George Lamb.
He was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
He lives in London with his partner Clare Burt and their daughters 'Vanessa Clare' (b. 1996) Eloise Laurence (b. 1999) and Eva-Mathilde (b. 2003).
His EastEnders (1985) character Archie Mitchell's wedding to Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor), on 2 April 2009, was ranked #1 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
He is a patron of the "Spartan Dogs" Theatre Company.
He is a regular and popular guest on UK talk shows.
He has a younger sister, Penny and brother, Wesley.
He was educated at Edmonton County School, Edmonton, London.
His mother was Olive White, his father was Ronald Douglas Lamb.
He comes from a family of traveling showmen, including Martini Bartlett, who was a lion tamer.
He is one of 10 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), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), 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).
He was ranked #49 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Archie Mitchell (2010) and #60 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time (2015).
He played real life criminals in the films Buster (1988) (Bruce Reynolds) and The Hatton Garden Job (2017) (Brian Reader).

Personal Quotes (2)

Most people who put themselves through drama school and work their tail off struggle to find an agent afterwards, never mind a job.
Nowadays, the idea of getting yourself 'a proper job' has gone out of the window. You can get what seems to be a very reliable job but the company might be bought out two weeks later and you're out on the street, so you may as well do a job you enjoy. A lot of people are caught up with the glamour aspect of the entertainment business but most of it is a grind. It's really about sitting in an old church hall, freezing your arse off in December, rehearsing for a play you don't want to do but have to do it for the money.

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