Les Dennis Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Wife, Net Worth, TV Shows

Les Dennis Biography

Les Dennis is a British actor, TV presenter, and comedian best known for hosting the television game show Family Fortunes. Likewise, he is also known for his appearance in the ITV soap series Coronation Street.

How old is Les Dennis? – Age

Dennis is 70 years old as of 2023. He was born on October 12, 1953, in Garston, United Kingdom, where he also grew up.

How tall is Les Dennis? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Les Dennis Mother, Father – Family

Les was born and raised by his loving parents, Leslie Heseltine and Winnie Grimes. His mother, Winnie, worked at a factory, while Heseltine, his father, worked in a betting shop. In addition, his older brother Roddy died as a result of Pneumonia before his birth, making him the third kid among five siblings.

Les Dennis Education

Dennis attended Stockton Wood and Joseph Williams Primary Schools before attending Morrison Rose Lane Secondary Modern School in Allerton for his high school studies. He later joined Quarry Bank Comprehensive in 1967 and graduated in June 1972 with an A-level in Art but failing History and English Literature.

Is Les Dennis Married? – Wife

Les has been married to his beautiful wife, Claire Nicholson, since November 23, 2009. Claire is 18 years his junior. They have two children: a son, Thomas Christopher, born on April 14, 2011, and a daughter, Eleanor Grace Heseltine, born in 2008. Initially, he was married to Lynne Webster, with whom he had a son named Philip. However, the couple split in 1990 as a result of Dennis’ affair with actress Sophie Aldred. On June 4, 1995, he married actress Amanda Holden, from whom he divorced in 2000.

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Les Dennis Career

Dennis made his radio debut on Stuart’s BBC Radio Merseyside series Variety Time in 1971. He won the ITV talent competition New Faces in 1974 and appeared on a number of light entertainment shows. Similarly, he appeared on Russ Abbot’s Madhouse and The Russ Abbot Show in 1982.

Additionally, his West End credits include Amos Hart in Chicago and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl. He has appeared in Skylight at Newbury’s Water Mill Theatre, Mr Wonderful at Chester’s Gateway Theatre, and Misery at Oldham’s Coliseum Theatre. Likewise, he also featured in Just Between Us and co-starred in Cherished Disappointments in Love at London’s Soho Theatre with Janet Suzman.

Moreover, he co-starred in a national tour of ‘Art’ with Christopher Cazenove and John Duttine. He also appeared as Norman Bartholomew in Anthony Shaffer’s dark comedy Murderer at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Later, he starred in the successful season of Neville’s Island at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Furthermore, he toured the United Kingdom as Mr. Fulton in High School Musical 2 from August 2009 to February 2010. He also toured as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray alongside Michael Ball, Brian Conley, and Michael Starke, who alternated as Edna Turnblad. In 2012, he played Professor Callahan in the touring production of Legally Blonde The Musical.

Les Dennis Net Worth

Les has an estimated net worth of $5 Million to $7 Million (Approx.).

Movies & TV Shows

  • In the Grid
  • The Sound of Musicals
  • New Street Law
  • The Bill
  • Hotel Babylon
  • Saving Planet Earth
  • TV Now and Then
  • Holby City
  • Les Dennis’s Home Video Heroes
  • Fee Fi Fo Yum
  • Life’s Too Short
  • Celebrity MasterChef
  • Coronation Street
  • Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule
  • Birds of a Feather


You can find and follow Dennis on Twitter using the account name: @LesDennis

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