Les Dennis Biography
Les Dennis (Leslie Dennis Heseltine) was born on 12th October 1953 in Garston, Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is a television presenter, actor and comedian. He is popularly known for his role as Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street.
Les Dennis Age
- He was born on 12th October 1953 in Garston, Liverpool, United Kingdom (64 years as of 2017)
Les Dennis Net Worth
- He has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
Les Dennis Father
His father was Leslie Heseltine, les dennis revealed that he died at the age of 65. This was after he was also diagnosed with a life threatening heart condition – the same one that killed both his father and his long-standing comedy partner, Dustin Gee.
“The parallels with this storyline are quite freaky. Michael has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – Dustin had dilated cardiomyopathy, while my dad died from a heart condition.
Les Dennis Wife
He married Lynne Webster in 1974 and divorced in 1990. On 4th June 1995 he married actress Amanda Holden, they temporarily split in 2000 when Holden’s affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed in the press, before eventually separating in December 2002 and divorcing in 2003.
Claire Nicholson Les Dennis
Dennis met Claire Nicholson in 2005 and got married on 23rd November 2009.
Les Dennis Children
He has a son Philip from his first marriage to Lynne Webster.He has two children from his marriage to Claire, Eleanor Grace born on 24 April 2008 and Thomas Christopher born on 14 April 2011.
Les Dennis Coronation Street
He played Michael Rodwell a former convict who befriended Gail McIntyre in 2014 through a Restorative Justice scheme, much to the disapproval of her family. Michael and Gail entered into a relationship following his release from prison and he moved into 8 Coronation Street a few months later. A more settled Michael decided it was the right time to trace his long-lost family, but was shaken to learn that he could be suffering from a hereditary heart condition. With his diagnosis confirmed, he decided to contact his son Gavin, and slowly built up a relationship – unaware that it was actually Gavin’s former flatmate Andy Carver who’d turned up using Gavin’s identity, but the longer the pretence continued, it was decided to hide the truth from Michael as it was possible that the shock could kill him. Michael died from a painfully slow heart attack, while begging the conniving Pat Phelan to save him.
Les Dennis Family Fortunes
He presented Family Fortune from 1987 to 2001. Family Fortunes is a game show based on the American game show Family Feud. The game involves two families providing answers to ‘everyday questions’ that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show to win cash prizes (and sometimes mystery prizes for giving a correct answer).
Les Dennis Comedy Partner
Les Dennis’ Comedy Partner was Gerald Harrison who performed under the name Dustin Gee. Dustin Gee was an English impressionist and comedian, best known for his double act with fellow comic, Les Dennis.
He was born on 24 June 1942 in York and died on 3 January 1986. Gee’s funeral was held on 9 January 1986, at St Oswald’s Church, at Fulford, York. Three hundred people attended, amongst them Elizabeth Dawn, Bill Tarmey, Thelma Barlow, Dana, John Hamp, The Krankies, John Birt and Les Dennis. He was later cremated at a private ceremony.
Les Dennis TV Shows and Movies
- Since 1960: Coronation Street
- 1980 – 2004: Family Fortunes
- Since 2001: Celebrity Big Brother
- 1984 – 1991: The Laughter Show
- Since 1986: The Russ Abbot Show
- Since 2010: Fee Fi Fo Yum
- Since 1997: Wyrd Sisters
- 1999: Bang, Bang, It’s Reeves and Mortimer
- 2006 – 2007: In the Grid
- 2008: Les Dennis’s Home Video Heroes
- Since 1987: The Les Dennis Laughter Show
- 2002 – 2004: Engie Benjy
- Since 1980: Russ Abbot’s Madhouse
- Since 1984: Go For It
- 1996: Intimate Relations
- 2004: Fat Slags
- 2001: Large
- 2004: The Second Quest
Les Dennis Interview
Last night on Earth … What’s your poison?
Les Dennis: A bottle of beautiful red wine. No point worrying about units on your last night. I noticed Howard Marks chose the same wine I would choose when you asked him this question. Brunello Da Montalcino. It’s a stunning Tuscan red that demands a large plain crystal glass and is best drunk on an Italian terrace with the one you love.
Last supper … What are you ordering?
Les Dennis: If it’s to go with the wine it would be Italian food. I’d start with a bowl of Linguini Vongole, then a lamb dish, probably rack of lamb and finish with a panna cotta with lots of fresh mint. Same thinking as the last drink… sod the calories!
Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
Les Dennis: Already answered that one. It would be my beautiful partner Claire. Would prefer to say wife, and we’re working on that one.
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
Last time you shed a tear and why?
Les Dennis: I cry all the time, especially when children are involved. The films on Comic Relief always move me. I have such respect for the work Richard Curtis and co do.
Last refuge … where would you go?
Les Dennis: Home to Liverpool. That might sound strange as I live in London, but Liverpool is my spiritual home and I feel calmer there.
Last the course … tips on loot, love & life?
Les Dennis: Love comes when you least expect it and when it does it changes your life for good. Your family is your most valuable asset and, as we are seeing in these tough times, will help you much more than money. Live every day as if it’s your last… one day you’ll be right.
Last but one… random question: as a die hard Liverpool fan, how much sleep have you lost over the current plight of Leeds United?
Too worried losing sleep over Liverpool to worry about Leeds, sorry! I’ve got a fondness for Leeds though, so good luck and sleep well!
Famous Last Words?
If I’m up there I’ll give you the money myself!
Source: On: Yorkshire Magazine
Les Dennis News
Les Dennis reveals how he ‘reversed’ his pre-diabetes after health scare
(Updated: 14th March 2018)
Actor and comedian Les Dennis has opened up about a brush with pre-diabetes which caused him to rexamine his own lifestyle. Speaking on This Morning the former Coronation Street star revealed he is taking part in a Sport Relief challenge to deal with his unhealthy habits – and explained why. ‘I got to that point where I thought “I’m a character actor now, I’m playing a character in Coronation Street who’s got a heart condition so it doesn’t matter what I looked like”,’ he explained. ‘Then I did The Addams Family and I’m playing Fester with a fat suit on so it didn’t matter what was underneath.’
However it was after the actor had to leave the tour midway through after suffering bronchitis that he decided things needed to change. ‘I was in a bit of denial,’ Les said. ‘My wife was like, we need to get this sorted. I was pre-diabetic. I realised I had to do something but where to start and what to you do? ‘So the motivation of having a team and knowing you were doing it for such a great cause as Sport Relief as well was so important. I had got to the “now I’m 64” age. My dad died at 65, so a lot of warnings were coming my way.’
Since then Les has lost 19lbs – and revealed to Phillip and Holly that the diagnosis has now been reversed. He said the exercise was intense and the team bonded on the day they met and, as well as losing 19 lbs he has been able to reverse his pre-diabetic diagnosis. ‘I’m still doing it [the exercise],’ he pointed out.
‘We got a little Whatsapp group together. We are all on our Fit Bits. What we want to do is encourage the nation to get out and move. ‘It helps you mentally. It’s amazing. For me, for my kids, I have two little kids as well as a grown up son. Instead of running after them, I want to run with them,’ he added – and admitted that now he was fitter he had one particular ambition in his sights. ‘I would love to do Strictly,’ he confessed. ‘Yes please. Ice skating, well maybe…that’s more scary. But who knows?’