Dennis, Les

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Dennis, Les Gender: M
Heseltine, Leslie
born on 12 October 1953 at 20:20 (= 8:20 PM )
Place Liverpool, England, 53n25, 2w55
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°13' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°54 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°02'

Les Dennis (at the helm of a launch on Cardiff Bay, 2010)
photo: Ben Salter, license cc-by-2.0


British television personality, actor and comedian, a former comedy partner of Dustin Gee. The duo had their own TV series before Gee died of a heart attack on 3 January 1986. He took over the role of host on Family Fortunes (comparable to Family Feud in the U.S) for 15 years from 1987 until 2002. He played the role of Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street from 2014 to 2016.

Dennis has an adult son, Philip, from his first marriage. He also had an extramarital relationship with actress Sophie Aldred, which he documented in his autobiography.

Dennis married actress Amanda Holden, his second wife, on 4 June 1995. They had a temporary 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.

Dennis met Claire Nicholson in 2005. The couple have a daughter, Eleanor Grace, who was born on 24 April 2008; Dennis and Nicholson were married on 23 November 2009 in Highgate. Their son Thomas Christopher was born on 14 April 2011.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Gee, Dustin (born 24 June 1942)


  • Death of Significant person 3 January 1986 (Comedy partner Dustin Gee died)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 4 June 1995 (Second marriage, Amanda Holden)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 2002 (Amanda Holden)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 2003 (Amanda Holden)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 2005 (Claire Nicholson)
  • Relationship : Marriage 23 November 2009 (Third marriage, Claire Nicholson)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Marjorie Orr from him, given in British Entertainers (Flare Publications, 1997).

Sy Scholfield quotes same birth time from him on Twitter in 2017: "I was born at 8.20pm" [1].


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with partner, Gee)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Screen)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Family Fortunes)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer