Leslie Grantham

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Birthday
30, 1947
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 15, 2018 (71)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1947
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 15, 2018 (71)

About

Before becoming famous as Den Watts on the BBC's EastEnders, this soap opera actor served a ten-year prison sentence for murdering a cab driver during a botched robbery.

Before Fame

After being released from prison, he trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his television debut in his mid-thirties in an episode of the comedy series Goodnight and God Bless.

Trivia

Upon leaving EastEnders (partly as the result of an internet scandal), he pursued a theater career and was cast in the United Kingdom tour of the play Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

Family Life

His marriage to Jane Laurie lasted from 1981 until 2013.

Associated With

He pursued an acting career on the suggestion of actress Louise Jameson, who had visited Leyhill Prison while he was an inmate at the Gloucestershire facility. 

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