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Derren Litten is a British comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is best known for creating, writing and starring in the ITV2 sitcom Benidorm.

Litten was born in 1974 in Birmingham, England. His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother. He has two older sisters.

Litten was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon and then at the University of Warwick, where he studied English and drama.

After university, Litten worked as a stand-up comedian and as a writer on several TV shows, including The 11 O’Clock Show and Smack the Pony. In 2007, he created, wrote and starred in the ITV2 sitcom Benidorm, which ran for nine series until 2018.

Litten has also appeared in a number of other TV shows, including The Catherine Tate Show, Extras and Not Going Out. He has also written for several newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and The Observer.

Litten’s net worth is estimated to be around £3 million. He has been married twice; first to actress Sarah Alexander from 2001 to 2004, and then to make-up artist Louise Ford from 2009 to 2016. He has two children from his second marriage.

General Info

Full NameDerren Litten
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationRoyal Central School of Speech & Drama


AwardsNational Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Programme
NominationsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy, British Academy Television Craft Award for New Writer
TV ShowsThe Spa, The Catherine Tate Show, Perfect World, Pie in the Sky, Benidorm, Nan's Christmas Carol, Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose

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Are You Being Served?2016TV Movie written by
BenidormTV Series 8 episodes, 2011 - 2016 writer - 24 episodes, 2009 - 2016 written by - 19 episodes, 2007 - 2011 written and created by - 1 episode, 2014
The Spa2013TV Series written and created by - 8 episodes
Psychobitches2013TV Series 2 episodes
Not Going Out2006TV Series additional material - 3 episodes
The Green Green Grass2006TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Catherine Tate Show2004-2005TV Series 7 episodes


Benidorm2007-2015TV SeriesElvis / Man at Bar / Man at Police Station / ...
The Spa2013TV SeriesMarcus
Green Wing2006TV SeriesTraffic cop
The Catherine Tate Show2004-2005TV SeriesVarious / Various Characters / Doctor / ...
Doc Martin2005TV SeriesTony
Casualty1998-2005TV SeriesSteve MacLinden / John Williams / Terry Butler
Dalziel and Pascoe2005TV SeriesMad Dog
French and Saunders2004TV Series
Sweet Medicine2003TV SeriesReverend Simon Roberts / Rev Simon Roberts
Perfect World2000-2001TV SeriesVaughan Rogers
Spaced2001TV SeriesDaisy's Benefit Clerk
Heartbeat2000TV SeriesSkinner
Pie in the Sky1997TV SeriesP.C. Ed Guthrie
EastEnders1996TV SeriesMick
A Touch of Frost1995TV SeriesPC Hobbs
Minder1994TV Series2nd Heavy


BenidormTV Series associate producer - 18 episodes, 2008 - 2011 executive producer - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2016
The Spa2013TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes


Queen's Mile2015Short special thanks

Archive Footage

50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)


Won Awards

2011National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Comedy ProgrammeBenidorm (2007)

Nominated Awards

2012National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular SitcomBenidorm (2007)
2012TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy SeriesBenidorm (2007)
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy ShowBenidorm (2007)
2010TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy SeriesBenidorm (2007)
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest New WriterThe Catherine Tate Show (2004)

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