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DiedApril 5, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dave Lamb is an English television announcer and voice-over artist, best known as the off-screen narrator of the Channel 4 comedy panel game show Countdown.

Lamb was born in London in 1965. His father was a civil servant and his mother was a schoolteacher. He has two older sisters. Lamb was educated at a comprehensive school in South London and then at the University of Sussex, where he read English literature.

Lamb’s career in television began in 1988 when he was working as a production assistant on the children’s series Tiswas. He was asked to fill in as an announcer when the regular announcer failed to turn up for work one day, and he enjoyed the experience so much that he decided to pursue a career in voice-over work.

Lamb’s big break came in 1992 when he was chosen to be the off-screen narrator of Countdown, a popular game show that airs on Channel 4. Lamb has been with the show ever since, and his distinctive voice has become one of its most recognisable features.

Lamb has also done voice-over work for a number of other television programmes, including The Weakest Link, Deal or No Deal, and The Chase. He has also appeared on screen as himself on a number of occasions, most notably in an episode of the sitcom Father Ted.

Lamb is married to fellow voice-over artist Sarah Douglas. The couple have two children.

Lamb’s net worth is estimated to be around £1 million.

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Full NameDave Lamb
DiedApril 5, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
ProfessionPresenter, Comedian, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Warwick


Music GroupsBrown Bird
MoviesCatwalk Dogs, We Know Where You Live. Live!
TV ShowsCome Dine with Me, Danger Mouse, Horrible Histories, Horrible Histories: Gory Games, Moving Wallpaper, 2DTV, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask, Dark Ages, The Comedy Annual, Rhona, Sports Mash: Taking the Mic, Beyond a Joke

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Danger Mouse2015TV Series announcedThe Narrator (voice)
Technobabble2014-2015TV SeriesVlogster
Goodness Gracious Me1998-2014TV SeriesVarious / Various Characters
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff2011-2012TV SeriesNeverlost Dunthem / Ghost of Christmas Past
Star Wars: The Old Republic2011Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Horrible Histories Gory Games2011TV SeriesDave
Horrible Histories2010-2011TV SeriesCome Dine With Me Presenter
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry2011TV SeriesVarious
Rock & Chips2010-2011TV SeriesSergeant Foster
Fable III2010Video Game voice
Reggie Perrin2010TV SeriesJob Advisor
Coming of Age2010TV SeriesRetirement Home Manager
Miranda2009TV SeriesColin
Moving Wallpaper2008-2009TV SeriesCarl Morris
Fable II2008Video Game voice
Greaseland2008ShortLeroy (voice)
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle2007TV SeriesDes
Catwalk Dogs2007TV MovieColin
Grownups2007TV SeriesMr. Crow
Send in the Clowns2007ShortDr Chip Eaves
The Smoking Room2005TV SeriesDerek
Broken News2005TV SeriesBarry Shipley
My Dad's the Prime Minister2004TV SeriesSteven
2DTV2001-2004TV SeriesJohn Prescott / David Blunkett / Stephen Byers / ...
French and Saunders2004TV Series
Doc Martin2004TV SeriesCourier
EastEnders2004TV SeriesBailiff
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible2001TV SeriesPoliceman
The Armando Iannucci Shows2001TV Series
We Know Where You Live2001TV Movie
The Armstrong and Miller Show2001TV Series
Rhona2000TV SeriesGeoff
The Way It Is2000TV MovieVarious Characters
Dark Ages1999TV SeriesBadsmith
How Do You Want Me?1998-1999TV SeriesTrevor
Hippies1999TV SeriesArt Ledger
People Like Us1999TV Series
The Outlaw1999TV Short
Barking1998TV SeriesVarious Roles
Comedy Nation1998TV SeriesVarious Roles


The Outlaw1999TV Short
Saturday Live1996TV Series


Bognor or Bust2004TV Series voice-over artist - 1 episode


Facejacker2010TV Series thanks - 1 episode


Couples Come Dine with Me2014TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Come Dine with Me2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
10 O'Clock Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Come Dine with Me2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Narrator / Narrator
The Comedy Annual 20112011TV MovieHimself
Come Date with Me2011TV SeriesHimself
Facejacker2010TV SeriesHimself - 'Come Dine with Me' Narrator
Heads or Tails2009TV SeriesHimself
Beyond a Joke2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Comedy Connections2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Bognor or Bust2004TV SeriesHimself - Voiceover

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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