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Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1966
SpouseDalia Ibelhauptaitė
FactAlan Rickman was best man at his wedding.

Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director. He was born in 1966 in Enfield, London, the son of Olive (née Lloyd) and Derek Fletcher. His mother was a nurse and his father was a carpenter. He has two older sisters, Diane and Sharon. Fletcher was educated at Edmonton County School, a state comprehensive school in Edmonton, London. He then attended the Anna Scher Theatre School from the age of 11.

Fletcher’s first acting role was in the 1977 film Bugsy Malone. He then appeared in a number of British television programmes and films, including The Elephant Man (1980), Press Gang (1989–1993), and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He also had a leading role in the BBC miniseries The Life and Times of Oliver Cromwell (2002).

In 2006, Fletcher made his directorial debut with the film Wild Bill. He has since directed a number of films, including Sunshine on Leith (2013), Eddie the Eagle (2016), and Rocketman (2019).

Fletcher’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has been married twice; first to actress Doreen Mantle from 1985 to 1996, with whom he has two sons, Max and Milo. He has been married to actress Liz Smith since 2000.

General Info

Full NameDexter Fletcher
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1966
Height1.68 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television presenter
EducationAnna Scher Theatre


SpouseDalia Ibelhauptaitė
SiblingsGraham Fletcher-Cook, Steve Fletcher


NominationsBAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
MoviesEddie the Eagle, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith, Bugsy Malone, The Elephant Man, Kick-Ass, Layer Cake, Stardust, Stander, The Bounty, The Rachel Papers, Doom, Tristan & Isolde, The Three Musketeers, Topsy-Turvy, Twisted Obsession, The Raggedy Rawney, Jack Falls, Th...
TV ShowsBanded Brothers, Hotel Babylon, A Bear's Tail, Combat Missions, Band of Brothers, GamesMaster, Press Gang

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1[About playing "Sergeant John W. Martin" in Band of Brothers (2001)] "The more I spoke to John, the more I realised that we were telling a real story. We had a serious responsibility. We owed it to these men to produce something more than sentimental schlock".
2[About his role as the young Caravaggio in the film of the same title] "I was kind of afraid I might just end up rolling around naked on a beach. But I had this 15 minute meeting scheduled with Jarman and I ran out two hours later and bought a book about Caravaggio because Jarman was so absolutely involved and passionate."
3I left school with no qualifications but I was doing theatre and film work and thought that was the best thing since sliced bread.
4I always devise a background so that it makes what your character goes through logical and keeps up the continuity.
5[on his wife Dalia Ibelhauptaite] "She's the best influence on me. She's my hero and my best friend. She loves me and I really feel that. I remember lying in bed one night, alone after a bad day, and wanting very much to be with her. I realised I was happy when I was with her and in control. So I set about making her my wife".


1Good friends with chef Jamie Oliver.
2His brothers Steve Fletcher and Graham Fletcher Cook are also actors. His grandmother, singer and dancer Grace Cook worked as a showbiz chaperone, and after retiring became a member of The Zimmers.
3Married his wife twice. Once in England, where Alan Rickman was his best man and, again, in Lithuania, where Eric Stoltz was his best man. His wife is from Lithuania, and he's learning to speak the language.
4Alan Rickman was best man at his wedding.
5Host of video game show, "Gamesmaster".




Soldier Soldier1992TV SeriesBiker
Screenplay1992TV SeriesKeats
The Big One1992TV Series
The Bill1989-1992TV SeriesShaun Leary / Tony Gillespie
Murder Most Horrid1991TV SeriesColin
The Play on One1991TV SeriesAnthony
All Out1991Angelo
Boon1989TV SeriesEddie Cotton
Twisted Obsession1989Malcolm Greene
When the Whales Came1989Big Tim
The Rachel Papers1989Charles Highway
Across the Lake1988TV MovieJimmy
The Raggedy Rawney1988Tom
The Comic Strip Presents...1988TV SeriesLennox
Dramarama1986TV SeriesDarryl
Caravaggio1986Young Caravaggio
Revolution1985Ned Dobb
Wings of Death1985ShortAlex
The Bounty1984Seaman Thomas Ellison
4D Special Agents1981Steve Fraser
Memoirs of a Survivor1981Terry (uncredited)
The Elephant Man1980Bytes' Boy
The Long Good Friday1980Kid
Jukes of Piccadilly1980TV SeriesBen
Grandad1979TV SeriesCheeky little blighter
Les Miserables1978TV MovieGavroche
CBS Children's Film Festival1978TV Series
Bugsy Malone1976Baby Face
Eat Local2016post-productionMr. Thatcher
60 Seconds to Die2016Newsreader (segment SCab)
A Punters Prayer2016Paul McVeigh
The Interceptor2015TV SeriesScooter
Age of Kill2015Major Jackman
The Coven2015Mr. Sheers
Mount Pleasant2014TV SeriesGus
The Hooligan Factory2014uncredited
Rev.2014TV SeriesMike Tobin
Muppets Most Wanted2014uncredited
Sunshine on Leith2013Drunk Outside Pub (uncredited)
Death in Paradise2013TV SeriesGrant
St George's Day2012Levi
Cockneys vs Zombies2012Dad Macguire
Wild Bill2011Mysterious Barry
Welcome to Hoxford: The Fan Film2011ShortJustin Morton
The Three Musketeers2011D'Artagnan's Father
Gentlemen in Squalor2011Short
Everywhere and Nowhere2011Police Officer
White Van Man2011TV SeriesIan
Jack Falls2011Detective Edwards
Misfits2009-2010TV SeriesMike Young
Dead Cert2010Eddie Christian
The Lost Explorer2010ShortFrank Cleghorn
Katy Brand's Big Ass Show2009TV Series
Hotel Babylon2006-2009TV SeriesTony Casemore Bobby Mack
That Deadwood Feeling2009VideoMike
Bonekickers2008TV SeriesMichael Gift
One Careful Owner2008/IShortDerek
In Your Dreams2008/IIAlbert
New Tricks2008TV SeriesTommy Jackson
The Last Enemy2008TV Mini-SeriesPawnshop Owner
Robin Hood2007TV SeriesCount Friedrich
Stardust2007Skinny Pirate
Mansfield Park2007TV MovieDoctor (uncredited)
The Battersea Ripper2006Chief Inspector Stalker
The Virgin Queen2006TV Mini-SeriesSir Thomas Radcliffe - Earl of Sussex
Tristan + Isolde2006Orick
A Bear's Tail2005TV SeriesThe Scriptwriter
Layer Cake2004Cody
The Secret of Year Six2004ShortMike
The Deal2003TV MovieCharlie Whelan
Stander2003Lee McCall
Band of Brothers2001TV Mini-SeriesJohn W. Martin
Pandaemonium2000Humphry Davy
Let the Good Times Roll1999ShortAndrew
Tube Tales1999Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels1998Soap
'If You Loved Me...1997ShortHim
Time Enough1997Scott
Solomon1997TV MovieRehoboam
The Man Who Knew Too Little1997Otto
The Famous Five1997TV SeriesLou
Dead London1996ShortNick
Pseudo Realities1996ShortThe Walker
Aristophanes: The Gods Are Laughing1995TV MovieAristophanes' son
Prince Cinders1993ShortPrince Cinders (voice)
UNIT Recruitment Film1993TV ShortNarrator (voice)
Press Gang1989-1993TV SeriesSpike Thomson Young James Thompson


Eddie the Eagle2016
Sunshine on Leith2013
Wild Bill2011


Wild Bill2011writer
Let the Good Times Roll1999Short writer


Dead Cert2010executive producer
Just for the Record2010executive producer


Who Stole the World Cup?2006TV Movie documentary narrator


Respectable - The Mary Millington Story2016DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV MovieHimself
The Republic of Telly2011TV SeriesHimself
National Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
GMTV2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself
Air Force Afghanistan2009TV Series documentaryNarrator (2009) (voice)
Loose Women2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Behind Your Dreams2008Video documentaryHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need2007TV SeriesTony Casemore
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Curse of Superman2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Showbiz Poker2006TV SeriesHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Poker Club2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Gamesmaster1993-1994TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Word1992TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1992TV SeriesHimself
Naruhodo: The World!1991TV MovieHimself
Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Selling a Used Car, But Were Afraid to Ask1990VideoHimself
High Hopes1981Himself

Archive Footage

Liquid Assets2003TV Series documentaryActor in 'Some Kind of Bliss' Promo Video
Good Stuff1997TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2012Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainBest First Feature-Length Film ScreenplayWild Bill (2011)

Nominated Awards

2014BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Directing in Film or TelevisionSunshine on Leith (2013)
2014BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Feature FilmSunshine on Leith (2013)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerWild Bill (2011)
2013ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBreakthrough British FilmmakerWild Bill (2011)
2012Most Popular Feature FilmMelbourne International Film FestivalWild Bill (2011)
2012Grand PrizeSkip City International D-Cinema FestivalWild Bill (2011)
2011Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest International FeatureWild Bill (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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