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.
Has the world gone mad???!! Where’s Pat Gallo?? Seriously – so chuffed for all these gifted actors. Dx xx
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.
Date Of Birth
January 31, 1966
Screenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television presenter
Anna Scher Theatre
Graham Fletcher-Cook, Steve Fletcher
BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Eddie 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...
Banded Brothers, Hotel Babylon, A Bear's Tail, Combat Missions, Band of Brothers, GamesMaster, Press Gang
[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".
[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."
I left school with no qualifications but I was doing theatre and film work and thought that was the best thing since sliced bread.
I always devise a background so that it makes what your character goes through logical and keeps up the continuity.
[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".
Married 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.