Dave Dutton

 


 

 

Real name:
Born:
1948, Atherton, Lancashire
Married: Lynn
Children: Gareth
Contact: c/o Debbie Pine, Pure Actors Agency & Management Ltd, 20 -22, High Street, MANCHESTER M4 1QB,
Tel: 0161 832 5727, Email: debbie@pure-management.co.uk 
Website: www.davedutton.co.uk

 

 

Played:

 

  1. Delivery man (1983) to Baldwin's Casuals
  2. Eric Priestley (February 1985)
  3. Gasman (September 1989) who cut off Baldwin's Casuals
  4. Bert Latham (December 1990 - 18 February 1991)
  5. Insurance man (July 1995) who assessed Kevin and Sally's kitchen after Bill set fire to it
  6. Harry Benson (9 January & 3 July 1998; 21 - 23 April 1999)
  7. Photographer (22 November 2000) when Jack Duckworth was presented with a cheque for £59, 631 from Skinners bookies.
  8. Photographer (16 May 2001) who photographed Curly Watts and David Platt during Curly's election campaign.
  9. 2003 Gerald Unwin - who attended the wedding of his niece Shelley Unwin - manager of the Rovers and who liked a drink, a smoke and the ladies.
  10. 2011 - The spritely "Kung Fu" Cliff who, along with serial killer John Stape, found the body of neighbour Joy Fishwick after karate-kicking the door open. He later attended her funeral and also caught Ches trying to snoop at the deceased's property.

Dave has the typical varied career history of an actor:He has worked as a reporter for both the Manchester Evening News and Blackpool Gazette. He has also turned his hand to TV comedy scriptwriting - he was a chief scriptwriter for Ken Dodd for 7 years, and has also written for the Two Ronnies, Basil Brush, Dick Emery, Little and Large etc. He has been vegetarian for about 26 years and is the author of 2 vegetarian cookbooks and 12 other booksFor 10 years he was front man with the Northern comedy/folk group Inclognito. He is also an award winning Lancashire dialect poet (author of the Lancashire dialect book "Lanky Spoken Here" which went on to be an EMI LP). He is also a songwriter; has been a presenter for Manchester's Piccadilly Radio; has run an after dinner speaker agency for 12 years; and is Life President of the Society for Stopping Ale Going Sour.

He has scores of TV credits - his first part was as General Amin's legs in the Ken Dodd Show, and has gone on to appear in Crown Court, Foxy Lady, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Juliet Bravo, Brookside, Emmerdale, Brookside (1st window cleaner!), First Among Equals, Flood Tide, The Practice, Grumbleweeds, Crimewatch, various adverts, corporate videos and a film - Nature of the Beast and along with his many other roles on British television, Dave has appeared in an incredible seven different parts in top British TV soap Coronation Street. From Weatherfield Gazette photographer Harry Benson to Bert Latham - barmy friend of Jack Duckworth with whom he once led a memorable fox hunt episode in the middle of the famous street with his dog Boomer.

His latest Corrie incarnation has been that of the unscrupulous Harry, the roguish Weatherfield Gazette photographer who chained one of the unfortunate Battersby girls to a tree and took glamour shots of her ("for the lads in the darkroom"!) Along with his reporter Duncan Stott, he ruined the church wedding of Roy and Hayley.

Dave first came to public recognition when he appeared in several series of the big hit series Watching - where he brought his dead-pan humour to great effect as Oswald, the off-beat cafe owner, in this top of the ratings Granada TV situation comedy. Currently he is featuring in the "Night To Remember" Gala Bingo and Maltesers TV commercials in which babies play football with Maltesers - while he nicks all the ones that go in his goal! Recently, he has played the Postman - Fred Leeder - in Heartbeat and been featured in award-winning BBC2 drama series The Cops. He has also appeared in the hit series Reckless with Robson Green and the hospital drama Always and Everyone with Niamh Cusack and Martin Shaw. In March 2001, he was in the main role as Grandad Pete Clulow in the Channel Four school drama series for children Looking After the Pennies produced by Libra Television.

2012: Dave is co-starring as Bonjour Hellfire in The Last Hurrah audio series with Rik Mayall.

He currently lives in North Lancashire in a cottage with wife Lynn and son Gareth on the edge of the fells where he loves to walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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