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      Dexter Fletcher

      Dexter Fletcher

      Highest Rated: 100% Wild Bill (2011)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jan 31, 1966

      Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK

      A child actor in such hit British dramas as "The Long Goodbye" (1979) and "The Elephant Man" (1980), Dexter Fletcher matured into a capable character player in his adult years, as well as a gifted director of music-driven films like "Rocketman" (2019). Born January 31, 1966 in the London borough of Enfield, England, he was raised, along with his brothers Graham Fletcher-Cook and Steve Fletcher - both of whom would also become actors - by the educator parents in the suburban districts of Woodford Green and Palmers Green. Dexter Fletcher attended the Anna Scher Theatre School and performed on stage before making his screen debut as the "down and out" Baby Face in Alan Parker's cult musical "Bugsy Malone" (1976). He worked steadily in his late adolescence and early teens, appearing in major film and television productions like "The Long Good Friday" (1979) with Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" (1980) and "The Bounty (1984), with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. His breakout role came on television as an American teenager in the popular comedy series "Press Gang" (ITV, 1989-1993), about the staff of a school newspaper. The critical praise afforded to the film led to other acting opportunities for Fletcher, most notably starring roles in "The Raggedy Rawney" (1988) and the romantic comedy "The Rachel Papers" (1988) with Ione Skye. But his acting career cooled in the wake of "Press Gang's" conclusion in 1993, and a mounting struggle with drug dependency led to him declaring bankruptcy and for a period of time, living in his car. Fletcher slowly rebounded with the help of friend and actor Alan Rickman, who introduced him to Lithuanian opera director Dallia Ibelhauptaite, who not only provided him with work but emotional stability that led to their marriage in 1997. The following year, Fletcher landed his comeback role as a would-be gangster in Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998). A major hit in England and a cult favorite in the United States, the film reignited Fletcher's acting career, which would soon include Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy" (1999), a starring role as a British soldier in the Steven Spielberg-produced "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001) and for "Smoking Barrels" producer Matthew Vaughn, roles in "Layer Cake" (2004), "Stardust" (2007) and "Kick-Ass" (2010). In 2012, Fletcher made his debut as co-writer and director with "Wild Bill," a crime comedy with Andy Serkis and Olivia Williams. The feature was a critical success and was soon followed by "Sunshine on Leith" (2013), a film version of the musical of the same name with songs by the Scottish duo the Proclaimers. It, too, was a critical hit, and paved the way for his debut as director on an American co-production: "Eddie the Eagle" (2015), with Taron Egerton as the real-life British ski jump competitor and Hugh Jackman as his coach, was the highest grossing British film released that year, and a modest hit for its Stateside distributor, 20th Century Fox. The studio then tapped Fletcher to finish "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018), its long-gestating biopic of Queen singer Freddie Mercury, but a change in the film's focus from a gritty R-rated drama to a more audience-friendly, PG-13 release led to his departure from the project. Undaunted, he reteamed with Vaughn for "Rocketman" (2019), another biopic of a '70s rock icon - Elton John - but as the pair began pre-production, Vaughn was contacted by a Fox executive to assist in completing "Rhapsody," which had lost its director, Bryan Singer, with three weeks left in production. Vaughn referred Fletcher, who was brought in to complete the project, for which he received an executive producer credit. Fletcher then returned to "Rocketman," with Egerton as John, which opened in the summer of 2019 to positive reviews and a worldwide gross of $139 million.

      Highest rated movies

      The Elephant Man poster The Elephant Man Bugsy Malone poster Bugsy Malone Layer Cake poster
      Layer Cake
      Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels poster
      Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
      Stander poster
      Stander
      Below poster
      Below
      Pandaemonium poster
      Pandaemonium
      Gothic poster
      Gothic

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes 3 Director - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love at First Sight Val (Character) - 2023
      89% 88% Rocketman Director $96.3M 2019
      60% 85% Bohemian Rhapsody Executive Producer $216.3M 2018
      20% 35% Terminal Vince (Character) - 2018
      21% 41% Eat Local Mr. Thatcher (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Seconds to Die Newsreader (Segment: "SCab") (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Respectable: The Mary Millington Story Narrator - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoking Guns Paul McVeigh (Character) - 2016
      81% 82% Eddie the Eagle Director $15.8M 2016
      0% 29% Age of Kill Major Jackman (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 11% The Coven Mr. Sheers (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fedz Hunter (Character) - 2013
      90% 71% Sunshine on Leith Director - 2013
      18% 34% St George's Day Levi (Character) - 2012
      100% 82% Wild Bill Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2011
      26% 39% The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan's Father (Character) $20.4M 2011
      No Score Yet 15% Dead Cert Eddie Christian (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 41% Baseline Joe (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 14% Autumn Michael (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 38% In Your Dreams Albert (Character) - 2008
      18% 34% Doom Pinky (Character) $28.0M 2005
      80% 84% Layer Cake Cody (Character) $2.3M 2004
      73% 80% Stander Lee McCall (Character) $19.1K 2003
      No Score Yet 73% The Deal Unknown (Character) - 2003
      66% 44% Below Kingsley (Character) $589.4K 2002
      58% 75% Pandaemonium Humphry Davy (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 66% Tube Tales Joe (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 58% Solomon Rehoboam (Character) - 1998
      75% 93% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Soap (Character) $3.7M 1998
      No Score Yet 45% Twisted Obsession Malcolm Greene (Character) - 1989
      45% 53% The Rachel Papers Charles Highway (Character) $154.6K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raggedy Rawney Tom (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 25% Lionheart Michael (Character) - 1987
      54% 49% Gothic Rushton (Character) $32.1K 1986
      92% 93% The Elephant Man Bytes's Boy (Character) - 1980
      81% 80% Bugsy Malone Baby Face (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% Death in Paradise Unknown (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 84% Robin Hood Unknown (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet 69% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Sir Thomas Radcliffe - Earl of Sussex (Character) 2005
      97% 96% Band of Brothers John W. Martin (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1988