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Larry Dann

Larry Dann's career has spanned over 70 years in showbiz. He began with a fluke at age seven and evolved into a storied journey through film, television, and theatre. An original cast member of "Oh, What A Lovely War!" and star in four "Carry On" movies, Larry's versatility shone across seven decades of television, including as Sergeant Alec Peters in "The Bill." Off-screen, he's a sports enthusiast and cherished storyteller.

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About Larry Dann

Larry Dann’s illustrious acting journey began unexpectedly at the age of seven, marking the start of a diverse and vibrant career that has spanned over seven decades. From his early days appearing in films to financing his own training at the Corona Stage Academy, Larry has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to his craft. His significant breakthrough came in 1962 with Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, where he was an original cast member of the landmark musical “Oh, What A Lovely War!”, showcasing his talent in London, Paris, and Broadway.

Larry’s filmography is extensive, featuring roles in the beloved “Carry On” series, alongside performances in films with cinema legends such as Sir Norman Wisdom and Anthony Hopkins. His television career is equally impressive, with memorable roles in iconic British series including “The Bill”, where his portrayal of Sergeant Alec Peters made him a household name.

Beyond the screen, Larry has excelled as a sportsman and he’s become a celebrated figure in advertising. His ability to captivate audiences extends to his role as a speaker, where he shares engaging and humorous stories from his vast experiences in the entertainment industry.

Larry’s storytelling prowess brings to life the adventures and challenges of his career, personal life, and his travels with Liz, his wife of over 50 years and a successful costume designer. Together, they have lived a life full of extraordinary experiences, making Larry Dann a fascinating and inspirational speaker for any event.

To book Larry Dann, call The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com 

Speech Topics

Larry’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletics (competed with the Crusaders as a youngster)
  • Broadway (made his debut in 1964)
  • Carry On films (starred in four movies)
  • Child acting (made his film debut aged 7)
  • Commercials (made hundreds throughout his career, including an incredible occasion where he shot over 100 takes!)
  • Corona Academy (paid for his own schooling fees as a boy, later lectured there)
  • Cricket (as a Lord’s Taverner and player for Chadwick CC)
  • Cruises (countless stories from his many cruises)
  • David Niven (starred opposite the legendary actor in Before Winter Comes)
  • Fight arranging (on stage and in television)
  • Film-making (dozens of credits)
  • Football (played at Wembley for Children In Need and continues to play with Walton Walking Football in his eighties)
  • Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop (a longterm collaborator)
  • Laurel & Hardy (aficionado, got their autographs as a boy, starred in Blockheads musical)
  • Norman Wisdom (made two movies with)
  • Oh, What A Lovely War! (original cast member, 1962)
  • Soap operas
  • The Bill (eight years in the ITV police drama)
  • Television stories (hundreds of credits in a 70-year career, from live television to the soaps)
  • Theatre stories (hundreds of credits)
  • West End (made his debut in 1963)
  • WW2 (growing up during the Blitz, tough family life)
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