Leslie Grantham

English actor
Grantham in 2005

Leslie Grantham (30 April 1947 – 15 June 2018) was a British actor and convicted murderer. He was born in Camberwell, London. In 1962, he joined the British Army. In 1966, whilst stationed in Osnabrueck, Germany, he shot a taxi driver dead whilst trying to rob him.[1]

He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released from prison in 1977. He began his acting career in 1983. He is best known for playing Den Watts in EastEnders from 1985-1989 and from 2003-2005.

Grantham died from a pulmonary embolism complicated by lung cancer in London on 15 June 2018 at the age of 71.[2]


  1. Soap opera actress in courtroom scenes to rival TV drama
  2. EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham dies

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