DAVE DUTTON 

 

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   Copyright Gareth Dutton.  Dave Dutton - Actor         Rik Mayall and Dave Dutton - The Last Hurrah Copyright Dave Dutton

Currently co-starring as disgraced Northern Club ventriloquist Bonjour Hellfire with Pan Global Phenomenon Rik Mayall as Elton the Last Living Snowman  in a hilariously uproariously filthily funny six part audio madcap comedy series called The Last Hurrah.

Actor Dave Dutton. 

Dave has had nine different roles in Coronation Street; four in Emmerdale and has been in adverts for products as diverse as Maltesers and Volkswagen; Guinness and Hovis. He has appeared in long running sitcoms; done voice-overs; live theatre; radio presenting; scriptwriting; sung in a folk group and written loads of books (now available online).

He plays Bonjour Hellfire: an embittered; accident prone; slightly perverted; former "world's premier ****ing ventriloquist" who is best friends with the devious and devilish Elton the Snowman played by the one and only Rik Mayall in the gentleman's club setting of The Last Hurrah. It's a six part comedy series full of filthy jokes; weird fantasy and sexual mishaps that will appeal to all broadminded fans of comedy all over the world. We also play several other characters in the series as we are sodding versatile actors.

What is a Snowman doing in a gentleman's club and why is he best mates with this failed disgrace of a former showbiz legend (ex presenter of Blinkety Blink) and did Bonjour really murder that midget with the enormous todger?

There's only one way to find out...

  The Last Hurrah is downloadable at:  www.thelasthurrah.co.uk

What else?

In early 2012, he played the legendary Rovers' Return landlord Jack Walker in Corrie 1968 Live! at the Lass o Gowrie and Taurus in Manchester. Live performances of Jack Rosenthal's superb Coronation Street scripts done with the permission of Granada TV for the first time since 1968. The shows were attended by Jack's widow, Maureen Lipman who was very complimentary.

Also played Actor A in Mark Ashmore's topical script "Privacy is a Commodity that You Are Entitled to Sell", written overnight as part of the incredible One Play One Day event in Salford in March. The play was learned, rehearsed and performed twice in one day.

In July, he played dyslexic convict Bunny Warren in 2 classic episodes of Porridge at the Lass o Gowrie - scripts performed by kind permission of writer, Dick Clement.

In August, he played the Janitor in Shameless.

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BIO: A former television comedy writer, Dave Dutton is an actor specialising in quirky Northern character parts: from proper deadpan to blummin' angry and from flippin' comic to reet sad.

Along with his many other roles on British television, Dave has appeared in an incredible nine different main character 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 was the feisty Kung Fu Clifford, karate expert and nosy neighbour who discovered Joy Fishwick's body after karate kicking down the door.. Before that he played Gerald Unwin, who liked a drink and a smoke and was the uncle of Shelley, former manager of the Rovers Return.

As the unscrupulous Harry Benson, the roguish Weatherfield Gazette photographer, he 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.

He first came to public recognition when he appeared in several series of the big hit series Watching, set on Merseyside and the Wirral  - 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. Sky TV have reprised the series on Granada Plus many times. 

He was also 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!

Dave has played the Postman - Fred Leeder  - in Heartbeat and been featured in award-winning drama series Cops. He has also appeared in the hit series Reckless with Robson Green and as a prison guard in the hospital drama Always and Everyone with Niamh Cusack and Martin Shaw. 

In 2002, he was in the main role of Grandad Pete Clulow in the Channel Four school drama and educational series for children "Looking After the Penneys" produced by Libra Television and later in the year as shopkeeper Bob Southall in BBC's police drama series Merseybeat.

In 2005, he appeared as cancer sufferer Neville Tweedy in several episodes of the BBC hit drama "Cutting It" (getting the chance to sing Puff the Magic Dragon at a funeral!) and also in the Gala Bingo TV ad.

In 2007, he played John Langdale in the BBC's New Street Law and also had a song he wrote called Bless Your Whiskers, Father Christmas released as a single by top Northern folk band The Houghton Weavers. Available on iTunes. He also appeared as Eric the Postman in Emmerdale.

In 2008 he returned to Emmerdale for his fourth role in the series - this time as a shopkeeper and also as Sidney Rawton in The Royal Today as well as the talent show compere in My Spy Family.

In 2011, - back in Corrie as "Kung Fu Cliff" - nosy neighbour and karate expert.  Farmer in Hovis ad and voiceover for Volkswagen Commercial. Headmaster in 90 minute tv production Just Henry.

In 2012, he played the legendary Rovers' Return landlord Jack Walker in Corrie 1968 Live! at the Lass o Gowrie and Taurus in Manchester. Live performances of Jack Rosenthal's superb Coronation Street scripts done for the first time since 1968.

 Rik Mayall and Dave Dutton Last Hurrah

Rik Mayall and Dave Dutton. Bonjour and Elton.

Dave in My Spy Family 

To Watch Dave's Showreel...Click here please

Dave Dutton's Personal Manager and Agent:  

Pure Management

Debbie Pine, Pure Actors Agency & Management Ltd, 20 -22, High Street, MANCHESTER M4 1QB

Tel: 0161 832 5727

Email: debbie@pure-management.co.uk 

Dave Dutton CV

HEIGHT: 5 FT 8 INS.

HAIR: DARK BROWN. BALDING.

EYES: HAZEL.

BORN: 1947, Lancashire, England.

ACCENTS: LANCASHIRE; NORTHERN; ENGLISH.

2012

AUDIO

As Bonjour Hellfire. (Co-starring with Rik Mayall.) The Last Hurrah! Six Part Audio Series. Written by Dominic Vince, Craig Green and Rik Mayall.

THEATRE

Jack Walker. Corrie 1968 Live! Lass o' Gowrie and Taurus, Manchester. Director Helen Parry.

Bunny Warren. Porridge. By kind permission of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Lass o' Gowrie. Director Colin Connor.

Actor A.  Privacy is a Commodity You are Entitled to Sell. Kings Arms and Black Lion. One Play One Day. Salford. Director Chris Bridgman.

TELEVISION: Main Parts:

2012

The Janitor. Shameless. Channel Four. Director: Paul Walker.

2011

Clifford. Coronation Street.  Granada.  Directors: John Anderson. Duncan Foster. David Kester.

Headmaster. Just Henry. ITV. Director David Moore

Farmer. Hovis Farmers' Race Commercial. Dare \ Two Sugars. Director Dougal Wilson.

Voiceover. Volkswagen "God Only Knows" Commercial. Academy. Director Tony Barry.

2010  

Gardener. Commercial for Barnabus Homeless Charity.  Two Sugars Production Company, Manchester. Director David Barnes.

 

2008

Shopkeeper. Emmerdale YTV. Dir. Henry Foster

Sidney Rawton. The Royal Today. YTV. Dir. Chris Jury.

Announcer. My Spy Family. Kindle Entertainment. Dir Frank W Smith.

2007

Eric the Postman. Emmerdale. YTV. Dirs. Dominic Leclerc and Mark McKillop

John Langdale. New Street Law. Red Productions for BBC. Director Clara Glynn

2005

Neville Tweedy. Cutting It (3 eps) BBC. Directors David Kerr  and Fraser MacDonald. Writer Debbie Horsfield.

2004 

Arthur Digweed (Giant Veg Grower). Dead Man Weds. Red Production Company. Director: Sarah Smith.

Ticket Collector, Heartbeat. Granada Media. Director: Noreen Kershaw.

2003

Gerald Unwin. Coronation Street. Granada. Director: Tony Prescott.

The voice of God. Mark and Lard Afternoon Show. BBC Radio 1.

2002:

Mr. Skip. Emmerdale. YTV  (6 eps)  Directors: Oliver Horsbrugh and Duncan Foster

Security Guard. Stan the Man. Granada TV. Director: Nigel Douglas

Greengrocer. The Royal. Yorkshire Television. Director: Paul Walker.

Factory Owner. Food Services Video. Visual Link. Director: Peter Simon.

2001:

Pete Clulow. Looking After the Penneys.  Libra Television for Channel Four. Director Jamie Goold

Bob Southall. Merseybeat. BBC Police Drama Series. Director Paul Walker.

Photographer. Coronation Street. Director Anne Ross Muir.

2000: 

Fred Leeder. Postman. Heartbeat. Yorkshire TV. Director Paul Walker.

Harry Benson. Weatherfield Gazette Photographer. Coronation Street. Granada TV. Dir. John Anderson.

Security Guard. The Cops. World Productions for the BBC. Kenny Glenaan

Tramp. Wilmot. Yorkshire TV. Dir. John Smith

Stanley Manley. City Central BBC. Dir. Delyth Thomas.

Newsagent. Big Meg Little Meg. Granada TV. Dir Sylvie Boden.

Grandad. Maltesers TV Advertisement. D'Arcy, Masius and Bowles. David Hartley.

Dad. Gala Bingo TV Advertisement. J Walter Thompson. Dir Ian Emes.

1999: Prison Officer. ALWAYS AND EVERYONE with Martin Shaw and Niamh Cusack. Granada TV. Dir. Tim Whitby

1999 and 1998: Harry Benson the Weatherfield Gazette Photographer. CORONATION STREET. Dirs: Michael Kerrigan\ Terry Dyddgen-Jones.

1998: Cafe Owner: RECKLESS with Robson Green. Granada TV. Dir:David Richards

1997: Harry. CORONATION STREET.. 

1997: Big Breakfast Show. CHANNEL 4 O.B.

1996: Master of Ceremonies. THE GRAND. GRANADA TV MINI SERIES. Dir: Douglas McKinnon

1995: Insurance Assessor. CORONATION ST.. Dir June Howson

1994: Narrator of "WHERE SEAGULLS DARE" -Granada TV Documentary on "The Big One" Blackpool Pleasure Beach white knuckle ride. Dir. Paul Crone

1993: Various parts in silent Movie "SWEET DREAMS" with Jimmy Cricket.

1992: Five series as main character OSWALD the Cafe Owner in award-winning, top-rated GRANADA TV sit-com WATCHING. Dir. Les Chatfield

1991: Bert Latham. Mate of Jack Duckworth. CORONATION STREET. (4 episodes).

1991: Butcher. JOSIE SMITH. GRANADA TV.

UP TO 1991 - THREE OTHER DIFFERENT PARTS IN CORONATION STREET INCLUDING ERIC PRIESTLEY, SUPERSTORE OWNER; GAS MAN; DELIVERY MAN.

ALSO: Parts in: FIRST AMONG EQUALS\FLOOD TIDE\ THE PRACTICE\ ALBION MARKET\ GRUMBLEWEEDS\ DOWN TO EARTH\ EMMERDALE FARM\ CRIMEWATCH\ THE CITADEL (BBC)\ JULIET BRAVO.

BROOKSIDE: (MERSEY TV). First Window Cleaner in Brookside.. Dir. Keith Washington

FILM AND VIDEO: 

Gunshop Owner - NATURE OF THE BEAST. (DIR. FRANCO ROSSO) \RABBITT SERVICES VIDEO\ CORPORATE VIDEOS.

COMMERCIALS:

2000:MALTESERS "Big Striker" - Grandad. Dir: David Hartley

1999 - GALA BINGO SOCIAL CLUBS. "Night to Remember" - Dad. Dir: Ian Emes.

ALSO GUINNESS\ WEBSTER'S BITTER.

SKILLS:

 Drives\ Good Comedy Skills\ Golf (Rabbit)\ Darts\ Bowls\ Pool\ Cricket\ Basic Conversational French\ Ten Pin Bowling\ Comedy Folk\ Swims\ Lancashire Dialect Poet\ Deadpan Humour\Cycle\

TRAINING: 

Actor's Centre, Manchester.\ Masterclasses, London

RADIO:

 DEREK JAMESON SHOW\ STUART HALL SHOW\ PRESENTER ON PICCADILLY RADIO\ PANEL MEMBER GMR'S THE NAME GAME.

THEATRE:

 Many Comedy revues in all major North West Theatres. Ten years as front man with top Northern Comedy\folk group INCLOGNITO.

OTHER:

Former TV comedy writer for Ken Dodd, Two Ronnies, Dick Emery and many more. Former award-winning newspaper reporter with Manchester Evening News; Blackpool Evening Gazette; Leigh Reporter. Dialect Poet. Songwriter. Author of 15 books including "The Green Revolution Cookbook" and "The Book of Famous Oddballs", recently translated into Chinese!

DAVE'S BOOKS

..Click on the links  below to buy Dave's eBooks including LANKY SPOKEN HERE! LANKY PANKY!  the Kindle versions of Dave's classic guides to Lancashire dialect..

Downloads to Kindle; iPad; iPod Touch; iPhone in seconds! If you haven't got those, you can download a Kindle reader to your computer here. No Kindle required!

Also available - How To Be A Crafty Cruiser.: tips, tricks and secrets for saving time, money and hassle on cruise ship holidays.

The Book of Famous Oddballs! quirks, bizarre stories and weird eccentricities of famous folk.

Horrors! - Chilling true tales.

The Little eBook of Insults - Squelches; putdowns and retorts for all occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Also available on iTunes Store for iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. Click below for the links, please...

The Book of Famous Oddballs!

Lanky Panky

Lanky Spoken Here

How to Be a Crafty Cruiser

Horrors! 

Clifford Coronation Street The dreaded John Stape. The man's mad! Dave as Clifford - Kung Fu Expert Extraordinaire 

dave dutton hoodyBring it on! Dave Dutton Headmaster. Just Henry. ITV Dave Dutton Hovis Commercial

Dave Dutton in Cutting It  Neville Tweedy in the BBC's hit series "Cutting It.Dave in Dead Man Weds  Dead Man Weds with Johnny Vegas. Dave Dutton in Heartbeat Postman Fred Leeder in Heartbeat.

Dave in Coronation StreetUncle Gerald In Coronation Street.Dave Dutton UFO spotter Mr Skip in Emmerdale Dutton in Coronation StreetBattered by Mavis in Corrie..

Links: 

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Dave Dutton  Clifford Corrie Caricature by the fantastic Jo Blakeley - see her website here.

Words by playwright Jim Cartwright.