He became well-known and something of a pin-up as DC George Carter in The Sweeney, during the 1970s. As well as starring in Minder, he co-wrote and sang the theme tune, I Could Be So Good For You, which was a top three UK hit in 1980, and had a brief singing career. Waterman also sang the theme tunes to two more programmes in which he appeared: the sitcom On the Up (BBC 1990) and crime drama New Tricks (Wall to Wall television for BBC, 2003).
He was married to Penny Dixon (1967-1976); the actress, Patricia Maynard (1977-1987), and thereafter to the actress Rula Lenska (1987-1998). He had two daughters by his second marriage, including the actress Hannah Waterman.
He has been caricatured by David Walliams in the radio and TV comedy series Little Britain, in sketches where he visits his agent (Matt Lucas) looking for parts, but is always rejected because of his insistence (in a high, squeaky voice) upon writing and singing the feem toon (theme tune). In the television version oversized props are used to make the caricatured Waterman look just three feet tall (or even smaller in some cases, such as a series two episode which he is in a design of a set, which is a shoebox and he is the equivalent size to the objects).
He currently narrates the TV programme, Bad Lads' Army.
Dennis Waterman Facts
|Birthday||February 24, 1948 (73)|
|Birthplace||Clampham, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Dennis Waterman compared to you?|
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|New Tricks: Season 3|
|The Sweeney Complete Collection Pack|