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Leigh Francis is a well-known British stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, writer, and voice artist

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BirthdayApril 30, 1973
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Stand-up Comedians
SpousesJill Carter
Childrens Matilda Francis
Universities
  • Farnley Park High School (Today known as The Farnley Academy)
  • Leeds College of Art
Birth PlaceBeeston, Leeds, City of Leeds, United Kingdom
Height177cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$10 million as of Apr 13,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inBeeston, Leeds, City of Leeds, United Kingdom
Famous asStand-up Comedian, Actors

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Who is Leigh Francis?

Leigh Francis is a well-known stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, writer, and voice artist. He is best known for developing Channel 4's hit show ‘Bo' Selecta!’ as well as for portraying the character of Keith Lemon in several shows including ‘Whatever I Want’, ‘Keith Lemon's LemonAid’, ‘Lemon La Vida Loca’, ‘The Keith Lemon Sketch Show’ and ‘The Keith & Paddy Picture Show’, to name a few. Currently, Francis is portraying Keith in ‘Through the Keyhole’ and ‘Celebrity Juice.’ Other contributions of the comedian include the shows ‘The Buzz’, ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ and ‘Loose Women’. All these projects of Francis have catapulted him to great heights of fame. Today, he is not only adored by innumerable people, but has also got hundreds of celebrity fans. The English comedian even has an incredible fan base on Twitter. As of July 2017, Leigh Francis has got about 3.15m followers on the social networking platform. Talking about his other achievements, Francis was awarded with BAFTA Television Awards in 2016 for ‘Celebrity Juice.’

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Career

Leigh Francis began his career through Paramount’s TV series ‘Dom and Kirk's Nite O' Plenty’. His second role on TV was as Barry Gibson on Channel 4's ‘Popworld’. Francis also did shorts in the series ‘Stars in Their Houses’. He then appeared in the television show ‘The Buzz’ in 1998.

His major television breakthrough came in the year 2002 when he was asked by Channel 4 to create a show based on his TV characters. Francis agreed and this ultimately gave rise to ‘Bo' Selecta!’. After this, the comedian appeared on ‘The Frank Skinner Show’. He subsequently produced a new show based on his television character of Keith Lemon. This show was named ‘Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour’ and it aired in April 2008. This show was a success.

Then the comedian cum actor made another show ‘Celebrity Juice’ again featuring Keith Lemon. This show is running till now and has aired several hit seasons. Then in the year 2009, Francis appeared in the series ‘Loose Women’. Three years later, he hosted ‘Keith Lemon's LemonAid’ as well as ‘Take Me Out: Celebrity Special’. In 2012, he started his new show ‘Lemon La Vida Loca’. This show ran for almost a year. After this, he did ‘Through the Keyhole’ which is running till date. Then from 2015 to 2016, the English comedian appeared in the show ‘The Keith Lemon Sketch Show’. This was followed by a new show named ‘The Keith & Paddy Picture Show’ in 2017.

Personal Life

Leigh Francis was born on 30 April 1973 in Beeston, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was raised on a council estate located in Leeds. Francis studied at Farnley Park High School (today known as The Farnley Academy). He then attended Leeds College of Art and earned a degree in graphic designing. In 2002, the comedian got married to Jill Carter. Seven years later, a baby girl was born to them. The couple named this baby ‘Matilda’. Currently, the comedian resides in North London with his family.

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Leigh Francis biography timelines

  • // 30th Apr 1973 To 2002
    Leigh Francis was born on 30 April 1973 in Beeston, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was raised on a council estate located in Leeds. Francis studied at Farnley Park High School (today known as The Farnley Academy). He then attended Leeds College of Art and earned a degree in graphic designing. In 2002, the comedian got married to Jill Carter. Seven years later, a baby girl was born to them. The couple named this baby ‘Matilda’. Currently, the comedian resides in North London with his family.
  • // 1998
    Leigh Francis began his career through Paramount’s TV series ‘Dom and Kirk's Nite O' Plenty’. His second role on TV was as Barry Gibson on Channel 4's ‘Popworld’. Francis also did shorts in the series ‘Stars in Their Houses’. He then appeared in the television show ‘The Buzz’ in 1998.
  • // 2002 To Apr 2008
    His major television breakthrough came in the year 2002 when he was asked by Channel 4 to create a show based on his TV characters. Francis agreed and this ultimately gave rise to ‘Bo' Selecta!’. After this, the comedian appeared on ‘The Frank Skinner Show’. He subsequently produced a new show based on his television character of Keith Lemon. This show was named ‘Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour’ and it aired in April 2008. This show was a success.

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Leigh Francis's FAQ

  • What is Leigh Francis birthday?

    Leigh Francis was born at 1973-04-30

  • Where is Leigh Francis's birth place?

    Leigh Francis was born in Beeston, Leeds, City of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • What is Leigh Francis nationalities?

    Leigh Francis's nationalities is British

  • Who is Leigh Francis spouses?

    Leigh Francis's spouses is Jill Carter

  • Who is Leigh Francis childrens?

    Leigh Francis's childrens is Matilda Francis

  • What was Leigh Francis universities?

    Leigh Francis studied at Farnley Park High School (Today known as The Farnley Academy), Leeds College of Art

  • How tall is Leigh Francis?

    Leigh Francis's height is 177

  • What is Leigh Francis's sun sign?

    Leigh Francis is Taurus

  • How famous is Leigh Francis?

    Leigh Francis is famouse as Stand-up Comedian, Actors

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