Lee Mead's Biography

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Any Dream Will Do winner, Lee Mead was 25 when he entered the BBC search to find a Joseph.

On 9 June 2007, Lee Mead won Any Dream Will Do after over three million votes were cast either for him or fellow finalist Keith Jack.

Originally from Southend-on-Sea, Lee Mead was living in London when he entered Any Dream Will Do.

Lee Mead's father drove an HGV for the post office and his mother was an office cleaner.

Lee Mead went to Whitehall Performing Arts College.

Lee Mead left college early and worked on the ferries, singing to passengers on the Bay of Biscay. Then, after six months without work, he got a job in Bridlington on the in-house cabaret team.

Lee Mead went on to appear in a variety of shows including as the understudy for Raoul in the Phantom of the Opera and as Pharoah in the UK Tour of Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, so the role of Joseph is not too alien for him.

Lee Mead's performance in Joseph gained very positive reviews on the south coast. For example, the West Sussex Gazette wrote:

"Lee Mead was an understandable favourite as a rock and roll Pharaoh who almost managed to out-Presley Elvis in the Song of the King."

Lee Mead's other credits include Tommy and Miss Saigon, as well as dancing in a Geri Halliwell video.

Lee Mead's jobs, outside of performing, have included working at a KFC and as a postman.

Lee Mead's debut single, Any Dream Will Do, entered the charts at number two.

In November 2007, Lee Mead won a new talent award at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards.

The BBC interviewed Lee Mead about the making of his debut album entitled Lee Mead and the single, Gonna Make You a Star.

On 25 April 2009, Lee Mead and Denise van Outen got married at the Labriz Silhouette Resort in the Seychelles.

On 11 November 2009, Lee Mead and Denise van Outen announced they were expecting their first child.

Their daughter Betsy was born on 1 May 2010.

Lee Mead and Denise van Outen broke up in 2013.

In September 2013, it was announced that Lee Mead was to join the cast of Casualty.

He broke off from Casualty to play Caractacus Potts in a touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and to release his fourth album, however, in 2017, he returned to the role of Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern, this time in Holby City.

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