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Larry Lamb's Biography

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Who is Larry Lamb?

Larry Lamb was born on 1 October 1947 in north London.

He had a difficult childhood and was psychologically bullied by his father Ronald, who was always at loggerheads with Larry's mother Jessie.

His parents, who owned a fish and chip shop, broke up when Larry Lamb was nine years old.

He spent his twenties abroad in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Libya, the USA and Canada.

As a result he speaks several languages.

Before leaving the UK, Larry Lamb had become a father for the first time to a little girl, but he revealed that although he supported his daughter financially, he didn't have any contact with her.

In the latter period of his time abroad, Larry Lamb started acting, which he continued on his return to London in 1978.

In 1979 he married Linda Martin, although they later divorced. Larry and Linda's son George Lamb became a broadcaster.

Larry Lamb's television acting credits include Spooks, Silent Witness, and Kavanagh QC, but he is best known for playing Archie Mitchell in EastEnders (2008-09), Mick Shipman in Gavin & Stacey (2007–10), and Ted Case in New Tricks (2015).

When his father died in 2008, Larry Lamb had not spoken to him for over a decade and did not attend his funeral.

In 2011, Larry Lamb wrote an autobiography, Mummy's Girl.

He has also presented factual programmes such as Rome: The World's First Superpower on TV and had his own radio show on LBC.

In 2016, he was cast as Brian Reader in the film The Hatton Garden Job.

In November 2016, Larry Lamb became one of the contestants on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

He was the sixth celebrity to be eliminated.

In 2017, Larry and George Lamb hosted the series Britain by Bike on Channel Five.

In 2018, the BBC announced that Larry Lamb would lead the cast in a new drama Pitching In.

In 2022, Larry Lamb was signed up to be one of the celebrities on a Christmas special of Strictly Come Dancing. He was paired with Nadiya Bychkova.

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