Leigh Francis


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Leigh Francis was born on April 30, 1973 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Bo' Selecta! (2002), Celebrity Juice (2008) and Keith Lemon: The Film (2012). He has been married to Jill Carter since October 31, 2003. See full bio »

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Known For

Bo' Selecta! Various Characters / Avid Merrion / Craig David / Mel B / Michael Jackson / The Bear / Jimmy Carr / Kelly Osbourne / Morrissey
(2002-2004)
Celebrity Juice Keith Lemon / Gary Barlow / Boris Johnson / Coleen Rooney / Joe Swash / Paddy McGuinness
(2008-2020)
Keith Lemon: The Film Keith Lemon / Evil Steve / The Bear / Craig David / Avid Merrion / Mel B
(2012)
A Bear's Tail The Bear / Various Characters
(2005)

Filmography

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 2021 Twist
Warden Bumble
 2021 Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Keith Lemon
 2008-2020 Celebrity Juice (TV Series)
Keith Lemon / Gary Barlow / Coleen Rooney / ...
- Highlights Special: The Boris Briefing (2020) ... Keith Lemon
- Christmas Special (2020) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #24.8 (2020) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #24.7 (2020) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #24.6 (2020) ... Keith Lemon
 2020 Reasons to Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas (TV Mini-Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Keith Lemon
 2019/I Rocketman
Pete
 2017-2018 The Keith and Paddy Picture Show (TV Series)
Keith Lemon / Mr Wing / Gizmo / ...
- Christmas Special: Gremlins (2018) ... Keith Lemon / Mr Wing / Gizmo / ...
- Terminator 2 (2018) ... Keith Lemon / Terminator
- Top Gun (2018) ... Keith Lemon / Maverick
- Rocky (2017) ... Keith Lemon / Pet Shop Dog / Mickey / ...
- Jaws (2017) ... Keith Lemon / Hooper / Mayor Vaughn
 2018 Keith Lemon: Coming in America (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Keith Lemon
 2017 Who Shot Simon Cowell? (TV Movie)
Keith Lemon
 2015-2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (TV Series)
Keith Lemon / Various
- Episode #2.4 (2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Keith Lemon / Various
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Keith Lemon / Various
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Keith Lemon / Various
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Keith Lemon / Various
 2015 Keith Lemon's Back T'Future Tribute (TV Movie)
Keith Lemon
 2012-2013 Lemon La Vida Loca (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #2.3 (2013) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Keith Lemon
 2012 Keith Lemon: The Film
Keith Lemon / Evil Steve / The Bear / ...
 2012 Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular 2 (TV Special)
Keith Lemon
 2012 Keith Lemon's Lemonaid (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
 2012 Celebrity Juice Special: Too Juicy for TV (Video)
Keith Lemon
 2011 Sing If You Can (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Keith Lemon
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Keith Lemon
 2010 100 Greatest Toys (TV Movie)
Keith Lemon
 2010 Keith Lemon's Fit (Video)
Keith Lemon
 2009 Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! A Tribute to Michael Jackson (TV Movie)
Michael Jackson / Various Characters
 2008 Sound (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
- Episode #3.14 (2008) ... Keith Lemon (as Keith Lemon)
 2008 Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour (TV Series)
Keith Lemon
 2006 Bo! in the USA (TV Series)
Avid Merrion
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Avid Merrion
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Avid Merrion
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Avid Merrion
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Avid Merrion
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Avid Merrion
 2005 A Bear's Tail (TV Series)
The Bear / Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... The Bear / Various Characters
 2004 A Bear's Christmas Tail (TV Movie)
The Bear / Various Characters
 2002-2004 Bo' Selecta! (TV Series)
Various Characters / Avid Merrion / The Bear / ...
- Episode #3.9 (2004) ... Avid Merrion / The Bear / Michael Jackson / ...
- Episode #3.8 (2004) ... Various Characters / Morrissey
- Episode #3.7 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.6 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.5 (2004) ... Various Characters
 2001 Big Brother's Little Brother (TV Series)
Avid Merrion (2002)
 1999 Here Is This (TV Series) (as Barry Gibson)
 1999 Comedy Café (TV Series)
Barry Gibson
- Episode #1.10 (1999) ... Barry Gibson
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Show Show Self (94 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Channel 4 TV UK (2004)

Official Sites:

Leigh Francis | Official Site

Alternate Names:

The Bear | Barry Gibson | Keith Lemon | Avid Merrion

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Francis confirmed that Avid Merrion's name, accent and dialect were inspired by his former teacher at the Leeds College of Art, Laimonis Mierins. He also pointed out that Merrion is a mis-spelling of Mierins and is nothing to do with the Merrion Centre in Leeds as many people assume. See more »

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