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Born: January 31, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, screenwriter, director

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A former child actor with numerous stage and screen credits, Dexter Fletcher successfully made the transition to adult roles. He was only nine years old when Alan Parker cast him as Babyface in the gangster musical "Bugsy Malone" (1976). Stage and film work followed, including roles in "The Elephant Man" and "The Long Good Friday" (1980). The latter marked Dexter's first collaboration with Bob Hoskins. (Hoskins later cast the dark-haired actor in 1986's "The Raggedy Rawney" and Fletcher directed a short film in the late 1990s starring Hoskins.) After playing Gavroche in the 1978 CBS adaptation of "Les Miserables," he was cast as a young crew member of "The Bounty" (1984) and as Al Pacino's son in "Revolution" (1985). Fletcher began the transition to adult roles as the youthful incarnation of the artist in Derek Jarman's biopic "Caravaggio" (1986). Fletcher achieved cult stardom in the UK playing American Spike Thompson alongside Julia Sawahla in the children's series "The Press Gang" (1989-93). Around the same time, he landed his first adult leading role in films, as a teenager obsessed with losing his virginity in "The Rachel Papers" (1989). More recently, Fletcher appeared as a priest in Michael...

A former child actor with numerous stage and screen credits, Dexter Fletcher successfully made the transition to adult roles. He was only nine years old when Alan Parker cast him as Babyface in the gangster musical "Bugsy Malone" (1976). Stage and film work followed, including roles in "The Elephant Man" and "The Long Good Friday" (1980). The latter marked Dexter's first collaboration with Bob Hoskins. (Hoskins later cast the dark-haired actor in 1986's "The Raggedy Rawney" and Fletcher directed a short film in the late 1990s starring Hoskins.) After playing Gavroche in the 1978 CBS adaptation of "Les Miserables," he was cast as a young crew member of "The Bounty" (1984) and as Al Pacino's son in "Revolution" (1985). Fletcher began the transition to adult roles as the youthful incarnation of the artist in Derek Jarman's biopic "Caravaggio" (1986).

Fletcher achieved cult stardom in the UK playing American Spike Thompson alongside Julia Sawahla in the children's series "The Press Gang" (1989-93). Around the same time, he landed his first adult leading role in films, as a teenager obsessed with losing his virginity in "The Rachel Papers" (1989). More recently, Fletcher appeared as a priest in Michael Winterbottom's "Jude" (1996) and co-starred with Sting, Steven Mackintosh and Jason Flemyng in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998).

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 Eat Local (2016)
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 Age of Kill (2015)
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 Dead Cert (2011)
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 Kick-Ass (2010)
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 Autumn (2010)
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 In Your Dreams (2009)
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 Stardust (2007)
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 Miami Vice (2006)
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 Layer Cake (2005)
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1973:
Acting debut, played Diana Dors' son in the British movie "Steptoe and Son Ride Again"
1976:
Had featured role as Babyface in Alan Parker's "Bugsy Malone"
1977:
Stage debut with the Royal Shakespeare Company; played Cobweb in a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (date approx.)
1978:
Played Gavroche in the CBS TV adaptation of "Les Miserables"
1980:
First worked with Bob Hoskins in "The Long Good Friday"
1981:
First feature lead, in "4D Special Agents"
1982:
Became one of the youngest permanent members of The Royal Shakespeare Company at age 16 (date approx.)
1986:
Portrayed the younger artist in Derek Jarman's biopic "Caravaggio"
1988:
Had featured role in Bob Hoskins' directorial debut "The Raggedy Rawney"
1989:
Co-starred on the British children's series "The Press Gang" as American Spike Thomson (ITV)
1989:
First adult leading role in films, "The Rachel Papers"
1996:
Portrayed a priest in "Jude"
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Directed a 15-minute short film starring Bob Hoskins
1998:
Filmed role in the comedy thriller "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
1999:
Appeared in the short film "Let the Good Times Roll," directed by his wife Dalia Ibelhauptaite; Bob Hoskins co-starred
2001:
Was featured in the ensemble of "Band of Brothers" (HBO)
2004:
Cast in "Stander" the true story of André Stander, a South African police captain who became a bank robber
2004:
Cast opposite Daniel Craig in the crime drama "Layer Cake," directed by Matthew Vaughn
2005:
Portrayed the character Pinky in "Doom"
2006:
Played Sir Thomas Bradley ¿ Earl of Sussex in the BBC miniseries "The Virgin Queen"
2007:
Joined the ensemble cast of the fantasy drama "Stardust," directed by Matthew Vaughn
2010:
Third film with director Matthew Vaughn, "Kick-Ass"
2011:
Cast as D'Artagnan's (Logan Lerman) father in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"
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wife:
Dalia Ibelhauptaite. Director.

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