Dennis Waterman (born 24 February 1948) is an English actor and singer, best known for his tough-guy roles in television series including The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks. His acting career spans over 50 years, starting with childhood roles in film and theatre, and including adult roles in film, television, and West End theatre. He is notable for the range of roles he has played, including for example horror (Scars of Dracula), adventure (Colditz), comedy (Fair Exchange), comedy-drama (Minder), musical (Windy City) and sports (The World Cup: A Captain's Tale), as well as police TV series like The Sweeney. He has appeared in over 25 films.
Links To Peel
On his programme of 23 October 1980, Peel made a tongue in cheek suggestion that Dennis Waterman should appear on Roundtable, the long-running Radio One singles review show. Waterman had just released the single "I Could Be So Good For You", the theme tune to the TV series "Minder" that was written and performed by the actor. It would subsequently peak at #3 in the Top 40 singles chart in late November . Waterman's collaboration with George Cole on the novelty single "What Are We Gonna Get 'Er Indoors?", was played on Top Of The Pops on 22 December 1983 (TOTP) when the programme was presented by Peel and Kid Jensen. The song peaked at number 23 in the UK singles chart.
Top Of The Pops
- 22 December 1983 (TOTP): What Are We Gonna Get 'Er Indoors?