Dennis Waterman Cause of Death
Dennis Waterman, who starred in Minder and New Tricks, passed away at the age of 74, according to his family. The Sweeney star died of natural causes at his home in Spain, according to a statement from his family.
Dennis Waterman Biography
Dennis Waterman was an English actor and singer who lived from February 24, 1948, until May 8, 2022. He was most recognized for his tough-guy main parts in TV shows such as The Sweeney, Minder, and New Tricks, for which he sang the theme song.
Dennis Waterman Career
Waterman’s acting career extended 60 years, beginning with parts in film and theater as a youngster and continuing through adult roles in film, television, and the West End.
He was noted for a wide range of roles, including drama (Up the Junction), horror (Scars of Dracula), adventure (Colditz), comedy (Fair Exchange), comedy-drama (Minder), musical (Windy City), sports (The World Cup: A Captain’s Tale), and cop shows like The Sweeney. He starred in 29 films, the most recent of which was released in 2020.
Waterman began his acting career as a child. Inverness’s Night Train was his debut role (1960). For the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1960 season, he played two minor roles on stage.
He played Winthrop Paroo in the Adelphi Theatre production of The Music Man when he was 13 years old in 1961. A year later, he played William Brown in the BBC TV series William, based on Richmal Crompton’s Just William books.
DS George Carter in The Sweeney made him a household name in the 1970s. Waterman sang the theme song “I Could Be So Good for You,” which was a top three UK success in 1980 and a top ten smash in Australia, in addition to playing Terry McCann on the show.
Patricia and Gerard Kenny, his then-wife, collaborated on it. “What Are We Gonna Get For ‘Er Indoors?” was a song Waterman recorded with George Cole.
Brian Bennett organized and produced Waterman’s first album, Downwind of Angels, in 1976. The album’s lead song, “I Will Glide,” was released but did not chart. The choir of Belmont School, where Brian Bennett’s son, Warren, was a student, provided the backing vocals for “I Will Glide.”
Waterman returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978 to portray Sackett in Bronson Howard’s comedy Saratoga.
Following his departure from Minder, Waterman played Thomas Gynn in the comedy drama Stay Lucky (1989–93), co-starring Jan Francis and Emma Wray; self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter in the sitcom On the Up (1990–2); and John Neil in the miniseries Circles of Deceit (1995–96).
He played John Danson (the boss of the largest UK smuggling network) in series 3 and 4 of the crime drama The Knock from 1997 to 1999.
From 2003 through 2014, he was a regular cast member on every season of New Tricks. He only featured in the first two episodes of the series after announcing his intention to leave during the final season (2015). For the UK historical series Churchill’s Bodyguard, he delivered portions from Walter H. Thompson’s diaries.
He played Alfred P. Doolittle in the 2001 London staging of My Fair Lady and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell by Keith Waterhouse. He appeared in the 2009 BBC2 drama Moses Jones and narrated the reality television show Bad Lads’ Army.
Waterman featured in the Australian drama-comedy film Never Too Late in 2020, which was shot in Adelaide, South Australia the year before.
Waterman Four Marriages
- Penny Dixon (1967–1976) was an actress who lived from 1967 to 1976.
- He had two children with actress Patricia Maynard (1977–1987), one of them, Hannah Waterman, is also an actor. Hannah is well known for her role as Laura Beale in the BBC1 serial drama EastEnders, and she later played Waterman’s daughter in New Tricks.
- Lenska, Rula (1987–1998)
- Pam Flint (November 2011 until November 2022)