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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (born 22 February 1928), commonly known as Bruce Forsyth, is an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spans 74 years. In 2012, the Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth with having the longest television career for a male entertainer.Forsyth came to national attention from the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Since then he has hosted series such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet! He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013. Forsyth is known for his catchphrase, "Nice to see you, to see you nice". Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 22, 1928
Birth place: Edmonton, London, England, UK
Death date: 19 August 2017
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Writer, Actor, Soundtrack
Nationality:British
Spouse:Wilnelia Merced
Children:Louisa, Charlotte, Julie Forsyth, Jonathan Joseph Mark Forsyth Johnson, Laura Forsyth, Debbie Forsyth
Siblings:William Forsyth
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is just 7 years older than Julie Andrews, who played his daughter in Star! (1968).
2His first wife and Gordon Mulholland's first wife were sisters.
3Surrey, England [June 2011]
4He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Entertainment and to Charity.
5Served as a corporal in the Royal Air Force.
6Father-in-law of Dominic Grant.
7He is regarded as one of the last great variety entertainers, as he could act, sing, play piano, ukulele and accordion, dance and tell jokes.
8He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to entertainment.
9He has made some vocal records.
10He first appeared on television in 1938.
11He is referenced in the song "You're in a Bad Way" by Saint Etienne.
12He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment.
13He has one son, Jonathan Joseph, with third wife Wilnelia Merced, two daughters Charlotte Forsyth and Louisa Forsyth with second wife Anthea Redfern and three daughters Debbie Forsyth, Julie Forsyth and Laura Forsyth with first wife Penny Calvert.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Crouching figure with fist raised to chin seen in silhouette at the beginning of his shows.
2Has a very large chin
3Creates catchphrases for each of his many TV game-shows. The most famous include "Nice to see you, To see you Nice", "Give Us a Twirl", "Good Game, Good Game" and "Didn't they Do Well".


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Jimmy Savile] I never liked him. I can honestly say that. There was something about him that was difficult to like. It wasn't because he was so brash about everything - it wasn't that. He had this manner that you thought, 'What is behind this man?' Now we know what was behind it all - which is terrible to find out. I feel sorry for his family and the charity people that put so much trust in him. But of course he was making so much money. The whole thing is too dreadful. It is unbelievably bad. He got into hospital and molested people. That is far worse than being in the BBC. It is a pity he can't be brought to the justice system for all that has happened.
2[on being awarded Knighthood in June 2011]: So happy and so relieved in a way. When I got the CBE there'd been speculation every year and I think there's been too much talk about it, so I'm thrilled at last it has happened. I feel very proud that my career hasn't been in vain. I just love getting out there and performing and this is a reward that I never expected and hope I'm worthy of. We were doubtful because it's been going on so long, the speculation, we thought it might be a hoax so we did check all the way down the line that it was real.
3I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to put up a bit of a fight. [8 July 2010]
4It's a good thing to cap the salaries and I think it should have probably been done a long time ago. We've always been overpaid, but it's the demand. It's like theatres, you'll only command a high salary if you put bums on seats. So if you are in that position, that does give you a status of asking for big money. But everybody's taken pay cuts now, I think it's a very good thing. (Speaking in 2009)
5Even though I'm 81, when I walk on to a studio floor, I feel 30. People have been asking if I'm going to retire for the last 10 or 15 years. It's getting to be an old question - I'm nearly as old as the question! I'll know when I've had enough and probably the audience will know when I've had enough as well. When it happens, I'm ready for it. I still love show business, I still love to get out there.
6Val Parnell of Sunday Night at the Palladium said to me when I was very worried after doing six weeks that I was running out of material, 'Don't worry you've got another 33, 34 shows - do them, forget them, do next week, forget it'. And that's how I've regarded television ever since - you do it, good or bad, you forget it.
7Strictly Come Dancing (2004) is the most difficult show I've ever done. Even as a child of nine or 10 when I was doing competitions, I always had an audience in front of me that I could bounce off. All I've got in front of me here is a camera - so it is difficult to do a Bruce Forsyth performance at times.
8When I was in the business as a young performer, it was a recognised fact that when you got to 60 you were out, because there'd be a new crop of comics coming up all the time, every 10 years or so.
9I am not doddery... doddery I am not!
10I don't know why they call it light entertainment though. Were Morecambe (Eric Morecambe) and Wise (Ernie Wise) light entertainment? The Two Ronnies (1971)? I think it was very heavy. It got millions and millions of viewers; it was heavy entertainment, giving the general public what they wanted. I've never liked the idea of light entertainment; I've never understood it and I never will.
11I want to be famous and buy my mum a fur coat.
12I'd never done a show where I'd sat down behind a desk. I always call myself a 'head-to-toe' performer, I move around.
13I do a work-out every morning, half-an-hour, yoga and stretches, always before breakfast otherwise I don't feel like it.
14[Speaking in November 2004]: I'm not 77 until February and every month to me is vital.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Special Recognition AwardNational Television Awards, UK
2008Academy FellowshipBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Television
1995Lifetime Achievement AwardBritish Comedy AwardsFor variety.


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come DancingTV Series 5 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 118 episodes, 2006 - 2014
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes2005TV Movie documentary written by
Forsyth's Follies1983TV Movie script

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House!2000Bruce Forsyth
Fiddley Foodle Bird1991TV SeriesNarrator (voice)
Slinger's Day1986-1987TV SeriesCecil Slinger
Magnum, P.I.1986TV SeriesLottery Host
Anna Pavlova1983TV SeriesAlfred Batt
The Mating Season1976TV MovieBruce Gillespie
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins1971Clayton (segment "Avarice")
Bedknobs and Broomsticks1971Swinburne
Red Peppers1969TV MovieGeorge Pepper
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?1969Uncle Limelight
Star!1968Arthur Lawrence
Mystery and Imagination1966TV SeriesSir Simon de Canterville

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce's Hall of Fame2014TV Movie "Feelings"
Strictly Come Dancing2011-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cannon and Ball1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
De Mike Burstyn show1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppet ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation GameTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?1969performer: "Picadilly Lilly", "On the Boards"
Star!1968performer: "Piccadilly"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce's Hall of Fame2014TV Movie executive producer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth
Perspectives2014TV Series documentary associate producer - 1 episode
When Miranda Met Bruce2013TV Movie documentary executive producer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1994TV Series program consultant - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The National Television Awards 20112011TV Special with thanks to
A Question of Sport2004TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Royal Variety Show1960TV MovieHimself - Compere
New Look1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spectacular1958TV SeriesHimself
The Winifred Atwell Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Here We Go1955TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music-Hall1954TV SeriesHimself
Variety Parade1954TV SeriesHimself
Come and Be Televised1939TV SeriesHimself - Child Dancer
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The One Show2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing2004-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - VT / Himself - Musical Guest
Loose Women2003-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Night Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
VE Day: Remembering Victory2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Aged 17 on VE Day
Bruce's Hall of Fame2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
The Fight for Saturday Night2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
Pride of Britain Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Come on Down! The Game Show Story2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Game Show Host
Today at Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Perspectives2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014DocumentaryHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The One and Only Cilla Black2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Miranda Met Bruce2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE)
Les Dawson: An Audience with That Never Was2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
This Morning2004-2013TV SeriesHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2013TV SeriesHimself
Goodbye Television Centre2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
The Royal Variety Performance 20122012TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
The Late Great Eric Sykes2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
Pride of Britain Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice: You're Fired!2012TV SeriesHimself
South at Six2012TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Untold Tommy Cooper2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
The Rob Brydon Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Entertainer / Himself
The Story of Variety with Michael Grade2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The National Television Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
100 Years of the London Palladium2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2005-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Cutting Edge2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You2003-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
Election 20102010TV MovieHimself
Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast2010TV MovieHimself
Newsnight2009TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
Morecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2001-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Strictly Come Dancing Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce on Vegas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Raiders of the Lost Archive2007TV Series documentaryHimself
New Year Live2006TV MovieHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
All*Star Cup 20062006TV MovieHimself - Team Europe
Sport Relief 20062006TV MovieHimself
Best Ever Muppet Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Swings2005TV MovieHimself
What Did ITV Do for Me?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Bruce Forsyth OBE)
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHimself
The Story of ITV: The People's Channel2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TROS TV Show2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce Forsyth: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Unseen Eric Morecambe2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Ice Dancing2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Heaven and Earth Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson1978-2004TV SeriesHimself
Didn't They Do Well!2004TV SeriesHost
My Holiday with Brucie2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Room 1012004TV SeriesHimself
Hogmanay Live2003TV MovieHimself
Bruce Forsyth & William Hague2003Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Play Your Cards Right1980-2003TV SeriesHimself - Host
The BAFTA TV Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
The Showbiz Set2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2002TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Open House2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Bruce's Price Is Right1995-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
Wild About Harry: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe2001TV SpecialHimself
Tonight at the London Palladium2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of a Thousand Shows2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett1997TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1987-1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Works1997TV Series documentaryHimself
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth1997TV MovieHimself
Happy Birthday Shirley1996TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Royal Variety Performance 19951995TV MovieHimself - Compère
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1971-1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
Guest Night1992TV SeriesHimself
Alma Cogan: The Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice1991TV Short documentaryHimself
Going Live!1990-1991TV SeriesHimself
Takeover Bid1990TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Jackie Mason1990TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
You Bet!1988-1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
Des O'Connor Tonight1977-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
Wogan1982-1989TV SeriesHimself
Bruce and Ronnie1988TV Movie documentary
The Royal Variety Performance 19881988TV SpecialHimself - Host
After Ten with Tarbuck1988TV SeriesHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Hot Streak1986TV SeriesHimself - Host
Aspel & Company1986TV SeriesHimself
A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars1985TV SpecialHimself
Give Us a Clue1985TV SeriesHimself
A Century of Stars: The Story of the Grand Order of Water Rats1984TV Movie documentary
Karen Kay1984TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Affairs1984TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Joan Rivers1984TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Forsyth's Follies1983TV MovieHimself
Forsyth Follies1982TV MovieHimself
Cannon and Ball1982TV SeriesHimself
Nice to See You!1981TV MovieHimself - Presenter
De Mike Burstyn show1981TV SeriesHimself
Grace Kennedy1981TV SeriesHimself
Night of One Hundred Stars1980TV MovieHimself
Not the Nine O'Clock News1980TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Bruce1980TV MovieHimself - Host
Big Night1978TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Muppet Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
Bring on the Girls1976TV MovieHimself - Host
The Royal Variety Performance1975TV MovieHimself - Host
Frankie and Bruce1975TV Movie documentary
The Bruce Forsyth Show1965-1973TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Good Old Days1973TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Morecambe & Wise Show1968-1972TV SeriesSanta Claus / Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 19711971TV MovieHimself
Tom Jones: That's Him, That's Her and This Is the Devil1971TV MovieHimself
The Val Doonican Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Cilla1971TV SeriesHimself
Stars on Sunday1970TV SeriesHimself
It's Lulu1970TV SeriesHimself
If It Moves It's Rude: The Story of the Windmill Theatre1969DocumentaryOn-Screen Participant
The Golden Shot1969TV SeriesHimself
Two of a Kind1968TV SeriesHimself
Showtime1968TV SeriesHimself
Those Two Fellers1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Frankie and Bruce1966TV SeriesHimself
The Blackpool Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
Thank Your Lucky Stars1965TV SeriesHimself
That's for Me1964TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1958-1964TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Top of the Bill
The Royal Variety Performance 19611961TV MovieHimself
Playground Spectacular1960Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Eurovision at 602015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Come on Down! The Game Show Story2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Glasgow: Big Night Out2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story2013TV Series documentaryHimself
How Video Games Changed the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70s2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Entertainer / Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19762011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011/ITV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Have I Got News for You2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Mollie Sugden: A Tribute2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roy Walker's Gameshow Moments2009TV SeriesHimself
John Nettles Applauds2008TV Series documentary
Room 1012007TV SeriesHimself
All the Best from Denis Norden2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Duet Impossible2006TV SpecialHimself
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHimself
Boom Bang-a-Bang! 50 Years of Eurovision2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters2003VideoHimself - Guest Presenter (as Bruce Forsyth O.B.E)
Heroes of Comedy2002TV Series documentary
Little Voice1998Himself (uncredited)
Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip1996TV SpecialHimself
Paul Merton's Palladium Story1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Morecambe & Wise Christmas Cracker1993VideoHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself
Washes Whiter1990TV Series documentaryHimself - Stork 'Fruitcake' Commercial

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