Leigh Francis Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Affairs, Net worth & MorePosted By: Naveed Khan | September 13, 2018
Leigh Francis Biography:
Leigh Francis is a famous English actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director, producer, and voice artist. He is well recognized and best known for developing Channel 4’s hit show named “Bo’ Selecta!” He also is known for portraying the character of Keith Lemon in many shows such as “Keith Lemon’s Lemon Aid,” “Whatever I Want,” “Lemon La Vida Loca,” “The Keith & Paddy Picture Show,” “The Keith Lemon Sketch Show” and many more. Nowadays, he is playing the role of Keith in “Celebrity Juice” and “Through the Keyhole.” He also performed in a number of other comedy shows including “Loose Women,” “The Buzz” and “The Frank Skinner Show.” All his works mentioned above are highly successful, and he earned a lot of name, fame, and popularity.
He hugely acclaimed not only by the audience and critics but also by the celebrities. Even popular celebrities are the big fan of him. He has millions of his fans all around the world. He has a lot of followers on the social media like on his twitter account he has almost 3.25 million followers estimated in July 2017. During his career, he nominated for a number of prestigious awards and also won many of them including BAFTA Television Award for his contributions in “Celebrity Juice” in the year 2016. This article will provide you with a lot of information about this legend. If you are a fan of him just read this article to know everything about him.
Leigh Francis Childhood and Early Life:
Leigh Francis was born on 30th April 1973 AD in Beeston, the City of Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. There is nothing much known about his family except his wife, Jill Carter.
As far as his education is concerned, he his early education from Farnley Park High School which currently known as The Farnley Academy. After that, he got admission in Leeds College of Arts. He took the degree of graduation in graphic designing from Leeds College of Arts. He also had an interest in the acting and comedy from his early age. After completing his graduate degree, he decided to pursue the acting career.
Leigh Francis Career:
Leigh Francis started his acting career with his performance in the popular Paramount’s TV series named “Dom and Kirk’s Nite O’ Plenty.” After that, he again appeared on the small screen in the famous TV series called “Popworld.” This series aired on Channel 4, and he portrayed the role of Barry Gibson in this series. He also performed in another series named “Stars in their Houses.”
Then in the year 1998, he performed in the TV show named “The Buzz.” The year 2002 when his major television breakthrough came in the form of “Bo’ Selecta!” Basically, he asked by the Channel Four to organize a show that based on his television characters.
Leigh Francis agreed with it and eventually this resulted in the creation of the show named “Bo’ Selecta!” Soon after this, he performed in another show named “The Frank Skinner Show.” Then he created another show that was based on his TV character of Keith Lemon and named this show as “Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour.”
This show aired in April 2008. This show was a big hit at that time. His all the shows were well received by the public and by the critics as well. Due to his character as Keith Lemon, he became much famous and popular not only in the native country but also all over the world. The character of Keith Lemon opened many ways for him in the industry, and he very wisely used it step by step. His unique, funny style and perfect expressions were highly admired. He used his comedic talents to contribute to the industry and equally received by the audience.
Leigh Francis Later Works:
As he knew it that his mostly shows became successful due to his role as Keith Lemon. So he created another show that named as “Celebrity Juice” that was again featuring Keith Lemon. This show also a big hit and aired many hit seasons and this show is also running till date. In the year 2009, he turned back to television series and appeared in the popular television series named “Loose Women.”
After three years that was in 2012, he worked as a host in two shows including “Take Me Out: Celebrity Special” and “Keith Lemon’s Lemon Aid.” He began his another new show named “Lemon La Vida Loca” in the year 2012, and this show aired for almost a year.
After this show, he appeared in another show called “Through the Key Hole,” and this show is running till now. Then he appeared in another show named “The Keith Lemon Sketch Show” that again based on the character of Keith Lemon.
He performed in this show from the year 2015 to 2016. Currently, in the year 2017, he performed in the show called “The Keith & Paddy Picture Show.” All his shows were proved as successful in the industry. He reached to the heights of fame and popularity due to these shows and rather to say due to his character as Keith Lemon and no doubt due to his hard work as well.
Following are some best works by Leigh Francis, and all these are worth seeing:
1. Bo’ Selecta
2. The Buzz
3. Celebrity Juice
4. Through the Keyhole
5. Keith Lemon’s Lemon Aid
6. The Keith Lemon Sketch Show
7. The Keith & Paddy Picture Show
Awards and Achievements of Leigh Francis:
Throughout his career, he nominated many times for the prestigious awards. He won the following awards:
- British Academy Television Award for the Best Entertainment Performance
- BAFTA Television Award for “Celebrity Juice” – 2016
Leigh Francis Personal Life:
It was the year 2002 when Leigh Francis tied his knot with Jill Carter. The marriage proved successful and after seven years that in 2009, the couple blessed with a baby girl. Francis and Jill named their daughter “Matilda.” Nowadays, the famous English comedian is living in North London, England along with his family.
Leigh Francis Net Worth:
Leigh Francis has an estimated net worth of almost $10 million (estimated on 13th April 2017).