Dexter Fletcher is an English actor, director and screenwriter. The audience knows him well for Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock, Two Barrels. Dexter began his creative biography in 1976 and since then has appeared in dozens of films and TV series, as well as directed several films, including "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Fletcher got his first roles in childhood. In the future, he deliberately chose the profession of an actor, having received his education in one of the theater schools.
Dexter is also a voice-over for television commercials and has been a multiple storyteller for Discovery Channel documentaries.
Since 2012 he took up directing. On account of his films: "Wild Bill", "Sun over the Leat", "Eddie" The Eagle "and a sensational film about the work of Freddie Mercury:" Bohemian Rhapsody ", in which he replaced the director Brian Singer.
The beginning of the biography
Dexter was born in the winter of 1966 in England and from childhood he was fond of creativity. He played his first role in the film "Bugsy Malone" at the age of ten and later, during his school years, took part in several more film projects. When Fletcher was fourteen, he starred in famed director David Lynch's The Elephant Man, based on the story of Joseph Merrick.
This was followed by several roles in the movies: "Bounty", "Revolution", "Corovajo", in the series: "Newspapers" and "Purely English Murder".
After leaving school, Dexter continued his studies at the theater studio to pursue a professional acting education.
The actor became famous for his role in the black comedy Guy Ritchie "Lock, Stock, Two Barrels." The film itself was received ambiguously by critics, many said that Richie was copying Tarantino, but as a result, the film grossed more than 25 million worldwide and received several awards. Dexter's acting work was appreciated and well received by the audience.
Then several more works appeared in the actor's career. He starred in the thriller "The Depth", then in the film about Gilbert and Sullivan, "Trouble", which received many awards at film festivals, and in the TV series "Brothers in Arms."
In the early 2000s, Dexter dabbled in the role of director and shot the dramatic film Wild Bill, which tells the story of how Bill, released from prison, is forced to establish contact with his children, who have already become teenagers, and about the difficulties he faces.
A year later, followed by another directorial work of Fletcher - "Eddie" The Eagle. A biographical film about a skier who dreamed of participating in the Olympics since childhood and the difficulties he faced. The picture was warmly received by the audience and was later awarded the Heartland Film Award 2016.
Replacing director Brian Singer on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody in 2017, Dexter has continued to direct films about famous musicians, and his next film, Rocketman, is dedicated to Elton John. The picture is due to appear at the box office in May 2019.
Having started directing, Fletcher does not leave his work in cinema as an actor. He has more than 80 films and TV series on his account, including: "Doom", "Tristan and Isolde", "Hotel Babylon", "Stardust", "Dregs", "Three Musketeers", "Dare in Paradise", "Finished" …
Dexter does not like to talk about his family life. It is known that for some time he had a relationship with Julia Savalia, then the actor met with Lisa Walker.
Dexter's wife was Dalia Ibelhauptaite, a Lithuanian by nationality who worked as a theater director. The couple formalized their relationship in 1997.