26 July 1961|
|Died||October 18, 2013(aged 52)|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
|Known for||The Real McCoy|
Dexter was born in Saint Kitts, in the Caribbean, and moved to Surrey with his family at the age of seven. He studied Law at University College London and began training as a barrister, before embarking on a career in comedy. He began by touring late night comedy venues, including Jongleurs club in London and The Comedy Store, before being hired to work with an all-black cast in the BBC TV sketch show The Real McCoy; which was initially based on a stage show Dexter performed at the Hackney Empire Theatre.
He became one of the regular performers on the later series of The Fast Show. He also appeared in Citizen Khan, which first aired in 2012, as Omar, a Somali Muslim who works at a mosque in Sparkhill, Birmingham. The second series of the show aired October 2013. He also starred in Absolutely Fabulous as John the father of Saffron's baby.
On BBC Radio 4 he featured in the satirical spoof radio phone-in show Down the Line and starred in the dramatisation of Delete This at Your Peril part of The Bob Servant Emails, written by Neil Forsyth
In 2014 Dexter was posthumously given Screen Nation's Edric Connor Inspiration award.
- Telegraph Obituary. Retrieved 22 October 2013
- Hamilton, Davina (18 October 2013). "RIP Felix Dexter". The Voice.
- "BBC News – Felix Dexter, actor and comedian, dies". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- The Times Obituary, 21 October 2013, p. 50.
- BBC Radio 4, You and Yours, 17 December 2010, The Bob Servant Emails at 26 mins
- "BBC Two – Respect: A Felix Dexter Special". BBC Two. BBC. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- "The Winners – 2014 Awards", Screen Nation.
- Felix Dexter – official site
- Felix Dexter at the Internet Movie Database
- Felix Dexter profile at chortle.co.uk
- "Remembering Felix: friends pay tribute – London", Judith Jacob and Angie Le Mar interviewed on Dotun on Sunday, BBC London, 23 October 2013
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