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Lee Oakes (born 1976) is an English actor best known for his role as Munch Wilkinson in the British comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and as Kev in the British television series After You've Gone, a friend and fellow builder of Jimmy Venables (portrayed by Nicholas Lyndhurst).
Oakes is originally from Haslington near Crewe in Cheshire, North West England. He attended Sandbach School for Boys, as well as being trained at the Cheshire School of Performing Arts in Ellesmere Port. Oakes was also a member of the Chester Gateway Youth Theatre and the Manchester Youth Theatre.
After he landed his role as Young King Einon in the 1996 film Dragonheart, Lee developed his talents at the BBC whilst pursuing his theatrical career, most notably in the highly acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Wigan, Sparkleshark at the National, and numerous plays at the Bush Theatre.
Oakes has appeared in Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Blue Murder (UK TV series), and Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA-winning series The Lakes. He also starred in the Ant and Dec film Alien Autopsy. In 2009 he appeared in the British crime thriller Harry Brown playing Dean, a chav who attacks Michael Caine.
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