Larry Lamb Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Partner, Children, Son, Daughter, Wiki, Parents, Illness

Larry Lamb Biography – Larry Lamb Wiki

Larry Lamb is an English actor, presenter and author. He is best known for his roles as Mick Shipman in Gavin & Stacey and Archie Mitchell in EastEnders.

Lamb is one of Britain’s most popular and accomplished stage and screen actors. He has starred in numerous TV series, playing iconic roles as ‘Mick Shipman’ in BBC’s Gavin & Stacey and ‘Archie Mitchell’ in Eastenders.

Lamb regularly works with BBC1’s The One Show, presenting their history and heritage films. Previously, Lamb hosted his own LBC 97.3 Sunday Morning radio show, talking to the station’s 1.3 million listeners about the big, real-life issues of the week.

A keen traveller, Lamb left Britain when he was 19 to travel and work – he didn’t return until his 30s. He has presented Channel 5’s Rome: The World’s First Super Power’ series, More4’s Disappearing Britain and is currently in development with some exciting new factual-based TV projects.

Lamb came 6th in ITV1’s I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here and cycled across Britain with his presenter son George for his second series of Channel 5’s docu-series Britain by Bike.

Larry Lamb Age

Lawrence Douglas “Larry” Lamb was born on 10 October 1947 in Edmonton, London, England, UK. He is 75 years old as of 2022.

Larry Lamb Parents

Larry Lamb is the son of Ronald Douglas Lamb and Jessie White. Lamb and his siblings grew up in a volatile home – “like living in a war zone” – as their parents argued. When the marriage ended, they spent the rest of their childhood being raised by their grandmother, only rarely seeing their mother.

In November 2022, Lamb appeared as part of an all-male panel on a special version of Loose Women – rebranded as Loose Men – ahead of International Men’s Day. The episode aimed to encourage men to talk more openly about their feelings. Gavin & Stacey actor opened up about his struggles to feel love following his turbulent upbringing.

Lamb said: “My parents met and I was born nine months later. It was literally like that. And they realised they didn’t like each other and that grew into hatred, and they spent nine years torturing each other, torturing me and my brother and sister.

“There was never any essence of real love, as it were, around. It was all at a price and corrupted. It led to me having this constant search to find somebody to love, but it was distorted, completely. When I listen to you guys on how you prepare everything and have thought it all out… I just became so cynical.”

Larry Lamb Wife

Is Larry Lamb married? He’s been married three or four times. In December 2016, Larry hinted that he is in no rush to get married again. When quizzed about his love life on Loose Woman, he told the panel: “I have three marriages already. I think these sort of things are best discussed in private.”

In an interview with The Guardian, his son George opened up about his father’s marriages, saying: “He’s not your man for relationship advice, though – he’s been married three or four times. I tend to go to Mum for that.”

Larry Lamb Partner

He is currently single. During his stint on I’m A Celebrity in 2016, it was reported that Larry was dating Marie Victorine, who is the great granddaughter of Les Miserables writer Victor Hugo.

The former EastEnders actor was previously in a long-term relationship with former partner Clare Burt for 20 years.

Larry Lamb Children

Larry Lamb has four children; older daughter, Vanessa, from his first marriage, TV and radio presenter George Lamb from his second marriage to Linda Martin, as well as daughters, Eloise Alexandra and Eva-Mathilde, with his former partner Clare Burt.

Lamb opened up about his eldest daughter Vanessa on ITV1’s I’m a Celebrity, saying: “I do think about her a lot. Me and her mum broke up and then she was adopted by her mum’s new husband, so I never had anything to do with her.”

Larry Lamb Son

Actor Larry Lamb’s son George is a TV and radio presenter. Actor Larry opened up on on their close father-son relationship. He said: “When George was a kid I had a saddle for him that was fixed to the crossbar of my bicycle. He would sit there with his little feet up in between my arms and we’d ride everywhere around London. Becoming his dad was when I started to grow up, and his childhood is filled with extraordinary memories for me.

“When he was about three, George’s mum and I realised we couldn’t live under the same roof…I moved around the corner from them and we raised George between us – we seem to have done a really good job.”

Larry Lamb Family

Larry Lamb has two siblings – a sister, Penny, and a brother, Wesley.

Lamb’s brother, Wesley, died from cancer in 2009. Just before his brother’s death, Lamb was in a hospice in Newcastle, where his younger brother, Wesley, was in the final throes of “a long, long run with cancer, first in the throat, then in the tongue”. A nurse from Macmillan Cancer Support, who was helping Wesley, had contacted Lamb and suggested it would be a good idea if he came to be by his brother’s side.

“So that’s what I did, I stayed with him for the last seven days of his life. I slept there, in a little bed in the corner, fed him. We laughed, and sorted out the history of our lives together. The problem was he’d had all the workings of his voice taken out, so he couldn’t speak any more,” Lamb told The Telegraph.

Larry and Wesley were close as children. Later on, as the brothers grew older and their careers took off – Lamb’s included many years working abroad in the oil industry before becoming an actor – they drifted apart.

“Him dying sort of drew us back together,” he said. In those final days, living together in the hospice, “we were just like two little boys, laughing, making faces we’d made since we were kids, cuddling each other like monkeys. At a certain point he looked up at me and made a sort of kissing sign, pointing at his mouth. So I gave him a kiss on his lips, and gradually off he went. I’m sure it was good to have me there to help.”

Larry Lamb Strictly Come Dancing

Larry Lamb is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2022. He will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.

Larry told the BBC: “Christmas has come early! I can’t wait to get on the dance floor and learn a brand new skill ready for all those festive parties. I am excited yet incredibly nervous but I know Nadiya will look after me, and I look forward to adding a bit of extra sparkle to Christmas day.”

Larry Lamb Height

How tall is Larry Lamb? He stands at a height of 6′ 4″ (1.93 m).

Larry Lamb Net Worth

Actor Larry Lamb’s net worth is estimated to be €1 million.

Larry Lamb Instagram

Larry Lamb’s Instagram is @larrylambtv.