Derek Griffiths introduced himself in the entertainment industry through British children's television series like Dinosaurs: Fun, Fact and Fantasy. Legendary actor, Derek is remembered for his comic and his whimsical persona. Well, the British actor is known for experimenting with his character, in the recent soap opera Coronation Street, he shocked entertainment fraternity with his brilliant portrayal of retired mechanic Freddie.
Rise In Entertainment Industry
He got recognized in his early years for his Play School appearances. He made numerous appearances during 1960's and 70's along with his voiced theme tune to Heads and Tails, a short animal film for children.
During 1971 to 2015, he appeared on various Children's TV shows and also featured in comedy shows including Dinosaurs: Fun, Fact and Fantasy, Christopher Crocodile, Sarah & Duck, The Funny Side, Porkpie and Way To Go.
He is also known for his film works where he played over a dozen of movies including Up The Front, Rising Damp and Run For Your Wife. His theatre works have been mainly associated with the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
Is The Actor Married?
In March 2016, Derek joined in the soap opera Coronation Street where he portrays the role of a retired mechanic Freddie. While on the series, Freddie loses his wife and gets involved with a young blonde Kylie Platt in an unlikely friendship who looks like Freddie's daughter.
Derek Griffith acting on Coronation Street (Photo: Instagram)
However, he did not continue his role as Freddie with his partner Kylie on the series. In late 2017, he quit Coronation Street after playing his character for more than a year.
Derek has accumulated questions from his fans concerning his married life. His romantic life has crammed with a well-kept secret as he steers towards stimulating his career. As the actor has yet to comment on his relationship affair, it has become hard to figure out his personal life details.
Derek's Death Rumors
While he made his debut on Coronation Street on March 2016, his arrival on the cobbles with his role as Freddie sent Twitter into meltdown. After his first appearance on the soap opera, the rumors begin to float down in the social networking sites where his fans believed he had passed away. Many of his followers expressed their consoles through social media networks. Derek was, in fact, healthy and alive. Well, after knowing the truth, Derek received waves of delighted tweets.
Derek Griffiths was born on 15 July 1946 which makes his age 71. He is a native of Woking, Surrey and has British nationality. Derek has a height of 1.8m (5' 11''). As per wiki, he carries mixed ethnicity. His family raised him in London, England.