Les Dawson Les Dawson was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter, who is best remembered for his deadpan style.


Like Lena Zavaroni his carrer took off after appearing on Opportunity Knocks (circa 1967).

  • On 4 June 1980 Les Dawson was a guest star on Lena Zavaroni‚Äôs BBC TV Show Lena.
  • On 13 February 1982 Lena was a guest star on his BBC TV show The Les Dawson Show.


  • Birth name: Les Dawson Jr.
  • Born: 2 February 1934
  • Origin: Collyhurst, Manchester, England
  • Died: 10 June 1993 (aged 59)
  • Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Presenter