- Sammy Davis Jr
Des, who plays the great Sammy Davis Jnr, attended the Guildford School of Acting. After graduating in 1993, he worked as a singer in Germany for six months in the stage musical Chicago. He then landed a starring role in the musical Miss Saigon.
In 1996 he was cast as wide boy Lenny Wallace in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and remained with the soap until 1999. His television work post EastEnders, has included: Is Harry on the Boat? (2001); Casualty (2003); The Bill (2004), and Doctors (2004; 2006). He also appeared in the 2001 film Submerged with Sam Neill.
On stage he has appeared in London's West End's Rent, Simply Heavenly, and most recently in Trevor Nunn's musical opera Porgy and Bess at The Savoy Theatre. When he is not touring with The Rat Pack, Des can bee seen as a presenter for BBC East Midlands and "The One Show" also for the BBC. He is also seen regularly as a guest reviewer for "This Morning" on ITV.
In 2009 Des won a prestigious RTS award for his BBC presenting work.
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