Five prominent Leicesterites
As Leicester City over-perform to spectacular extent in the Premiership, the world wonders who, aside from Stephen Fr ears, has brought us joy from that East Midlands city.
The great actor and director’ s father was principal of University College, Leicester, and Dickie made his theatrical debut in that city’ s Little Theatre before going to Rad a. Devoted Chelsea supporter, alas.
The playwright was, appropriately, immortalised in Stephen Frears’s excellent Prick Up Your Ears( 1987). “He didn’t get it from Leicester,” Joe’ s conservative brother once re marked of his homosexuality.
More conspicuously associated with the city than any other current celebrity, the big-ea red crisp flogger began his career with Leicester City. Honorary VP of the club.
Formerly of this paris hand lately of the Irish Independent, the spiky columnist was raised in Leicester to an Irish family. He later attended UCD before covering Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
Born Arnold Dorsey, the popular crooner was raised in Leicester. His biggest hit, Release Me( 1967), famously kept Penny Lane/ Strawberry Fields off the top spot.