Desmond Lynam

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KNOWN FOR 
Countdown (2005-2010) | FIFA Soccer 1998 (1998) | The Premiership (2001)
AKA 
Den Lynam | Des Lynam | Des Lynham | Des Lynam OBE | Desmond Lynam OBE  Less
NICKNAME  
Des
BORN 
Sep 17, 1942 (age 75)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Past Television (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Alas Smith & JonesAlas Smith & Jones (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The Russ Abbot ShowThe Russ Abbot Show (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
Self (72 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Hill: A Man for All SeasonsJimmy Hill: A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Match of the Day at 50Match of the Day at 50 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Alan Hansen: Player and PunditAlan Hansen: Player and Pundit (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Ali: Still the GreatestAli: Still the Greatest (TV Mini-series) Himself - Presenter ( 5 episodes, 2012 )  Less 2012
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  • Primary photo for When Ali Came to BritainWhen Ali Came to Britain (TV Movie) Himself - Broadcaster  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious (TV Movie) Himself - Broadcaster (as Desmond Lynam OBE)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Murray Walker: Life in the Fast LaneMurray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane (TV Movie) Himself - BBC Presenter 1968-1999 (as Desmond Lynam OBE)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for CountdownCountdown (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter ( 304 episodes, 2005–2010 )  Less 2005–2010
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  • Primary photo for Strictly Come DancingStrictly Come Dancing (TV Series) Himself - Audience Member ( 4 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008
    • Grand Final Results (Dec 20, 2008) Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)  Less
    • Grand Final (Dec 20, 2008) Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)  Less
    • Round Four Results (Oct 12, 2008) Himself - Audience Member (as Des Lynam)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The One ShowThe One Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for When Des Met JoeWhen Des Met Joe (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Happy Birthday Brucie!Happy Birthday Brucie! (TV Movie) Himself - Audience Member  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for That's What I Call TelevisionThat's What I Call Television (TV Series) Himself - Co-host ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Nation on FilmNation on Film (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for GrandstandGrandstand (TV Series) Himself (1978-1999)  Less 1958–2007
  • Primary photo for Loose WomenLoose Women (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Countdown GameCountdown Game (Video Game) Himself - Presenter  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for TV's 50 Greatest StarsTV's 50 Greatest Stars (TV Movie) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Best Ever Spitting ImageBest Ever Spitting Image (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Grumpy Old MenGrumpy Old Men (TV Series) Himself ( 5 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006
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  • Primary photo for The Paul O'Grady ShowThe Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2005–2006 )  Less 2005–2006
    • Episode #4.13 (Apr 12, 2006) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less
    • Episode #3.17 (Oct 4, 2005) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less
  • Primary photo for Grumpy Old New YearGrumpy Old New Year (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Richard & JudyRichard & Judy (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Friday Night with Jonathan RossFriday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2004–2005 )  Less 2004–2005
  • Primary photo for Are You Younger Than You Think?Are You Younger Than You Think? (TV Movie) Himself - Presenter  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Have I Got News for YouHave I Got News for You (TV Series) Himself - Guest Presenter ( 3 episodes, 2004–2005 )  Less 2004–2005
    • Episode #29.8 (Jun 3, 2005) Himself - Guest Presenter  Less
    • Episode #28.5 (Nov 12, 2004) Himself - Guest Presenter  Less
    • Episode #27.3 (Apr 30, 2004) Himself - Guest Presenter  Less
  • Primary photo for Match of the Day at 40Match of the Day at 40 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayAnt & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Episode #3.6 (Apr 17, 2004) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less
  • Primary photo for Footballers' WivesFootballers' Wives (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Episode #3.1 (Feb 11, 2004) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less
  • Primary photo for The PremiershipThe Premiership (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 2001–2004
  • Primary photo for The British Comedy Awards 2003The British Comedy Awards 2003 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Trevor's World of SportTrevor's World of Sport (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • Episode #1.6 (Sep 29, 2003) Himself (as Des Lynam)  Less
  • Primary photo for Pride of Britain Awards 2003Pride of Britain Awards 2003 (TV Special) Self  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for A Tribute to the Likely LadsA Tribute to the Likely Lads (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Room 101Room 101 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Night of a Thousand FacesNight of a Thousand Faces (TV Special) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Kiss Me KateKiss Me Kate (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Comic Relief Short PantsComic Relief Short Pants (TV Special) Self  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The BAFTA TV Awards 2000The BAFTA TV Awards 2000 (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Match of the DayMatch of the Day (TV Series) Himself - Presenter ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Passion, Pride and PenaltiesPassion, Pride and Penalties (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998 £200K
  • Primary photo for TFI FridayTFI Friday (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998
  • Primary photo for Children in NeedChildren in Need (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Blankety BlankBlankety Blank (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1985–1998 )  Less 1985–1998
  • Primary photo for A Prince Among MenA Prince Among Men (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for My Summer with DesMy Summer with Des (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Celebrity CountdownCelebrity Countdown (TV Series) Himself - Contestant ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
    • Episode #1.1 (Apr 23, 1998) Himself - Contestant  Less
  • Primary photo for FIFA Soccer 1998FIFA Soccer 1998 (Video Game) Himself (voice)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Sports Review of the Year 1997Sports Review of the Year 1997 (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for An Audience with Elton JohnAn Audience with Elton John (TV Special) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Comic ReliefComic Relief (TV Special) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for SportsnightSportsnight (TV Series) Himself - Presenter (1991-1997)  Less 1968–1997
  • Primary photo for Sports Review of the Year 1996Sports Review of the Year 1996 (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Auntie's All-Time GreatsAuntie's All-Time Greats (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Fantasy Football LeagueFantasy Football League (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest Manager ( 2 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Unseen Fantasy FootballUnseen Fantasy Football (Video) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Sports Review of the Year 1995Sports Review of the Year 1995 (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Mrs. Merton ShowThe Mrs. Merton Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Anyone for Pennis?Anyone for Pennis? (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Natural WorldNatural World (TV Series) Himself - Narrator ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Harry Enfield and ChumsHarry Enfield and Chums (TV Series) Himself - Special Guest Star ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994
    • Episode #1.2 (Nov 11, 1994) Himself - Special Guest Star  Less
  • Primary photo for How Do They Do That?How Do They Do That? (TV Series) Himself - Presenter ( 2 episodes, 1994 )  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Going Live!Going Live! (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for MaestroMaestro (TV Series) Himself - Interviewer  Less 1979–1989
  • Primary photo for Masters SnookerMasters Snooker (TV Series) Himself - Presenter ( 12 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982
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  • Primary photo for The London MarathonThe London Marathon (TV Series) Himself - Commentator ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for European Men's Football ChampionshipsEuropean Men's Football Championships (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1960– 
  • Primary photo for Sports Personality of the YearSports Personality of the Year (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1954– 
  • Primary photo for Football World CupFootball World Cup (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1954– 
  • Primary photo for The Grand NationalThe Grand National (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1948– 
  • Primary photo for Olympic GamesOlympic Games (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1936– 
Archive Footage (13 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Muhammad Ali: The GreatestMuhammad Ali: The Greatest (TV Movie) Himself - Broadcaster (archive footage) (as Des Lynam OBE)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came HomeAlan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for CountdownCountdown (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • Episode #57.91 (Nov 2, 2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Room 101Room 101 (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1997–2007 )  Less 1997–2007
    • Episode #11.2 (Jan 12, 2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #3.4 (Aug 22, 1997) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for All the Best from Denis NordenAll the Best from Denis Norden (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 (Video) Guest Presenter (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for One O'Clock NewsOne O'Clock News (TV Series) Himself - Audience Member ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • Episode dated 4 October 2005 (Oct 4, 2005) Himself - Audience Member (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for That Game: England v Germany 1990That Game: England v Germany 1990 (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love the 1990sI Love the 1990s (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
    • I Love 1990 (Aug 18, 2001) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Match of the EightiesMatch of the Eighties (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1997 )  Less 1997
    • 1985-86 (Aug 25, 1997) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • 1982-83 (Aug 4, 1997) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Clash of the TitansClash of the Titans (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for L'EtrangerL'Etranger (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Crying GameThe Crying Game (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for World Cup 98World Cup 98 (Video Game) Voice Talent (Electronic Arts Canada Team)  Less 1998
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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