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Van Outen, Denise 1974–

Van Outen, Denise 1974–

(Denise Outen)


Original name, Denise Outen; born May 27, 1974, in Basildon, Essex, England. Education: Attended Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Addresses: Agent—Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Career: Actress. Appeared in numerous commercials, including work for Nescafe coffee, 1999, and Marks & Spencer, 2002, and public service announcements.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Denise Outen) Tracy Cotton, Kappatoo, ITV, 1990.

Presenter, Top of the Pops (also known as All New Top of the Pops and TOTP), BBC, 1997.

Presenter, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 1997–99, 2000–2001.

Leigh Jackson, Babes in the Wood, ITV, 1998.

Presenter, Something for the Weekend, Channel 4, 1999.

Host, Prickly Heat, Sky One, 2000.

How Much Do You Love Me?, 2000.

Presenter, Johnny & Denise: Passport to Paradise, BBC, 2004.

Narrator, When Will I Be Famous?, BBC, 2004.

Kim Blakeney, Where the Heart Is, Series 9, ITV, 2005.

Presenter, Celebrity Love Island, Series 2, ITV, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Audience member, An Audience with the Spice Girls, ITV, 1997.

Herself, Men for Sale, 1998.

Host, Abbamania, ITV, 1999.

Presenter, Sing It Your Way, 2000.

The Royal Variety Performance 2001, ITV, 2001.

Presenter, Brit Awards 2003, 2003.

Presenter, 95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 2003 (also known as Party in the Park 2003), 2003.

Christmas Night with the Stars, BBC, 2003.

Presenter, The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4, 2003.

The Royal Variety Performance 2004, BBC, 2004.

Celebrate the Sound of Music, BBC, 2005.

Host, Tickled Pink, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Denise Outen) Title role, "Goldilocks," Crossbow, 1989.

Herself, Shooting Stars, BBC, 1997.

Lizzie, "Sign on the Line," The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Channel 4, 1998.

Melanie Lehmann, "The Personal Touch," The Bill, ITV1, 1998.

Guest, TFI Friday, Channel 4, 1998.

Herself, "Comic Relief," Harry Enfield and Chums, BBC, 1999.

Herself, "That's Entertainment," Operation Good Guys, BBC, 2000.

Debra Squires, "Neighbours," Murder in Mind, BBC America, 2001.

Guest, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.

Guest, Parkinson, BBC, 2003.

Guest, GMTV, ITV, 2003.

Guest, Bo' Selecta!, Channel 4, 2003, 2004.

Guest, This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2003.

Herself, The Kumars at No. 42, BBC America, 2003.

Guest, Kelly, UTV, 2004.

Guest, Liquid News, BBC, 2004.

Guest, Top Gear, BBC, 2004.

Guest, French and Saunders, BBC, 2004.

(Uncredited) The Friday Night Project, Channel 4, 2005.

Guest, The Paul O'Grady Show, ITV, 2005.

Guest presenter, This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk, LWT, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Alex, "Horny" segment, Tube Tales, Paramount, 1999.

Maureen, Love, Honour, and Obey (also known as Love, Honor, and Obey), Keystone Pictures, 2001.

Rita, Are You Ready for Love?, Carnaby Films, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Les Miserables, London, c. 1985.

Roxie Hart, Chicago (musical), Adelphi Theatre, London, 2001–2002, then Shubert Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Always on a Sunday (solo show), Gielgud Theatre, London, 2003.

Appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; and Stop the World! I Want to Get Off.



Always on a Sunday, Polydor, 2003.


Author of "Denise and Menace," a gossip column in the Source.



OK, October 2, 2002, pp. 44-47, 49.

Sky, March, 1999, pp. 42-49.

TV Quick, July 18, 1998, p. 14.

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