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Keith Chegwin Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Liverpool, England, UK
Died  (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
Nickname Cheggers
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keith Chegwin was born on January 17, 1957 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for Shaun of the Dead (2004), Macbeth (1971) and Egghead's Robot (1970). He was married to Maria Fielden and Maggie Philbin. He died on December 11, 2017.

Spouse (2)

Maria Fielden (2000 - 11 December 2017) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Maggie Philbin (1982 - 1993) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

He had a son Ted (b. 1998) with his wife Maria Fielden. He had a daughter Rose (b. 1988) from his marriage to Maggie Philbin.
He was the younger brother of DJ and presenter Janice Long and twin brother of music PR man Jeffrey Chegwin.
Chegwin was a recovered alcoholic who rebuilt his career against the odds. He was sober for 20 years.
He was talent-spotted by June Collins, mother of Phil Collins, on behalf of the Barbara Speake Stage School.
In a 2001 interview he admitted that he had smoked 60 cigarettes a day throughout his adult life.
In the early days of the Internet, he converted his bedroom to an Internet broadcasting studio, from which he performed live to the world for hours every day. He was interviewed about this by American author Michael Lewis for the documentary Next: The Future Just Happened (2001).
Uncle of Hugo Chegwin.

Personal Quotes (3)

I was in a school play and I was singing the first song that Phil Collins ever wrote. Yeah, true story. I went to the Barbara Speake Stage School and his mother ran the school. Phil was there too and he wrote a song and I sang it. So the first character or part that I had in the show was singing a Phil Collins number, the first song that he ever wrote and I've still got a copy of it!
[his final tweet on 28 September 2017 (he died on 11 December 2017)] Still not right. I will be back - But not for a bit yet. I'm so sorry.
[on his internet broadcasting studio in 2001] Australia, America, you name it, they're all watching. I'm absolutely flabbergasted by it all. One minute we might be talking to a guy in Mississippi and then putting him in touch with his mother in Hull.

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