Charles Dale, actor linked to Tenby, West Wales
Mostly famous as Dennis Stringer from UK ITV soap 'Coronation Street'. He's also been the chef in 'The Lakes' and has also appeared in a raft of other TV programmes including 'Paradise Heights' for the BBC.
Connection: Born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Charles understudied Robert Lindsay in 'Cyrano de Bergerac' at the Haymarket theatre in the nineties. I luckily saw him and his performance brought me to tears at the end. The best stage actor I have ever seen.
He's also done four series of the drama 'Belonging' for BBC Wales.
I remember Charles when he had a cute pageboy hair cut, in his dad's music shop. He has come a very long way since those days. A very fine actor and Tenby is proud of him.