Dexter Fletcher is an actor turned director, who appeared as the titular role in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio in 1985. In 2020 he was named as a Film London Jarman Award Patron.
Fletcher began his career at the age of 6 and at the age of 9 starred as Baby Face in Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone. Fletcher continued to work in the industry on screen for the next four decades, appearing on-screen alongside acting greats Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Robert de Niro, Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson to name but a few. In 2011 Fletcher made his directorial debut with Wild Bill, which he co-wrote, and earned him a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut. Following this Fletcher directed Sunshine on Leith and Eddie the Eagle and in 2016 Fletcher was asked to take over directing duties on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Fletcher’s latest film Rocketman, had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival, received numerous nominations, including a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film, Golden Globe nomination for Best Film (musical or Comedy) and an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music.