Leslie Grantham hopes to turn debut novel into a film

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Leslie Grantham hopes to turn debut novel into a film

Leslie Grantham is best known for his role as EastEnders baddie Dirty Den, the original landlord of the Queen Vic.

Now the actor is back in the spotlight and is taking on a new role as an author.

He's written his first book, a fantasy aimed at young adults called Jack Bates And The Wizards Spell.

The 69-year-old described the story as "Harry Potter, meets Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, meets Game of Thrones."

He said: "It started off as a film script, then someone said it would make a fantastic book. So I started the book, then people said 'this would make a fantastic film'."

The actor is now focused on making his debut novel into a trilogy, but still hopes it will evenutally make it to the big screen.

Grantham said: "You keep your fingers crossed and hope that something happens."



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