In 2005, he was written out of Eastenders after a much-publicised online sex scandal. In May 2004, newspapers in the UK published pictures of him exposing himself on a webcam.Before rising to fame as Dirty Den, Grantham had spent 10 years in prison in Germany after being convicted of murdering a taxi man. The Sun reported the story in the UK years after his release in 1977. Share179 Tweet Email1 30,628 Views By Adam Daly Short URL Friday 15 Jun 2018, 1:38 PM Eastenders actor Leslie Grantham – ‘Dirty Den’ – dies aged 71 He was best known for playing pub landlord Den Watts in the BBC soap. https://jrnl.ie/4072906 Leslie Grantham with actress Letitia Dean in 2003. Image: Myung Jung Kim Jun 15th 2018, 1:38 PM Image: Myung Jung Kim FORMER EASTENDERS ACTOR Leslie Grantham has died aged 71.Grantham was best known for his role as ‘Dirty Den’ on the BBC One soap.The BBC announced the news this afternoon.It was reported earlier this week that the actor had returned to the UK from Bulgaria, where he had taken on a role in a TV series called The English Neighbour.However, he remains most known for his time on Eastenders between 1985 and 1989. He had a second stint from 2003 to 2005.One of his biggest storylines saw him give his onscreen wife, Angie (played by Anita Dobson), divorce papers on Christmas Day 1986. More than 30 million people watched that episode, according to the Guardian. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Cameron Yarde Jnr/Twitter Leslie Grantham was a significant part of #EastEnders history. Den & Angie were like Burton & Taylor. Christmas Day 1986 and Den giving Angie divorce papers is still talked about. “This, my sweet, is a letter from my solicitor….” pic.twitter.com/tAhKwMW6Ff— Cameron Yarde Jnr (@CameronYardeJnr) June 15, 2018 13 Comments Leslie Grantham with actress Letitia Dean in 2003.