Larry Lamb laughs off sex-symbol label
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 April 2011
Former 'EastEnders' actor Larry Lamb has revealed he is surprised when people call him a sex symbol because at the age of 63 he thinks he is too old
Larry Lamb thinks it is a "bloody miracle" he is considered a sex symbol.
The 63-year-old actor - the father of TV presenter George Lamb - is surprised that many people would think of him as sexy because of his age.
He said: "Well, when you're my age and somebody says you're a sex symbol, it's a bloody miracle.
"It's either that or there are an awful lot of people who need glasses. But yeah, lovely, thank you very much and, as you say it, bring it on."
Despite being best known for his role of evil Archie Mitchell in 'EastEnders', Larry says he has never had any problems with the public confusing him with the role.
He told Reveal magazine: "I never got abuse from people in the street.
"People joke and laugh about it, but they are far too hip about TV nowadays to think you are the character. I've had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs."