Lee could have easily "just said no!" to Grange Hill for a career on the ropes...
Lee MacDonald DOB: 21 June 1968

TV: NOAH'S CASTLE (Southern); SQUAD (Thames); Zammo Maguire in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1982-1987); THE BILL (Thames 1988); RESPECT (Yorkshire 1996); TRISHA (Anglia 2001)

FILMS: MEMOIRS OF A SURVIVOR

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW... Lee's mum Maureen was one of the chaperones on Grange Hill. Although Lee did not star in Grange Hill until 1982, a photo of him featured in the 1981 Grange Hill Annual, in a feature about the Anna Scher theatre.

SCHOOL: Central Foundation Boy's School

HOBBIES: Boxing. Lee swapped acting for a career in the ring after Grange Hill, but sadly a car crash ended his sporting dreams.

FAME COSTS... There were several downsides to appearing in Grange Hill for Lee. He was once beaten up because of the show, and was ejected freom the British Museum after being chased by a mob of screaming girls!

...ON THAT ROMANCE Unfortunately there was never any romance in real life between Lee and Melissa Wilks (Jackie Wright). However, Lee fancied Melissa like mad, which is why they were paired up on screen. These days, Lee has not married but is in a relationship.

TOP OF THE FLOPS... Lee's brother sang on Keith Harris' hit single Orville's Song in the 1980s. Both Orville's Song and Just Say No! were voted the worst top 10 songs of all time, prompting mum Maureen to comment "I can't believe I've got two sons who were part of two of the worst records ever"...(!)

WHERE IS HE NOW? Running a key cutting shop in London. Lee learned the trade while filming Grange Hill, and opened his business six years ago.
Information from 1980s Grange Hill annuals/TV Interviews.
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