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Leslie French (I) (1904–1999)

Leslie French was born on April 23, 1904 in Bromley, Kent, England as Leslie Richard French. He was an actor and director, known for The Avengers (1961), The Living Daylights (1987) and The Leopard (1963). He died on January 21, 1999 in Surrey, England. See full bio »

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(age 94) in Surrey, England, UK

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Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers Gregory / Rathbone
(1962-1967)
The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights Lavatory Attendant
(1987)
The Leopard
The Leopard Cavalier Chevally
(1963)
The Franchise Affair
The Franchise Affair Mr. Heseltine
(1962)

Filmography

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 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
The Major
- O Mary This London (1994) ... The Major
 1992 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Caan
- Party Games (1992) ... Caan
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Judge Cox
- The Book Liberator (1989) ... Judge Cox
 1989 Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series)
Lawyer
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Lawyer
 1988 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mathematician
- Silver Nemesis: Part One (1988) ... Mathematician
 1988 Il giovane Toscanini
Comparsa (uncredited)
 1987 The Living Daylights
Lavatory Attendant
 1986-1987 Strike It Rich! (TV Series)
Arthur Kingsley
- The Root of All Evil (1987) ... Arthur Kingsley
- Spy in the Camp (1986) ... Arthur Kingsley
- Extraordinary General Meeting (1986) ... Arthur Kingsley
- Suspicions (1986) ... Arthur Kingsley
- Spend (1986) ... Arthur Kingsley
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Tomkey / Noddy Tomkey
- Who Done It (1986) ... Noddy Tomkey
- Pitter Patter (1986) ... Noddy Tomkey
- Clues (1986) ... Mr. Tomkey
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Mr. Tomkey
- Heat (1986) ... Mr. Tomkey
 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Cuthie
- The Real Thing (1986) ... Cuthie
- The Sting (1986) ... Cuthie
 1982 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
Henry
- Dog in the Manger (1982) ... Henry
 1982 The Glamour Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Cheeseman
- Episode #2.7 (1982) ... Mr. Cheeseman
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Mr. Lane
- The Dangerous Game (1980) ... Mr. Lane
 1980 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Judge / Justice Denman
- Suffer Little Children (1980) ... Judge
- Not for the Nervous (1980) ... Justice Denman
 1979 Henry IV Part II (TV Movie)
Justice Silence
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Harry Meegan
- Carve Up (1977) ... Harry Meegan
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Medina
- Lady Sybil (1977) ... Mr. Medina
 1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Justice Ashley
- One for the Road: Part 1 (1977) ... Justice Ashley
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Second governor
- Auntie's Niece (1977) ... Second governor
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Professor Avery
- The War of the Wards (1977) ... Professor Avery
 1975 Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series)
Pere Dablin
- The Road to Fame (1975) ... Pere Dablin
- Apprenticeship of a Genius (1975) ... Pere Dablin
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Harry Groper
- Silver Threads (1975) ... Harry Groper
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Burdett Coutts
- Mr Oddy (1975) ... Burdett Coutts
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Mr. Wreford
 1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Widgery
- Race Against Time (1974) ... Widgery
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Leslie
- The Treat (1972) ... Leslie
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Deshfield
- All That Glisters...: Part 2 (1971) ... Deshfield
- All That Glisters...: Part 1 (1971) ... Deshfield
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Parkinson
- The Missing Witness Sensation (1971) ... Parkinson
 1971 Death in Venice
Travel Agent
 1970 Villette (TV Series)
Pere Silas
- The Long Summer (1970) ... Pere Silas
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Dr. Davalle
- Better Doubt Than Die (1970) ... Dr. Davalle
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Henry Spriggs
- Two Kinds of Crash (1969) ... Henry Spriggs
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Melnic
- The Flag (1968) ... Melnic
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Gaillard
- The Telltale Heart (1968) ... Gaillard
 1962-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Rathbone / Gregory
- You Have Just Been Murdered (1967) ... Rathbone
- Death of a Great Dane (1962) ... Gregory
 1967 C'era una volta
Brother Giuseppe da Copertino
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Jos
- The Loser (1967) ... Jos
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Sir Richard Tomalin
- There's Always a Next Time (1967) ... Sir Richard Tomalin
 1967 The Witches
Industrialist (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
 1966 The Informer (TV Series)
Mr. Marsden
- A Word in Your Ear Brother (1966) ... Mr. Marsden
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Miller
- First Offender (1965) ... Miller
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
Arden Rancelaw / Harvey Cartwright / A French silver miner / ...
- The Drunkard or, the Sins of the Parents Shall Be Visited... (1965) ... Arden Rancelaw / Harvey Cartwright
- Britons to the Rescue or, English Virtue Preserved in South America (1965) ... A French silver miner / Faggles
- Sweeney Todd or, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1965) ... Mr. Kilmarnock / Mr. Oakley
- Maria Marten or, the Murder in the Old Red Barn (1965) ... Tim Bobbin, the rustic character
 1965 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Series)
Jarvis Lorry
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... Jarvis Lorry
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... Jarvis Lorry
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... Jarvis Lorry
- Episode #1.7 (1965) ... Jarvis Lorry
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Jarvis Lorry
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Bluey Jackson
- The Break Out (1964) ... Bluey Jackson
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
Albert Jessel
- Three Bags Full, Sir (1964) ... Albert Jessel
 1964 The Protectors (TV Series)
Hugh Denver
- The Pirate (1964) ... Hugh Denver
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Albert Willett
- First Class Citizen (1964) ... Albert Willett
 1960-1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Judge Forlacroix / Emile
- The Judge's House (1963) ... Judge Forlacroix
- My Friend the Inspector (1960) ... Emile
 1963 The Rescue Squad
Mr. Manse
 1963 The Leopard
Cavalier Chevally
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Blyvus
- The Mindreader (1962) ... Blyvus
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Albert Forrester
- The Creative Impulse (1962) ... Albert Forrester
 1962 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Francis Nash
- Episode #4.17 (1962) ... Francis Nash
 1962 The Franchise Affair (TV Series)
Mr. Heseltine
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Mr. Heseltine
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mr. Heseltine
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Mr. Heseltine
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Mr. Heseltine
 1958-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Pokrovsky / Birdie / Chrysalde, his friend
- The Visitors (1961) ... Pokrovsky
- Frenzy (1958) ... Birdie
- The School for Wives (1958) ... Chrysalde, his friend
 1958-1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Bryson / Bert Dunnett
- A Couple of Kids (1961) ... Mr. Bryson
- The Gent from Siberia (1958) ... Bert Dunnett
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Vicar
- Why George Brown Hanged (1961) ... Vicar
 1961 International Detective (TV Series)
Professor Marceau
- The Anthony Case (1961) ... Professor Marceau
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Father Gomez
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Witkins
- The Malpas Mystery (1960) ... Witkins
 1960 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Mr. Woodhouse
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... Mr. Woodhouse
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mr. Snagsby
- The End of the Story (1959) ... Mr. Snagsby
- Episode #1.9 (1959) ... Mr. Snagsby
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Mr. Snagsby
- Episode #1.7 (1959) ... Mr. Snagsby
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Mr. Snagsby
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Pimm
- Private View (1959) ... Pimm
 1959 The Scapegoat
Lacoste
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Rayner
- The Driving Force (1959) ... Charles Rayner
 1959 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series)
Mr. Lagune
- Part 6 (1959) ... Mr. Lagune
- Part 3 (1959) ... Mr. Lagune
- Part 2 (1959) ... Mr. Lagune
 1957-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Forsythe / Sir Alfred Parkinson / Doctor Mandel
- Hand in Glove (1959) ... Mr. Forsythe
- Hanging Judge (1958) ... Sir Alfred Parkinson
- The Human Touch (1957) ... Doctor Mandel
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Anton / Ernest Forsyth
- The Commentator (1958) ... Anton
- The Inside Chance (1958) ... Ernest Forsyth
 1958 Orders to Kill
Lafitte
 1953 Robin Hood (TV Mini-Series)
- The Silver Arrow (1953)
 1952 The Wallet
 1952 The Little Nut Tree (TV Short)
The Nut Tree
 1941 This England
Johnny
 1939 Table d'Hote (TV Movie)
 1939 The Insect Play (TV Movie)
Mr. Cricket / Second Snail
 1938 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
Tobias (1939 version)
 1935 Peg of Old Drury
Alexander Pope (uncredited)
 1935 Radio Pirates
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Christopher Fry's play, "The Lady's Not For Burning," in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Richard Chamberlain, Anna Calder-Marshall, Michael Aldridge, June Jago, and Harold Innocent in the cast. Robin Phillips was director. See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

He was educated at the London School of Choristers. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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