John Leeson (I)


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After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, including "Toad of Toad Hall," in which he met his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who K9 / Voice of K9 / Voice of K.9 / Dugeen / Nucleus / Dalek Battle Computer
(1977-1988)
The Spanish Farm Lt. Mansfield
(1968)
(2006-2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Sarah Jane Investigates (TV Mini-Series)
K9
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
K-9 (voice)
 2013 Doctor Who and the Shada Man (Video)
K9 (voice)
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Short)
K9 (voice)
 2007-2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
K-9 / K-9 Mark IV
- Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith: Part 2 (2010) ... K-9 (voice)
- The Nightmare Man: Part 2 (2010) ... K-9 (voice)
- The Nightmare Man: Part 1 (2010) ... K-9 (voice)
- The Gift: Part 2 (2009) ... K-9 (voice)
- The Gift: Part 1 (2009) ... K-9 (voice)
 2009-2010 K9 (TV Series)
K9
- Eclipse of the Korven (2010) ... K9 (voice)
- Hound of the Korven (2010) ... K9 (voice)
- The Last Precinct (2010) ... K9 (voice)
- Angel of the North (2010) ... K9 (voice)
- Mind Snap (2010) ... K9 (voice)
 2010 Rebels Without a Clue
Shopkeeper
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special (TV Short)
K-9 (voice)
 2006-2008 Doctor Who (TV Series)
K-9
- Journey's End (2008) ... K-9 (voice)
- School Reunion (2006) ... K-9 (voice)
 2007 ChuckleVision (TV Series)
Viscount
- Big Break (2007) ... Viscount
 1977-2006 Blue Peter (TV Series)
K-9
- Episode dated 16 October 2006 (2006) ... K-9 (voice)
- Episode dated 24 April 2006 (2006) ... K-9 (voice)
- Episode #1.1367 (1977) ... K-9 (voice)
 2003 Doctor Who: Shada (TV Mini-Series)
K9
- Shada: Part Six (2003) ... K9 (voice)
- Shada: Part Five (2003) ... K9 (voice)
- Shada: Part Four (2003) ... K9 (voice)
- Shada: Part Three (2003) ... K9 (voice)
- Shada: Part Two (2003) ... K9 (voice)
 2001 Doctors (TV Series)
Alan Carmichael
- A Parent's Right to Choose (2001) ... Alan Carmichael
 2000 Delusion (Short)
Businessman
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
BBC Producer
 1998 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Priest
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Priest
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Anthony the D.J.
 1995 Bugs (TV Series)
Harris
- Manna from Heaven (1995) ... Harris
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Passport Officer
- Another Case of Van Blank (1994) ... Passport Officer
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
K9 (voice)
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Witchell
- Out of the Mouths (1993) ... Mr. Witchell
 1990 Search Out Science (TV Series)
K9
- Search Out Space (1990) ... K9 (voice)
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Dickinson
- Noblesse Oblige (1989) ... Dickinson
 1989 'Allo 'Allo! (TV Series)
Train's Cook
- Flight to Geneva (1989) ... Train's Cook
 1977-1988 Doctor Who (TV Series)
K9 / Voice of K9 / Voice of K.9 / ...
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part Three (1988) ... Dalek Battle Computer (voice)
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part Two (1988) ... Dalek Battle Computer (voice)
- Remembrance of the Daleks: Part One (1988) ... Dalek Battle Computer (voice)
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... K9 (voice)
- Warriors' Gate: Part Four (1981) ... Voice of K9 (voice)
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
TV Interviewer
 1985 Tucker's Luck (TV Series)
Photographer
- The Wedding (1985) ... Photographer
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Clerk of Arraign
- Trials (1985) ... Clerk of Arraign
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Ian Mallet
- Can Kill, No One to Kill (1984) ... Ian Mallet
 1982 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (TV Movie)
Henry Barrett
 1981 K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie)
K-9 (voice)
 1981 Sorry! (TV Series)
Victor
- Curse of the Mummy (1981) ... Victor
- Does Your Mother Know You're Out? (1981) ... Victor
- Bachelor Seeks Anywhere (1981) ... Victor
 1979 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mr. Simmonds
- Ours Is a Doghouse, Ours Is (1979) ... Mr. Simmonds
- Moving Moments (1979) ... Mr. Simmonds
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Military tailor
- Father and Son (1979) ... Military tailor
 1979 Jigsaw (TV Series)
Jigg / Pterry / Biggum
- Spring (1979) ... Jigg / Pterry / Biggum (voice)
 1978-1979 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Toise / Pasco
- Gambit (1979) ... Toise
- Mission to Destiny (1978) ... Pasco
 1979 Tarka the Otter
Secretary of Hunt
 1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Rev. Claude Pacey-Dunstan
- An Upward Fall: Part 1 (1977) ... Rev. Claude Pacey-Dunstan
 1977 The Foundation (TV Series)
Brian Harman
- Priorities (1977) ... Brian Harman
 1977 Headmaster (TV Series)
Smart
- The Public Image (1977) ... Smart
 1975 Private Affairs (TV Series)
Clergyman
- Husband to Mrs. Fitzherbert (1975) ... Clergyman
 1973-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Tuppy Glossop / Hippy
- The Reverend Wooing of Archibald (1974) ... Tuppy Glossop
- Marry the Girls (1973) ... Hippy
 1972 Rainbow (TV Series)
Bungle
- Indoor Plants (1972) ... Bungle
- Christmas Post (1972) ... Bungle
- Christmas Food (1972) ... Bungle
- Christmas Decorations (1972) ... Bungle
- Christmas Tree (1972) ... Bungle
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
Delivery Man
- What Are Friends For? (1972) ... Delivery Man
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Assistant
- Duet for Two Left Feet (1971) ... Assistant
 1970 On the House (TV Series)
Young Man
- Let My People Go (1970) ... Young Man
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
PC Grady
- Episode #1.84 (1970) ... PC Grady
 1969 Dad's Army (TV Series)
the 1st Soldier
- Sons of the Sea (1969) ... the 1st Soldier
 1969 Albert! (TV Series)
Clapper boy
- The Verge of Stardom (1969) ... Clapper boy
 1968 The Spanish Farm (TV Series)
Lt. Mansfield
- Sixty-four, Ninety-four (1968) ... Lt. Mansfield
- The Crime at Vanderlynden's (1968) ... Lt. Mansfield
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John is also a serving Magistrate and adviser on court etiquette and procedures to film and television. See more »

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Alternate Names:

K9

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

At an sf/media convention in the US, Leeson anonymously entered a "K9 Voice Imitation Contest" and came in second. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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