Leanne Best


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Leanne was born in Liverpool in 1980 and learned her craft at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. On graduation she somewhat reluctantly left her home city for London where "there was a lot of waitressing and shop work" before making her television debut in Casualty (1986) in 2004. Since then she has appeared in numerous small screen ... See full bio »

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Cotton Wool Rachel
(2017)
(2014)
The Infiltrator Bowling Alley Waitress
(2016)

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 2023 A Town Called Malice (TV Series) (filming)
D.I. Lindsay
- Episode #1.8 (2023) ... D.I. Lindsay
- Episode #1.7 (2023) ... D.I. Lindsay
- Episode #1.6 (2023) ... D.I. Lindsay
- Episode #1.3 (2023) ... D.I. Lindsay
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... D.I. Lindsay
 2023 Bolan's Shoes (post-production)
Penny / Sadie
 2022 The Walk-In (TV Series)
Alison
- Episode #1.5 (2022) ... Alison
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... Alison
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Alison
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Alison
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Alison
 2022 Compulsion (TV Series)
Jenny Challoner
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... Jenny Challoner
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Jenny Challoner
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Jenny Challoner
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Jenny Challoner
 2020-2022 Young Wallander (TV Series)
Frida Rask
- Episode #2.6 (2022) ... Frida Rask
- Episode #2.5 (2022) ... Frida Rask
- Episode #2.4 (2022) ... Frida Rask
- Episode #2.3 (2022) ... Frida Rask
- Episode #2.2 (2022) ... Frida Rask
 2022 Four Lives (TV Mini Series)
Kate
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Kate
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Kate
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Kate
 2021 Close to Me (TV Mini Series)
Anna
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Anna
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... Anna
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Anna
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Anna
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Anna
 2021 Harm
The Woman
 2021 The Cipher (Podcast Series)
Lynn
- The End of the Beginning (2021) ... Lynn
- Rising Sun (2021) ... Lynn
- Automata (2021) ... Lynn
 2017-2020 Tin Star (TV Series)
Helen Brown
- Come to the Edge (2020) ... Helen Brown
- All Roads (2020) ... Helen Brown
- Subterranean Fire (2019) ... Helen Brown
- Fortunate Boy (2017) ... Helen Brown
- My Love Is Vengeance (2017) ... Helen Brown
 2020 Isolation Stories (TV Mini Series)
Karen
- Karen (2020) ... Karen
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series)
Madame Moira
- The Gloaming (2019) ... Madame Moira
- Unaccompanied Fae (2019) ... Madame Moira
- Grieve No More (2019) ... Madame Moira
- Some Dark God Wakes (2019) ... Madame Moira
 2019 I Am... (TV Series)
Ava
- I Am Nicola (2019) ... Ava
 2019 Little Joe
Mother
 2019 Do Not Disturb (TV Series)
Mum
- Child's Play ... Mum
 2016-2017 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Tina Reynolds
- Episode #7.7 (2017) ... Tina Reynolds
- Episode #7.6 (2017) ... Tina Reynolds
- Episode #7.5 (2017) ... Tina Reynolds
- Episode #7.4 (2017) ... Tina Reynolds
- Episode #7.3 (2017) ... Tina Reynolds
 2017 Cotton Wool (Short)
Rachel
 2017 Babs (TV Movie)
Rose Deeks
 2017 The Good Karma Hospital (TV Series)
Debbie Smart
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Debbie Smart
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Debbie Smart
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Penny
- Shut Up and Dance (2016) ... Penny
 2016 The Infiltrator
Bowling Alley Waitress
 2015-2016 Home Fires (TV Series)
Teresa Fenchurch
- Episode #2.6 (2016) ... Teresa Fenchurch
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Teresa Fenchurch
- Episode #2.4 (2016) ... Teresa Fenchurch
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Teresa Fenchurch
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Teresa Fenchurch
 2016 Undercover (TV Mini Series)
Abigail Strickland
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Abigail Strickland
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Abigail Strickland
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Abigail Strickland
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Abigail Strickland
 2016 Line of Duty (TV Series)
PC Jackie Brickford
- Snake Pit (2016) ... PC Jackie Brickford
- The Process (2016) ... PC Jackie Brickford
- Monsters (2016) ... PC Jackie Brickford
 2016/I Native
Awan
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini Series)
Eveline Coombes
- The Purple Pileus (2016) ... Eveline Coombes
 2015 From Darkness (TV Mini Series)
Julie Hind
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Julie Hind
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Julie Hind
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Julie Hind
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Julie Hind
 2015 The Outcast (TV Mini Series)
Jeanie Lee
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Jeanie Lee
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Jeanie Lee
 2015 Fortitude (TV Series)
Celia Donnelly
- Episode #1.11 (2015) ... Celia Donnelly
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Celia Donnelly
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Celia Donnelly
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Celia Donnelly
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Celia Donnelly
 2015 JP Cooper: Closer (Director's Cut) (Music Video)
Leanne Best
 2015 JP Cooper: Closer (Music Video)
Leanne Best
 2014 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
The Woman in Black
 2013-2014 Ripper Street (TV Series)
Jane Cobden
- The Peace of Edmund Reid (2014) ... Jane Cobden
- Live Free, Live True (2014) ... Jane Cobden
- Heavy Boots (2014) ... Jane Cobden
- Your Father. My Friend (2014) ... Jane Cobden
- Whitechapel Terminus (2014) ... Jane Cobden
 2014 New Tricks (TV Series)
Zoe Baines
- The English Defence (2014) ... Zoe Baines
 2014 The Driver (TV Mini Series)
Sarah
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Sarah
 2014 Shetland (TV Series)
Annabel
- Dead Water: Part 2 (2014) ... Annabel
 2014 Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie)
Amber Page
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini Series)
Sandra Rivett
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Sandra Rivett
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Sandra Rivett
 2012 Good Cop (TV Mini Series)
Emma Pearson
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Emma Pearson
 2012 Stepping Up (TV Series)
Samantha
- Home Games (2012) ... Samantha
 2010-2011 Doctors (TV Series)
Colette Coleman / Sam Bridges
- Future Perfect (2011) ... Colette Coleman
- A Child Called Moon (2010) ... Sam Bridges
 2009 The Be All and End All
Krystal
 2009 Moving On (TV Series)
Leslie
- Dress to Impress (2009) ... Leslie
 2007 Mobile (TV Mini Series)
Barmaid
- The Soldier (2007) ... Barmaid (uncredited)
- The Engineer (2007) ... Barmaid
 2007 New Street Law (TV Series)
Claudia Hartson
- Episode #2.2 (2007) ... Claudia Hartson
 2005 Heatwave (TV Movie)
Loz Garrett
 2005 Wire in the Blood (TV Series)
Terri
- Bad Seed (2005) ... Terri
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Karen Jablon
- Love and Loathing (2004) ... Karen Jablon
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Other Works:

in Corrie on Tour!, by Jonathan Harvey at various venues throughout England. - 2010 in London - Jan 2011 at Lowry Theatre, Salford - from 10 Feb 2011 at Cambridge Arts Theatre - 21-26 Feb 2011 at Liverpool Empire - from 5 Apr 2011 at Palace Manchester See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Parents:

Roag Best | Leigh Best

Relatives:

Pete Best (aunt or uncle) | See more »
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In an interview on ITV's This Morning, she was titled the 'Busiest Actress on the Box'. See more »

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