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Leo Leyden

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B: January 28, 1929 in Dublin, Ireland
D: August 7, 2007 in New York, New York

Leo Leyden was a distinguished actor who was born in Dublin and moved to Canada in the early 1950s. He lived in Toronto and New York where he died peacefully in hospital. He made his theatrical debut at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in 1947. He made his Broadway debut playing the role of Bevill Higgins in the play Love and Libel at the Martin Beck Theatre, opening on December 7, 1959. His 13th and last performance on Broadway was in King Lear in early 2004. His London stage debut was in 1965 as the Clergyman in Tom Jones at the Leatherhead Theatre. His TV debut came thanks to the CBC when he played a Policeman in a production of The Telltale Heart in 1957.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Gentile Gunman (1949)

The Telltale Heart (TV-1957)

The Mask (1961)
Ordeal by Fire (TV-1963)
The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
Another Day, Another Dollar (TV-1967)

1776 (1972)
Tom Sawyer (TV-1973)
A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)
Deadly Harvest (1977)

Circle of Two (1980)
I Am a Hotel (TV-1983)
The Wars (1983)

Reversal of Fortune (1990)
I.Q. (1994)

TV Series – Cast:
The Other Man (1963, mini-series)

Spearfield’s Daughter (1986, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
No Hiding Place (1965)
Dixon of Dock Green (1966)
The Saint (1965, 1966)

The Starlost (1973)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002)