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Leslie Yeo


B: May 25, 1915 in Swindon, England

D: September 15, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario

Leslie Yeo was an actor who played more than 500 roles on stages in Canada, Britain and the U.S. He was also a prolific director and had numerous film andtelevision credits. Born in England, he served in the RAF during World War Two. He visited St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1948 and returned two years later to form the London Theatre Company with a small group of other actors, including his wife Hilary Vernon. Yeo was a former artistic director of the Shaw Festival in Ontario. He died at age 91 of a brain tumour.

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

Panic at Parth Bay (TV-1958)

The Business of Farming (1961)
Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle (1961)
One Plus One (1961)
The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
Once Upon a Prime Time (1966)
The First Time (1969)

The Discoverers (1972)

Improper Channels (1981)
Dreams Beyond Memory (1987)
Bye Bye Blues (1989)

L’automne sauvage (1992)
TekWar: TekLab (TV-1994)
The Counterfeit Contessa (TV-1994)
Milkman (1998)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998)

TV Series – Cast:
The National Dream (1974, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Hudson’s Bay” (1965)
The Forest Rangers (1963, 1965)
The Littlest Hobo (1983)
E.N.G. (1991)
Street Legal (1988, 1990, 1993)

Side Effects (1994)
Traders (1996)
Cold Squad (1998)

Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Wind at My Back (2000)

Luck of Ginger Coffee, movie, poster