Geoff Leesley is a well established stage and screen actor. In 2010, he appeared as Thomas Putnam in The Crucible at Regents Park; in 2011 he appeared as Frank in The...Read More
Geoff Leesley is a well established stage and screen actor. On stage, he has performed around the country, repeatedly in Manchester (both at the Royal Exchange and the Library Theatre), with Northern Broadsides, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Colchester Mercury Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and, more recently, at Bath’s Theatre Royal (2009). From 2006, he has appeared at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond seven times. In 2009, he took the part of Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion, as directed by Peter Hall and Cordelia Monsey, appeared in Hall’s Apple Cart in Bath, and went to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios as Brabantio in Othello. In 2010, he appeared as Thomas Putnam in The Crucible at Regents Park; in 2011 he appeared as Frank in The Mill: City of Dreams, directed by Madani Younis and Omar Elerian, and in 2012 was Mr Birling in a UK Tour of An Inspector Calls.
In television, Geoff has worked extensively with the BBC, making his debut in 1996 with The Liver Birds. He has subsequently had parts in close to 15 BBC television productions, including Holby City as Long (2003), EastEnders as Leonard Jay (2003) and Don (2008-2009), Little Britain as Ronnie (2004) and Mr Ryan (2005), Doctors as Dr Charles Gerrard (2005) and Michael Squires (2007) and Geoff Gates (2011), and Casualty as Luke Warner (2007). Other notable appearances include the role of Gordon Clegg in Coronation Street (2002), Jim Druce in Midsomer Murders (2006) and Frank in ITV’s White Heat (2011). Geoff has also appeared in various feature films, including Wilde, A Life for a Life, Asylum, Ashes and Sand, and as Mason in Wimbledon (2004), alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.