Silent Witness follows the work of a team of forensic pathologists. Initially starring Amanda Burton as Dr/Prof.Sam Ryan with William Gaminara as Dr.Prof.Leo Dalton. and Tom Ward as Dr.Harry Cunningham but at the beginning of Series 8 Sam left after investigating a case of police corruption. Not long after Dr. Nikki Alexander (played by Emilia Fox) joined the team of Leo and Harry.
Tough, methodical, experienced, rule breaker
Highly experienced pathologist and born teacher, Leo is the team leader who upholds standards at the Lyell Centre, leading the team with a wisdom earned only through years of experience. Although tough and unafraid to deliver difficult truths, he also has an understanding and empathy of how others operate.
Leo moved from Sheffield to take up a post alongside Sam Ryan and Harry Cunningham. On Sam’s departure he was promoted to head of department. Following the tragic death of his wife Theresa and daughter Cassie in a road traffic accident his motivation for work has become a search for justice. Leo serves as the moral compass for the team.
Professor Leo Dalton Quotes
|Season 12 / Episode 9: - The Lost Child (1)|
Professor Leo Dalton: In my day you could not do a medical degree without Latin.
Dr. Harry Cunningham: In your day the patients spoke it.
|Season 11 / Episode 10: - Peripheral Vision (2)|
Dr. Harry Cunningham: Nikki! Are you okay?
Dr. Nikki Alexander: Yeah.
Professor Leo Dalton: I thought I told you to stay at home.
Dr. Nikki Alexander: I'm fine.
Dr. Harry Cunningham: Are you?
Dr. Nikki Alexander: Yeah, doctor had a look at me.
Dr. Harry Cunningham: Lucky doctor.
Professor Leo Dalton Photos
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