John Leeson

John Leeson

Age
79
Birthday
Mar, 1943
Born in
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Height
5' 6 1/2

John Leeson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (UK) TV Show
The Sarah Jane Adventures (UK)
K-9 (AU) TV Show
K-9 (AU)
K-9 and Company (UK) TV Show
K-9 and Company (UK)
Sorry! (UK) TV Show
Sorry! (UK)
Jigsaw TV Show
Jigsaw
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, including "Toad of Toad Hall," in which he met his future wife. His first work in television was as a walk-on in a BBC play, "The Wedding Feast." "The Spanish Farm" (1968), "Dad's Army" and numerous situation comedies followed. He played the original Bungle the bear in the children's series "Rainbow" (1972), set questions for "Mastermind" and did a lot of freelance voice work for the BBC. The part of K-9's voice came his way after he bumped into the director, with whom he had worked previously, in a pub. Since his time in "Doctor Who," Leeson has continued to act and provide voiceover services for the BBC and many other companies. In 1995 he appeared in the "Doctor Who" spin-off video drama "Downtime," playing a disc jockey.


TRIVIA:
  • Along with 'Peter Davison (I)' (qv) and 'Elisabeth Sladen' (qv), he is one of only three actors to play the same character (K-9) in both _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv) and _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv).
  • At an sf/media convention in the US, Leeson anonymously entered a "K9 Voice Imitation Contest" and came in second.
  • Along with 'Elisabeth Sladen' (qv), 'Tommy Knight' (qv), 'Alexander Armstrong' (qv) and 'Lachele Carl' (qv), he is one of only five actors to play the same character (K-9) in both _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) and _"The Sarah Jane Adventures" (2007)_ (qv).
  • He appeared in _K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981) (TV)_ (qv), the first television spin-off of _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv), which featured K-9 as voiced by Leeson and Sarah Jane Smith as played by 'Elisabeth Sladen' (qv).
  • Along with 'Elisabeth Sladen' (qv), he is one of only two actors to both appear and play the same character (K-9) in four different television productions based in the "Doctor Who" universe: _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv), _K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981) (TV)_ (qv), _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) and _"The Sarah Jane Adventures" (2007)_ (qv). He appeared with Sladen in all four.


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