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Richard Leech Biography (1922-)
Born Richard Leeper McClelland, November 24, 1922, in Dublin, Ireland; son ofHerbert Saunderson and Isabella Frances (Leeper) McClelland; married Helen Hyslop Uttley (died); married Diane Pearson; children: Eliza McClelland. Addresses: HOME--27 Claylands Road, London SW8 1NX, England; Wood End Cottage, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, England.
- Birth Details
- November 24, 1922
- Dublin, Ireland
- STAGE DEBUT--Slave, The Vineyard, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1942.
- LONDON STAGE DEBUT--Various roles, Marrowbone Lane, Granville Theatre, Walham Green, 1946.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Humphrey Devize, The Lady's Not for Burning, Royale Theatre, 1950.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Nicholas Bell, Castle Anna, and title role, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, both Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1948.
- Chris Keller, All My Sons, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, then Globe Theatre,London, both 1948.
- Neil Harding, The Damask Cheek, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1949.
- Humphrey Devize, The Lady's Not for Burning, Globe Theatre, 1949.
- Cyril Agthorne, The Hat Trick, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1950.
- Robert Catesby, Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot, Arts Theatre, Ipswich, U.K., 1951.
- Crestwell, Relative Values, Savoy Theatre, London, 1951.
- Leicester, Queen Elizabeth, Royal Theatre, Brighton, U.K., 1953.
- Paul Barclay, No Other Verdict, Q Theatre, London, 1953, then Duchess Theatre, London, 1954.
- Giovanni Dawson, Uncertain Joy, Court Theatre, London, 1955.
- Baxter, Subway in the Sky, Strand Theatre, London, 1956.
- Henry VIII, A Man for All Seasons, Globe Theatre, 1960.
- Michael Byrne, Dazzling Prospect, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, thenGlobe Theatre, both 1961.
- Donald Crawford, then Sir Charles Dilke, The Right Honourable Gentleman,Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1964.
- Charles Muspratt, Horizontal Hold, Comedy Theatre, London, 1967.
- Alexander MacColgie Gibbs, The Cocktail Party, Wyndham's Theatre, then Haymarket Theatre, both London, 1968.
- Walter Franz, The Price, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1971.
- Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals, Belgrade Theatre, 1972.
- Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, U.K., 1976.
- Dr. Campbell Thompson, Rolls Hyphen Royce, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1977.
- Dr. Emerson, Whose Life Is It, Anyway?, Mermaid Theatre, then Savoy Theatre, both London, 1978.
- Also appeared in The Corn Is Green, The Hasty Heart, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all County Theatre, Hereford, U.K., 1947; The White-Headed Boy and Drama at Inish, both Granville Theatre, London, 1946; as Laurie Lee (narrator), Cider with Rosie, King's Lynn Festival, 1963; and with the Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1942- 45.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Producer (with Peter Dearing), Bless You!, Q Theatre, London, 1952.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Carter, Lease of Life, General Films Distributors, 1954.
- Lieutenant Strain, Battle Hell (also known as Yangtse Incidents), HerbertWilcox, 1956.
- casualty doctor, The Gentle Touch (also known as The Feminine Touch), Rank, 1956.
- Ridvers, The Good Companions, Associated British Films, 1957.
- nightwatchman, The Third Key (also known as The Long Arm), Ealing/Rank, 1957.
- proprietor of espresso bar, Time without Pity, Eros-Astor, 1957.
- Inspector Mottram, Curse of the Demon (also known as Night of the Demon),Columbia, 1958.
- Captain Brewster, Dangerous Youth (also known as These Dangerous Years),Warner Brothers, 1958.
- Captain Crosbie, Desert Attack (also known as Ice Cold in Alex), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
- John, It's Never Too Late, Associated British Films, 1958.
- George, A Lady Mislaid, Associated British Films, 1958.
- Henry Strangeways, The Moonraker, Associated British Films, 1958.
- Murdoch, A Night to Remember, Rank, 1958.
- Hobson, The Wind Cannot Read, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
- Captain Alex Rattray, Tunes of Glory, Lopert, 1960.
- Inspector Dean, Terror of the Tongs, Columbia, 1961.
- Irish doctor, I Thank a Fool, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962.
- Murika, The War Lover, Columbia, 1962.
- Doug, Walk a Tightrope, Paramount, 1964.
- police inspector, Young and Willing (also known as The Wild and the Willing and The Young and the Willing), Universal, 1964.
- doctor, Life at the Top, Columbia, 1965.
- Phelim O'Toole, The Fighting Prince of Donegal, Buena Vista, 1966.
- Alan Phipps, Ricochet, Schoenfeld, 1966.
- Mr. Moore, Young Winston, Columbia, 1972.
- Dr. Allen, Sweet Virgin (also known as Got It Made), Target International, 1974.
- brigadier, Gandhi, Columbia, 1982.
- Beck, Champions, Embassy, 1984.
- Also appeared in The Temptress, Ambassador, 1949; The Prisoner, Columbia,1955; The Dam Busters, Warner Brothers, 1955; and The Flood, CFF, 1963.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MOVIES
- Uncle Harry, Smiley's People, syndicated, 1982.
- Also Florence Nightingale, NBC, 1985; also appeared in Dickens of London,Edward VII, Occupations, and Brassneck.
- "Doctor in the Wings," column for World Medicine, 1968--.
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