Leonard Rossiter

Actor, Comic
Popular British comic actor, in films, stage and television, perhaps best known to American audiences for his performances in the movies "Billy Liar" (1963), "King Rat" (1965), "Oliver," "2001: A Space Odyssey" (both ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1926 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Water 1986 (Movie)

Sir Malcolm Leveridge (Actor)

Britannia Hospital 1983 (Movie)

Potter (Actor)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

Quinlan (Actor)

Rising Damp 1979 (Movie)

Rigsby (Actor)

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

Captain Quin (Actor)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

Superintendent Quinlan (Actor)

Luther 1973 (Movie)

Brother Weinand (Actor)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

Johnston (Actor)

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 (Movie)

Smyslov (Actor)

Deadfall 1968 (Movie)

Fillmore (Actor)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

Mr Sowerberry (Actor)

Deadlier Than the Male 1967 (Movie)

Birdgenorth (Actor)

The Whisperers 1966 (Movie)

Assistance Official (Actor)

Hotel Paradiso 1965 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

King Rat 1965 (Movie)

Major McCoy (Actor)

The Wrong Box 1965 (Movie)

Vyvyan (Actor)

Billy Liar 1963 (Movie)

Shadrack (Actor)

A Kind of Loving 1962 (Movie)

Whymper (Actor)

Biography

Popular British comic actor, in films, stage and television, perhaps best known to American audiences for his performances in the movies "Billy Liar" (1963), "King Rat" (1965), "Oliver," "2001: A Space Odyssey" (both 1968) and two of the Blake Edwards Pink Panther series.

Relationships

Gillian Raine Actor

Wife
Married 1964 until his death 1984

Camilla Rossiter

Daughter
mother is Gillian Raine

Josephine Tewson Actor

Wife

Milestones

1980

Debut as star of a feature, "Rising Damp"

1978

US debut in BBC-produced TV series, "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin"

1965

US feature debut, "King Rat"

1963

New York stage debut in Coventry Belgrade Theater Company production, "Semi-Detached"

1962

British feature debut, "A Kind of Loving"

1959

Joined Bristol Old Vic

1958

London stage debut, "Free As Air"

1954

First theater job as assistant stage manager for the Repertory Theater in Preston, England

Unable to afford university he worked in an insurance office for six years

Born and raised in Liverpool

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