Philip Leacock

Director, Producer
Philip Leacock is a British-born film and TV director who came to international recognition in the 1950s with realistic documentary-style dramas. The London-born Leacock spent much of his childhood at a liberal English ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1917 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (48)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Apple's Way 1968 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirty Sally 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Dynasty 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Eight Is Enough 1968 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Hawaii Five-O 1955 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Hotel 1968 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Kate Loves a Mystery 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Murder, She Wrote 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Route 66 1960 - 1964, 1968 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The Defenders 1960 - 1965, 1968 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The F.B.I. 1960 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The Men From Shiloh 1968 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mod Squad 1968 - 1975, 1978 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The Waltons 1960 - 1964, 1968 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Little Women 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1981 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

Born to the Wind 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1981 - 1982, 1984 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Bridges to Cross 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Finder of Lost Loves 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The New Land 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Paper Chase 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Heaven on Earth 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

Baffled! 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

The Birdmen 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

When Michael Calls 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Adam's Woman 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

13 West Street 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Tamahine 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Hand In Hand (1961) 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Take a Giant Step 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spanish Gardener 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Kidnappers 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Angel City (TV Show)

Director

Baffled (Movie)

(Director)

Dying Room Only (TV Show)

Director

Escapade (Movie)

(Director)

Killer on Board (TV Show)

Director

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Show)

Director

The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

Director

The Two Lives of Carol Letner (TV Show)

Director

Three Sovereigns For Sarah (TV Show)

Director

Wild and Wooly (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

The Wild Wild West 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Firecreek 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tamahine 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baffled (Movie)

(Producer)

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Philip Leacock is a British-born film and TV director who came to international recognition in the 1950s with realistic documentary-style dramas. The London-born Leacock spent much of his childhood at a liberal English boarding school in the Canary Islands. After a brief stint as a cinematographer for documentary films, Leacock began working as a director on fictional films with a strong realist bent, akin to the films Vittorio de Sica was making in post-war Italy. Films such as his 1952 feature "The Brave Don't Cry," based on a real-life 1950 Scottish mining disaster, had a strong documentary feel despite being scripted. Leacock continued to garner international acclaim with "The Little Kidnappers," a heart-wrenching tale of two young orphans who attempt to "adopt" an infant child. Lured by the promise of Hollywood, Leacock's attempts to break into the American market-the Steve McQueen action vehicle "The War Lover" and the comedy "Tamahine"-were unfortunately met with a muted response. Beginning in the 1970s, Leacock became better known for directing American TV programs, racking up dozens of credits on popular programs such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Waltons."

Relationships

Richard Leacock

Brother

Milestones

Moved to US in the early 1960s

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