Spencer Leigh (actor)

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Spencer Leigh
Bornc. 1963 (age 5960)
Liverpool, England
Years active1983–1992, 2012–present

Spencer Leigh (born circa 1963) [1] is an English TV and film actor.


Born and raised in Liverpool, Leigh attended the King David High School, Childwall, a Jewish secondary school which also accepted non-Jewish pupils. (Other notable alumni include actor Jason Isaacs and musician Guy Chambers.) He became interested in the theatre and joined the Everyman and Playhouse Youth Theatre soon after it opened in Liverpool. Fellow theatre student David Morrissey and he were chosen by Yorkshire Television to play as two poverty-stricken kids in the drama miniseries One Summer . [1]

Leigh has since appeared in various TV and film roles, including in several films directed by Derek Jarman, and in the premiere episode of the TV detective drama Inspector Morse , wherein he played as a university student involved in a murder investigation. In the 1980s, he was considered one of the "Brit Pack". [2] He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, where he worked with music video producer Jake Scott, then directing TV commercials. [3] Leigh also worked with Criterion on documentary material for the Merchant Ivory Collection. [3]


1983 One Summer Icky HigsonTV series (all 5 episodes)
1986 Caravaggio Jerusaleme
Smart Money Leon
1987 Inspector Morse Ned MurdochTV series ("The Dead of Jericho")
Prick Up Your Ears Constable
First SightColinTV series ("Leaving Home")
Aria Young Man(segment "Depuis le jour")
Knights of God Brother WilsonTV series
1988L'ispirazioneUnnamed RoleShort film by Derek Jarman
The Last of England Soldier and various other roles
Young Toscanini Heckler(known in Italian as Il giovane Toscanini)
1989 War Requiem Soldier 1
Hannay Vermilion ThorpeTV series ("That Rough Music")
Strapless Hus
1990 The Garden Mary Magdalene / Adam
Casualty Garry SalterTV series (Series 5, "Street Life")
Boon Ian GoranTV series ("Thicker Than Water")
1992 Between the Lines Dave PotterTV series ("Nothing Personal")
2012 Hitchcock Nunzio

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  1. 1 2 "Publicity release". One Summer fansite. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  2. "Interview - The Brit Pack". The Face Magazine. January 1987. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Main Cast". One Summer fansite. Retrieved 30 December 2011.