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Leech, George

George Leech

George Daniel Leech was born on December 6, 1921, to Mr. Leech and Mrs. Leech (née Wright) in Leek, Staffordshire, Greater London, England, UK.

Leech started in film in the mid-1950s.

He was married to Elizabeth Mary Hopkins (1952) and they had two daughters, one is SWAD alum, 
Wendy Leech (who married SWAD alum/stuntman Vic Armstrong), was one of the first stunt-women in the business. Leech's grandchildren, Bruce, Scott, Nina, and Georgina also went into the stunt business.

Leech died on June 17, 2012, in Cardiff.

Double-O Stunts~2000 (V) - Himself
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'~2000 (V) - Himself
Terence Young: Bond Vivant~1999 (V) - Himself
For Your Eyes Only~1981 - Henchman Shark Victim (see Actor Connections - Film)
George Leech (2nd from left) as Henchman, also, SWAD actor Julian Glover on the right.
Moonraker~1979 - Drax Henchman (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Sea Wolves~1980 - Attacker
North Sea Hijack~1979 - Magnussen
Superman~1978 - Man in Office (see Actor Connections - Film)

Revenge of the Pink Panther~1978 - Policeman at Asylum (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Wild Geese~1978 - uncredited Stone
The Spy Who Loved Me~1977 - Cortina Gunman #2 (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars~1977 - Rebel Soldier - Tantive IV (Thanks to Jason Griffiths!)
The Eagle Has Landed~1976 - Sturmbannführer
The Pink Panther Strikes Again~1976 - Mr. Stutterstutt (Mr. Stuffsucker/Mr. Stiffsticker) - The Beekeeper (see Actor Connections - Film)

Brannigan~1975 - uncredited Man in Bar
Mackintosh Man~1973 - uncredited Inmate
Lady Caroline Lamb~1972 - Fighter
Puppet on a Chain~1971 - uncredited Thug
When Eight Bells Toll~1971 - uncredited Thug
On Her Majesty's Secret Service~1969 - Strangled SPECTRE Skier
Attack on the Iron Coast~1968 -
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (Se tutte le donne del mondo)~1966 -

Operation Crossbow~1965 - Power Plant Operator (see Actor Connections - Film)
Face of Fu Manchu~1965 - Manchu Thug
Thunderball~1965 - uncredited Disco Volante Crewman - a Largo Henchman (see Actor Connections - Film)
Coast of Skeletons~1965 - Carlo Seton
Mozambique~1965 - Carl
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb~1964 - uncredited
Tomb of Ligeia~1964 - uncredited Gravedigger
Goldfinger~1964 - Man in Bulletproof Vest (at Q Branch) (see Actor Connections - Film)
Carry on Spying~1964 - Waiter
Coast of Skeletons~1963 - Carlo Seton
Billy Budd~1962 - uncredited Marine (see Actor Connections - Film)
And the Same to You~1960 - Jake
Port Afrique~1956 - Arab #2

Film Stand-in
Odd Man Out~1947 (stand-in: Mr. Mason) (uncredited)

Film Stunts
The Fantasists~1986
No Surrender~1985  (coordinator)
A View to a Kill~1985 (uncredited stunts/stunt double: Willoughby Gray)
Never Say Never Again~1983 (uncredited additional)
Octopussy~1983 (uncredited explosion/driver)
For Your Eyes Only~1981 (team)
The Sea Wolves~1980 (uncredited)
A Game for Vultures~1979 (stunt coordinator)
The Passage~1979 (uncredited)
Ffolks~1979 (uncredited)
North Sea Hijack~1979 (uncredited)
Superman~1978 (uncredited stunts: Man in burglar's office)
The Wild Geese~1978 (uncredited)
Revenge of the Pink Panther~1978
The Spy Who Loved Me~1977 (uncredited stunts/stunt driver: Lotus Esprit)
A Bridge Too Far~1977 (uncredited)
The Eagle Has Landed~1976 (uncredited)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again~1976 (uncredited)
Diamonds Are Forever~1971 (uncredited double: Putter Smith)
Puppet on a Chain~1971 (uncredited)
When Eight Bells Toll~1971 (uncredited)
Kelly's Heroes~1970 (uncredited)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service~1969 (uncredited stunts/stunt coordinator)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang~1968 (uncredited stunt coordinator)
You Only Live Twice~1967 (uncredited)
Casino Royale~1967 (uncredited)
Thunderball~1965 (uncredited)
Goldfinger~1964 (uncredited stunts/driver/stunt double: Sean Connery)
Dr. No~1962 (uncredited stunts/stunt double: Joseph Wiseman)
The Guns of Navarone~1961 (uncredited)
Helen of Troy~1956 (uncredited)

Dempsey & Makepeace~1985 - First Warder in Hors de Combat
Play for Today~1975 - in Gangsters
The Prisoner~1967
    4th Guardian in Hammer Into Anvil
    First Corridor Guard in The General
Man in a Suitcase~1967 - Second Guard in Brainwash
The Spies~1966 - Karl in I Don't Even Volunteer
The Saint~1963-1966 -
     Chauffeur in The Queen's Ransom
     Production Assistant in Marcia
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot~1957 - Villager in Double Identity (see Actor Connections - TV)
ITV Television Playhouse~1956 - Rolt - The Boxer in Teddy Gang


Unknown said...

Leech was born 6 December 1921, and died 17 June 2012--you have the dates a little garbled right now!

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Whoa! That's bizarre. My original copy has the correct dates.
Thank you for noticing! :)