Leon Sinden, British actor, Died at 88,


Leon Sinden was born on July 20, 1927, in Ditchling, United Kingdom, and died on November 4, 2015.

He was a British actor who starred in Taggart, Dr. Finlay’s Casebook and The Avengers.

Leon was known for the film Rough Justice (1977), Scoop (1987) and High Road (1980).

He was known for a number of other British TV series, including The Avengers, Upstairs, Downstairs, Poldark and Rough Justice.

Leon had connections with Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) that spanned for 50 years.

He starred in the 1953 film The Cruel Sea and the BBC drama Judge John Deed.

Sir Donald his brother was a part of his journey, Leon first appeared at PFT in the 1965 summer season.

Leon went on to feature regularly in the PFT s, often alongside his partner and fellow actor Walter Carr.

Walter Carr was a very good friend of his.

Having made his home in Perth, the British actor wanted to continue his relationship with PFT in some form following his retirment from the stage in 1994.

Leon was a passionate supporter of the festival theatre’s rep system and of the summer season acting ensemble, he decided to create the annual Leon Sinden Awards.

The PFT’s chief executive and artistic director John Durnin believe the sense of loss felt at PFT will be shared throughout the theatre world.

Leon Sinden passed away at 88 years old due to cancer.