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Leslie Sands (1921–2001)

Leslie Sands was born on May 19, 1921 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Z Cars (1962), BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Pauline Williams. He died on May 9, 2001 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. See full bio »
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Known For

Z Cars Det. Chief Supt. Miller / Det. Supt. Miller
(1962-1969)
BBC Sunday-Night Play Geoff Aubrey / Inspector Hubbard / Mr. Simons
(1961-1962)
The Avengers Captain Slim
(1964)
Van der Valk Writer
(1977)

Filmography

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 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Leonard Hanley
- A Roman Empire (1991) ... Leonard Hanley
 1991 The Play on One (TV Series)
Tom
- Gas and Candles (1991) ... Tom
 1991 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Bradley
- Episode #3.3 (1991) ... Mr Bradley
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Mr. Sandford
- All in a Day's Pork (1989) ... Mr. Sandford
 1987 A Sort of Innocence (TV Series)
Fred Edmunds
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Fred Edmunds
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Fred Edmunds
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Fred Edmunds
 1986 Wilderness Road (TV Series)
Arch
- The End of the World (1986) ... Arch
 1985 The Winning Streak (TV Mini-Series)
Bernard Savage
- No Mistakes (1985) ... Bernard Savage
- Unexpected Legacy (1985) ... Bernard Savage
- Trial Run (1985) ... Bernard Savage
- Hot Prospects (1985) ... Bernard Savage
- Hollow Victory (1985) ... Bernard Savage
 1985 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Criminal Mastermind
- Episode #11.2 (1985) ... Criminal Mastermind
 1984 Fresh Fields (TV Series)
Mr. Wylie
- Business Contacts (1984) ... Mr. Wylie
 1983 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Peter Braithwaite
- Who Says the War Is Over? (1983) ... Peter Braithwaite
 1983 Blackadder (TV Series)
Lord Graveney
- The Archbishop (1983) ... Lord Graveney
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Sir Frederick Marshall
- Victoria (1982) ... Sir Frederick Marshall
 1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sam Shipley
- I Have Been Here Before (1982) ... Sam Shipley
 1981 Seven Dials Mystery (TV Movie)
Sir Oswald Coote
 1980-1981 The Good Companions (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Curtain Call (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- Salvage Work (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- A Wind in the Triangle (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- Stumbling Chronicles (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
- Slippin' Round the Corner (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
 1980 For Services Rendered (TV Movie)
Leonard Ardsley
 1980 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Leonard Ardsley
- For Services Rendered (1980) ... Leonard Ardsley
 1980 Very Like a Whale (TV Movie)
Sir Jock's father
 1979 The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (TV Series)
Jack Beater
- Trackdown (1979) ... Jack Beater
 1979 Bloodline
Doctor
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Commissionaire
 1978 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series)
Thruxton Appleby
- The Trickle of Visitors (1978) ... Thruxton Appleby
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
The Earl of Wivelscombe
- The Luck of the Stiffhams (1978) ... The Earl of Wivelscombe
 1977 The Upchat Line (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- One Good Turn (1977) ... Mr. Johnson
 1977 Cottage to Let (TV Series)
Ernest Pope
- Pipe Dreams (1977) ... Ernest Pope
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Walter Grope
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 2 (1977) ... Walter Grope
 1977 Big Boy Now! (TV Series)
Bert Sorrel
- She Was Only a Bookie's Daughter (1977) ... Bert Sorrel
 1976 Cilla's World of Comedy (TV Series)
Charlie Bradshaw
- Get Me to the Church! (1976) ... Charlie Bradshaw
 1976 Three Days in Szczecin (TV Movie)
Edward Gierek
 1976 Murder (TV Series)
Peter Brown
- Nobody's Conscience (1976) ... Peter Brown
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves
Foreman Sam Carter
 1974-1976 Man About the House (TV Series)
Robin's Dad / Mr. Tripp
- Another Bride, Another Groom (1976) ... Robin's Dad
- Carry Me Back to Old Southampton (1974) ... Mr. Tripp
 1975 My Brother's Keeper (TV Series)
Mr. Rankin
- A Multitude of Sins (1975) ... Mr. Rankin
 1975 Cilla's Comedy Six (TV Series)
Charlie Bradshaw
- Father's Doing Fine (1975) ... Charlie Bradshaw
 1958-1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Trevor / Sir Henry Merritt / Police Inspector / ...
- If You Could See What I Can See (1974) ... Trevor
- The Noise Stopped (1966) ... Sir Henry Merritt
- Nest of Four (1960) ... Police Inspector
- Dr Kabil (1959) ... Romague
- I Can Destroy the Sun (1958) ... Supt. Travers
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Sir John Grebe
- Barbara of the House of Grebe (1973) ... Sir John Grebe
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Walter
- Walter (1973) ... Walter
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Melville Macnaghten
- The Highest in the Land? (1973) ... Sir Melville Macnaghten
- Suspects (1973) ... Sir Melville Macnaghten
 1973 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Sebastian Barrios
- Crossfire (1973) ... Sebastian Barrios
 1973 The Roses of Eyam (TV Movie)
Thomas Stanley
 1966-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
John Abdey / General Serevich / Oliver Cromwell / ...
- I Wouldn't Tell on You, Miss (1972) ... John Abdey
- Tribunal (1970) ... General Serevich
- Revolutions: Cromwell (1970) ... Oliver Cromwell
- Swallowing the Anchor (1968) ... Commander Edward Dusting, RN (Retd.)
- A Personal Affair (1968) ... Andrew Bell, the Home Secretary
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Arnold Clayton
- The Knacker's Yard (1972) ... Arnold Clayton
 1972 The Ragman's Daughter
Doris' father
 1972 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mosher
- Nobby's Turn (1972) ... Mosher
 1969-1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Masters / Mr. Barfield
- Two Feet Off the Ground (1969) ... Mr. Barfield
 1970 One More Time
Inspector Crock
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
George Hillbright
- Better Than a Man (1970) ... George Hillbright
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Draper
- The Last Train to Redbridge (1970) ... Draper
 1966-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Brack / Yorky / Narrator
- Happy (1969) ... Brack
- The Lump (1967) ... Yorky
- Cock, Hen and Courting Pit (1966) ... Narrator
 1962-1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Miller / Det. Supt. Miller
- No Time to Think: Part 2 (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Miller
- No Time to Think: Part 1 (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Miller
- One End of the Road: Part 2 (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Miller
- One End of the Road: Part 1 (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Miller
- You Want 'Em - You Find 'Em: Part 2 (1967) ... Det. Chief Supt. Miller
 1969 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Charles Arkwright
- What About Justice? (1969) ... Charles Arkwright
 1967-1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Alfred / The Major General / Detective Inspector Buller
- Camille 68 (1968) ... Alfred
- The Retreat (1968) ... The Major General
- The Confession (1967) ... Detective Inspector Buller
 1966-1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Harry Selby / Chinnery
- The White Mercedes (1968) ... Harry Selby
- Bullion (1966) ... Chinnery
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Martin Glover
- The Man Beneath (1967) ... Martin Glover
 1967 Danger Route
Man in Cinema
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Angelo Lombardi
- Are there any more at Home like You? (1967) ... Angelo Lombardi
 1967 The Deadly Affair
Inspector
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Andrew Maddox
- The Eye (1966) ... Andrew Maddox
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Captain Abel Gasser
- By Guess and by God (1966) ... Captain Abel Gasser
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series)
Andrei Borisov
- Why Not Call Me Kruschev? (1965) ... Andrei Borisov
 1965 Rapture
First Gendarme
 1964-1965 Cluff (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Village Constable (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Dictator (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Pensioner (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Husband (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Daughters (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
 1964 The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (TV Mini-Series)
Voice of Alec Farmer / Alec Farmer
- Long Winter Journey (1964) ... Voice of Alec Farmer (voice)
- Autumn Near the Angel (1964) ... Alec Farmer
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
- The Drawing (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Caleb Cluff
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Captain Slim
- Lobster Quadrille (1964) ... Captain Slim
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Sam Purdell
- The Well Meaning Mayor (1963) ... Sam Purdell
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Semel
- Nice Break for the Boys (1963) ... Semel
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Tim Carter
- A Matter of Self Respect (1963) ... Tim Carter
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Bland
- There Could Be a Knighthood in It (1963) ... Arthur Bland
 1962 Death Trap
Det. Insp. Simons
 1961-1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Simons / Sergeant Harris
- Death Trap (1962) ... Det. Insp. Simons
- Clue of the New Pin (1961) ... Sergeant Harris
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Clyde - newspaper editor
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Inspector Hubbard / Geoff Aubrey / Mr. Simons
- Dial M for Murder (1962) ... Inspector Hubbard
- To Whom It May Concern (1962) ... Geoff Aubrey
- Faraway Places (1961) ... Mr. Simons
 1961 Where the Difference Begins (TV Movie)
Wilf
 1961 The Big Boys (TV Movie)
Douglas Driver
 1961 Yorky (TV Series)
Stanley Barlow
- Old Boy (1961) ... Stanley Barlow
 1961 A Small Crisis (TV Movie)
Sir Edgar Pendleton
 1961 The Arson Squad (TV Movie)
Chris Hodge
 1961 Clue of the New Pin
Sergeant Harris
 1960 Counter-Attack! (TV Series)
Tom Benson
- Sealed Orders (1960) ... Tom Benson
- Escape (1960) ... Tom Benson
- White Flag (1960) ... Tom Benson
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Dallas
- A Matter of Timing (1959) ... Dallas
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Hedges
- The Larford Lad (1959) ... Harry Hedges
 1959 All Aboard (TV Series)
Austin Carter
- Episode dated 14 February 1959 (1959) ... Austin Carter
- Episode dated 24 January 1959 (1959) ... Austin Carter
 1957 The Claverdon Road Job (TV Movie)
Police Sgt. Cargill
 1956 Story Conference (TV Short)
Spencer Whipple
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rabbi Samuel
- Family Portrait (1955) ... Rabbi Samuel
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in 'JB Priestley''s play, "Eden End," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Joan Plowright, Geoffrey Palmer and Michael Jayston in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. See more »
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Trivia:

Deep-voiced British character actor of stage and screen. Made his theatrical debut at the Lyceum in Sheffield, in 1941. Had several seasons with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Often performed in works by fellow Bradford-born playwright J.B. Priestley. Popular guest appearances in many TV shows, including Z Cars (1962) and The Two Ronnies (1971). See more »

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