Although born in Australia, Leon Lissek has spent the majority of his long acting career in the UK where his mobile features and expressive eyes have made him a memorable face in a range of supporting roles. Which isn't to say that he is simply a master of the shrug, gape or head-shake, as a series of slightly more substantial acting successes makes clear.
|In the Hammer horror 'Countess Dracula' (1971)|
|In the dock in a 'Crown Court' story from 1973|
With equal aplomb, Leon Lissek has met with television's casting demands for Jewish rabbis, businessmen and revolutionaries, Spanish priests and waiters, Arab sheikhs, French maitre d's, and various Greeks, Russians, Hungarians and Mexicans. You could have spotted him in police and adventure shows ranging from 'Softly Softly', 'Special Branch', 'Z-Cars' and 'Van Der Valk' to 'The Avengers', 'The Protectors', 'The Return Of The Saint' and 'The Professionals'.
|Continental shenanigans in 'Return Of The Saint'|
|Waiting for the bathroom in an episode of|
the BBC sitcom 'Ever Decreasing Circles'
|Playing Lavoisier in 'Marat/Sade' (1967)|