Leslie Randall (actor)

Leslie Randall (19 October 1924 – c. 2 August 2020) was an English film and television actor, from South Shields, County Durham, who worked in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Leslie Randall (Los Angeles, California, 1985)

Randall had a lengthy career, but possibly his most important role was with his wife in Joan and Leslie, ITV's first home-grown situation comedy.[1] He also appeared in the 1963 film version of Billy Liar where he played Danny Boon, and as Reggie Wilkie in episodes of Emmerdale, 1999–2000, as well as episodes of The Monkees, and I Dream of Jeannie.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Air Force as a pilot officer bomb aimer with 358 Squadron, in the Far East.[2]

His wife was Joan Reynolds, whom he met when they were both in repertory theatre in Darlington from 1948 to 1951. He married her in 1951, having two children, Susan and David, and they later divorced in 1978. She died in May 2011.[1]

On 2 August 2020, it was announced that Randall had died at age 95.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hayward, Anthony (30 June 2011). "Joan Reynolds". Obituary. Guardian.
  2. ^ a b Randall, David (2 August 2020). "Leslie Randall obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

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