Leslie Dwyer

Last updated 09 January 2020

Leslie Dwyer (1906-1986)
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Leslie Dwyer

Born: Tuesday 28th August 1906
Died: Friday 26th December 1986 (age: 80)


Leslie Dwyer  was an English character actor of film and television. He is best known for his role as the Punch and Judy man Mr Partridge in BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!.

In 1973 he played the Carnival showman Vorg in the Third Doctor story Carnival Of Monsters

He was born in Catford, the son of the popular music hall comedian Johnny Dwyer and acted from the age of ten and appeared in his first film in 1921.

Film roles included In Which We Serve (1942), The Way Ahead (1944), the 1952 remake of Hindle WakesRoom in the House (1955), the 1959 remake of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and Die, Monster, Die! (1966).

He played Sergeant Dusty Miller in the original 1942 production of Terence Rattigan's play Flare Path.

He also took roles in Steptoe and SonTerry and JuneThe SweeneyWodehouse Playhouse and Z-Cars.

His grave is located in the East London Cemetery.

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