Leslie Schofield

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Leslie Schofield
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Leslie Schofield

Born: Monday 12th December 1938 (age: 85)


Leslie Schofield (born  in OldhamLancashire) is an English actor who is most famous in the UK for his role as Jeff Healy in the popular soap operaEastEnders where he played Jeff from 1997 to 2000. His character was famous for unsuccessfully proposing to Pauline Fowler (played by Wendy Richard). He also appeared in EastEnders briefly in 1988 and 1989 playing a different character named Brian Wicks.

Schofield also appeared as Chief Bast, an Imperial Officer aboard the doomed Death Star in George Lucas' first released Star Wars film,Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in 1977. He also appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special, as the producers used stock footagefrom A New Hope in some scenes.

Other sci-fi appearances include two Doctor Who stories, The War Games (1969) and The Face of Evil (1977), and as prison ship officer Raiker in the Blake's 7 episode "Spacefall" (1978). He appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders entitled "Vixen�s Run" and an episode of Minder (TV series)You Lose Some, You Win Some. Schofield also played Reggie Perrin's son-in-law, Tom in the third series of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Len in The Smoking Room, the father in the BBC children's drama Jonny Briggs and cbbc comedy show Chucklevision.

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