Johnny Leeze

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Johnny Leeze
Born John Glen
(1941-12-31) 31 December 1941 (age 77)
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982—2007
Spouse(s) Carol (m. 1969–83) (Divorced)

Johnny Leeze (born John Glen; 31 December 1941) is a British actor of television and film.[1] He is best known for playing Harry Clayton in long running British soap opera Coronation Street for a few months in 1985, and as Ned Glover on the British soap opera Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999. He appeared again in 2000, before leaving shortly afterwards.[2]


Leeze's list of screen appearances date back to 1982, when he made his television debut in the sitcom Open All Hours as a bit part. He has also appeared in another British soap opera Coronation Street on three occasions playing a different part each time: he played Mr Slater in one episode in 1982; Harry Clayton for 35 episodes in 1985; and as Laurie Johnstone in one episode in 2005. He also appeared on the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine on four occasions in 1983, 1986, 1991 and 2002, playing a different character each time. Leeze's other television credits include appearance in Play for Today, Juliet Bravo, All Creatures Great and Small, Heartbeat and Common As Muck, Cracker.

In 2000 he appeared as Inspector Cox in five episodes of the black comedy series The League of Gentlemen. Since then he has appeared in Phoenix Nights, Doctors, Early Doors, The Royal and most recently a 2007 appearance in Life on Mars. His only film appearance was in the 2001 film Blow Dry, in which he had a small part.

Personal life

According to Internet Movie Database,[3] Leeze's real name is John Glen, but he changed his name to Johnny Leeze to avoid confusion with several other popular people named John Glen. He divorced his wife Carol (married 1969) in 1983 following fourteen years of marriage, during which they had two children, Nicola and Holly. He now lives alone.

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