Leslie Dwyer

Actor, TV Actor

1906 – 1986

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Who was Leslie Dwyer?

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

Film roles included In Which We Serve, The Way Ahead, the 1952 remake of Hindle Wakes, Room in the House, the 1959 remake of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and Die, Monster, Die!.

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

His most notable television role was as Mr. Partridge the miserable Punch and Judy man with an aversion to children in the British sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. He also took roles in Doctor Who, and in Steptoe and Son, Terry and June, The Sweeney, Wodehouse Playhouse and Z-Cars.

His grave is located in the East London Cemetery.

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Born
Aug 28, 1906
Catford
Also known as
  • Leslie Gilbert Dwyer
  • Leslie Gilbert Dyer
Parents
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Catford
Died
Dec 26, 1986
Truro
Resting place
East London Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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