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The Actor

Leon has enjoyed twenty years of success throughout the media, demonstrating  a versatility as an artist which has enabled  him to cross genres, from stage to screen and radio. This along with a varied list of  TV credits have made him not only into a great actor but a household name. Underlying it all & at the centre of Leon lies a stunning voice, a great songwriter and a personality you can’t forget.

Popularly known for his acting roles starting along side the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley in ‘TUT' and in soap operas EASTENDERS and BROOKSIDE, his most recent acting credits include the 2016 30th Anniversary Swan Theatre season for The Royal Shakespeare Company where he appeared in three plays. Other theatre credits include: Rent (West End),Piaf (Donmar Warehouse), Wig Out! (Royal Court London), Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory)& Porgy And Bess (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). TV includes: Doctors, The Bill, Hollyoaks In The City, Tut, Brookside & Eastenders.

 


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The Director

Leon set up his production company, BBP (Brown Boy Productions), in 2014 in order to make his self funded micro budget feature film 'SOFT LAD', which premiered at The East End Film festival in 2015 and gained distribution through Peccadillo Pictures.

He uses his filmmaking to talk about issues within society that he feels are neglected by mainstream media. His documentary ‘Let’s Talk About Gay Sex And Drugs’, premiered at BFI Flare festival in 2016, and his short film, ‘Crossroad’, was shortlisted for the Iris Prize 2016 and selected for distribution by Peccadillo as part of their ‘Boys On Film’ series. He most recent film ‘Almost Saw The Sunshine’, is about violence towards Trans women of colour. Leon recently graduated with distinction from an MA in filmmaking at The University of East London.


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The Musician

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Music is a big part of Leon & this truly shows through his voice. His musical training came as part of male vocal harmony group 11/7 and as part of the band he went on to win numerous awards as well as being nominated for a MOBO for best unsigned act.  Studying performing arts at Liverpool Arts Centre as well as completing a Music Performance course at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Leon then went on to earn the role of Jerome Johnson in Channel 4’s serial drama ‘Brookside‘. His debut album 'Moving On' was released in 2010, and he continues to write music for his films.