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Leon’s breakthrough role was as Stephen Lawrence in Paul Greengrass’ critically acclaimed Television drama ‘The Murder of Stephen Lawrence’. He also played Series Regular Craig Ross in ITV’s popular long-running drama series ‘London’s Burning’.


Having started his career as a child actor, Leon’s early TV roles included Young Lenny Henry in ‘In Dreams’ (BBC), Michael in hit series ‘Desmonds’ (Channel 4), multiple episodes of ‘The Bill’ (ITV) and ‘Casualty’ (BBC), Brian in ‘Maisie Raine’ (BBC), Calum in ‘Oasis’ (ITV) and as a Series Regular in ‘The Real McCoy’ (BBC). 


He made his Feature Film debut as a child actor playing Leroy in ‘A Demon in My View’, opposite original ‘Psycho’ star Anthony Perkins. This was soon followed by roles in critically acclaimed Feature Films such as ‘Shopping’ (Channel Four Films), Burrows in ‘Clockwork Mice’ opposite Ian Hart, and Robbie in ‘Face’ for BBC Films, directed by Antonia Bird.


Leon has continued to forge a strong career for himself as an adult, with major Film and Television credits to his name including Wisdom in ‘Bullet Boy’ for BBC Films (directed by Saul Dibb), Clint in ‘Anuvahood’ alongside Ashley Walters and Adam Deacon, Lincoln in ‘Urban Gothic’ (Warner Bros.), Beeban Kidron’s ‘Murder’ for BBC, Maan in ‘An Unsuitable Job for a Woman’ (ITV), ‘The Last Detective’ (ITV), ‘Hustle’ and ‘In Deep’ (BBC). 


He can soon be seen as Governor Darnell in Russell Owen’s upcoming Feature Film ‘Patients of a Saint’, due for release in 2020.

Leon Black
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