Allen Leech

Allen Leech
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Allen is well known for his television work, for which he has won awards in his native Ireland - he has also appeared in ROME for HBO and THE TUDORS for the BBC and Showtime. Recent credits include Mike Leigh's hugely successful ECSTASY at The Hampstead and Duchess Theatres and THE SWEENEY with Ray Winstone, Ben Drew and Hayley Atwell along with ITV's beloved series DOWNTON ABBEY, which won the cast a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in series 3. Other credits include the independent feature, GRAND PIANO with Elijah Wood and John Cusack and Big Talk's improvised 3 hander, IN FEAR with Alice Englert and Iain De Caestecker. He has just completed filming on series V of DOWNTON and can next be seen in THE IMITATION GAME opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley which won The People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and will open The London Film Festival.

Credits Include:
REWIND (Film)
HEROES AND VILLIANS (TV)
MAN ABOUT DOG (Film)
COWBOYS AND ANGELS (Film)


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FILM STUDIO DIRECTOR
     
THE IMITATION GAME The Weinstein Company Morten Tyldum
GRAND PIANO Independent Eugenio Mira
IN FEAR Studio Canal Jeremy Lovering
THE SWEENEY Vertigo Films Nick Love
FROM TIME TO TIME Fragile Films Julian Fellowes
MAN ABOUT DOG Independent      Paddy Breathnach
COWBOYS AND ANGELS Independent David Gleeson
BENEDICT ARNOLD Independent Mikhail Soloman
THE ESCAPIST Independent Gilles McKinnon
YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN CBS Entertainment  Marcus Cole
THE DENTIST'S DAUGHTER Independent Jackie O'Neill
     
TELEVISION  

 

     
DOWNTON V ITV Various
DOWNTON ABBEY IV ITV David Evans
DOWNTON ABBEY III ITV Brian Percival
BLACK MIRROR Channel 4 Otto Bathurst
DOWNTON ABBEY II ITV Ashley Pearce
DOWNTON ABBEY ITV Brian Kelly
THE TUDORS IV BBC/Showtime Various
ATTILA BBC  Gareth Edwards
ROME - Series 2 BBC/HBO  Various
**LEGEND RTE Various
*LOVE IS A DRUG RTE  
     
*Nominated for Best Actor in a Television Drama for the Irish Film and Television Awards
**Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for the Irish Film and Television Awards 2007
   
     
THEATRE    
     
ECSTASY THE HAMPSTEAD THEATRE Mike Leigh
DA ABBEY THEATRE  
THE MORNING AFTER OPTIMISM PEACOCK THEATRE  
THE QUEEN AND THE PEACOCK RED KETTLE THEATRE  
THIS LIME TREE BOWER NEW THEATRE  
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE GATE THEATRE  
     
TRAINING    
B.A. and Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College, Dublin