Rising Damp. Rupert Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter). Copyright: Yorkshire Television

Leonard Rossiter was an English actor who enjoyed a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, becoming best known for starring in sitcoms The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin and Rising Damp. Born in Liverpool, he died suddenly whilst waiting to go on stage at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End.

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Born
Thursday 21st October 1926
Died
Friday 5th October 1984
Nationality
English

Awards

BAFTA Television Awards 1979
Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1978
Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1977
Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2016 Rising Damp Fovever
  1. E1 - Part One
Self (Archive Material)
2011 Legends Of British Comedy Self (Archive Material)
2011 My Favourite Joke
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self (Archive Material)
2000 The Unforgettable... - Series 2
  1. E2 - Leonard Rossiter
Self (Archive Material)
1985 Water Sir Malcolm
1984 Tripper's Day Norman Tripper
1982 Britannia Hospital Potter
1981 In A Nutshell Host / Presenter
1980 Rising Damp Rupert Rigsby
1979 Le Petomane Joseph Pujol
1978 The Losers Sydney Foskett
1978 Rising Damp - Series 4 Rupert Rigsby
1977 Rising Damp - Series 3 Rupert Rigsby
1977 I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds Uncle Jim
1976 The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - Series 1 Reginald Perrin
1975 Rising Damp - Series 2 Rupert Rigsby
1974 Rising Damp - Series 1 Rupert Rigsby
1974 Rising Damp - Pilot Rupert Rigsby
1974 Pygmalion Smith Pygmalion Smith
1972 Steptoe And Son - Series 7
  1. E7 - The Desperate Hours
Actor
1968 Otley Johnston
1966 Theatre 625: Dr. Knock Dr. Knock
1964 Steptoe And Son - Series 3
  1. E3 - The Lead Man Cometh
Welsh Hughie
1963 Billy Liar Emmanuel Shadrack

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Leonard Rossiter on IMDb

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