Leonard Fenton is dead: ‘EastEnders’ star age 95

Actor Leonard Fentonbest known for playing the role of Dr. Harold Legg in the series BBC soap “EastEnders,” said his family. He was 95 years old.

Fenton was in the first episode of “EastEnders” in 1985 and his last appearance was in 2019. In total, he appeared in 267 episodes.

“The family of actor Leonard Fenton is heartbroken to announce his death at the age of 95 on Saturday, January 29. Best known for his role as Dr. Legg on EastEnders, Leonard’s acting career. has spanned more than 60 years,” the Fenton family said in a statement. “He works in television and film and his long theatrical career includes stints at the National Theater and most recently with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He feels privileged to have worked with some of the theater’s greats, including Samuel Beckett Orson Welles and Jonathan Miller. ”

“His passion for painting and singing predates his acting career and is equally important to him,” the statement added. “He will be missed by his family beyond words. We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to be with him as his health deteriorates towards the end – a privilege denied to so many during this difficult time.”

A spokesperson for “EastEnders” added: “We are deeply saddened to learn that Leonard has passed away. Since appearing in the first episode of ‘EastEnders,’ Leonard has created a truly iconic character in Doctor Legg who will always be remembered. Our love and thoughts are with Leonard’s family and friends.”

Fenton also appeared in “Doctors,” “Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time,” and “Give My Regards to Broad Street.” He made his debut in 1958 with “Up the Creek”.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/leonard-fenton-dead-dies-eastenders-1235167483/ Leonard Fenton is dead: ‘EastEnders’ star age 95

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