From Humble to Hollywood
Leech is probably most known as Tom Branson on the award-winning series from Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, which ran for six seasons on PBS and ITV, and earned three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmys, and a BAFTA Special Award and 69 Emmy nominations, making it the most-nominated non-U.S. series in Emmy history. (Its movie will premiere in September.) In particular, his prominent role has garnered 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series while his latest role as Freddie Mercury’s personal manager Paul Prenter in Golden Globe-winning Bohemian Rhapsody has accumulated major buzz from critics. Despite the awards and success, Leech’s claim to fame began on a much smaller stage many years ago.