Irish-born Allen Leech earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. He had worked steadily with small parts when he auditioned for Downton Abbey and got a then-small role of the chauffeur. Leech only signed on for three episodes, but when series creator-writer Julian Fellowes saw the chemistry between Leech and Jessica Brown Findlay, a new storyline was concocted — and Allen Leech’s career took off! He’s been on the big screen without the Crawleys too, so quite a rise for this Irish rebel.
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in Rome (2007)
Fred Boggis in From Time to Time (2009)
Francis Dereham in The Tudors (2010)
Tom Branson in Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
John Cairncross in The Imitation Game (2014)
Paul Prenter in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Tom Branson in Downton Abbey (2019)
What’s your favorite of Allen Leech’s historical costume movie and TV roles?