Leonard Fenton (born Feinstein, 29 April 1926 in London, England) is a British actor, best known for his role as Dr. Harold Legg in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders.
Fenton's real family name is Feinstein. He was born and raised in the East End of London to Jewish parents. His Show more... parents were also English, but his ancestral roots lie in Eastern Europe; Riga and Lithuania.
He attended Raine Foundation Grammar School from 1937 to 1944. Fenton originally trained to be a civil engineer at King's College London and during World War II he was conscripted as an army engineer. He worked in this profession for five years after leaving the army, but eventually decided on a career change. He took up acting and won a scholarship to attend the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
His career in acting spans over fifty years and he continues to act occasionally on television and on stage. One of his earliest acting breaks came when he was offered a role by Orson Welles in his play Chimes At Midnight. Subsequent notable acting credits include: Up The Creek (1958); Studio Four (1962); Colditz (1974); Secret Army (1977); Z-Cars (1978); Play for Today (1981); Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1984), and