||February 20, 1943
||Salford, Lancashire, England
||Actor, Director, Writer
|Claim to Fame:
||Directed Secrets and Lies
||Wife: Alison Steadman. Actor. Married September 15, 1973;
divorced in 1996.
||Grandfather: Mayer Lieberman. Portrait minaturist.
Russian; immigrated to UK in 1902.
Father: Alfred Abraham Leigh. Doctor. Met wife through the Habonim, a left-wing Zionist
youth organization; changed name from Lieberman to Leigh.
Mother: Phyllis Pauline Leigh (nee Cousin). Met husband through the Habonim, a left-wing
Zionist youth organization.
Son: Toby Leigh. Born in 1978 mother Alison Steadman.
Son: Leo Leigh. Born in 1981; mother Alison Steadman.
||1972: Received Locarno Film Festival Golden Leopard Award
for Bleak Moments.
1972: Received Chicago Film Festival Golden Hugo Award for Bleak Moments.
1973: Received George Devine Award.
1981: Received LONDON EVENING STANDARD Award for Best Comedy for Goose-Pimples.
1981: Received London Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy for Goose-Pimples. Stage
1984: Received People's Prize for Meantime.
1991: Received National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film for Life Is Sweet.
1993: Received Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award for Naked.
1995: Received BAFTA Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.
1996: Received Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or for Secrets and Lies.
1996: Received Los Angeles Flim Critics Association Award for Best Director for Secrets
1996: Received Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director for Secrets and
1996: Received London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best British Director for Secrets
1996: Received Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film for Secrets and Lies.
||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Camberwell School of Art School in London, England
London International School of Film Technique.
Central School of Art and Design in London, England
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