David Leland

David Leland

Highest Rated: 97% Mona Lisa (1986)

Lowest Rated: 20% Crossing the Line (1990)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1947

Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

A former actor, David Leland began writing for the stage and TV in the 1970s. His British telefilm "Made in Britain" caught the attention of Neil Jordan who, in turn, hired Leland to work on the screenplay for Jordan's acclaimed "Mona Lisa" (1986). The following year, Leland wrote the script for Terry Jones' "Personal Services," based on the life of British madam Cynthia Payne. Payne's teenage years were the focus of Leland's feature directorial debut "Wish You Were Here" (also 1987), starring newcomer Emily Lloyd. For the latter, he received a British Academy Award for his script. Leland fared less well with his subsequent features the comedy "Checking Out" (1988) and "The Big Man/Crossing the Line" (1990). After an eight year absence, he returned to features as co-scripter and director of "The Land Girls" (1998), a smooth adaptation of a novel which told the story of English women who worked as farmers during WWII.




No Score Yet 23% Virgin Territory Ricciardo (Character),
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concert for George Director $131.0K 2003
95% 96% Great Performances Director - 2003
No Score Yet 17% The White River Kid Writer - 1999
61% 52% The Land Girls Director,
$213.9K 1998
No Score Yet 65% When Saturday Comes Priest (Character) - 1995
20% 47% Crossing the Line Director $5.2K 1990
20% 20% Checking Out Director $12.7K 1989
84% 77% Wish You Were Here Director $161.4K 1987
67% 80% Personal Services Writer - 1987
97% 81% Mona Lisa Screenwriter $4.3M 1986
No Score Yet 84% Made in Britain Screenwriter - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gawain and the Green Knight Humphrey (Character) - 1973


85% 84% The Borgias Director,
97% 98% Band of Brothers Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958