Lee Montague

Lee Montague (born Leonard Goldberg, 16 October 1927) is an English actor noted for his roles in film and television, usually playing tough guys.

Lee Montague
Leonard Goldberg

(1927-10-16) 16 October 1927
Years active1952-
Spouse(s)Ruth Goring (1955-, (2 Children)

Montague was a student of the Old Vic School.[1]

Montague's film credits include The Camp on Blood Island, Billy Budd, The Secret of Blood Island, Deadlier Than the Male, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Mahler and The Legacy. His theatre credits include: Who Saw Him Die by Tudor Gates staged in 1974 at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket in which he played the part of John Rawlings, the nemesis of former police Superintendent Pratt played by Stratford Johns. On Broadway, he portrayed Gregory Hawke in The Climate of Eden (1952), and Ed in Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1965).[2]

Montague's television credits include: Somerset Maugham TV Theatre,[3] Espionage,[4] The Four Just Men, Danger Man, The Baron, The Troubleshooters, Department S, Dixon of Dock Green, The Sweeney, Holocaust, Space: 1999, Minder, The Chinese Detective, Bergerac, Bird of Prey, Dempsey and Makepeace, Jekyll & Hyde, Casualty and Waking the Dead. In the sitcom Seconds Out, he had a regular part as the manager of a boxer played by Robert Lindsay. In Bergerac, he played Henri Dupont in several episodes

Montague was the first storyteller on the BBC children's programme Jackanory in 1965,[5] and he narrated in fifteen episodes between 1965 and 1966.

Selected filmography

Selected theatre performances


  1. Mullin, Michael (1996). Design by Motley. Associated University Presse. p. 115. ISBN 9780874135695. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. "Lee Montague". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  3. "Today's Viewing Highlights". The Province. Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver. 11 August 1971. p. 27. Retrieved 25 August 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "(TV listing)". The Morning Call. New Jersey, Paterson. 7 June 1965. p. 26. Retrieved 25 August 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  5. McGown, Alistair. "Jackanory (196596)". BFI Screenonline. British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
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