Freddie Lees- The Service


A packed house at the Service for Freddie Lees held at Mortlake Crematorium on June 9th. Around eight of Freddie’s Family and friends gathered to say goodbye, and to remember and swap stories of a wonderful life in theatre. The service was meticulously planned by Freddie. Every part of it was at his request, and put together, as you would expect like a theatrical production. There was a lot of laughter, some beautiful music and some tears. A fine and fitting send off for our friend, who will be greatly missed.


Here is a partial list of those who attended the service, and gathered afterwards in a pub in Kew Green, swapping Freddie stories until the evening. Some, like Bobby Crush and Barry Burnett were not able to be there as a major disruption to trains at Waterloo meant they got half way and ran out of time.


Beryl Womack

Rachel Womack

John Lloyd

Jane Lloyd



Yvonne Biram












Robert Adams

Sally Aitken-Davies

Jae Alexander

Robert Bailey

Paul Bennett

Caroline Berry

Christopher Biggins

Stephen Bone

Michael Bower

Helen Cottrell

Noel Cunningham

Deddie Davies

Julia Deakin

Hattie Eastcott

Nigel Ellacott

Vivyan Ellacott

Brian Ellis

Will Essex

Jean Fergusson

Malcolm Francis

Richard Frost

Kim Grant

Iwan Harries

Chris Hayward

Jan Heathcote

Andrew Hill

Fay Hillier

James Horne

Ian Howells

Steve Kemble

David Kidd

Robert Kingswell

Brenda Kyte

Audrey Leybourne

Val Manifi

Susie McKenna

Angela Moran

Liz Moscrop

Jill Nalder

Camilla Osborne

Lucy Quick

Peter Richards

Andrew Ryan

Peter Sandeman

Andy Shields

Michael Simpkins

Philip Smith

Gareth Snook

Sarah Stanley

Peter Straker

Allan Stirland

Peter Symonds

Bob West



If you haven’t already taken a look at our “Spotlight On Freddie Lees” , it gives a glimpse into a career that spanned sixty years and many repertory seasons, television appearances,  West End Musicals and Pantomimes along the way.  An amazing talented friendly and lovely man.




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