Freddie Lees (24th September 1934 - 22nd May 2015) appeared on Coronation Street in two different roles: firstly as police informant Vince Fisher in June 1970; and he returned to the programme as petty criminal Norman Leach in February 1973.

His other credits include Orson Welles' Great Mysteries, ITV Playhouse, King & Castle, The Bill, Doctors, Little Britain and Come Fly with Me. On the bigger screen he had an uncredited role in the 1969 film The Haunted House of Horror and also appeared in the 2011 film Kill Keith.

On stage he appeared in productions of Habeas Corpus, Twelfth Night, Ten Little Indians, Loot, Fur Coat and No Knickers, Last Tango in Whitby and It Runs in the Family.