Donovan Leitch (actor)

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Donovan Leitch
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Leitch at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, December 9, 2007
Born Donovan Jerome Leitch
(1967-08-16) August 16, 1967 (age 47)
London, England
Nationality British, American
Spouse(s) Kirsty Hume (m. 23 Sept 1997-separated 2011)
Children daughter; Violet Jean Leitch, (b. March 21, 2004)

Donovan Jerome Leitch[1] (born 16 August 1967) is an English-born actor and documentary maker. He is a member of the band Camp Freddy, and was a founding member of neo-glam group Nancy Boy along with Jason Nesmith (son of The Monkees' Michael Nesmith). Leitch appeared in the films ...And God Created Woman (1988 remake), Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Glory (portraying Charles Fessenden Morse), Cutting Class, The Blob, The In Crowd, Jack the Bear and I Shot Andy Warhol and Gas, Food Lodging (1992) where he played the romantic interest for his real-life sister Ione Skye's character's younger sister. Leitch was featured as the villain of the week, Malcolm Lagg, an underground fight club coordinator for metahumans in the Birds of Prey episode "Gladiatrix".

Personal life[edit]

Leitch was born in England, the son of Enid Karl (née Stulberger), a model, and singer/songwriter Donovan.[2] His father is Scottish and his mother is an American from a Jewish family.[3][4] He is the brother of actress Ione Skye. After Leitch's parents separated when he was three, he was raised by his mother in the Hollywood Hills of California.[5]

He married Scottish model Kirsty Hume. Their daughter, Violet Jean Leitch, was born 21 March 2004 at home in Los Angeles, California. In 2014, Leitch was photographed kissing actress Gwyneth Paltrow at a baseball game. At the time, Paltrow was still married to Coldplay musician Chris Martin. When Paltrow announced her separation from Martin in March 2014, Leitch announced that he actually "quietly separated" from his wife Kirsty three years ago, and it was simply a friendly kiss as they once dated many years ago.


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at
  2. ^ "Ione Skye Biography (1970?-)". 1970-09-04. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Some Hollywood celebrities and VIPs say ‘Hooray For Christmas,’ while others say ‘Hooray for The Holidays’". Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  4. ^ No Joy In Splitsville: Exes & Lawyers Sound Off[dead link]
  5. ^ By TRIP GABRIELPublished: July 03, 1994 (1994-07-03). "Donovan Leitch: He's It! He's Hot! He's . . . Who?". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 

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