Roger Leach (1948 – 2001) was an English-Australian actor who played Sgt. Tom Penny in The Bill, and guest starred in Bergerac, Perfect Scoundrels and Doctors. Leach was born in Sydney, Australia and read English at Sydney University where he also participated in rowing and other athletics. He won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama and came to the UK in 1971. He had many acting roles including 42 appearances at the Salisbury Playhouse.