Actor, writer and director Leon Ford was raised in Canberra, where he attended Telopea Park School and Narrabundah College. After leaving school he began establishing his credentials as an actor, working in both theatre and television. After having appeared in a number of minor theatrical and television roles during the late 1990s and early 200s, he was engaged to play the title role in Bell Shakespeare Company's 2003 production of Hamlet.
Ford's television credits include drama series such as Water Rats (1996), Young Lions (2002), McLeod's Daughters (2002), The Crooks (2005), All Saints (2001-02, 2008), East West 101 (2007) and the US production The Pacific (2010). He has also appeared in a number of mini-series and telemovies, notably Changi (2001), Stepfather of the Bride (2006) and Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006). Ford's career as a film actor has seen him play roles in Lost Things (2003), Beneath Hill 60 (2010) and several short films.
In addition to his acting career Ford has written short stories, long fiction and film scripts. In 2010 he wrote and directed the feature film Griff the Invisble (to be released in 2011).
'Born out of the telemovie of the same name, Offspring is a contemporary drama series about Nina Proudman, a thirtysomething obstetrician and her fabulously messy family. Following the Proudman family's adventures searching for love, fulfillment and balance in the chaos of modern life, Offspring is about the life forces that drive us all: love, sex, babies, food and music. Stylistically fresh and visually exciting, Offspring mixes conventional narrative drama with flashbacks, graphic animation and fantasy sequences, showcasing the vibrant world of Fitzroy, Melbourne, where Nina and the extended Proudman family go about their unpredictable daily lives.'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive.
'[This] series centres on four young families with one thing in common: the men are in charge of raising the kids.
'It's the beginning of a new school year and recently retired Lewis (Gary Sweet) finds himself in the unfamiliar role of stay-at-home dad to Tilda, his daughter with nurse Gemma (Julia Morris).
'Gemma works at the hospital with her best friend Abi (Natalie Saleeba) whose husband Mark (Rhys Muldoon) is juggling a return to part-time work and looking after five-year-old Poppy.
'Mark's brother-in-law Kane (Gyton Grantley) is in a relationship with Tom (Tim Campbell), raising Tom's orphaned niece Stella.
'When dropping their daughters off on the first day of school, the three men meet Justin (Firass Dirani), a former AFL star who, thanks to his bad boy ways, has seen his career and family walk out the door. He is now facing the fight of his life to win custody of his twin boys Zac and Jacob and eight-month-old daughter Angie.
'Finding themselves severely outnumbered by all the mothers at the school drop-off zone, the four men band together and help each other along as they face the challenges of raising a young family.'
Source: Channel Nine website (http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8469113) (Sighted: 17/10/2012)