Leatherhead is a town in Surrey, England. It is located on the River Mole, and was first mentioned at the 880th The Canadian-British publisher and British Minister Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook lived more than 50 years Cherkley Court in Leatherhead. The Georgian billionaire Badri Patarkatsishvili had there a country house where he spent the last months of his life in exile. The city is named after and Leatherhead Drama Festival, which was launched in 2004 and is the patron of the actor Michael Caine venue. The festival is the largest of its kind in the UK, and Caine's support has drawn a broad public interest in the festival and led to a strengthening of economic and cultural life in Leatherhead.