Geoffrey Keen

Geoffrey Keen

Highest Rated: 100% Treasure Island (1950)

Lowest Rated: 57% Sacco and Vanzetti (1971)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1916

Birthplace: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

It isn't the easiest job in the world to rein in its sexiest super-spy, but for 10 years, as Sir Frederick Gray, Great Britain's Minister of Defence, the actor Geoffrey Keen held just that job. In fact, Keen held his post even as shifts in the political landscape deposed his real-life counterparts between 007 flicks. The baton between James Bonds even switched hands during Keen's tenure; the actor went from scolding the smooth operator Roger Moore in "The Spy Who Loved Me" to tempering Timothy Dalton in "The Living Daylights." But, by the time Gray resigned from MI6, having done the long-lasting franchise a good six films' worth of service, the actor had already amassed a considerable opus in his career as a "civilian." He'd joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company the same year that England entered World War II, and there wasn't much time before his focus shifted to the Royal Army Medical Corps. After the war, he embarked on his movie career and turned up in three of Carol Reed's most fondly remembered features: "Odd Man Out," "The Fallen Idol," and the peerless Orson Welles classic "The Third Man." For seven years, he played one of the lead characters on "The Troubleshooters," a BBC drama about the higher-ups in big oil--a British forerunner to the American prime-time hit "Dynasty." His roles in expansive historical epics like the Richard Harris-Alec Guiness "Cromwell" and David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago" were forerunners of Keen's stodgy public official.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 66% The Living Daylights Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defense (Character) $51.2M 1987
No Score Yet 54% Amin -- The Rise and Fall British Ambassador (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% No. 1 of the Secret Service Rockwell (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 55% Living Free Kendall (Character) - 1972
57% 87% Sacco and Vanzetti Judge Webster Thayer (Character) - 1971
67% 55% Taste the Blood of Dracula William Hargood (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Thunderbird 6 New World Aircraft President James Glenn (Voice) - 1968
No Score Yet 31% Berserk Commissioner Dalby (Character) - 1967
94% 86% Born Free Kendall (Character) - 1966
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Boris Kurt (Character) $87.1K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracksman Magistrate (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Bay Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Sender Robert Lindley (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Who Foster (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spare the Rod Arthur Gregory (Character) - 1961
86% 77% Sink the Bismarck! A.C.N.S. (Character) - 1960
80% 79% The Angry Silence Davis (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Web of Evidence Prison Governor (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 24% Horrors of the Black Museum Supt. Graham (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% The Scapegoat Gaston (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Bait Joe Frisby (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Place Mr. Haywood (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Birthday Present Colonel Wilson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affection Headmaster (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 78% The Long Arm Chief Superintendant Malcolm (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loser Takes All Reception Clerk (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sailor Beware! Rev. Mr. Purefoy (Character) - 1956
100% 84% The Man Who Never Was Gen. Nye (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 33% Doctor at Sea Hornbeam (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glass Tomb Harry Stanton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% Postmark for Danger Inspector Colby (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Glove Maurie Green (Character) - 1954
83% 42% Doctor in the House Dean (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn the Key Softly Mr. Gregory (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Divided Heart Marks (Character) - 1954
83% 65% The Maggie Campbell (Character) - 1954
83% 76% Genevieve Policeman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 36% Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Killearn (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 56% The Long Memory Craig (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Inspector Christopher Hampden (Character) - 1952
89% 67% Cry, the Beloved Country Father Vincent (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheer the Brave Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Grow the Rushes Spencer Prudhoe (Character) - 1951
100% 67% Treasure Island Israel Hands (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Bolger (Character) - 1950
100% 86% Odd Man Out Soldier (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Hobart Quennel (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Blind Beggar (Guest Star) 1956

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