Leo Genn

Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)
Lowest Rated: 55% The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Birthday: Aug 9, 1905
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Smooth, refined British star Leo Genn is known for his relaxed charm and "black velvet" voice. Before becoming an actor, he received a law degree at Cambridge and worked as a barrister in the early '20s. In 1930 he debuted onstage; for several years he continued earning money with legal services, meanwhile gaining experience in both plays and films. In 1939 he finally gave up the law to make his Broadway debut. He served with the Royal Artillery during World War II; in 1943 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and in 1945 he was awarded the Croix de Guerre. On several occasions during the war he was granted leave to appear in films. At war's end he became one of Britain's investigators of war crimes at the Belsen concentration camp and went on to be an assistant prosecutor for the Belsen trial. After his small but noteworthy role as the Constable of France in Laurence Olivier's film Henry V (1944), he was invited to the U.S., where he had a great theatrical triumph in the 1946 Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest. His stage and screen career flourished afterwards in both the U.S. and England. Onscreen he was usually cast in smart, likable, subtle character leads and supporting roles. For his portrayal of Gaius Petronius, Nero's counselor, in Quo Vadis (1951), he received a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Era notte a Roma (Escape by Night) Maggiore Michael Pemberton, inglese 1982
55% The MacKintosh Man Rollins 1973
No Score Yet The Great Manhunt Chief of M.I.5 1973
No Score Yet A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna) Edmuns Brighton 1971
No Score Yet Die Screaming, Marianne Judge 1971
No Score Yet Connecting Rooms Dr. Norman 1971
No Score Yet Il Trono di fuoco (The Bloody Judge) Earl of Wessex 1970
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Actor 1968
100% Khartoum Narrator 1966
No Score Yet Circus of Fear Inspector Elliott 1966
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None) Gen. Mandrake 1965
No Score Yet The Delhi Way Actor 1964
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking Gen. Jung-Lu 1963
91% The Longest Day Gen. Parker 1962
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Johnny Solo 1961
No Score Yet I Accuse! Maj. Picquart 1958
No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Ralph Hoyt 1957
86% Moby Dick Starbuck 1956
No Score Yet Lady Chatterley's Lover Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) Major J. Snow 1953
No Score Yet Personal Affair Mr. Barlow 1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure William Bradford 1952
No Score Yet The Magic Box Dacres 1952
No Score Yet Affair in Monte Carlo Robert Sterling 1952
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse Peter Howard 1951
88% Quo Vadis? Petronius 1951
No Score Yet The Miniver Story Steve Brunswick 1950
100% The Snake Pit Dr. Mark Kik 1948
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Michael Morrell 1948
No Score Yet Mourning Becomes Electra Actor 1947
73% Green for Danger Mr. Eden 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Constable of France 1946
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra Bel Affiris 1945
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) Company Commander 1945
No Score Yet Tunisian Victory Actor 1944
100% Contraband Grimm 1940
No Score Yet The Drum (Drums) Abdul Fakir 1938
94% Pygmalion Actor 1938
No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief Prosecuting Attorney 1937


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