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Leo Genn

Highest Rated:   100% Khartoum (1966)
Lowest Rated:   50% The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Era notte a Roma (Escape by Night)
  • Maggiore Michael Pemberton, inglese
1982
50% 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
92% The Longest Day
  • Gen. Parker
1962
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Johnny Solo
1961
No Score Yet I Accuse!
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa
  • Ralph Hoyt
1957
85% 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 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
75% 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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