Leo Genn

Leo Genn

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1945)

Lowest Rated: 57% 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Birthday: Aug 09, 1905

Birthplace: London, England, UK

The career of British-born actor Leo Genn reached its Hollywood peak in 1951 with the Roman Empire saga "Quo Vaids." Genn for his turn as Petronius and Peter Ustinov as Nero were both nominated that year for Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards, losing to Karl Malden for "A Streetcar Named Desire." (Ustinov did, however, win the Golden Globe that year.) Four years later, Genn was the third corner of the infamous love triangle in a French production of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." His was a journeyman's career, with ultimately more forgettable lows than memorable highs. Certainly, his beginnings in 1930s London theater, playing opposite Laurence Olivier, for example, in a production of "Hamlet," held more promise than what eventually transpired. Other noteworthy credits include 1953's "Personal Affair," 1956's "Moby Dick," and the 1960 Italian drama "Escape by Night," directed by Roberto Rossellini. Ironically, one of Genn's most recognizable appearances on film was an uncredited one. In 1938's "Pygmalion," he was the dancing partner of Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) during the Duchess' Ball sequence.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Manhunt Chief of M.I.5 (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martyr Henryk Goldszmit vel Janusz Korczak (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 69% Schizoid Edmond Brighton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Connecting Rooms Dr. Norman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 21% Night of the Blood Monster Lord Wessex (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 58% Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Lanyon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 34% Circus of Fear Elliott (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 63% Ten Little Indians General Mandrake (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delhi Way Narrator - 1964
57% 54% 55 Days at Peking Gen. Jung-Lu (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 44% Too Hot to Handle Johnny Solo (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape by Night Maggiore Michael Pemberton (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet You'll Never See Me Again Inspector Stillman (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Accuse! Maj. Picquart (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Bayonet Maj. Gerrard (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Force Sgt. Kendall (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Ralph Hoyt (Character) - 1957
86% 73% Moby Dick Starbuck (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chatterley's Lover Sir Clifford Chatterley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Scarf Rodelec (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paratrooper Major J. Snow (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth Is Queen Narrator - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Personal Affair Stephen Barlow (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Affair in Monte Carlo Robert Sterling (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Pleasure Island Roger Halyard (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 38% Plymouth Adventure William Bradford (Character) - 1952
88% 73% Quo Vadis? Petronius (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place for Jennifer William Bailey (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 45% The Miniver Story Steve Brunswick (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wooden Horse Peter (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 68% The Velvet Touch Michael Morrell (Character) - 1948
100% 83% The Snake Pit Dr. Mark Kik (Character) - 1948
67% 46% Mourning Becomes Electra Adam Brant (Character) - 1947
73% 84% Green for Danger Mr. Eden (Character) - 1946
100% 75% Henry V The Constable of France (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 56% Caesar and Cleopatra Bel Affris (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack: The Battle for New Britain Narrator - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Battalion Captain Edwards (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Viking Narrator - 1944
100% 72% The Way Ahead Captain Edwards (Character) - 1944
100% 67% Contraband First Brother Grimm (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Days in Paris Lanson (Character) - 1939
94% 86% Pygmalion Prince (uncredited) (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief Prosecuting Counsel (Character) - 1937

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955

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