Leslie Banks

Lowest Rated: 55% Jamaica Inn (1939)
Birthday: Jun 9, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
Oxford-educated Leslie Banks embarked upon a stage career at London's Vaudeville Theatre in 1911. During combat in World War I, Banks' face was scarred and partially paralyzed. Returning to the theater at war's end, Banks was able to use his disfigurement to his advantage, favoring the unblemished side of his face when playing comedy, then conversely utilizing his "marked" side when essaying villains. Some of his more celebrated stage roles included Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, the capricious title character in Springtime for Henry, and the kindly, doddering lead in the original 1938 staging of Goodbye Mr. Chips. He also distinguished himself as a theatrical producer and director. Banks entered films in 1932, starring as diabolical "people hunter" Count Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Leslie Banks continued making occasional film appearances until 1950, most notably as the reluctant hero of Hitchcock's 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much, and the Chorus in Olivier's brilliant Henry V (1945).

Highest Rated Movies



83% The Small Back Room Colonel A.K. Holland 1952
83% Madeleine James Smith 1950
No Score Yet Eye Witness Col. Roger Summerfield 1950
No Score Yet Cottage to Let Actor 1948
No Score Yet Mrs. Fitzherbert Charles Fox 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Chorus 1946
92% Went the Day Well? Oliver Wilsford 1942
No Score Yet Cottage to Let John Barrington 1941
No Score Yet Neutral Port George Carter 1941
No Score Yet Ships with Wings Vice Adm. David Wetherby 1941
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Dr. Manetta 1940
No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Insp. Andrew Kirk 1940
No Score Yet The Arsenal Stadium Mystery Inspector Anthony Slade 1940
No Score Yet 21 Days Keith Durrant 1940
No Score Yet Dead Man's Shoes Roger de Vetheuil 1940
55% Jamaica Inn Joss Merlyn 1939
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Capt. Hyde 1939
80% The Drum (Drums) Actor 1938
No Score Yet Wings of the Morning Lord Clontard 1937
No Score Yet Fire Over England Earl of Leicester 1937
No Score Yet Farewell Again (Troopship) Col. Harry Blair 1937
No Score Yet Transatlantic Tunnel Robbie 1935
No Score Yet Sanders of the River Commissioner R.G. Sanders 1935
88% The Man Who Knew Too Much Bob Lawrence 1935
No Score Yet Red Ensign (Strike!) David Barr 1934
No Score Yet Night of the Party Sir John Holland 1934
No Score Yet I Am Suzanne! Actor 1933
100% The Most Dangerous Game Zaroff 1932
No Score Yet Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist Actor 1925