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Leslie Banks (I) (1890–1952)

Leslie Banks was born on June 9, 1890 in West Derby, England as Leslie James Banks. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and Haunted Honeymoon (1940). He was married to Gwendoline Haldane Unwin. He died on April 21, 1952 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 61) in London, England, UK

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
Haunted Honeymoon
Haunted Honeymoon Inspector Kirk
Jamaica Inn
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 1950 Madeleine
James Smith
 1950 Eye Witness
Col. Roger Summerfield
 1949 Hour of Glory
Col. A.K. Holland
 1948 Jenny Villiers (TV Movie)
Martin Cheveril
 1947 Mrs. Fitzherbert
Charles Fox
 1944 Henry V
 1942 Went the Day Well?
Oliver Wilsford
 1942 The Big Blockade
Civil Service: Taylor
 1941 Ships with Wings
Vice-Admiral Weatherby
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
John Barrington
 1940 Neutral Port
George Carter
 1940 Chamber of Horrors
Dr. Manetta
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon
Inspector Kirk
 1940 Dead Man's Shoes
Roger de Vetheuil
 1940 21 Days Together
 1939 Guide Dogs for the Blind (Short)
 1939 Sons of the Sea
Captain Hyde
 1939 The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
Inspector Anthony Slade
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Joss Merlyn
 1938 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
Cyrano de Bergerac
 1937 Troopship
Col. Harry Blair
 1937 Fire Over England
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
 1937 Wings of the Morning
Lord Clontarf
 1936 The Show Goes On
 1936 Debt of Honour
Maj. Jimmie Stanton
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Frederick Robbins
 1935 The Murder Party
Sir John Holland
 1935 Sanders of the River
Commissioner R.G. Sanders
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Bob Lawrence
 1934 Strike!
David Barr
 1934 The Fire Raisers
Jim Bronton
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
Adolpe 'Baron' Herring
 1933 Strange Evidence
Francis Relf
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game
 1921 Experience
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(1921- 1950's). Throughout his career, English-born Leslie Banks divided his time between the British stage, Hollywood and Broadway. The following is an admittedly incomplete list of his notable productions other than Broadway: See more »

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Started as a Shakespearean actor with the Benson Company and made his debut in "The Merchant of Venice" at Brechin Town Hall in 1911. First on stage in London at the Vaudeville Theatre in 1911. Served with the Essex Regiment during World War I, re-establishing himself as a star at the West End by 1921. In films from 1932. See more »


Often played big, menacing, low-class bruiser-types

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