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Leo Genn (1905–1978)


Leo Genn was the son of a successful jewelry merchant Woolfe (William) Genn and his wife Rachel Asserson. He attended the City of London School as a youth and went on to study law at Cambridge. He received his law degree as a qualified barrister (which in English law tradition is a lawyer who is a specialist in law and who appears in court as ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 72) in London, England, UK

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 1974 Cover Up
Dr. Lytell
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
Dupont
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... Dupont
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Rollins [defence lawyer] (uncredited)
 1973 Escape to Nowhere
Chief of M.I.5
 1972 Endless Night
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Sir Hugo Chalmers
- The Long Goodbye (1971) ... Sir Hugo Chalmers
 1971 Die Screaming Marianne
The Judge
 1971 A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Edmond Brighton
 1970 Connecting Rooms
Dr. Norman
 1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Howards End (1970)
 1970 The Bloody Judge
Lord Wessex
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
George Halliday
- Report 1021: Shrapnel - The Wish in the Dream (1969) ... George Halliday
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Dr. Bellman
- The Blue Spot (1969) ... Dr. Bellman
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Archbishop of Rheims
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
 1966 Khartoum
Narrator (uncredited)
 1966 Psycho-Circus
Elliott
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Hereward Daintry
- The Cat's Cradle (1965) ... Hereward Daintry
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Gavin Heath
- The Thirty Days of Gavin Heath (1964) ... Gavin Heath
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Commander Tony Gardner
- The Fifth Passenger (1963) ... Commander Tony Gardner
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Gen. Jung-Lu
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Morton Chaney
- The Colossus (1963) ... Dr. Morton Chaney
 1963 Festival (TV Series)
 1962 About Religion (TV Series)
 1962 The Longest Day
Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
 1960 Escape by Night
maggiore Michael Pemberton, inglese
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
Johnny Solo
 1960 Mrs. Miniver (TV Movie)
Clem Miniver
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Inspector Stillman
- You'll Never See Me Again (1959) ... Inspector Stillman
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
sir David Crossley
- The Gift (1959) ... sir David Crossley
 1958 Tank Force
Sgt. Kendall
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Maj. Gerrard
 1956 Beyond Mombasa
Ralph Hoyt
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul Bernard
- The Titanic Incident (1955) ... Paul Bernard
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
King Herod
- Salome (1955) ... King Herod
 1955 The Lowest Crime
Lionel Kendall
 1954 The Green Scarf
Rodelec
 1953 Paratrooper
Major J. Snow
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Roger Halyard
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
Robert Sterling
 1951 The Magic Box
Maida Vale Doctor
 1950 The Miniver Story
Steve Brunswick
 1950 The Wooden Horse
Flt. Lt. Peter Howard
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
William Bailey
 1949 The Undefeated (Documentary short)
Joe Anderson (voice)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Dr. Mark Kik
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Narrator, introduction (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Michael Morrell
 1945 The Return of the Vikings
Narrator (voice)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Bel Affris
 1944 The Way Ahead
Captain Edwards
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Off-screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Danton (uncredited)
 1940 Girl in the News
Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
 1940 Ten Days in Paris
Lanson
 1940 Blackout
First Brother Grimm
 1938 Dangerous Medicine
Murdoch
 1938 Pygmalion
Prince (uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Crime
Dr. Gurdon
 1938 Drums
Abdul Fakir (uncredited)
 1937 The Rat
Defending Counsel
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Prosecuting Counsel
 1937 The Cavalier of the Streets
Attorney General
 1936 Accused
Man (uncredited)
 1936 Rhodes
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1936 The Dream Doctor (Short)
Husband
 1935 Immortal Gentleman
Merchant / Shylock
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He acted in the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Alec Clunes, Rachel Kempson, Basil Coleman, Henry Baynton, Morland Graham, Laurence Olivier, Jill Esmond, Irene Vanbrugh, Violet Vanbrugh, Gyles Isham, Stephen Murray, George Hayes, Lawrence Baskomb, Malcolm Keen, Stuart Burge, Michael ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

While a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, he was one of the Prosecuting Officers at the British-mounted 1945 Belsen War Crimes trial. See more »

Trademark:

Deep black velvet voice

Star Sign:

Leo

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