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Geoffrey Keen (1916–2005)

Geoffrey Keen was born on August 21, 1916 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England as Geoffrey Ian Keen. He was an actor, known for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979) and The Living Daylights (1987). He was married to Madeleine Howell, Doris Groves and Hazel Terry. He died on November 3, 2005 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London,... See full bio »

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 1978-1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Defence Counsel / Judge Mossford
- Personal Credit: Part 1 (1983) ... Defence Counsel
- Black and Blue: Part 1 (1978) ... Judge Mossford
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Sir Dalrymple Walker
- The Flowers of Edinburgh (1981) ... Sir Dalrymple Walker
 1981 Amin: The Rise and Fall
British Ambassador
 1981 Cribb (TV Series)
Abraham Bartlett
- The Last Trumpet (1981) ... Abraham Bartlett
 1980 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Mr. Fulton
- Killing Mice (1980) ... Mr. Fulton
 1979 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Wilson
 1979 Atom Spies (TV Movie)
Lord Chief Justice
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Wing Commander / Ellis
- The Purple Twilight (1979) ... Wing Commander / Ellis
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Sir Charles Meadley
- The Debt Collectors (1978) ... Sir Charles Meadley
 1977 Holocaust 2000
 1974 Romany Jones (TV Series)
Mr. Thornton
- The Dinner (1974) ... Mr. Thornton
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
George Maxwell
- Duty of Care (1974) ... George Maxwell
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Magistrate Griffin
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Magistrate Griffin
 1972 Doomwatch
Sir Henry Leyton
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Thaddeus Krane
- That's Me Over There (1971) ... Thaddeus Krane
 1971 Sacco & Vanzetti
Judge Webster Thayer
 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
William Hargood
 1968 Thunderbird 6
James Glenn (voice)
 1967 Berserk
Commissioner Dalby
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Brigadier General Blake
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Brigadier General Blake
 1966 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Robert Grimes
- Never Fall Down (1966) ... Robert Grimes
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Commissioner Winlow
- Two Birds with One Bullet (1966) ... Commissioner Winlow
 1964-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Harvey / John Armitage
- Touch and Go (1966) ... Det. Supt. Harvey
- Just to Scare 'Em (1966) ... Det. Supt. Harvey
- Bullion (1966) ... Det. Supt. Harvey
- Routine Check (1966) ... Det. Supt. Harvey
- Jigsaw (1964) ... John Armitage
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Medical Professor
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
General Bolt
 1965 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
- Drama '65: Traitor at the Gate (1965) ... Shellabear
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Sir Donald Fletcher
- Company Property (1965) ... Sir Donald Fletcher
 1957-1965 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Weekes / Edward Ashton
- The Gaming Book (1965) ... Lt. Col. Weekes
- The Last Flight (1957) ... Edward Ashton
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Hobart Quennel
- The Saint Steps In (1964) ... Hobart Quennel
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
- Missing Believed Killed (1964) ... Lloyd
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Alastair Fox
- The Things Money Can Buy (1964) ... Alastair Fox
 1955-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Tregorne / Islayev
- Celebration Dinner (1964) ... Mr. Tregorne
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
- The Case of the Amateur Spy (1964) ... Minister
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
General Pugh
 1962-1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
General Pugh / Yokel
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... General Pugh
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... General Pugh
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... General Pugh
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Mr. Gates
- Delayed Reaction (1963) ... Mr. Gates
 1963 The Cracksman
 1963 Torpedo Bay
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Count Maximillian Korvin
- The Prince (1963) ... Count Maximillian Korvin
 1960-1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Lindley / Torrington
- The Malpas Mystery (1960) ... Torrington
 1963 The Mind Benders
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
Colonel Beresford
- The Man on the Corner (1963) ... Colonel Beresford
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Fred Parker
- The Hitch-Hiker (1963) ... Fred Parker
 1962 Live Now - Pay Later
Reggie Corby
 1962 Lisa
Commissioner Bartels
 1961 A Matter of WHO
 1961 Roommates
Sir John
 1961 Spare the Rod
Arthur Gregory
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
The Prime Minister - Reginald Stevens
 1961 The Silent Weapon (Short)
Superintendant Carter
 1960 The Angry Silence
 1960 Suspense (TV Series)
Leslie Greenslade
- The Tip Off (1960) ... Leslie Greenslade
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Challiss / Bennett Hawkins
- Black Chiffon (1959) ... Bennett Hawkins
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Count Montesco
- The Rietti Group (1960) ... Count Montesco
 1960 Song in a Strange Land (TV Movie)
 1960 The Dover Road Mystery (Short)
Superintendant Graham
 1956-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Man / Commander Gates
- Morning Departure (1956) ... Commander Gates
 1959 Devil's Bait
Joe Frisby
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Dr. Steve Stephens
- Flight into Darkness (1959) ... Dr. Steve Stephens
 1959 The Scapegoat
 1959 The Boy and the Bridge
Bridge Master
 1950-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Gower / Southwell / Nicola / ...
- The Driving Force (1959) ... Southwell
- Arms and the Man (1958) ... Nicola
- The Body of a Girl (1958) ... Det. Supt. Hollands
 1959 Horrors of the Black Museum
Supt. Graham
 1959 Web of Evidence
Prison Governor
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Inspector Scott
 1958 The Golden Egg (TV Movie)
Col. Franklin
 1957 The Birthday Present
Colonel Wilson
 1957 Strange Affection
 1957 Doctor at Large
Second Examiner
 1957 She Played with Fire
Michael Abercrombie aka Young Abercrombie
 1957 The First and the Last (TV Movie)
Keith Darrant
 1957 The Secret Place
Mr. Haywood
 1957 Town on Trial
Charles Dixon
 1956 The Spanish Gardener
Dr. Harvey
 1956 Zarak
Carruthers (uncredited)
 1956 Triple Deception
Col. Burleigh, CIA
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Captain Cheminot
- The Stripes of Sergeant Schweiger (1956) ... Captain Cheminot
 1956 Panic in the Parlor
The Rev. Purefoy
 1956 Loser Takes All
Reception Clerk
 1956 Blonde Sinner
Prison Chaplain
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Blind Beggar
- The Wager (1956) ... Blind Beggar
 1956 The Third Key
Chief-Superintendent Jim Malcolm
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Gen. Nye
 1956 A Town Like Alice
 1955 Doctor at Sea
 1955 Passage Home
Ike the bosun
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Harry Stanton
 1954 Court Martial
 1954 The Divided Heart
 1954 Parliament of Science (TV Movie documentary)
Thomas Henry Huxley
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
The Supervisor
- The Awakening (1954) ... The Supervisor
 1954 Doctor in the House
 1954 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Lt. Osborne
 1954 High and Dry
 1954 The Black Glove
Maurie Green
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Mr. Lucifer (voice)
 1953 Malta Story
British Soldier (uncredited)
 1953 Turn the Key Softly
Mr. Gregory
 1953 Genevieve
 1953 The Long Memory
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
Christopher Hampden
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
David Shiel
 1952 Angels One Five
Company Sergeant Major
 1952 The Stranger in Between
Detective Inspector Deakin
 1952 His Excellency
 1951 High Treason
Morgan Williams
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Spencer Prudhoe
 1951 Cheer the Brave
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Police Inspector
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
 1950 The Master Builder (TV Movie)
Ragnar Brovik
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
 1949 The Third Man
British Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1949 Hour of Glory
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Sergeant Todd
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Detective Davis (as Geoffrey Keene)
 1948 Riders of the New Forest
Mr. Rivers
 1947 Henry IV (TV Movie)
 1947 Odd Man Out
Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
Corporal (uncredited)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Richard Johnson, Alec Clunes, Cyril Luckham, and Clive Revill in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director. See more »

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Attended Bristol Grammar School. First acted at the Little Repertory Theatre in Bristol, earning six shillings a week. Debut aged sixteen in 'A School for Scandal'. A year into his scholarship at RADA, he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, but his career was interrupted by World War II. Wartime service with the Royal Army Medical Corps. After the war, made his ... See more »

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