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Date of Birth 21 August 1916Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Date of Death 3 November 2005Northwood, Middlesex, England, UK
Birth NameGeoffrey Ian Keen
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Northwood, Middlesex, England.

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Madeleine Howell (? - ?)
Doris Groves (? - ?) (her death) (1 child)
Hazel Terry (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Son of Malcolm Keen.
Balding British character player who often portrayed cultured snobs and irate bosses. Made a few appearances as Freddie Gray, Minister of Defence, in the James Bond series.
Attended RADA
Father, with Hazel Terry, of Jemma Hyde.
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 reputation on the classical stage in the West End. Prolific supporting roles on screen, often as scowling or austere establishment figures.
He appeared in ten films with Robert Brown: The Third Man (1949), Passage Home (1955), The Man Who Never Was (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Flight from Treason (1962), Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985) and The Living Daylights (1987).
He appeared in ten films with Bernard Lee: The New Lot (1943), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Third Man (1949), The Spanish Gardener (1956), Nowhere to Go (1958), Web of Evidence (1959), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), The Angry Silence (1960), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

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