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Michael Rennie (I) (1909–1971)

The British actor Michael Rennie worked as a car salesman and factory manager before he turned to acting. A meeting with a Gaumont-British Studios casting director led to Rennie's first acting job - that of stand-in for Robert Young in Secret Agent (1936) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He put his film career on hold for a few years to get some ... See full bio »

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 1970 Assignment Terror
Dr. Odo Warnoff
 1969 Stoney
Harvey Ward
 1968 Subterfuge
 1968 Seven Into Hell
 1968 The Last Chance
George McConnell
 1968 The Power
Arthur Nordlund
 1968 The Young, the Evil and the Savage
Inspector Durand
 1967 Death on the Run
Major Worthington Clark
 1967 Hotel
Geoffrey - Duke of Lanbourne
 1966 Cyborg 2087
Garth A7
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Brooks Durham
 1963 Mary, Mary
Dirk Winston
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Captain John Winter
 1958 Missiles from Hell
 1957 Island in the Sun
Hilary Carson
 1956 Teenage Rebel
Jay Fallon
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
Lord Albert Esketh
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold
Father Junipero Serra
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Inspector Merryweather
 1954 Mambo
Enrico Marisoni
 1954 Princess of the Nile
Rama Khan
 1954 Prince Valiant
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1953 King of the Khyber Rifles
Brig. Gen. J. R. Maitland
 1953 The Robe
 1953 Dangerous Crossing
Dr. Paul Manning
 1953 Sailor of the King
Lt. Richard Saville
 1953 The Desert Rats
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Titanic
End Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Pony Soldier
Ending Narrator (uncredited)
 1952 5 Fingers
Colin Travers
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Dr. Robert Fortness
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 I'll Never Forget You
Roger Forsyth
 1951 The 13th Letter
Dr. Pearson
 1950 Trio
Major Templeton (in segment Sanatorium)
 1949 Miss Pilgrim's Progress
Bob Thane
 1949 The Golden Madonna
Mike Christie
 1948 Idol of Paris
 1947 High Fury
 1947 The Root of All Evil
Charles Mortimer
 1945 I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Bob Fielding
 1943/II The Sky's the Limit (Short)
 1942 The Big Blockade
Royal Air Force: George
 1941 Tower of Terror
Anthony Hale
 1941 Ships with Wings
Lt Maxwell
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Diner (uncredited)
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Prison Camp Officer (uncredited)
 1941 The Patient Vanishes
 1941 Suicide Squadron
 1940 The Briggs Family
Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Shadows of the Underworld
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1938 Three on a Weekend
Guardsman (uncredited)
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1937 Gangway
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Gypsy
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1936 The Conquest of the Air
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1936 Secret Agent
Extra (uncredited)
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In 1966, he starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed comedy/suspense series called "Mr. Paracelaus, Who Are You?" See more »

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5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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I suppose women find me attractive because I am polite, charming, courteous... a gentleman. My romantic reputation is an exaggeration. The realities are a bit different. See more »


Had appeared in The 13th Letter (1951) for director Otto Preminger, who later named Rennie as a third party to his counter-suit of adultery against his wife during divorce proceedings in 1958. See more »

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