Leo Genn (1905–1978)

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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 »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Quo Vadis Petronius
Moby Dick Starbuck
The Snake Pit Dr. Mark Kik
Ten Little Indians General Mandrake


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 1974 Frightmare
Dr. Lytell
 1974 Sie sind frei, Doktor Korczak
Henryk Goldszmit vel Janusz Korczak
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... Dupont
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Rollins (uncredited)
 1973 Escape to Nowhere
Chief of M.I.5
 1972/I 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)
Henry Wilcox
- Howards End (1970) ... Henry Wilcox
 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
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Dr. Lanyon
 1967 Les Globe-trotters (TV Series)
Tourist who bought the stolen camera
- Trafalgar Square (Londres) (1967) ... Tourist who bought the stolen camera (uncredited)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Archbishop of Rheims
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
Umberto Evangelo
- The Ice-Cream Man (1966) ... Umberto Evangelo
 1966 Khartoum
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Psycho-Circus
Inspector Elliott
 1965 Ten Little Indians
General Mandrake
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Hereward Daintry
- The Cat's Cradle (1965) ... Hereward Daintry
 1964 The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse
Admiral Quency
 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)
Dr. Colenso Ridgeon
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1963) ... Dr. Colenso Ridgeon
 1962 About Religion (TV Series)
 1962 The Longest Day
Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Sir Charles Dilke
- The Dilke Case (1960) ... Sir Charles Dilke
 1960 Escape by Night
British Major Michael Pemberton
 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
 1958 I Accuse!
Major Georges Picquart
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Major Gerard
 1956 Beyond Mombasa
Ralph Hoyt
 1956 Moby Dick
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul Bernard
- The Titanic Incident (1955) ... Paul Bernard
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
King Herod (segment "Salome")
- Salome (1955) ... King Herod (segment "Salome")
 1955 Lady Chatterley's Lover
Sir Clifford Chatterley
 1955 The Lowest Crime
Lionel Kendall
 1954 The Green Scarf
 1953 Personal Affair
Stephen Barlow
 1953 Paratrooper
Major Snow
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Roger Halyard
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
William Bradford
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
Robert Stirling
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1951 The Magic Box
Maida Vale Doctor
 1951 The Undefeated (Documentary short)
Joe Anderson (voice)
 1950 The Miniver Story
Steve Brunswick
 1950 The Wooden Horse
Peter Howard
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
 1948 The Snake Pit
Dr. Mark Kik
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Narrator, introduction (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Michael Morrell
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
Adam Brant
 1946 Green for Danger
The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Mr. Eden
 1946 Theirs Is the Glory (Documentary)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Bel Affris
 1944 Henry V
The Constable of France
 1944 The Return of the Vikings
Narrator (voice)
 1944 The Way Ahead
Capt. Edwards
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Danton (uncredited)
 1940 The Girl in the News
Prosecuting Counsel - First Trial (uncredited)
 1940 Law and Disorder
Another Agent
 1940 Missing Ten Days
 1940 Blackout
First Brother Grimm
 1938 Dangerous Medicine
 1938 Pygmalion
Prince (uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Crime
Dr. Gurdon
 1938 The Drum
Abdul Fakir (uncredited)
 1937 The Rat
Defending Counsel
 1937 The Cavalier of the Streets
Attorney General
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Prosecuting Counsel
 1936 The Dream Doctor (Short)
Dream Interpretations by
 1936 Accused
Man (uncredited)
 1936 Rhodes
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1935 The Immortal Gentleman
Merchant / Shylock
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Marius Goring, Harcourt Williams, Alec Guinness, Ivy St. Helier, Jessica Tandy, Stuart Burge, Stephen Murray, and Basil Coleman in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director. See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)


Marguerite van Praag  (his death)

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His surname was pronounced with a hard "G" (like "Glen" without the "L" sound). See more »


Deep black velvet voice


The man with the black velvet voice.

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