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      Leo Genn

      Leo Genn

      Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1945)

      Lowest Rated: 57% 55 Days at Peking (1963)

      Birthday: Aug 9, 1905

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      The career of British-born actor Leo Genn reached its Hollywood peak in 1951 with the Roman Empire saga "Quo Vaids." Genn for his turn as Petronius and Peter Ustinov as Nero were both nominated that year for Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards, losing to Karl Malden for "A Streetcar Named Desire." (Ustinov did, however, win the Golden Globe that year.) Four years later, Genn was the third corner of the infamous love triangle in a French production of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." His was a journeyman's career, with ultimately more forgettable lows than memorable highs. Certainly, his beginnings in 1930s London theater, playing opposite Laurence Olivier, for example, in a production of "Hamlet," held more promise than what eventually transpired. Other noteworthy credits include 1953's "Personal Affair," 1956's "Moby Dick," and the 1960 Italian drama "Escape by Night," directed by Roberto Rossellini. Ironically, one of Genn's most recognizable appearances on film was an uncredited one. In 1938's "Pygmalion," he was the dancing partner of Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) during the Duchess' Ball sequence.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Lizard in a Woman's Skin
      100% The Snake Pit
      100% Henry V
      100% The Way Ahead
      100% Contraband
      95% Pygmalion
      84% Quo Vadis?
      81% Moby Dick


      PARATROOPER, (aka THE RED BERET), Leo Genn, 1953 NO TIME TO DIE, (aka TANK FORCE), Leo Genn, 1958 THE MINIVER STORY, Greer Garson, Leo Genn, 1950 BEYOND MOMBASA, Leo Genn, 1956 THE RED BERET, (aka PARATROOPER), Leo Genn (front), 1953, trb1953al-fsct04, Photo by: (trb1953al-fsct04) MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou, Leo Genn, Kirk Douglas, 1947 QUO VADIS, Leo Genn (second from left), Peter Ustinov as Nero (crown), Patricia Laffan (reflining right), 1951 MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, Leo Genn, Rosiland Russell, Kirk Douglas, 1947 GREEN FOR DANGER, from left: Rosamund John, Leo Genn, 1946 THE SNAKE PIT, Olivia De Havilland, Leo Genn, 1948, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. GREEN FOR DANGER, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn, 1946 GREEN FOR DANGER, George Woodbridge, Rosamund John, Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim, Leo Genn, 1946 THE WOODEN HORSE, Dan Cunningham, Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, 1950 QUO VADIS, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Alfredo Varelli, Geoffrey Dunn, Peter Ustinov, Nicholas Hannon, Leo Genn, Patricia Laffan, Robert Taylor, 1951 GREEN FOR DANGER, Sally Gray, Leo Genn, Trevor Howard, 1946 THE GREEN SCARF, from left: Kieron Moore (far left), Ann Todd (bride), Leo Genn (far right), 1954 THE GREEN SCARF, from left: Richard O'Sullivan, Jane Lamb, Jane Henderson (rear), Leo Genn, 1954 THE WOODEN HORSE, Dan Cunningham, Leo Genn, 1950 DRUMS, (aka THE DRUM), from left: Leo Genn, Raymond Massey, Sabu, 1938 PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE, Leo Genn, Gene Tierney, 1952



      No Score Yet 57% The Great Manhunt Chief of M.I.5 (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martyr Henryk Goldszmit vel Janusz Korczak (Character) - 1973
      100% 69% Lizard in a Woman's Skin Edmond Brighton (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 19% Night of the Blood Monster Lord Wessex (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Connecting Rooms Dr. Norman (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 57% Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Lanyon (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 34% Circus of Fear Elliott (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 63% Ten Little Indians General Mandrake (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delhi Way Narrator - 1964
      57% 57% 55 Days at Peking Gen. Jung-Lu (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 94% Escape by Night Maggiore Michael Pemberton (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 44% Too Hot to Handle Johnny Solo (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You'll Never See Me Again Inspector Stillman (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 80% I Accuse! Maj. Picquart (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Force Sgt. Kendall (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Ralph Hoyt (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Bayonet Maj. Gerrard (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chatterley's Lover Sir Clifford Chatterley (Character) - 1956
      81% 74% Moby Dick Starbuck (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Scarf Rodelec (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth Is Queen Narrator - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Pleasure Island Roger Halyard (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Affair in Monte Carlo Robert Sterling (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 46% Personal Affair Stephen Barlow (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 17% The Paratrooper Major J. Snow (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 36% Plymouth Adventure William Bradford (Character) - 1952
      84% 73% Quo Vadis? Petronius (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 45% The Miniver Story Steve Brunswick (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place for Jennifer William Bailey (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 80% The Wooden Horse Peter (Character) - 1950
      100% 84% The Snake Pit Dr. Mark Kik (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 67% The Velvet Touch Michael Morrell (Character) - 1948
      67% 45% Mourning Becomes Electra Adam Brant (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 67% Theirs Is the Glory Narrator - 1946
      73% 84% Green for Danger Mr. Eden (Character) - 1946
      80% 55% Caesar and Cleopatra Bel Affris (Character) - 1945
      100% 74% Henry V The Constable of France (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack: The Battle for New Britain Narrator - 1944
      100% 72% The Way Ahead Captain Edwards (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 83% Tunisian Victory Unknown (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Battalion Captain Edwards (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Viking Narrator - 1944
      100% 67% Contraband First Brother Grimm (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Days in Paris Lanson (Character) - 1939
      95% 85% Pygmalion Prince (uncredited) (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief Prosecuting Counsel (Character) - 1937


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Gavin Heath (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955