Geoffrey Keen

It isn't the easiest job in the world to rein in its sexiest super-spy, but for 10 years, as Sir Frederick Gray, Great Britain's Minister of Defence, the actor Geoffrey Keen held just that job. In fact, Keen held his ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1916 in Wallingford, UK

Filmography

Actor (50)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

Minister of Defense (Actor)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

Minister of Defense (Actor)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

Minister of Defense (Actor)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

Minister of Defense (Actor)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

Frederick Gray (Actor)

Rise and Fall of Idi Amin 1979 (Movie)

British High Commissioner (Actor)

Holocaust 2000 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Licensed to Love and Kill 1977 (Movie)

Stockwell (Actor)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

Sir Frederick Gray--Minister of Defense (Actor)

No. 1 of the Secret Service 1976 (Movie)

Rockwell (Actor)

Living Free 1972 (Movie)

Kendall (Actor)

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

John Pym (Actor)

Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 (Movie)

William Hargood (Actor)

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

Judge Webster Thayer (Actor)

Berserk 1967 (Movie)

Commissioner Dalby (Actor)

Born Free 1965 (Movie)

Kendall (Actor)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

Professor Kurt (Actor)

The Heroes of Telemark 1964 (Movie)

Gen Bolts (Actor)

The Mind Benders 1963 (Movie)

Calder (Actor)

Lisa 1962 (Movie)

Bartels (Actor)

Live Now - Pay Later 1962 (Movie)

Reggie Corby (Actor)

Raising the Wind 1961 (Movie)

Sir John (Actor)

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

Willem Wattereus (Actor)

No Love For Johnnie 1960 (Movie)

Prime Minister (Actor)

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 (Movie)

ACNS (Actor)

The Angry Silence 1959 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

Horrors of the Black Museum 1958 (Movie)

Superintendent Graham (Actor)

Nowhere to Go 1958 (Movie)

Inspector Scott (Actor)

The Scapegoat 1958 (Movie)

Gaston--Chauffeur (Actor)

A Town Like Alice 1957 (Movie)

Solicitor (Actor)

Town on Trial 1957 (Movie)

Mr Dixon (Actor)

Blonde Sinner 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor at Large 1956 (Movie)

2nd Examiner (Actor)

Storm Over the Nile 1956 (Movie)

Dr Sutton (Actor)

The Man Who Never Was 1956 (Movie)

General Nye (Actor)

The Secret Place 1956 (Movie)

Mr Haywood (Actor)

Carrington V.C. 1955 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Doctor in the House 1955 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

The Divided Heart 1955 (Movie)

Marks (Actor)

The Spanish Gardener 1955 (Movie)

Dr Harvey (Actor)

Doctor at Sea 1954 (Movie)

Hornbeam (Actor)

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue 1954 (Movie)

Killearn (Actor)

Genevieve 1953 (Movie)

1st Speed Cop (Actor)

High and Dry 1953 (Movie)

Campbell (Actor)

Cry, the Beloved Country 1952 (Movie)

Father Vincent (Actor)

Turn the Key Softly 1952 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

Treasure Island 1950 (Movie)

Israel Hands (Actor)

Chance of a Lifetime 1949 (Movie)

Harry Bolger (Actor)

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

The Invincible Mr. Disraeli (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

It isn't the easiest job in the world to rein in its sexiest super-spy, but for 10 years, as Sir Frederick Gray, Great Britain's Minister of Defence, the actor Geoffrey Keen held just that job. In fact, Keen held his post even as shifts in the political landscape deposed his real-life counterparts between 007 flicks. The baton between James Bonds even switched hands during Keen's tenure; the actor went from scolding the smooth operator Roger Moore in "The Spy Who Loved Me" to tempering Timothy Dalton in "The Living Daylights." But, by the time Gray resigned from MI6, having done the long-lasting franchise a good six films' worth of service, the actor had already amassed a considerable opus in his career as a "civilian." He'd joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company the same year that England entered World War II, and there wasn't much time before his focus shifted to the Royal Army Medical Corps. After the war, he embarked on his movie career and turned up in three of Carol Reed's most fondly remembered features: "Odd Man Out," "The Fallen Idol," and the peerless Orson Welles classic "The Third Man." For seven years, he played one of the lead characters on "The Troubleshooters," a BBC drama about the higher-ups in big oil--a British forerunner to the American prime-time hit "Dynasty." His roles in expansive historical epics like the Richard Harris-Alec Guiness "Cromwell" and David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago" were forerunners of Keen's stodgy public official.

Relationships

Hazel Terry Actor

Husband

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