Leo Genn

Actor, Attorney
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1905 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (29)

Escape to Nowhere 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sie sind freid, Dr. Korczak! 1973 (Movie)

Dr Korczak (Actor)

Le Silencieux 1971 (Movie)

MI 5 (Actor)

Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna 1970 (Movie)

Edmund Brighton (Actor)

Khartoum 1966 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

55 Days at Peking 1963 (Movie)

General Jung-Lu (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

General Parker (Actor)

It Was Night in Rome 1959 (Movie)

Michael Pemberton (Actor)

I Accuse 1958 (Movie)

Major Picquart (Actor)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1958 (Movie)

Sir Clifford Chatterley (Actor)

Beyond Mombasa 1957 (Movie)

Ralph Hoyt (Actor)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Kendall (Actor)

Moby Dick 1956 (Movie)

Starbuck (Actor)

Steel Bayonet 1956 (Movie)

Major Gerrard (Actor)

The Green Scarf 1953 (Movie)

Rodelec (Actor)

The Red Beret 1952 (Movie)

Major Snow (Actor)

Quo Vadis 1951 (Movie)

Petronius (Actor)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Snake Pit 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Velvet Touch 1948 (Movie)

Michael Morrell (Actor)

Mourning Becomes Electra 1947 (Movie)

Adam Brant (Actor)

Contraband 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caesar and Cleopatra (Movie)

Bel Affiris (Actor)

Green for Danger (Movie)

Mr. Eden (Actor)

The Miniver Story (Movie)

Steve Brunswick (Actor)

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

William Bradford (Actor)

The Way Ahead (Movie)

Company Commander (Actor)

Too Hot to Handle (Movie)

Johnny Solo (Actor)

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England

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