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Leo McKern
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Date of Birth: Mar 16, 1920

Country: Australia

Biography: Appeared in numerous British and Australian television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles. Having fallen in love with actress Jane Holland, McKern moved to the United Kingdom to be with her; they married in 1946. He soon became a regular performer at London's Old Vic theatre and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (now the Royal Shakespeare Theatre) in Stratford-upon-Avon, despite the difficulties posed by his glass eye and Australian accent. In 1949, he played Forester in Lo

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Good King Wenceslas (1994)
Wenceslas, the young king of Bohemia, lives trapped between the wisdom of his Christian grandmother and his ever constant battle with his tyranical step-mother. She wants her own son to be king and constantly tries to stay in charge of Weceslas's life (including picking out a bride for him). But it is only when he sees the suffering of his people that Wenceslas learns how vital it is that his step-brother never rules. (imdb)
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A Foreign Field (1993)
Amos and Cyril are a pair of British veterans from WWII, going back to Normandy 50 years after D-Day to visit an old buddy's grave... (imdb)
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Monsignor Quixote (1987)
In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rocinante. On their way he has to master the same adventures as his ancestor. (imdb)
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Traveling North (1987)
After their late-life marriage, a middle-aged Australian couple move to the countryside. Their life and tempestuous marriage is detailed.
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Ladyhawke (1985)
Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him... (imdb)
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Murder with Mirrors (1985)
Christian Gilbranson, Miss Marple's lawyer, persuades her to visit the baronial estate of his step-mother, Carrie Louise Serrocold, an old friend of Marple's. Carrie Louise's devoted husband Lewis has turned the manor house into a halfway house for young men with criminal records and has hopes of expanding the facilities... (imdb)
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The Chain (1984)
Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other. (imdb)
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King Lear (1983)
King Lear (1983) - TV Movie
A made for TV version of the classic Shakespeare play about an elder king who must choose which of her daughters will inherit the throne, with disastrous consequences.
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The French Lieutenant
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (imdb)
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Richard and Em are children when shipwrecked and marooned alone on a lush tropical island. By the time they are rescued... (imdb)
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979)
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah (imdb)
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The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann, wanted in connection with millions of deaths, is suspected to be living incognito in Argentina. Mossad, Israel's secret intelligence organization is determined to bring Eichmann (if it is him indeed) to justice. (imdb)
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Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Horace Rumpole is an "Old Bailey Hack," one of the underpaid barristers who ply the courtrooms of the Old Bailey, London's criminal court. Rumpole refused to handle most suits and will never prosecute. He always defends. Each of his trials has both a victory and a defeat in them, his clients who are acquitted often angrier than those who are found guilty. There is always at least one and often two subplots.
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Damien: Omen II (1978)
Damian the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan, while dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (imdb)
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Candleshoe (1977)
A petty crook gets a street urchin to pose as the lost granddaughter of Lady St. Edmund in order to find a treasure he believes is hidden somewhere on Candleshoe (her estate).
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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress. (imdb)
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler. (imdb)
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Ryan
World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback... (imdb)
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
A Russian man, released from a Siberian prison after 20 years, takes a strong religious stance against the world's problems, including nuclear war, and becomes elected Pope. (Yahoo.com)
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Decline and Fall of a Bird Watcher (1968)
In this feather-weight version of Evelyn Waugh's novel Decline and Fall, Paul Pennyfeather (Robin Phillips) is an Oxford divinity student who finds himself expelled after a gang of drunken freshmen remove his pants and he is accused of exposing himself to a girl. Looking for work, he retains the services of an unsavory employment agency that secures a position for him at a sleazy Welsh boarding school for boys, presided over by the colorful Dr. Fagan (Donald Wolfit). (allmovie.com)
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Assignment K (1968)
Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his operatives. (imdb)
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The Prisoner (1967)
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape. (imdb)
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (imdb)
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Alice in Wonderland (1966)
Lewis Carroll adaptation.
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The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society. (imdb)
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Help! (1965)
Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it. (imdb)
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A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)
An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh. (imdb)
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King & Country (1964)
During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye. (imdb)
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Agent 8 3/4 (1964)
Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler thinks he's got a job visiting Prague for a bit of industrial espionage. In fact he is now in the employ of British Intelligence. His pretty chauffeuse on arrival behind the Iron Curtain, Comrade Simonova, is herself a Czech agent. Just as well she's immediately attracted to 007's unwitting replacement. (imdb)
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Lisa (1962)
When the end came for World War II, many Jews were spread around the free world and desired to return to Palestine. Lisa Held (Dolores Hart) has been promised to be returned to her native land. Inspector Peter Jongman (Stephen Boyd) of the Dutch secret police compassionately makes the arrangements for her to be smuggled into her home land. (imdb)
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. (imdb)
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I Like Money (1961)
Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers' ) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. (imdb)
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Jazz Boat (1960)
This is a crime-comedy-musical romance by director Ken Hughes that has an identity problem. Bert (Anthony Newley) is an electrician who gives the wrong people a "song and dance" about his supposed expertise as a cat burglar and now he has to pay the piper. The gang of young thieves brings him into their plans for a big heist and there is no obvious way Bert can get out of it. (allmovie.com)
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Scent of Mystery (1960)
A vacationing Englishman stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist in Spain. (imdb)
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The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960)
There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags. (imdb)
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Yesterday
Cut off by the Japanese advance into Burma, Captain Langford (Stanley Baker)and his exhausted British troops take over an enemy-held jungle village. Despite the protests of an elderly padre (Guy Rolfe) and of war correspondent Max Anderson (Leo McKern), Langford orders Sergeant McKenzie (Gordon Jackson) to shoot two innocent villagers, thereby "persuading" a Japanese informer to surrender vital information. (imdb)
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The Mouse That Roared (1959)
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose. (imdb)
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Web of Evidence (1959)
Twenty years after being evacuated to America, Paul Mathry returns to Liverpool for a short visit. He is shocked to find that his father, whom he believed had died a war hero, is in fact in jail for a murder committed at the time Paul left. Starting to piece those events together, he comes to suspect his father may be innocent. (imdb)
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A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband. (imdb)
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Chain of Events (1958)
When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications. (imdb)
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Time Without Pity (1957)
Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. Alec repudiates his father's attempts for a final reconciliation. (imdb)
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X: The Unknown (1956)
Radioactive mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village during the 1950's. (imdb)
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All for Mary (1955)
In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox they are put in the charge of fellow guest Miss Cartwright, who turns out to be Humpy's old nanny. The two Englishmen unite not only against her tyranny but against a dense Greek who is also after Mary. (imdb)
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