Leo McKern

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Reginald McKern, AO, known professionally as Leo McKern, was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British, Australian and American television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles. Notable roles he portrayed include Clang in Help! (1965), Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons (1966), Tom Ryan in Ryan's Daughter (1970),... read more

Reginald McKern, AO, known professionally as Leo McKern, was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British, Australian and American television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles. Notable roles he portrayed include Clang in Help! (1965), Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons (1966), Tom Ryan in Ryan's Daughter (1970), Paddy Button in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Dr. Grogan in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Father Imperius in Ladyhawke (1985) and, in the role that made him a household name as an actor, Horace Rumpole, whom he played in Rumpole of the Bailey. He also portrayed Carl Bugenhagen in the first and second installments of The Omen series.

Birth Name

Reginald McKern

Born

Tuesday, 16 March 1920

Died

Tuesday, 23 July 2002

Actor Filmography

Molokai Bishop Maigret 1999
Federation Henry Parkes 1999
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dad Rudd 1995
Good King Wenceslas Duke Phillio 1994
The Prisoner Video Companion (archive footage) 1990
Screen One Cyril 1989
Travelling North Frank 1987
Ladyhawke Imperius 1985
Murder with Mirrors Insp. Curry 1985
Screen Two Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 1985
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Molokai Bishop Maigret 1999
Federation Henry Parkes 1999
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dad Rudd 1995
Good King Wenceslas Duke Phillio 1994
The Prisoner Video Companion (archive footage) 1990
Screen One Cyril 1989
Travelling North Frank 1987
Ladyhawke Imperius 1985
Murder with Mirrors Insp. Curry 1985
Screen Two Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 1985
The Chain Thomas 1984
Reilly: Ace of Spies Zaharov 1983
King Lear Gloucester 1983
The French Lieutenant's Woman Dr. Grogan 1981
The Blue Lagoon Paddy Button 1980
The House on Garibaldi Street David Ben-Gurion 1979
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Professor (voice) 1979
The Nativity King Herod 1978
Damien: Omen II Carl Bugenhagen (uncredited) 1978
Candleshoe Bundage 1977
The Omen Carl Bugenhagen (uncredited) 1976
Our Mutual Friend Mr. Boffin 1976
Rumpole of the Bailey Horace Rumpole 1975
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Moriarty 1975
Arena Himself 1975
Space: 1999 Companion Gwent 1975
Massacre in Rome Gen. Kurt Maelzer 1973
Great Performances Sancho Zancas 1972
Ryan's Daughter Thomas Ryan 1970
Play for Today Horace Rumpole, Sir Frederick Carlion 1970
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Leo 1969
The Shoes Of The Fisherman Cardinal Leone 1968
Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher Captain Grimes 1968
The High Commissioner Flannery 1968
Assignment K Smith 1968
The Prisoner Number Two, Former Number Two 1967
Alice in Wonderland Duchess 1966
A Man For All Seasons Cromwell 1966
BBC Play of the Month Azdak 1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre Mark 1965
Help! Clang 1965
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Squint 1965
Tea Party Disson 1965
King & Country Captain O'Sullivan 1964
The Wednesday Play Robert Kelvin 1964
Horizon Himself - Narrator (voice) 1964
They All Died Laughing Professor Kerris Bowles-Ottery 1964
Agent 8 3/4 Simoneva 1964
Doctor In Distress Harry Heilbronn 1963
Lisa Brandt 1962
The Day the Earth Caught Fire Bill Maguire 1961
I Like Money Muche 1961
Jazz Boat Inspector 1960
Sykes and a... Tommy Grando 1960
Scent of Mystery Tommy Kennedy 1960
The Mouse That Roared Benter 1959
Yesterday's Enemy Max 1959
Web of Evidence McEvoy 1959
A Tale of Two Cities Attorney General--Old Bailey 1958
Time Without Pity Robert Stanford 1957
X the Unknown Inspector McGill 1956
Armchair Theatre Charles Warren, Jerry, Sam Arlen 1956
The Adventures of Robin Hood Herbert of Doncaster, Sir Roger de Lisle 1955
The Magical World of Disney Roublot 1954
Murder in the Cathedral Third Knight 1952
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