Australian Actor

Leo McKern

  • Mar 16, 1920 - Jul 23, 2002 (age 82)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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2002
Leo McKern
PersonalJuly 2002

Leo McKern

Leo McKern passed away.
1999
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
MovieMar 17, 1999

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

The true story of the …
The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
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1995
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection
MovieJul 20, 1995

Dad and Dave: On Our Selection

Tired of local corruption …
Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.
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1994
Good King Wenceslas
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MovieNov 26, 1994

Good King Wenceslas

Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol …
Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.
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1993
A Foreign Field
MovieSep 12, 1993

A Foreign Field

A Foreign Field is a 1993 British made-for-television film …
A Foreign Field is a 1993 British made-for-television film about British and American Second World War veterans returning to the beaches of Normandy as old men. It is more a drama than a comedy, although it combines aspects of both. It was directed by Charles Sturridge and featured an ensemble cast of American, Australian, British, and French actors and actresses. The title evokes the Rupert Brooke poem "The Soldier".
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1988
Actor of the Year
Award1988

Actor of the Year

Won award for "Travelling North".
London Film Critics' Circle Award
1987
Travelling North
MovieJun 19, 1987

Travelling North

After their late-life marriage, a middle-aged Australian …
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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Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination1987

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Travelling North".
AACTA Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Award1987

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Won award for "Travelling North".
AACTA Award
1985
Ladyhawke
MovieMar 27, 1985

Ladyhawke

Philippe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), a thief, …
Philippe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Etienne Navarre (Rutger Hauer) befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for two years, ever since he escaped with the Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer), after whom the Bishop (John Wood) has lusted. Navarre and Isabeau have a curse that the Bishop has placed on them that causes Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Isabeau to be a hawk during the day. Navarre insists that Philippe help him re-enter the city to help him kill the heavily guarded Bishop.
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Murder with Mirrors
MovieFeb 20, 1985

Murder with Mirrors

Murder with Mirrors is a 1985 British-American made-for …
Murder with Mirrors is a 1985 British-American made-for-television mystery film starring Helen Hayes in her final appearance as Miss Marple and, as well, her final film role. It also stars Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern, Dorothy Tutin and Tim Roth.
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1984
Best Actor
Nomination1984

Best Actor

Nominated for "Reilly, Ace of Spies".
British Academy Television Award
1983
Reilly, Ace of Spies
TV ShowSep 5, 1983

Reilly, Ace of Spies

Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries …
Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian-born adventurer who became one of the greatest spies ever to work for the British. Among his exploits, in the early 20th century, were the infiltration of the German General Staff in 1917 and a near-overthrow of the Bolsheviks in 1918. His reputation with women was as legendary as his genius for espionage.
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King Lear
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MovieApr 3, 1983

King Lear

Aging King Lear (Sir Laurence Olivier) invites disaster, …
Aging King Lear (Sir Laurence Olivier) invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman
MovieSep 18, 1981

The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's …
The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 British romantic drama film directed by Karel Reisz, produced by Leon Clore, and adapted by the playwright Harold Pinter. It is based on the The French Lieutenant's Woman, a 1969 novel by John Fowles. The music score is by Carl Davis and the cinematography by Freddie Francis.
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Best Actor
Nomination1981

Best Actor

Nominated for "Rumpole of the Bailey".
British Academy Television Award
1980
The Blue Lagoon
MovieJun 19, 1980

The Blue Lagoon

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked …
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
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Best Actor
Nomination1980

Best Actor

Nominated for "Rumpole of the Bailey".
British Academy Television Award
1979
The House on Garibaldi Street
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MovieMay 28, 1979

The House on Garibaldi Street

After World War II, many …
After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann,wanted in connection with ...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
MovieApr 1, 1979

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Four kids travel through a …
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.
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1978
The Nativity
MovieDec 17, 1978

The Nativity

The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of …
The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas.
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Rumpole of the Bailey
TV ShowApr 3, 1978

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey is a …
Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. The TV series led to the stories being presented in other media including books and radio.
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1977
Candleshoe
MovieDec 16, 1977

Candleshoe

Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old …
Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. ...
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1975
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
MovieDec 14, 1975

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' S…

The younger brother of the …
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.
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Space: 1999
TV ShowSep 4, 1975

Space: 1999

Space: 1999 is a British and Italian science-fiction …
Space: 1999 is a British and Italian science-fiction television programme that ran for two seasons from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in the year 1999, nuclear waste stored on the Moon's far side explodes, knocking the Moon out of orbit and sending it, as well as the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, hurtling uncontrollably into space. Space: 1999 was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. The first season was co-produced by ITC Entertainment and Italian broadcaster RAI, while the second season was produced solely by ITC.
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1973
Massacre in Rome
MovieOct 4, 1973

Massacre in Rome

In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an …
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.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1970
Ryan's Daughter
MovieNov 9, 1970

Ryan's Daughter

Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married …
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
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1968
The Shoes of the Fisherman
MovieNov 14, 1968

The Shoes of the Fisherman

Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril …
Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an audience with the Pope, who elevates him to Cardinal Priest. The world is on the brink of war due to a Chinese-Soviet feud made worse by a famine caused by trade restrictions brought against China by the U.S. When the Pontiff suddenly dies, Lakota's genuine character and unique life experience move the College of Cardinals to elect him as the new Pope. But Pope Kiril I must now deal with his own self-doubt, the struggle of his friend Father Telemond, who is under scrutiny for his beliefs, and find a solution to the crisis in China.
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Assignment K
MovieJan 24, 1968

Assignment K

A British Agent, posing as an executive of a toy …
A British Agent, posing as an executive of a toy company, tangles with East European spies in various European locales.
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1967
The Prisoner
TV ShowSep 29, 1967

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical …
The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. It was created by Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein with McGoohan playing the main role of Number Six. Episodes covered various plots from spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama. It was produced by Everyman Films for distribution by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment company.
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1966
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 28, 1966

Alice in Wonderland

A girl named Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) falls down a rabbit …
A girl named Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.
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A Man for All Seasons
MovieDec 12, 1966

A Man for All Seasons

The story of Sir Thomas …
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
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1965
Help!
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MovieJul 29, 1965

Help!

An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is …
An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Sir Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta, and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, and George Harrison try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the Chief Inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed?
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The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
MovieMay 26, 1965

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flan…

A bawdy story of how a …
A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.
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1964
King & Country
MovieSep 5, 1964

King & Country

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James …
During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.
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A Jolly Bad Fellow
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MovieMar 15, 1964

A Jolly Bad Fellow

An English professor decides that there are too many …
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.
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Hot Enough for June
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MovieMar 5, 1964

Hot Enough for June

Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton Nicholas Whistler …
Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.
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1962
The Inspector
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MovieMay 1, 1962

The Inspector

At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch …
At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.
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1961
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
MovieNov 23, 1961

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Hysterical panic has …
Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices causing a change to the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.
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Mr. Topaze
MovieMar 23, 1961

Mr. Topaze

Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school …
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. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
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1960
Jazz Boat
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MovieFeb 1, 1960

Jazz Boat

An electrician is summoned to assist a gang in a big …
An electrician is summoned to assist a gang in a big robbery.
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Scent of Mystery
MovieJan 6, 1960

Scent of Mystery

Vacationing Englishman Oliver Larker (Denholm Elliott) …
Vacationing Englishman Oliver Larker (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.
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1959
The Mouse That Roared
MovieJul 17, 1959

The Mouse That Roared

The Duchy of Grand …
The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the smallest country in the world, is nestled in the French Alps. Being as isolated as it is, its life is a throwback to olden days. It is a happy, peace-loving country. Its economy solely rests on export of its only wine, Pinot Grand Fenwick, to the US. When a California vintner starts producing and selling a knock-off of the Pinot Grand Fenwick at a lower price, the Grand Fenwick economy goes into a crisis situation, the country on the brink of bankruptcy. Three protests to the US go largely unanswered. Grand Fenwick's Prime Minister, Rupert of Mountjoy, believes the solution is to declare war on the US, and promptly lose the war in less than a day with no casualties on either side, after which the US, which it has historically done, will provide vast financial aide to rebuild the country. Grand Fenwick's monarch, the Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, ultimately supports this concept. The plan is to send an official declaration of war to the US, have a small army of approximately twenty sail from Marseilles to New York City, and the army immediately surrendering when they can't enter the US without visas anyway. Although seen as a hapless man, the person to lead the mission is Tully Bascombe, who inherited the roles of Grand Fenwick's head forest ranger, head field marshal and grand constable of the armed forces, which still uses longbows and arrows as their weapon. The Prime Minister and Duchess believe that even Tully cannot screw up losing the war. But things do not go according to plan, due largely to the US official receiving the declaration believing it to be a gag, and events happening in New York City the day the army arrives leading to the army having no one to surrender to. Things take a further turn when Tully believes that they can actually win the war by kidnapping Doctor Alfred Kokintz and his q-bomb - which is exponentially more deadly than the h-bomb - which he is developing for the US. This move by Tully leads to an all-out global crisis. In the process, they need to also kidnap Kokintz's daughter, Helen Kokintz, with who Tully falls in love, but who sees in Tully solely a criminal. Even the greatest diplomatic minds may not be able to figure a way out of this crisis, especially with Tully on the scene.
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Yesterday's Enemy
MovieJul 11, 1959

Yesterday's Enemy

Cut off by the Japanese advance into Burma, Captain …
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 (I)') 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. When the Japanese recapture the village, their commander uses Langford's own desperate war-born tactics in a similar effort to extract information from the British.
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Beyond This Place
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MovieApr 28, 1959

Beyond This Place

A British-American returns to Britain after 20 years to …
A British-American returns to Britain after 20 years to discover that his father has been jailed since WW2 for a murder that took place in murky circumstances.
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1958
A Tale of Two Cities
MovieFeb 7, 1958

A Tale of Two Cities

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, …
During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette (Dorothy Tutin) falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay (Paul Guers), who's hiding his true identity and purpose.
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1957
Time Without Pity
MovieMar 21, 1957

Time Without Pity

Alec Graham (Alec McCowen) is sentenced to death for the …
Alec Graham (Alec McCowen) is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie Cole (Christina Lubicz), with whom he was spending the night at the flat of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford (Paul Daneman). Alec's father, David Graham (Sir Michael Redgrave), a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in the day before the planned execution from Canada to visit his son on death row. Alec is resigned to his fate and not amenable to his father's attempts for a final reconciliation. David Graham, convinced of his son's innocence and, despite his preoccupation with himself and his own alcoholism, mounts a last-ditch effort to find the true murderer in the twenty-four hours remaining until the planned execution. Graham encounters the wealthy and famous car manufacturer Robert Stanford (Leo McKern), tyrant at home and in the office, and an apparent womanizer, Stanford's young, curiously troubled wife Honor (Ann Todd), their ill-at- ease adopted son Brian, himself disturbed by his parents' relationship, and Vickie Harker (Lois Maxwell), a young, brazen secretary at Stanford's factory who received a promotion following Alec's conviction.
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1956
X the Unknown
MovieNov 5, 1956

X the Unknown

British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base …
British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the thing in the night suffer likewise, and with increasing severity; it seems to be able to "absorb" radiation from any source, growing bigger and bigger. What is it?? How do you destroy a thing that "feeds" on energy?
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1955
All for Mary
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MovieDec 21, 1955

All for Mary

In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army …
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.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood
TV ShowSep 25, 1955

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin …
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It starred Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood, and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.
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Abigail McKern
Child1955

Abigail McKern

Abigail McKern (born 1955) is an English actress. She …
Abigail McKern (born 1955) is an English actress. She appeared, alongside her father Leo, in the last three series of Rumpole of the Bailey as Rumpole's young pupil Liz Probert. She has also played many other stage and television roles. In 1983, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Celia in As You Like It.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1946
Jane Holland
Marriage1946

Jane Holland

Jane Holland (born 17 November 1966 in Ilford, …
Jane Holland (born 17 November 1966 in Ilford, Essex) is an English poet and novelist. She won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors for her poetry in 1996. Her sister is the novelist, actress and singer Sarah Holland. She also writes fiction under the pseudonyms JJ Holland, Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good and Hannah Coates. Her novel Witchstruck, written as Victoria Lamb, won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year Award for 2013.
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1920
Leo McKern
BirthMarch 1920

Leo McKern

Leo McKern was born.
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