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Leo McKern

  • Mar 16, 1920 - Jul 23, 2002 (age 82)
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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 and …
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

Good King Wenceslas released.
1993
A Foreign Field
MovieSep 10, 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

Travelling North is a 1987 film directed by Carl Schultz and …
Travelling North is a 1987 film directed by Carl Schultz and starring Leo McKern, Julia Blake, and Graham Kennedy. Based on an original 1979 play of the same name by David Williamson, it is one of Williamson's favourite movies based on his works.
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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 Gastone is a petty thief. He tries to escape from the …
Philippe Gastone is a petty thief. He tries to escape from the dungeon in Aquila when he almost get caught. A mysterious knight named Navarre, rescues the guy and befriends him. Navarre is on the run by a couple of years, since an evil bishop is hunting him down. Navarre has escaped with a beautiful woman named Isabeu with whom the bishop had a crush. When he realized that he won't have her love, he made a terrible curse on them that cause Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Lady Isabeu to be an hawk during the day. Navarre begs for Gastone's help to help him to sneak into the heavily guarded fortress and kill the bishop to regain their freedom and stop the curse.
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Murder with Mirrors
MovieFeb 20, 1985

Murder with Mirrors

When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that …
When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help, her old friend Miss Jane Marple (Helen Hayes).
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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 Jew 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

King Lear (1983) is a video production of William …
King Lear (1983) is a video production of William Shakespeare's 1606 play of the same name, directed by Michael Elliott. It was broadcast in 1983 in the UK and in 1984 in the US. Elliott set his Lear in an environment resembling Stonehenge, although the production was entirely shot in a studio. The somewhat out-of-focus effect that one sees at certain moments is because mist pervades the setting in several scenes. In keeping with the primitive backdrop, this production emphasizes the primitive over the sophisticated. Shakespeare's characters use the clothing, weapons, and technology of the early Bronze Age rather than the Elizabethan era.
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1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman
MovieSep 18, 1981

The French Lieutenant's Woman

A film is being made of a …
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ...
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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 on a tropical …
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

The Lion, the Witch and the …
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an animated television miniseries that was broadcast on CBS in 1979, based on the novel of the same name by C. S. Lewis.
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1978
The Nativity
MovieDec 17, 1978

The Nativity

The Nativity is a 1978 American made-for-television …
The Nativity is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical drama film starring Madeleine Stowe as Mary, set around the Nativity of Jesus and based on the accounts in the canonical Gospels of Matthew and Luke, in the apocryphal gospels of Pseudo-Matthew and James, and in the Golden Legend. It was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, written by Morton S. Fine and Millard Kaufman, and filmed in Almería, Spain.
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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 manor …
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' Sma…

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-Italian science-fiction television …
Space: 1999 is a British-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 SS brigade …
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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1970
Ryan's Daughter
MovieNov 9, 1970

Ryan's Daughter

World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula …
World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy (Sarah Miles) goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her father's pub and Rosy was tending bar for the first time since her marriage to the village schoolmaster. Then one stormy night some Irish revolutionaries expecting a shipment of guns arrive at Ryan's pub. Is it Rosy who betrays them to the British? Will Shaugnessy take Father Collin's advice? Is the pivotal role that of the village idiot who is mute?
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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

Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly …
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.
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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

Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play, shot on …
Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play, shot on film, based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was directed by Jonathan Miller, then best known for his appearance in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe.
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A Man for All Seasons
MovieDec 12, 1966

A Man for All Seasons

King Henry VIII's desire for a …
King Henry VIII's desire for a son and heir leads him to seek a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, to marry Anne Boleyn. He had already received a dispensation from the Pope to marry Catherine, she was his brother's widow, and he seeks the support of Sir Thomas More, who is soon named Chancellor. More is a devout Catholic, and while he does not agree with the King's desire to divorce, he is completely silent in his opposition. His principles are tested, however, when he also remains silent after the King is named the head of the Church of England, and subsequently when Parliament requires all to take an oath of allegiance. His silence is not sufficient for the King, who wishes to have More's public endorsement. He is eventually brought to trial on charges of having accepted a bribe, but it is one of his former supporters, Sir Richard Rich, who perjures himself leading to More being found guilty and beheaded.
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1965
Help!
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MovieJul 29, 1965

Help!

The Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult that believes in …
The Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult that believes in human sacrifice after Ringo who has accidentally put on the victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, and a member of a side cult that no longer believes in human sacrifice, and the London police who are trying to help.
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The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
MovieMay 26, 1965

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders

The movie is about a 18th …
The movie is about a 18th century poor damsel who, in pursuit of getting to the top of the society gives up on her virtues and moral values time and again. After marrying several rich men, she ultimately finds true love in a rogue highwayman.
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1964
King and Country
MovieSep 5, 1964

King and Country

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp (Sir Tom …
During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp (Sir Tom Courtenay) is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves (Sir Dirk Bogarde), finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.
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Horizon
TV ShowMay 2, 1964

Horizon

Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary …
Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised as the world leader in its field, it regularly wins a sweep of international science, medical and environmental film accolades, and has recently won the Royal Television Society Award and the Prix Italia. In 2002, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts presented Horizon with the BAFTA Television Award for Best Factual Series or Strand. In 2003 it won the prestigious Images et Science award for best medical documentary and the Carl von Linne Award at the Living Europe film festival in Sweden. That year, a Horizon co-production with WGBH Boston won the Emmy for best documentary.
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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 useless …
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

Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk …
Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk Bogarde) thinks he has 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 Vlasta Simoneva (Sylva Koscina), is a Czech agent. Just as well, she's immediately attracted to 007's unwitting replacement.
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1962
Lisa
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MovieMay 1, 1962

Lisa

When the end came for World War II, many Jews were spread …
When the end came for World War II, many Jews were spread around the free world and desired to return to Palestine. Lisa Held has been promised to be returned to her native land. Inspector Peter Jongman of the Dutch secret police compassionately makes the arrangements for her to be smuggled into her home land.
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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 teacher …
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 ...
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1960
Jazz Boat
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MovieFeb 1, 1960

Jazz Boat

Jazz Boat is a 1960 British musical comedy film directed by Ken …
Jazz Boat is a 1960 British musical comedy film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries and big band leader Ted Heath and his orchestra.
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Scent of Mystery
MovieJan 6, 1960

Scent of Mystery

Scent of Mystery is a 1960 mystery film, the first to use the Smell …
Scent of Mystery is a 1960 mystery film, the first to use the Smell-O-Vision system to release odors at points in the film's plot. It was the first film in which aromas were integral to the story, providing important details to the audience. It was produced by Mike Todd, Jr., who, in conjunction with his father Mike Todd, had produced such spectacles as This is Cinerama and Around the World in Eighty Days.
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1959
The Mouse That Roared
MovieJul 17, 1959

The Mouse That Roared

The Mouse That Roared is a …
The Mouse That Roared is a 1955 Cold War satirical novel by Irish American writer Leonard Wibberley, which launched a series of satirical books about an imaginary country in Europe called the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. Wibberley went beyond the merely comic, using the premise to make commentaries about modern politics and world situations, including the nuclear arms race, nuclear weapons in general, and the politics of the United States.
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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 1, 1957

Time Without Pity

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his …
Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he was spending the night at the flat 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 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 24 hours remaining until the planned execution. Graham encounters the wealthy and famous car manufacturer Robert Stanford, tyrant at home and in the office and an apparent womanizer, Stanford's young, curiously troubled wife Honor, their ill-at- ease adopted son Brian, himself disturbed by his parents' relationship, and Vicky Harker, 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 attract …
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 officer …
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 who …
Abigail McKern (born 1955) is an English actress who appeared, alongside her father Leo, in the last three series of Rumpole of the Bailey as his young pupil Liz Probert. She has played many other roles on stage and screen.
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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, Essex) is an …
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 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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