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Encyclopedia > Leo McKern
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Leo McKern as Number Two in The Prisoner

Reginald Leo McKern (March 16, 1920July 23, 2002), better known simply as Leo McKern, was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British television programmes, movies and in over 200 stage roles. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1983. This article is about fictional characters. ... The Prisoner was a controversial 1967 UK television series, starring Patrick McGoohan, created by McGoohan and George Markstein. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Rumpole of the Bailey is a television series created and written by British writer John Mortimer, QC and starring Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients. ... Rumpole of the Bailey is a television series created and written by British writer Sir John Mortimer, QC and starring Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an ageing London barrister who defends any and all clients. ... A Foreign Field (1993) is a motion picture about British and American World War II veterans returning to the beaches of Normandy as old men. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1993. ... This article is about fictional characters. ... The Prisoner was a controversial 1967 UK television series, starring Patrick McGoohan, created by McGoohan and George Markstein. ... Colin Gordon as Number Two in The Prisoner Colin Gordon (April 27, 1911 – October 4, 1972) was a British actor born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). ... The Chimes of Big Ben is the title of the second episode of the British science-fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner. ... Once Upon A Time is the title of the 16th episode of the British science-fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. It originally aired in the UK on ITV on January 28, 1968 and was first broadcast in the United States on CBS in the... Fall Out is the title of the controversial final episode of the British science-fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. It originally aired in the UK on ITV on February 4, 1968 and was first broadcast in the United States on CBS in the summer... Ryans Daughter is a 1970 film which tells the story of an Irish girl who has an affair with an English soldier during World War I, despite opposition from her nationalist neighbours. ... Thomas Cromwell: detail from a portrait by Hans Holbein, 1532-3 Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex ( 1485 - July 28, 1540) was an English statesman, one of the most important political figures of the reign of Henry VIII of England. ... A Man for All Seasons is a play by Robert Bolt, first performed in London on July 1, 1960. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The Beatles were a British rock/pop group from Liverpool, England. ... Help! is the title of a 1965 film starring the Beatles and also featuring Leo McKern. ... The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romance/adventure film starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, produced and directed by Randal Kleiser. ... The Mouse that Roared is a 1955 novel by Irish writer Leonard Wibberley that launched a series of satirical books about a fictional European nation called the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. ... Ladyhawke is a 1985 film starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer, directed by Richard Donner. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular, long-running British television series (143 half-hour, black and white episodes, 1955 - 1960) starring Richard Greene as Robin Hood. ... Richard Greene (August 25, 1918 - June 1, 1985) was a noted British movie and television actor. ... Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero, an outlaw who, in modern versions of the legend, stole from the rich to give to the poor. ... Professor Moriarty, illustration by Sidney Paget which accompanied the original publication of The Final Problem Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character who is the best known antagonist of the detective Sherlock Holmes. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... X the Unknown is a British science-fiction / horror film made by the famous Hammer Films company and released in 1956. ... The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1963 novel by Morris West, as well as a 1968 film based on the novel. ...

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Guardian Unlimited | Obituaries | Obituary: Leo McKern (1027 words)
Leo McKern, who has died aged 82, was best known and admired for his most famous character, the crumpled, combative defence barrister Horace Rumpole in John Mortimer's television series, Rumpole Of The Bailey.
McKern was a meat porter, and drew slides for the cinema, though he was also sacked for selling under-the-counter goods to pensioners.
McKern returned to the theatre in 1995, as Old Hobson in Hobson's Choice at Chichester, giving a performance that was a nice blend of pathos and northern humour (his last West End performance was in the same play two years ago).
McKern, Leo (1059 words)
Starring as the wily, overweight, jaded-but-dedicated defense attorney for seven seasons, McKern brought an intelligent, acerbic style to the character which was applauded by critics, audiences and creator Mortimer and ascribed to the character just as the character was inscribed on McKern's acting persona.
These roles in McKern's decades of television experience are notable on three levels: their connection to general recurring themes, their development of a recognizable, familiar character function and their demonstration of the actor's particular talents.
McKern's varied multi media career--from movies such as the lightweight Beatles' Help to the epic Lawrence of Arabia to plays such as Othello--may not be remembered by most fans, but the depth of talent required for such diversity is critically acknowledged in reviews of Rumpole of the Bailey.
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