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Michael Rennie

(1909–71)

British actor (d. 61) | The Robe (1953), Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Lean, good-looking British leading man, best known as TV's The Third Man and Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Varied experience before going into repertory and film stand-in work.

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Ships with Wings (1941)
Lt Maxwell
Tower of Terror (1941)
Anthony Hale
The Big Blockade (1942)
Royal Air Force: George
I’ll Be Your Sweetheart (1945)
Bob Fielding
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Quayside Centurion
The Wicked Lady (1945)
Kit Locksby
The Root of All Evil (1947)
Charles Mortimer
White Cradle Inn (1947)
Rudolph
Uneasy Terms (1948)
Slim Callaghan
The Golden Madonna (1949)
Mike Christie
The Black Rose (1950)
King Edward
Trio (1950)
Major Templeton
Five Fingers (1952)  NEW
Colin Travers
The Robe (1953)
Peter
Désirée (1954)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Peter
Battle of the V-1 (1958)
Stefan
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)
Brooks Durham
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