Leo McKern

1920 - 2002

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Reginald "Leo" McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo McKern has received more than 878,606 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Leo McKern is the 2,238th most popular actor (up from 3,087th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 135th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Australian Actor.

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  • 21

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  • 3.08

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  • 3.10

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Among actors, Leo McKern ranks 2,238 out of 10,030Before him are Eric Tsang, Ulrich Thomsen, Greg Kinnear, Don Adams, Jim Davis, and Lena Endre. After him are Sylvia Sidney, Mabel Normand, Mélanie Laurent, Irm Hermann, Anna Faris, and Claire Danes.

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Among people born in 1920, Leo McKern ranks 175Before him are Cornelius Ryan, Yang Kyoungjong, Josefa Iloilo, Helen Thomas, Mahendra of Nepal, and Fons Rademakers. After him are Josip Manolić, Ignacio Eizaguirre, Giuseppe Colombo, Anne-Cath. Vestly, Philippa Foot, and Barend Biesheuvel. Among people deceased in 2002, Leo McKern ranks 127Before him are Günter Wand, Domènec Balmanya, André Delvaux, Eugene Odum, Grote Reber, and Franjo Kuharić. After him are Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Herb Ritts, Francisco Coloane, Julio Pérez, Marion Dönhoff, and Eusebio Tejera.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Leo McKern ranks 82 out of 790Before him are Nick Vujicic (1982), Samuel Alexander (1859), Jason Clarke (1969), Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (1972), Edward Cassidy (1924), and Elizabeth von Arnim (1866). After him are Annette Kellermann (1887), Germaine Greer (1939), Peter C. Doherty (1940), Tommy Emmanuel (1955), Vernon Wells (1945), and Toni Collette (1972).

Among ACTORS In Australia

Among actors born in Australia, Leo McKern ranks 24Before him are Diane Cilento (1933), David Wenham (1965), Cassandra Harris (1948), Miranda Otto (1967), Bryan Brown (1947), and Jason Clarke (1969). After him are Vernon Wells (1945), Toni Collette (1972), Alex O'Loughlin (1976), Portia de Rossi (1973), Jacki Weaver (1947), and Judy Davis (1955).

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