January 2, 2017


Leslie Banks (1890-1952) b. West Derby, England.

Leslie Banks

Oxford-educated Leslie Banks had many celebrated stage roles at London’s Vaudeville Theatre before embarking on a cinema career. He made an immediate impact in his debut screen role, as the demented megalomaniac Count Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Later he also starred as the reluctant hero in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934). Banks continued making occasional film appearances until 1950, including Sanders of the River (1935), Fire Over England (1937), Cottage To Let (1941), Went the Day Well? (1942), Henry V (1945) and The Small Back Room (1949).

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