Leo McKern

Leo McKern tried various careers like engineering and art before he decided to become an actor. Although he now concentrates mainly on films and television, he did several seasons at the Old Vic and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre after the war. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career and not forgetting his characterisation of Rumpole of the Bailey.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Serenade For Tenor Horn and Strings by Benjamin Britten
Book: Encyclopaedia
Luxury: Watercolours and hot-pressed paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 May 1984 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestLeo McKern

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