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Leo McKern in 'Damien: Omen II'


Leo McKern (1920 - 2002)

Film Deaths[]

  • Yesterday's Enemy (1959) [Max]: A non-combatant, he is executed with 5 other prisoners by a Japanese firing squad. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • A Jolly Bad Fellow (They All Died Laughing) (1964) [Professor Kerris Bowles-Ottery]: Killed in a car crash as he drives wildly to escape from police, after inadvertently smoking a cigarette that had been laced with his own intoxicating poison.
  • Help! (1965) [Clang]: Possibly killed by members of his own cult when Ringo Starr removes the sacrificial ring from his finger and puts it on Leo's. He's last seen being chased down a beach by his fellow cult members (played for comic effect).
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966) [Thomas Cromwell]: Mentioned in the end narration that he was beheaded for high treason.
  • Damien: Omen II (1978) [Carl Bugenhagen]: Buried alive, along with Ian Hendry, when the underground chamber caves in. (Thanks to Robert)
  • The Blue Lagoon (1980) [Paddy Button]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified alcohol-related causes on the island; his body is shown afterwards when Elva Josephson and Glenn Kohan discover him.
  • Travelling North (1987) [Frank]: Dies of a heart attack, as Julia Blake and Henri Szeps look on helplessly. (Thanks to Gordon)

TV Deaths[]

  • The Adventures Of Robin Hood: The Coming Of Robin Hood (1955): Killed by a crossbow bolt in his chest fired by one of his own men when the intended victim, Richard Greene, pulls Leo in front of him. (Thanks to Brian).
  • The Prisoner: Once Upon a Time (1967) [Number Two]:  Dies of apparent poisoning during the final confrontation with Patrick McGoohan.  (He is "resurrected" in the subsequent episode, Fall Out, but is referred to as deceased for the rest of this episode and the beginning of the next.) (Thanks to Jack)
  • Space: 1999: The Infernal Machine (1976) [Companion Gwent]: Dies of old age/natural causes aboard his sentient spaceship, as Barbara Bain and Martin Landau look on helplessly. Leo also provides the voice of the vessel, which self-destructs after Leo's death. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • King Lear (1984 TV) [Gloucester]: Dies of exhaustion, injuries, and grief (off-screen) after finally reconciling with his son David Threlfall.
  • Theatre Night: The Master Builder (1988) [Harvard Solness]: Falls to his death (off-camera) from the tower of his house; we only see Miranda Richardson's reaction as he falls. (Thanks to Gordon)

Noteworthy Connections[]

  • Father of Abigail McKern