Michael Rennie

Michael Rennie

actor, producer, additional crew

Michael Rennie was born on Aug 25, 1909 in UK. Michael Rennie's big-screen debut came with The Man Who Could Work Miracles directed by Lothar Mendes in 1936, strarring San Francisco Cop (uncredited). Michael Rennie is known for The Invaders directed by Paul Wendkos, Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent and Kent Smith as Edgar Scoville. The upcoming new movie Michael Rennie plays is The Battle of El Alamein which will be released on Jan 01, 1971.

The British actor Michael Rennie worked as a car salesman and factory manager before he turned to acting. A meeting with a Gaumont-British Studios casting director led to Rennie's first acting job - that of stand-in for Robert Young in Quatre de l'espionnage (1936) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He put his film career on hold for a few years to get some acting experience on the stage, working in repertory in York and Windsor. Afterwards, he returned to films and achieved star status in Sa dernière chanson (1945). Brought to Hollywood in 1950 and signed to a contract by studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, Rennie was cast in arguably his most popular role as Klaatu in Le Jour où la Terre s'arrêta... (1951), when director Robert Wise's first choice, Claude Rains, was unavailable. After that he worked as a supporting actor for eight years until his return to England in 1959. At that time, he took the lead role of Harry Lime in the television series The Third Man (1959). Throughout his career, he made numerous guest appearances on television, particularly on American programs.

  • Birthday

    Aug 25, 1909
  • Place of Birth

    Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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