James Kenney (I) (1930–1987)

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James Kenney was born on July 20, 1930 in Wandsworth, London, England as Horace James Charles Kenney. He was an actor, known for Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), The Love Match (1955) and Sherlock Holmes (1964). He died on January 13, 1987 in Surbiton, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Midshipman Longley
The Love Match Percy Brown
Sherlock Holmes Inspector Hopkins
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Cis Farringdon / Office boy


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 1973 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Flying Officer Doyle
- Operation Pickpocket (1973) ... Flying Officer Doyle
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Inspector Hopkins
- Black Peter (1968) ... Inspector Hopkins
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1967)
 1962 Ambush in Leopard Street
 1956-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Curly / Tony Woods
- Marking Time (1961) ... Curly
- The Speed Kid (1956) ... Tony Woods
 1959 No Safety Ahead
Clem, Bank Clerk
 1959 Hidden Homicide
Oswald Castellan
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Herbert Rudge
- Expresso Bongo (1958) ... Herbert Rudge
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
- Lyman the Pieman (1958) ... Robert
 1957 Son of a Stranger
Tom Adams
 1956-1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Read / Able Seaman Sims
- The Guinea Pig (1957) ... Read
- Seagulls Over Sorrento (1956) ... Able Seaman Sims
 1957 The Beasts of Marseilles
Eric Triebel
 1957 Battle Hell
Lt Hett RN
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Able Seaman Sprog Sims
- Seagulls Over Sorrento (1956) ... Able Seaman Sprog Sims
 1956 The Dynamiters
Chris Chapman
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Ricky / Fred / Hold-up Boy
- The Present (1956) ... Ricky
- Panic (1953) ... Fred
- The Five Pound Note (1953) ... Hold-up Boy
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Mickey Day - as a young man
- Fighting Chance (1955) ... Mickey Day - as a young man
 1955 Doctor at Sea
 1955 Above Us the Waves
 1955 The Love Match
Percy Brown
 1954 The Red Dress
Fred (segment "Panic' story)
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Cpl. Skinner
 1954 The Good Die Young
Dave, Angela's Brother
 1953 Thought to Kill
Hold-up Boy
 1953 The Slasher
 1952 The Gentle Gunman
Johnny Fagan
 1952 Glory at Sea
John A. Fraser, Hugh's Son
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
 1951 The Magic Box
Kenneth Friese-Greene
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Midshipman Longley
 1950-1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cis Farringdon / Office boy
- The Magistrate (1951) ... Cis Farringdon
- Youth at the Helm (1950) ... Office boy
 1949 Trapped by the Terror
Philip Dupis
 1948 The Outsider (uncredited)
 1948 Fly Away Peter (TV Movie)
George Harris
 1948 Vice Versa
 1947 Circus Boy
Michael Scott
 1947 The Kingdom of God (TV Movie)
 1946 London Town
Extra (uncredited)
 1946 The Magistrate (TV Movie)
Cis Farringdon
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Minor Role (uncredited)

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He acted in Cole Porter's musical, "Anything Goes," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Marian Montgomery, Michael Segal, and Valerie Verdon in the cast.

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British actor who found many roles in the 1950s displaying boyish naivete, in both the stage and screen versions of The Slasher (1953). See more »

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