Albert Lieven

Albert Lieven
Albert Lieven

Albert Lieven was born in Germany in 1906. He fled to Britain in 1937 before the outbreak of World War Two. He made his movie debut in the UK some afterwards in “Victoria the Great” starring Anna Neagle. His films include “Frieda” in 1947, “Sleeping Car to Trieste” and “Conspiracy of Hearts” where he was an evil nazi major opposite Lilli Palmer as a nun. He died in 1971. He is the grandfather of rugby player Toby Flood.

IMDB entry:

German actor, on stage from 1928, who fled the Nazis during the war years, only to portray Nazi menacers in British films.  Maternal grandfather of Newcastle and England rugby player Toby Flood.   Grew up in East Prussia. First acted on stage at the Hoftheater in Gera in 1928, subsequently in the ensemble cast at the Preussische Staatstheater in Berlin. Left Germany because of his Jewish wife, Petra Peters. In England from 1936, appearing on stage and featuring in BBC foreign service radio broadcasts. From 1939 to 1952, affiliated with the Rank Organisation as a character actor. On Broadway in 1948. Returned to German film and TV in 1952.
His family produced a dynasty of noted physicians. His father was a lung specialist.

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