Albert Lieven

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Albert Lieven
Born Albert Fritz Liévin
(1906-06-22)22 June 1906
Hohenstein, East Prussia, Germany
Died 22 December 1971(1971-12-22) (aged 65)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
  • Tatiana Lieven (married ?-?)
  • Valerie White (married ?-?)
  • Petra Peters (married ?-?)
  • Susan Shaw (married 1949-1953)

Albert Lieven (22 June 1906 – 22 December 1971) was a German actor. He was born Albert Fritz Liévin in Hohenstein, East Prussia. He died in London, England. He was married four times, including to the actresses Susan Shaw and Valerie White.


He started his screen career in the German film Annemarie, die Braut der Kompanie (Bride of the Company) in 1932. During the next four years he appeared in another sixteen films, including the German film adaptation of Charley's Aunt. Owing to the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and his wife Tatjana being Jewish, he moved to Britain in 1937. He spent the years of the Second World War (1939 to 1945) though mainly in roles depicting Nazis in British films, not finding them overly challenging as an actor.

He appeared on the London stage in 1939 in the comedy Rake's Progress (Not the later Rex Harrison film of the same title), but was largely acting in films (among them The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 1943). He appeared in many cinema productions, and in the year 1940, he was credited in seven, in all of which he played the role of a German.

He returned to Germany in 1951, and appeared in many films made there. He also was in films both in Britain and Hollywood.

He is the grandfather of the England Rugby Union player Toby Flood.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies, 14th edition, Harper Collins, 2001, ISBN 0-06-093507-3

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