Dave Legeno

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David Legeno
Born (1963-10-12)12 October 1963
Marylebone, London, England
Died July 2014 (aged 50)
Death Valley, California, United States
Occupation Actor, boxer, mixed martial artist

David "Dave" Legeno (12 October 1963 – July 2014) was an English actor, boxer, and mixed martial artist.

Life and career

Legeno was born in Marylebone, London, England.[citation needed]

Legeno's first major film role was in Guy Richie's Snatch. Since then he has had roles in Batman Begins, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Centurion. He played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. He also lent his voice to the videogame The Getaway: Black Monday.[citation needed]

Legeno was versed in many combat styles, including boxing, wrestling, judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai.[1]

Legeno lived in Southern England with his daughter.[2]


Legeno's body was found by a pair of hikers on 6 July 2014, in Death Valley, California, United States. Due to the remote area, a helicopter was called in to retrieve his remains. It appears Legeno died of heat-related issues and may have been dead for three to four days before his body was discovered.[3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Snatch John
2005 Batman Begins League of Shadows member
2006 Stormbreaker Bear
2007 Outlaw Ian Furlong
Rise of the Footsoldier Big John
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Executioner
2008 The Cottage The Farmer
2009 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Fenrir Greyback
Command Performance Oleg Kazov
44 Inch Chest Brighton Billy
Centurion Vortix
2010 Spooks (TV) Gilles Rigaut
Lennon Naked (TV) Les
Dead Cert Yuvesky
Bonded by Blood Jack Whomes
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Fenrir Greyback
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Fenrir Greyback
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Broch
The Raven Percy
2014 The Last Knights Olaf Post-production
Sword of Vengeance Osgar Post-production
Petroleum Spirit Ivan Pre-production
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Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–3 Herb Dean TKO (eye injury) Cage Rage 22 14 July 2007 1 5:00 London, England
Win 3–3 Dan Severn Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 20 10 February 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Win 2–3 Alan Murdock Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Rage 19 9 December 2006 1 4:10 London, England
Win 1–3 Kimo Leopoldo Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Rage 18 30 September 2006 1 3:21 London, England
Loss 0–3 Mark Epstein KO (punches) Cage Rage 17 1 July 2006 1 0:45 London, England
Loss 0–2 Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (achilles lock) Cage Rage 15 4 February 2006 1 2:21 London, England
Loss 0–1 Alan Murdock Submission (armbar) Cage Rage 14 3 December 2005 1 4:07 London, England


  1. ^ 60 SECONDS: Dave Legeno
  2. ^ Sci-MX.Co.Uk
  3. ^ Emery, Debbie (11 July 2014). "'Harry Potter' Actor Dave Legeno Dies at 50". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno dead in Death Valley". BBC News. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 

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