Dave Legeno

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David "Dave" Legeno (born 12 October 1963) is an English actor, boxer, and mixed martial artist.


[edit] Life and career

Legeno was born in Marylebone, London, England. He has been quoted as saying that he wanted to act since he read William Shakespeare's Richard III. He later studied performing arts at a college in America before he began to have roles in advertisements.

Legeno worked as a bouncer, debt collector and wrestler before becoming a boxer. His wrestling nickname was Lone Wolf. 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. He also lent his voice to the videogame The Getaway: Black Monday.

Legeno is versed many combat styles including Western boxing, wrestling, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai.[1] He began his professional MMA career at the age of forty-two at Cage Rage 14.

Legeno is currently living in South England with his daughter.[2] His interests include poetry, reading and playing the guitar. He has said that his goal is "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."

[edit] Filmography

Year Title Role
2000 Snatch John
2005 Batman Begins League of Shadows Warrior
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

[edit] Mixed martial arts record


Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Template:Yes2Win 4-3 Template:Flagicon Herb Dean TKO (Eye Injury) Cage Rage 22: Hard as Hell Template:Dts 1 5:00 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:Yes2Win 3-3 Template:Flagicon Dan Severn Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 20: Born 2 Fight Template:Dts 3 5:00 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:Yes2Win 2-3 Template:Flagicon Alan Murdock Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Cage Rage 19: Fearless Template:Dts 1 4:10 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:Yes2Win 1-3 Template:Flagicon Kimo Leopoldo Submission (Guillotine Choke) Cage Rage 18: Battleground Template:Dts 1 3:21 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:No2Loss 0-3 Template:Flagicon Mark Epstein KO (Punches) Cage Rage 17: Ultimate Challenge Template:Dts 1 0:45 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:No2Loss 0-2 Template:Flagicon Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (Achilles Lock) Cage Rage 15: Adrenalin Rush Template:Dts 1 2:21 Template:Flagicon London, England
Template:No2Loss 0-1 Template:Flagicon Alan Murdock Submission (Armbar) Cage Rage 14: Punishment Template:Dts 1 4:07 Template:Flagicon London, England

[edit] References

  1. 60 SECONDS: Dave Legeno
  2. Sci-MX.Co.Uk

[edit] External links