Admiral Rodney Leighton as portrayed by Denis O'Dea in Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N.

Denis O'Dea (April 26, 1905 - November 5, 1978) was an Irish stage and film actor, who portrayed Rear Admiral Sir Rodney Leighton in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N..

He was a leading member of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, where his work led to a number of film roles. He was married to actress Siobhán McKenna from 1956 until his death.

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