Paul Leyssac

Paul Andri Jurgensen Leyssac (21 June 1881 – 20 August 1946) was a Danish writer, and stage and film actor. He played Abraham Lincoln in the 1937 British film Victoria the Great.[1] He also was a translator of the works of Hans Christian Andersen.[2]

Paul Leyssac
Born21 June 1881
Died20 August 1946 (aged 65)
Copenhagen, Denmark
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1937–43 (film)

Leyssac acted with the Civic Repertory theatrical group headed by Eva Le Gallienne.[3] His career on Broadway began with George Washington (1920) and ended with The Tempest (1945).[4]

Selected filmography


  1. Reinhart p.209
  2. Andersen, Hans Christian (1 March 1938). It's Perfectly True: And Other Stories (y First ed.). Harcourt. ISBN 9780152393434.
  3. Smith, Cecil (30 June 1940). "Malko to Sub for Rodzinski at Ravinia Fete". Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. p. Part 7, p 3wpn. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  4. "Paul Leyssac". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.


  • Mark S. Reinhart. Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television. McFarland, 2009.

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