Edmund Purdom

Edmund Purdom

  • Born on
    • December 20th, 1924
  • Died on
    • January 1st, 2009
Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom (19 December 1924 – 1 January 2009) was an English actor, voice artist, and director. He worked first on stage in Britain, performing various works by Shakespeare, then later in America on Broadway, until making his way to Hollywood, and eventually spent the remainder of his life appearing in Italian cinema. He is perhaps best known for his starring role in 1954's historical epic The Egyptian. By taking over important roles exited by Mario Lanza and Marlon Brando, Purdom was known by the mid-1950s as "The Replacement Star". Between the 1970s and 90s, he was a regular in European genre cinema, working with directors like Juan Piquer Simón, Joe D'Amato, Sergio Martino, Ruggero Deodato.


Acting (21 Credits)

1990The Rift as CEO Steensland
1985Fracchia Vs. Dracula as Conte Vlad
1984Don't Open Till Christmas as Inspector Ian Harris
19832019: After the Fall of New York as Pan American Confederacy President
1983The Scarlet and the Black
1982Ator, the Fighting Eagle as Griba
1982Pieces as The Dean
1981Absurd as Father
1979Concorde Affaire '79 as Danker
1976Rulers of the City as Luigi Cherico
1975Together Forever as Doctor
1974Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks as Prefect Ewing
1971The Fifth Cord as Edouard Vermont
1971Blackie the Pirate as The Viceroy
1964The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Fane
1959The Diary of Anne Frank as British Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
1955The King's Thief as Michael Dermott
1955The Prodigal as Micah
1954The Student Prince as Prince Karl Franz
1954The Egyptian as Sinhue
1953Julius Caesar as Strato

Director (1 Credits)


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