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Edmund Purdom

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.

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Dec 20, 1924 In Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Julius Caesar 1953-06-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Knights of the Quest 2001-01-01
Known For
Poster of A Bear Called Arthur
Poster of The Assisi Underground
Poster of Naked and Violent
Poster of The Student Prince
Movie The Knights of the Quest Ugo di Clarendon 2001-01-01
Movie 7 Signs of Christ's Return Host 1997-09-08
Movie A Bear Called Arthur Unknown 1992-02-14
Movie The Rift CEO Steensland 1990-03-09
Series Appointment in Trieste Groves 1989-10-03
Movie Don Bosco Urbano Rattazzi 1988-01-31
Movie Killer vs Killers His Excelency 1985-01-01
Movie Fracchia Against Dracula Conte Vlad 1985-12-20
Movie The Assisi Underground Cardinal Della Costa 1985-05-03
Movie Don't Open Till Christmas Inspector Ian Harris 1984-12-07
Movie Champagne in paradiso Unknown 1983-07-28
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Unknown 1983-02-02
Movie Amok Unknown 1983-04-01
Movie 2019: After the Fall of New York Pan American Confederacy President 1983-07-22
Movie Pieces The Dean 1982-08-23
Movie Ator, the Fighting Eagle Griba 1982-10-07
Movie Invaders of the Lost Gold Rex Larson 1982-09-20
Movie Monster Hunter Father 1981-10-01
Movie Deep Thoughts The Pianist 1980-01-01
Movie Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Vittorio de Sica 1980-10-26
Movie L'altra donna Phillip 1980-01-01
Movie The Concorde Affair Danker 1979-03-23
Movie The New Godfathers Secret Service Chief 1979-08-24
Movie Lo scoiattolo Robert Sincap 1979-10-01
Movie Povero Cristo Man in Tuxedo 1976-01-03
Movie Rulers of the City Luigi Cherico 1976-12-03
Movie Big Pot Unknown 1976-06-15
Movie The Night Child Doctor 1975-04-22
Movie Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks Prefect Ewing 1974-02-19
Movie Les Suspects Unknown 1974-11-27
Movie Fifteen Year Old Captain Admiral Marlowe 1974-07-07
Movie The Big Family Giovanni Lutture 1973-03-03
Movie The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff Inspector Crosby (as Edmond Purdom) 1973-01-01
Movie From the Archives of the Criminal Police Unknown 1973-12-18
Movie The Devil's Lover Gunther 1972-01-26
Movie Karzan, Jungle Lord Lord Carter (voice) (uncredited) 1972-02-19
Movie Blackie the Pirate The Viceroy 1971-03-12
Movie The Fifth Cord Edouard Vermont 1971-08-17
Movie Wages of Sin Narrator 1971-07-14
Movie Naked and Violent Narrator (voice): English version 1970-07-29
Movie White Angel… Black Angel Narrator (voice) (English version) 1970-02-07
Movie Thomas and the Bewitched Marcus 1970-09-28
Movie The Queer... the Erotic Narrator (voice) 1969-03-06
Movie Naked England Narrator 1969-04-05
Movie Chrysanthemums for a Bunch of Swine Padre 1968-01-01
Movie Piluk, the Timid One Piluk 1968-03-07
Movie The Man Who Laughs Cesare Borgia 1966-08-20
Movie Los cuatreros Tom Jameson / Jim James 1965-05-24
Movie The Last Ride to Santa Cruz Sheriff Kelly 1964-03-28
Movie The Comedy Man Julian Baxter 1964-09-03
Movie The Beauty Jungle Rex Carrick 1964-08-25
Movie The Yellow Rolls-Royce Fane 1964-12-31
Movie Assault on Fort Texan Major 'Sugar' Patterson 1964-12-17
Movie Lafayette Silas Deane 1962-02-14
Movie Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile Tumos 1961-09-20
Movie The Last of the Vikings King Sveno 1961-02-08
Movie White Slave Ship Dr. Bradley 1961-12-01
Movie Suleiman the Conqueror Ibrahim Pascià 1961-12-07
Movie The Cossacks Unknown 1960-02-04
Movie Moment of Danger Peter Carran 1960-01-26
Movie The Loves of Salammbo Unknown 1960-03-24
Movie L’ultimo zar Rasputin 1960-05-11
Movie Fury of the Pagans Toryok 1960-10-26
Movie Das große Wunschkonzert Harry Mell 1960-12-19
Movie The Diary of Anne Frank British Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) 1959-03-18
Movie Herod the Great Unknown 1958-12-31
Movie Agguato a Tangeri John Milwood 1957-01-01
Movie Strange Intruder Paul Quentin 1956-09-02
Movie The Prodigal Micah 1955-05-06
Movie The King's Thief Michael Dermott 1955-08-05
Movie The Student Prince Prince Karl Franz 1954-06-15
Movie The Egyptian Sinhue 1954-08-25
Movie Athena Adam Calhorn Shaw 1954-11-04
Movie Julius Caesar Strato 1953-06-04