Abraham Sofaer

Abraham Sofaer

Highest Rated: 100% Bhowani Junction (1956)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Birthday: Oct 1, 1896

Birthplace: Not Available

Burmese actor Abraham Sofaer had the strong semitic features and cultured mannerisms to allow him to play a variety of ethnic types. In various films and TV shows, Sofaer portrayed Jews, Arabs, Armenians, Turks and plenty of East Indians (though he usual shied away from the latter because, in his words, "it is so ridiculously easy"). Offscreen, Sofaer thought of himself as an old-school-tie Englishman. He came to London at age 19 to complete his education, secured a job as stage manager with a Shakespearian company, and went on to a British stage career in 1921 -- making his BBC television debut as early as 1936. One of his most famous portrayals in both England and on Broadway was as Disraeli in the original Helen Hayes production of Victoria Regina. Ensconced in Hollywood by the '50s, Sofaer continued to live the live of an English gentleman, playing cricket in his spare time. He also was a keen scholar of different cultures, especially Hebrew tribal customs. Among Abraham Sofaer's many films were Dreyfus (filmed in Britain in 1931), Elephant Walk (1956), The King of Kings (1961) and Head (1969); certainly Sofaer's most conspicuous film performance was as God Himself in A Matter of Life and Death (1945).

Highest Rated Movies



83% Chisum White Buffalo 1970
No Score Yet Che! Pablo Rojas 1969
No Score Yet Justine Proprietor 1969
75% Head Swami 1968
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of Time Dr. 'Doc' Gordon 1967
38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Joseph of Arimathaea 1965
No Score Yet Demon with a Glass Hand Actor 1964
57% Twice Told Tales Prof. Pietro Baglioni 1963
No Score Yet Captain Sinbad Galgo 1963
No Score Yet Taras Bulba Abbot 1962
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Indian Chief 1957
No Score Yet Omar Khayyam Tutush 1957
No Score Yet The First Texan Don Carlos 1956
100% Bhowani Junction Surabhai 1956
No Score Yet Out of the Clouds Indian 1955
60% Elephant Walk Appuhamy 1954
86% The Naked Jungle Incacha 1954
No Score Yet His Majesty O'Keefe Fatumak 1954
86% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Judge 1951
88% Quo Vadis? Paul 1951
No Score Yet Christopher Columbus Luis de Santangel 1949
No Score Yet Calling Paul Temple Dr. Kohima 1948
No Score Yet Ghosts of Berkeley Square Disraeli 1947
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) Judge 1947
No Score Yet Dual Alibi French Judge 1947
No Score Yet Crook's Tour Ali 1941
No Score Yet Freedom Radio (A Voice in the Night) Heini Meyer 1941
83% Rembrandt Dr. Menasseh 1936
93% Things to Come Watsky 1936
No Score Yet I Stand Condemned The Jew 1936
No Score Yet Nell Gwyn Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Private Life of Don Juan Street Bookseller 1934


No Score Yet Ironside
Maharishi Rabbu 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
Sobram 1968
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
Comancho 1968
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Haji Chief of Genies 1968
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Samoy 1967
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Thomas De Cuarto 1966
80% Star Trek
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Elihu Laban Sylvester Robey Dr. Maitland 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Harvey Easter Leech 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Ulrich Klemm 1961
No Score Yet Maverick
Papa Rambeau 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
Little Hawk 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
Dr. Stillman 1960


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