Edmund Purdom

Edmund Purdom

Highest Rated: 91% Titanic (1953)

Lowest Rated: 46% Pieces (1982)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1924

Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Stage and screen actor Edmund Purdom, a handsome leading man in his youthful heyday, enjoyed a brief and blazing moment of '50s Hollywood stardom, before withdrawing to Europe and a robust career of Italian giallo thrillers, sword-and-sandal sagas, and German Westerns. Purdom arrived on Broadway in 1951, in the vaunted company of powerhouse wedded thespians Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, performing Broadway productions of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" and Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra." The actor, theater-trained from an early age, shone onstage and soon headed for Hollywood, starring in a string of lavish studio pictures, a pair of which are remembered more for the actors he replaced: Marlon Brando in the epic "The Egyptian" and tenor Mario Lanza in the musical "The Student Prince." Following the lively MGM musical "Athena," co-starring Debbie Reynolds and Linda Christian (whom he'd later marry), Purdom top-lined two additional studio misfires (the biblical drama "The Prodigal" and the adventure film "The King's Thief"), before retreating to Rome, where his career endured on European TV screens and films. He made notable appearances in the TV-movie roman-à-clef "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story," as famed director Vittorio de Sica (opposite Loren, of course), and in the star-studded 1964 romantic drama "The Yellow Rolls-Royce." A steady presence in low-budget horror films over the next four decades, Purdom tried his hand at directing the gruesome holiday chiller "Don't Open Till Christmas." He also starred as a Scotland Yard inspector on the trail of a psycho Santa killer.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 28% Endless Descent CEO Steensland (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 13% Don't Open Till Christmas Inspector Ian Harris (Character),
Director
- 1984
No Score Yet 59% After the Fall of New York President of the Pan American Confederacy (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 88% The Scarlet and the Black British Intelligence Officer/Epilogue Narrator (Character) - 1983
46% 51% Pieces The Dean (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 0% Invaders of the Lost Gold Rex Larson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 14% Ator, the Fighting Eagle Griba (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 86% Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Vittorio de Sica (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 25% The Concorde Affair Danker (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Godfathers Secret Service Chief (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil Fingers Edouard Vermont (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 56% The Fifth Cord Edouard Vermont (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Scarface Luigi Cherico (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 27% The Night Child Doctor (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 6% Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks Prefect (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifteen Year Old Captain Admiral Marlowe (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 18% Blackie the Pirate Viceroy (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Shy Piluk Sheriff Roger Brown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Laughs Cesare Borgia (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot to Kill Jim (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Man Julian Baxter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Fane (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lafayette Silas Deane (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury of the Pagans Toryok (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Slave Ship Dr. Bradley (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suleiman, the Conqueror Ibrahim Pascià (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% Queen of the Nile Tumos (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Ride to Santa Cruz Rex Kelly (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malaga Peter Carran (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night They Killed Rasputin Rasputin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% The Last of the Vikings King Sveno (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cossacks Shamil (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nights of Rasputin Rasputin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped in Tangiers John Milwood (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 17% Herod the Great Herod/Herodes (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Intruder Paul Quentin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 29% The Prodigal Micah (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The King's Thief Michael Dermott (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 26% Athena Adam Calhorn Shaw (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 60% The Egyptian Sinuhe (Character) - 1954
57% 73% The Student Prince Prince Karl (Character) - 1954
91% 66% Titanic Second Officer Lightoller (Character) - 1953

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