Eric Porter

Lowest Rated: 67% The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Birthday: Apr 28, 1928
Birthplace: London, England
While attending Wimbleton Technical School, 17-year-old Eric Porter made his theatrical debut at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge. Porter served with the RAF for two years, then began his acting career in earnest, performing in scores of Shakespearean and Chekhovian productions (his two favorite roles were King Lear and Uncle Vanya). In 1959, he won the London Evening Standard award for his performance in Ibsen's Romersholm. He spent most of the 1960s and 1970s with the Royal Shakespeare Company, after inking a long-term contract. Porter came to films relatively late, making his first appearance in 1964's Fall of the Roman Empire. He gained worldwide fame as Soames Forsyte in the incredibly successful BBC TV miniseries The Forsyte Saga. Eric Porter's subsequent TV roles included Karenin in Anna Karenina (1977), Fagin in a 1985 miniseries version of Oliver Twist and Professor Moriarty in Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes adaptations.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Kranked 6: Progression Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jamie Oliver in Oliver's Twist 2 Actor 2002
No Score Yet Superheros 3 Actor 2002
No Score Yet Charles Dickens' Ghost Stories Actor 1990
No Score Yet Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Dr. Nicholson 1981
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Actor 1981
No Score Yet Churchill and the Generals Actor 1981
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy Havisham 1980
No Score Yet The Thirty Nine Steps Chief Supt Lomas 1978
No Score Yet Episode 4 Actor 1977
No Score Yet Hennessy Tobin 1975
No Score Yet Callan Actor 1975
No Score Yet Hitler: The Last Ten Days Gen. von Greim 1973
90% The Day of the Jackal Col. Rodin 1973
No Score Yet The Belstone Fox Asher 1973
No Score Yet Antony And Cleopatra Enobarbus 1972
71% Nicholas and Alexandra Stolypin 1971
83% Hands of the Ripper Dr. John Pritchard 1971
No Score Yet Macbeth Macbeth 1970
No Score Yet The Lost Continent Lansen 1968
No Score Yet Kaleidoscope Harry Dominion 1966
80% The Heroes of Telemark Terboven 1965
67% The Pumpkin Eater Psychiatrist 1964
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire Julianus 1964
No Score Yet The Golden Mask Dr. Bumet 1953


No Score Yet Mystery!
Professor Moriarty
  • 1986
No Score Yet The World at War


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