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Eric Porter (I) (1928–1995)

A highly respected Shakespearean for five decades until his death of colon cancer in 1995, classical actor Eric Porter's claim to international fame would, ironically, be outside of that realm, with one superb portrayal in one superb miniseries, The Forsyte Saga (1967), in which he won the BAFTA award. The son of Richard John Porter and Phoebe ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 67) in London, England, UK

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 1994 Performance (TV Series)
James Player
- Message for Posterity (1994) ... James Player
 1985 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Fagin
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Fagin
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Petersham
- A Shilling Life (1982) ... Petersham
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Stanley Wilkinson
- The Sin Bin (1981) ... Stanley Wilkinson
 1981 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
General Sir Alan Brooke
 1980 The Crucible (TV Movie)
Governor Danforth
 1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie)
Havisham
 1978 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Lomas
 1977 Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series)
Karenin
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... Karenin
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... Karenin
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Karenin
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Karenin
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Karenin
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Taylor
- A Past Life (1976) ... Stephen Taylor
 1975 Warrior (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1975 Hennessy
Sean Tobin
 1975 The Statue and the Rose (TV Movie)
 1975 Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Callan
Hunter
 1973 The Belstone Fox
Asher Smith
 1971 Hands of the Ripper
Dr. John Pritchard
 1970 Solo (TV Series)
Leo Tolstoy
 1968 Love Story (TV Series)
- Spilt Champagne (1968)
 1968 The Lost Continent
Capt. Lansen
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Dr. Vrieling
- Nothing's Free (1966) ... Dr. Vrieling
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie)
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Harry Dominion
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
- Pig Iron Johnny (1966)
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
Terboven
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
Richmond
- Richard III (1965) ... Richmond
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Psychiatrist
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Laszlo Rajk
- Shadow of Heroes (1959) ... Laszlo Rajk
 1959 Foreign Field (TV Movie)
Matthew Hardy
 1959 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Brutus
 1957 English Family Robinson (TV Mini-Series)
- The Little World (1957)
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Other Works:

He acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Ondine," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Derek Godfrey, Richard Johnson, Leslie Caron, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Among the list of possibles for the roles of Fallanda, Dr. Armstrong, Bukovsky and sir Percy in Lifeforce (1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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