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Eric Portman (1901–1969)

With his clipped delivery, aristocratic if somewhat ominous manner and suave, urbane demeanor, Eric Portman was so good at playing German and/or Nazi officers that many believed he actually was German, or at least Austrian. The fact is that he was British to the core, having been born and raised in Yorkshire and educated in Halifax. He began his ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Elleston
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Notary
 1968 Deadfall
Richard Moreau
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Two
- Free for All (1967) ... Number Two
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. David Sorel
- The Crossfire (1967) ... Dr. David Sorel
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
British Ambassador
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke Deutsche Marine
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Inspector Hofmeister
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
 1955-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Simmie
- Different Drum (1961)
- The Last Reunion (1955) ... Simmie
 1961 The Naked Edge
Jeremy Clay
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Van Der Graf
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... Van Der Graf
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Sarclet
- Duet for Two Hands (1960) ... Dr. Edward Sarclet
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Jayson Condon
- The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... Jayson Condon
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Richard Musgrave
- The Hero (1960) ... Richard Musgrave
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Victory (1960)
 1956 Child in the House
Henry Acheson
 1955-1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen / Mr. Betts
- Mister Betts Runs Away (1955) ... Mr. Betts
 1955 The Colditz Story
Colonel Richmond
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Jeannie (1954)
 1953 The Golden Mask
Doctor Burnet
 1952 His Excellency
George Harrison
 1951 The Magic Box
Arthur Collings
 1950 Cairo Road
Col. Youssef Bey
 1949 The Spider and the Fly
Fernand Maubert
 1948 The Blind Goddess
Sir John Dearing KC
 1948 Daybreak
Eddie
 1948 Corridor of Mirrors
Paul Mangin
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Richard Howard
 1947 Dear Murderer
Lee Warren
 1946 Men of Two Worlds
District Commissioner Randall
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Victor James Colebrooke, alias Tom Maren
 1945 Great Day
Capt. John Ellis
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Thomas Colpeper, JP
 1943 Millions Like Us
Charlie
 1943 Escape to Danger
Arthur Lawrence
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
On Hydrophones - L / S. Hobson
 1943 Squadron Leader X
Erich Kohler
 1942 Uncensored
Andre Delange
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Tom Earnshaw - Second Pilot in B for Bertie
 1941 49th Parallel
Lieutenant Hirth
 1939 The Pelican (TV Movie)
Charles Cheriton
 1939 The Gamblers (TV Movie)
Iharyof
 1938 The Rivals (TV Movie)
Captain Absolute
 1938 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Trino
 1938 The Constant Nymph (TV Movie)
 1937 The Singing Marine
Derelict Firing Gun in Stage Show (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
First Lord
 1937 Moonlight Sonata
Mario de la Costa
 1936 Hearts of Humanity
Jack Clinton
 1936 The Cardinal
Giuliano de Medici
 1935 Hyde Park Corner
Edward Chester
 1935 Abdul the Damned
Conspirastor
 1935 Old Roses
Lou
 1933 The Girl from Maxim's (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the Old Vic Theatre Season in London, England, with Sybil Thorndike, Sir Lewis Casson, John Laurie, Andrew Leigh (director) and Hay Petrie in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Acting is like masturbation--one either does it or one doesn't, but one never talks about it.

Trivia:

Worked for a time as shop assistant in Leeds and in his spare time was a member of the Halifax Opera Society. See more »

Star Sign:

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