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Edmund Purdom (1924–2009)


Edmund Purdom was born on December 19, 1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom. He is known for his work on Sword of Freedom (1957), Pieces (1982) and Don't Open Till Christmas (1984). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He died on January 1, 2009 in Rome, ... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Sword of Freedom
Sword of Freedom Marco del Monte
(1957-1958)
Pieces
Pieces The Dean
(1982)
Don't Open Till Christmas
Don't Open Till Christmas Inspector Ian Harris
(1984)
Herod the Great
Herod the Great Erode / Herodes
(1959)

Filmography

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 2001 I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa
Ugo di Clarendon
 2000 Titanic - La leggenda continua
Jeremy McFlannel (voice, as Edmond Purdom)
 1999 The Seventh Scroll (TV Mini-Series)
Mamose
- Part 2 (1999) ... Mamose
- Part 1 (1999) ... Mamose
 1995 Il barone (TV Mini-Series)
Don Carmine
 1989-1991 Classe di ferro (TV Series)
Generale Jerome Thompson
- Una vacanza in Florida (1991) ... Generale Jerome Thompson
- Una festa americana (1989) ... Generale Jerome Thompson
 1990 The Rift
CEO Steensland
 1989 Appuntamento a Trieste (TV Mini-Series)
Groves
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Groves
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Groves
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Groves
 1988 Sei delitti per padre Brown (TV Mini-Series)
Generale Outran
- Il delitto del signore di Marne (1988) ... Generale Outran
 1987 Funny Boy
Samuel
 1985 The Assisi Underground
Cardinal Della Costa
 1985 Killer contro killers
His Excelency
 1984 Don't Open Till Christmas
Inspector Ian Harris
 1983 Champagne in paradiso
Paola's Father
 1983 2019: After the Fall of New York
President of the Pan American Confederacy
 1983 Amok
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Luigi Gianelli
- Cataclysm (1983) ... Luigi Gianelli
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
British Intelligence Officer / Epilogue Narrator (as Edmond Purdom)
 1982 Verdi (TV Mini-Series)
Verdi
- Il vecchio mago (1982) ... Verdi (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Celeste Aida (1982) ... Verdi (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Gli anni difficili (1982) ... Verdi (English version, voice, uncredited)
- La Signora Verdi (1982) ... Verdi (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Inventare il vero (1982) ... Verdi (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1982 Horror Safari
Rex Larson
 1982 Pieces
The Dean
 1981 Absurd
Father
 1980 L'altra donna
Phillip
 1980 Pensieri Morbosi
The Pianist
 1979 Lo scoiattolo
Robert Sincap
 1979 I contrabbandieri di Santa Lucia
Secret Service Chief
 1979 Concorde Affaire '79
Danker
 1976 Rulers of the City
Luigi Cherico
 1976 A Matter of Time (uncredited)
 1976 Il colpaccio
 1976 Povero Cristo
Uomo in frac
 1975 The Night Child
Doctor
 1974 The Suspects
Le journaliste américain
 1974 La polizia chiede aiuto
Prof. Beltrame (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1974 Il profumo della signora in nero
Andy (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1974 Un capitán de quince años
Admiral Marlowe
 1973 Dagli archivi della polizia criminale
Teddy Webbs (as Edmund Purdon)
 1973 La polizia incrimina la legge assolve
Franco (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1973 The Boss
Avvocato Rizzo (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1973 Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff
Inspector Crosby (as Edmond Purdom)
 1972 Karzan, il favoloso uomo della jungla
Lord Carter (voice, uncredited)
 1972 The Devil's Lover
Gunther
 1971 Giornata nera per l'ariete
Edouard Vermont
 1971 Blackie the Pirate
Viceroy
 1970 Thomas e gli indemoniati
Marcus
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Ferdie
- The Three Virgins of Rome (1969) ... Ferdie
 1968 Chrysanthemums for a Bunch of Swine
Padre (as Edmond Purdom)
 1968 Scusi, lei conosce il sesso?
Narrator of English version
 1968 Gun Shy Piluk
Sheriff Roger Brown
 1965 Shoot to Kill
Jim James
 1965 Assault on Fort Texan
Major 'Sugar' Patterson
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Weislingen
- Ironhand (1965) ... Weislingen
 1964 The Comedy Man
Julian Baxter
 1964 Contest Girl
Rex Carrick
 1964 The Last Ride to Santa Cruz
Rex Kelly
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mark Wheeler
- Velvet Cage (1963) ... Mark Wheeler
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Harvey Morrison
- The Aspern Papers (1962) ... Harvey Morrison
 1961 Suleiman the Conqueror
Ibrahim Pascià
 1961 White Slave Ship
Dr. Bradley
 1961 Nefertite, regina del Nilo
Tumos, Scultore
 1961 Lafayette
Silas Deane
 1961 The Last of the Vikings
King Sveno
 1960 Das große Wunschkonzert
Harry Mell
 1960 Fury of the Pagans
Toryok
 1959-1960 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Egil / King Lawrence
- The Madness (1960) ... Egil
- Journey to Bretland (1959) ... King Lawrence
 1960 The Cossacks
Shamil, the Sheik
 1960 Malaga
Peter Carran
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
British Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1957 Agguato a Tangeri
John Milwood
 1956 Strange Intruder
Paul Quentin
 1955 The King's Thief
Michael Dermott
 1954 Athena
Adam Calhorn Shaw
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 The Student Prince
Prince Karl
 1953 Titanic
Second Officer Lightoller (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Medea Cup (1952)
- Crown of Shadows (1952)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Metellus Cimber / Titinius
- Julius Caesar/II (1951) ... Metellus Cimber / Titinius
- Julius Caesar (1951) ... Metellus Cimber / Titinius
 1950 Carissima (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/10/50) Stage: Appeared in John Tore's musical, "Golden City," in a Michael Benthall and Robert Helpmann production at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England, with Julia Shelley, Muriel Brunskill, Eleanor Summerfield, John Warren, Emile Belcourt, Moyra Fraser and Anita Phillips in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edmond Purdom | Edmund Purdon

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Trivia:

He worked extensively as a voice dubbing actor for many years - dubbing numerous European (mostly Italian) films into English. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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