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Francis L. Sullivan (1903–1956)

Francis L. Sullivan was born on January 6, 1903 in London, England as Francis Loftus Sullivan. He was an actor, known for Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948) and Joan of Arc (1948). He died on November 19, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Great Expectations
Great Expectations Mr. Jaggers
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Mr. Bumble
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Pierre Cauchon (Count-Bishop of Beauvais)
Night and the City
Night and the City Philip Nosseross


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 1955 Hell's Island
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Drums of Tahiti
Commissioner Pierre Duvois
 1953 Plunder of the Sun
Thomas Berrien
 1953 Sangaree
Dr. Bristol
 1952 Caribbean
Andrew MacAllister
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Karl Brubaker
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Fat Freddy
 1949 The Red Danube
Colonel Humphrey 'Blinker' Omicron
 1948 Broken Journey
 1947 Take My Life
Prosecuting Counsel
 1947 The Smugglers
Mr. Braddock
 1946 The Laughing Lady
Sir Williams Tremayne
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma
Leo Carrington
 1942 Lady from Lisbon
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
French Skipper (as François Sully)
 1942 The Avengers
Kommandant Ulrich Wettau (as Francis L.Sullivan)
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
General von Graum (as Francis Sullivan)
 1938 The Gables Mystery
 1938 The Ware Case
Prosecuting Attorney
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 The Citadel
Ben Chenkin (as Francis Sullivan)
 1938 Drums
Governor (as Francis L.Sullivan)
 1938 Action for Slander
Sir Quinton Jessops (as Francis Sullavan)
 1937 Fine Feathers
Hugo Steinway
 1937 Non-Stop New York
Hugo Brant (as Francis Sullivan)
 1936 The Limping Man
Theodore Disher
 1936 Spy of Napoleon
Chief of Police
 1936 The Interrupted Honeymoon
 1936 Two Who Dared
 1935 Her Last Affaire
Sir Julian Weyre
 1934 Strange Wives
 1934 Cheating Cheaters
Dr. George Brockton
 1934 Great Expectations
Jaggers (as Francis Sullivan)
 1934 Power
Remchingen (uncredited)
 1934 What Happened Then?
Richard Bentley, Prosecution Counsel
 1934 Chu Chin Chow
The Caliph (as Francis Sullivan)
 1934 Alexandra
Alakiev (as Francis Sullivan)
 1934 The Warren Case (uncredited)
 1934 The Fire Raisers
 1933 Red Wagon
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
Archbishop Juan de Texada
 1933 Called Back
 1933 The Right to Live
Roger Stoneham
 1932 When London Sleeps
Rodney Haines
 1932 The Chinese Puzzle
Herman Strumm
 1932 Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Rembrandt
Baron von Guntermann
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Other Works:

Played Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's 1930 play "Black Coffee" (laterfilmed as Black Coffee (1931) with Austin Trevor) and her 1940 play "Peril at End House". "Peril at End House" was filmed for television many years later as part of the "Agatha Christie's Poirot" series, with David Suchet as the famous detective. See more »

Alternate Names:

Francis L.Sullivan | Francis Sullavan | Francis Sullivan | François Sully


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Became a friend of Agatha Christie after starring in two of her plays as detective Hercule Poirot. See more »


Heavy jowled and distinctive deep peppery voice

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