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Date of Birth 6 January 1903London, England, UK
Date of Death 19 November 1956New York City, New York, USA  (lung ailment)
Birth NameFrancis Loftus Sullivan
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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.

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Heavy jowled and distinctive deep peppery voice

Trivia (7)

Became a friend of Agatha Christie after starring in two of her plays as detective Hercule Poirot.
Awarded a Tony in 1955 for supporting dramatic actor in Witness For the Prosecution. Charles Laughton, who played the same role in the 1957 film version, was Oscar nominated for his performance in the best actor category, not best supporting actor.
Became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Attended Stonyhurst, the Jesuit boarding school in England also attended by Peter Glenville and Charles Laughton.
He is one of the few actors to play the same role in two film versions of the same story - Jaggers in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1934) and Great Expectations (1946).
Made his debut at the Old Vic in "Richard III" at the age of 18 in 1921.
His friendship with writer Agatha Christie led to a long-standing personal interest in criminology.

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