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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 The Egyptian (1954), Pieces (1982) and Herod the Great (1959). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He died on January 1, 2009 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 84) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

The Egyptian
The Egyptian Sinuhe
Pieces The Dean
Herod the Great
Herod the Great Erode / Herodes
The Loves of Salammbo


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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)
Pharaoh Mamose
- Part Three (1999) ... Pharaoh Mamose (credit only)
- Part Two (1999) ... Pharaoh Mamose
- Part One (1999) ... Pharaoh 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)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Groves
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Groves
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Groves
 1988 Don Bosco
Urbano Rattazzi
 1988 Sei delitti per padre Brown (TV Mini-Series)
Generale Outran
- Il delitto del signore di Marne (1988) ... Generale Outran
 1987 Funny Boy
 1985 Killer contro killers
His Excelency
 1985 Fracchia Vs. Dracula
Count Dracula
 1985 The Assisi Underground
Cardinal Della Costa
 1984 Don't Open Till Christmas
Inspector Ian Harris
 1984 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
- The Storm Breaks (1983) ... Luigi Gianelli
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
British Intelligence Officer / Epilogue Narrator (as Edmond Purdom)
 1982 Verdi (TV Mini-Series)
- 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
 1980 L'altra donna
 1980 Pensieri Morbosi
The Pianist
 1980 Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (TV Movie)
Vittorio de Sica
 1979 Lo scoiattolo
Robert Sincap
 1979 I contrabbandieri di Santa Lucia
Secret Service Chief
 1979 Concorde Affaire '79
 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
 1975 Perché si uccide un magistrato
Dr. Valgardeni (English version, voice, uncredited)
 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 Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff
Inspector Crosby (as Edmond Purdom)
 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)
 1972 Karzan, il favoloso uomo della jungla
Lord Carter (voice, uncredited)
 1972 The Devil's Lover
 1971 Giornata nera per l'ariete
Edouard Vermont
 1971 Blackie the Pirate
 1970 Thomas e gli indemoniati
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- The Three Virgins of Rome (1969) ... Ferdie
 1968 Chrysanthemums for a Bunch of Swine
Padre (as Edmond Purdom)
 1968 Gun Shy Piluk
Sheriff Roger Brown
 1966 L'uomo che ride
Cesare Borgia
 1965 Shoot to Kill
Jim James
 1965 Assault on Fort Texan
Major 'Sugar' Patterson
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- Ironhand (1965) ... Weislingen
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Merton Denver
- The Wings of the Dove (1965) ... Merton Denver
 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
 1962 Lafayette
Silas Deane
 1961 Suleiman the Conqueror
Ibrahim Pascià
 1961 White Slave Ship
Dr. Bradley
 1961 Nefertite, regina del Nilo
Tumos, Scultore
 1961 The Last of the Vikings
King Sveno
 1960 Das große Wunschkonzert
Harry Mell
 1960 Fury of the Pagans
 1960 Les nuits de Raspoutine
 1960 The Loves of Salammbo
Narr Havas
 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
 1957-1959 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Marco del Monte
- Forgery in Red Chalk (1959) ... Marco del Monte
- The Lion and the Mouse (1958) ... Marco del Monte
- The School (1958) ... Marco del Monte
- The Beseiged Duchess (1958) ... Marco del Monte
- The Eye of the Artist (1958) ... Marco del Monte
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
British Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Herod the Great
Erode / Herodes
 1957 Agguato a Tangeri
John Milwood
 1956 Strange Intruder
Paul Quentin
 1955 The King's Thief
Michael Dermott
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Athena
Adam Calhorn Shaw
 1954 The Egyptian
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Rutherford
- The Whistling Room (1954) ... Tom Rutherford
 1954 The Student Prince
Prince Karl Franz
 1953 Julius Caesar
 1953 Titanic
Second Officer Lightoller (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Rutherford
- The Whistling Room (1952) ... Tom Rutherford
 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:

Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England, with Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Harry Andrews, Leon Quartermaine, William Squire, Michael Bates, Clement McCallin, Paul Hardwick (as "Sergeant" / "Siward"), George Rose, Michael Gwynn, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Edmond Purdom | Edmund Purdon


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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.


Won the lead role in The Student Prince (1954) after Mario Lanza's weight gain forced him out of the part; won the lead role in The Egyptian (1954) after Marlon Brando turned it down in favor of playing Napoleon in Désirée (1954). See more »

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