Knowledge Identifier: +Eric_Porter
He was educated at Wimbledon Technical College before making his stage debut in Cambridge in 1945 at the age of 17
Ondine (play) - The London premiere of "Ondine" was presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961, directed by Peter Hall, with Leslie Caron in the title role, and a cast that included Richard Johnson, Diana Rigg, Eric Porter, Clive Swift, Sian Phillips, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Roy Dotrice, Ian Holm and Peter Jeffrey
He played Polonius in a 1980 television production of "Hamlet", made as part of the BBC Shakespeare series, and starring Derek Jacobi in the title role
He played Count Brownowsky in "The Jewel in the Crown"; he was seen as Fagin in the 1985 BBC version of "Oliver Twist"; as Thomas Danforth in the BBC production of "The Crucible"; and as Professor Moriarty opposite Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes in Granada Television's "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" stories "The Red-Headed League" and "The Final Problem"
Porter died of colon cancer in London in 1995, aged 67
Peter O'Toole - " In the 17 January 2007 interview, O'Toole said that Eric Porter was the actor who had most influenced him