(Fictional character)
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
(Movies & TV)
Roy Dotrice
(Movies & TV)
(Movies & TV)
Derek Jacobi
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Diana Rigg
(Movies & TV)

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Eric Porter

Knowledge Identifier: +Eric_Porter


Eric Porter

English actor of stage, film and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1928.

Countries: United Kingdom (68%), France (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Fagin, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Hamlet

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC, Marconi Company




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Eric Porter was born in 1928 add something


He was educated at Wimbledon Technical College before making his stage debut in Cambridge in 1945 at the age of 17 add something


In 1955, he played the title role in Ben Jonson's "Volpone" at the Bristol Old Vic add something


In 1960 he joined the &Royal_Shakespeare_Company; that year, he played Ferdinand in John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" add something


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


In 1962, his performed as Iachimo in "Cymbeline" add something


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 add something


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" add something


Fagin - In the 1985 miniseries, Fagin is portrayed by Eric Porter


Porter continued to act on stage, winning the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor in 1988 for his role in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" add something


Porter died of colon cancer in London in 1995, aged 67 add something

Eric Porter died in 1995 add something


Peter O'Toole - " In the 17 January 2007 interview, O'Toole said that Eric Porter was the actor who had most influenced him