Knowledge Identifier: +Omar_Sharif
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1932.
Countries: United Kingdom (33%), United States (23%), France (9%)
Linked to: Cairo University, University Of Hull, Victoria College, Alexandria, Chicago Tribune
Edward Said - In the late 1940s, the latter school days of Said included attendance at the Egyptian branch of Victoria College , where one classmate was Omar Sharif whom he remembered as a sadistic and physically abusive head boy; other classmates included King Hussein of Jordan, and Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian, and Saudi Arabian boys whose academic careers progressed to their becoming ministers, prime ministers, and leading businessmen of and in their respective countries
Faten Hamama - In 1954, Hamama chose Omar Sharif to co-star with her in a film
Faten Hamama - She divorced al-Faqqar in 1954 and a year later, she married the Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif
In 1955, Omar El-Sharif married Egyptian actress Faten Hamama
He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in over 20 Egyptian productions including "Ayyamna el helwa" with singer Abdel Halim Hafez, "La anam" in 1958, "Sayedat el kasr" in 1959 and the "Anna Karenina" adaptation "Nahr el hub" in 1961
Amina Rizk - She was popular for her roles as the kind-hearted mother in plays and films, appearing in major pictures such as "Doa al karawan" in 1959 in which she appeared alongside actors such as Faten Hamama and Ahmed Mazhar. and Bidaya wa nihaya, in which she played the role of the Mother to Omar Sharif, Farid Shawki and Sanaa Gamil
Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd
Sharif's first English language film was in the role of Sharif Ali in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962
Charles Gray (actor) - His breakthrough year came in 1967 when he starred with Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in the WWII murder-mystery movie "The Night of the Generals"
Hans Hellmut Kirst - The book was made into a fairly successful 1967 film of the same name, which starred Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - However, he was represented as an Indian by Omar Sharif in the 1973 European miniseries "The Mysterious Island"
Art Malik - In 1986 he played in the film "The Harem" with Omar Sharif and Nancy Travis
He is both author and co-author of several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge video game; initially released in a MS-DOS version and Amiga version in 1992, "Omar Sharif Bridge" is still sold in Windows and "mobile platform" versions
Sharif was given an honorary degree by the University Of Hull in 2010 and used the occasion to meet up with Hull City football player Ken Wagstaff