Person Details

Birthday: 1903-01-06 10:14:25

Death: 1956-11-19 10:14:25

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Wandsworth, London, England

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Movie Involvements: 45

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Francis Loftus Sullivan (6 January 1903, Wandsworth, London - 19 November 1956, New York City) was an English film and stage actor. He attended Stonyhurst, the Jesuit public school in Lancashire, England whose alumni include Charles Laughton and Arthur Conan Doyle. A heavily built man with a striking double-chin and a deep voice, Sullivan made his acting debut at the Old Vic aged 18 in Shakespeare's Richard III and appeared in his first film in 1932. Some of his notable film roles include Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist (1948) and Phil Nosseross in the film noir Night and the City (1950). Sullivan also played the part of Jaggers in two versions of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations - in 1934 and 1946. He appeared in a fourth Dickens film, the 1935 Universal Pictures version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, in which he played Crisparkle. In 1938, he was featured in The Citadel, starring Robert Donat, and a decade later, he played the role of Pierre Cauchon in the technicolor version of Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman. Also in 1938 he starred in a revival of the Stokes' brothers play Oscar Wilde at London's Arts Theatre. Sullivan also acted in light comedies, notably My Favorite Spy (1951), starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr, in which he played an enemy agent, and the comedy Fiddlers Three (1944), portraying Nero. He also played the role of Pothinus in the 1945 film version of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. The film was directed by Gabriel Pascal, and was the last film personally supervised by Shaw himself. Sullivan later reprised the role in a stage revival of the play. Sullivan, who eventually became a naturalized US citizen, won a Tony Award in 1955 for the Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution. Earlier, he had played Hercule Poirot at the Embassy Theatre (London) in the Christie play, Black Coffee (1930). He died of a heart attack, aged 53 (some sources claim he died from an unspecified "lung ailment"). Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis L. Sullivan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Oliver Twist
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8

Oliver Twist

(1948) Mr. Bumble
Great Expectations
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7

Great Expectations

(1946) Mr. Jaggers
Night and the City
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8

Night and the City

(1950) Philip Nosseross
Joan of Arc
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6

Joan of Arc

(1948) Pierre Cauchon, Count-Bishop of Beauvais
The Drum
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6

The Drum

(1938) Governor
The Winslow Boy
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7

The Winslow Boy

(1948) Attorney General
'Pimpernel' Smith
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7

'Pimpernel' Smith

(1941) General von Graum
Hell's Island
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6

Hell's Island

(1955) Barzland

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1955 Barzland
Bosra
1954 Commissioner Pierre Duvois
1953 Thomas Berrien
Dr. Bristol
N/A
Captain William Bligh
1952 N/A
Andrew McAllister
Herod Antipas
1951 Karl Brubaker
Garman
N/A
Fat Freddy
1950 Detective Yates
N/A
Philip Nosseross
N/A
1949 Colonel Humphrey 'Blinker' Omicron
Francisco de Bobadilla
N/A
N/A
1948 Pierre Cauchon, Count-Bishop of Beauvais
Herod Antipas
Long John Silver
N/A
Attorney General
Mr. Bumble
Self
Anton Perami
1947 Prosecuting Counsel
Mr. Braddock
1946 Mr. Jaggers
1945 Pothinus
1944 Nero
1943 Leo Carrington
1942 Minghetti
French Skipper
Kommandant Ulrich Wettau
1941 General von Graum
1940 Mander
1939 Blackbeard, Vincent St George
Leon Poiccard
1938 Attorney General
Madman
Ben Chenkin
Governor
Lord Flamborough
1937 Brogard
Hugo Brant
Sir Quinton Jessops (as Francis Sullavan)
1936 Chief of Police
1935 Rev. Mr. Septimus Crisparkle
Sir Julian Weyre
1934 Dr. George Brockton
Jaggers
Richard Bentley, Prosecution Counsel
Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
The Caliph
Carl Peterson
Stedding
1933 Cranley
A Sailor
Roger Stoneham
1932 Herman Strumm
Rodney Haines
Baron von Guntermann
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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