George Coulouris

Biography

Coulouris was born in Manchester, England, the son of Abigail (née Redfern) and Nicholas Coulouris, a Greek immigrant. He was brought up both there and in Urmston, Manchester and educated at Manchester Grammar School. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama, in the company of fellow students Laurence Olivier and Peggy Ashcroft. Coulouris was married to Louise Franklin (1930–1976) and Elizabeth Donaldson (1977–1989) and was the father of computer scientist George Coulouris and artist Mary-Louise Coulouris. He died on April 25, 1989, of heart failure following Parkinson's disease in London. Coulouris's stage debut was in 1926 with Henry V at the Old Vic, and by 1929 he made his first Broadway appearance, followed by his first Hollywood film role in 1933. During the 1930s and 1940s he remained a regular figure on the stage and screen, starring in his own Broadway production of Richard III in 1943. His films in this period included For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Mr. Skeffington (1944) and Watch on the Rhine (1943), for which he received an Oscar nomination. He also gave a notable performance as Robert de Baudricourt, in the Technicolor spectacular, Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman. Whle most of his performances are "strong" ones, usually as a "heavy" or "villain", occasionally he could turn his serious characterizations into humorous ones. Coulouris returned to Britain after 1950, and appeared in more films, theatre and television productions. Later film roles included parts in the Doctor in the House films, Papillon, the biography of Mahler, The Long Good Friday and Murder on the Orient Express. During his life he played in over eighty films. Radio roles were also numerous, and his television roles included parts in Danger Man and The Prisoner, and an appearance as Arbitan in the Doctor Who serial The Keys of Marinus.

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Birth Place

Manchester, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Birth Date

10/1/1903

Death Date

4/25/1989
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The Antichrist

Father Mittner

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California

Capt. Pharaoh Coffin

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The Verdict

Supt. John R. Buckley

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Where There's Life

Prime Minister Krivoc

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The Assassin

Chief of Police Spadoni

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Mr. District Attorney

James Randolph

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The Lady in Question

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Duel in the Jungle

Capt. Malburn

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Sleep, My Love

Charles Vernay

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A Song to Remember

Louis Pleyel

Starring In
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Magician: Astonishing Life & Work Of Orson Welles

Walter Parks Thatcher (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Long Good Friday

Gus (uncredited)

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The Ritz

Old Man Vespucci

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Shout at the Devil

El Keb

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The Antichrist

Father Mittner

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Murder on the Orient Express

Doctor

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Mahler

Doctor Roth

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The Final Programme

Dr. Powys

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It's Not the Size that Counts

Prof. Godowski

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Papillon

Dr. Chatal

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Horror on Snape Island

John Gurney

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Blood From the Mummy's Tomb

Prof. Berrigan

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A Clockwork Orange

Professor (uncredited)

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No Blade Of Grass

Mr. Sturdevant

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Land Raiders

Cardenas

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The Assassination Bureau

Swiss Peasant

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Koroshi

Controller (as George Colouris)

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Arabesque

Ragheeb

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The Crooked Road

Carlo

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The Skull

Dr. Londe

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Flieg mit mir ins Glück

Vienna Police Inspector (uncredited)

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Begierde an schattigen Tagen

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King of Kings

Camel Driver

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Bucht der Schmuggler

François Lejeune

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Conspiracy of Hearts

Petrelli

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Tank Force

Camp Commandant

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Doctor At Large

Pascoe

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Tarzan and the Lost Safari

Carl Kraski

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Private’s Progress

Padre (as George Colouris)

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Doctor At Sea

Carpenter

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Doctor In The House

Briggs

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Mask of Dust

'Pic' Dallapiccola

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The Runaway Bus

Edward Schroeder

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Duel in the Jungle

Capt. Malburn

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The Teckman Mystery

Gavin

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The Heart of the Matter

Portuguese Captain

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The Assassin

Chief of Police Spadoni

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Outcast of the Islands

Babalatchi

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Joan of Arc

Sir Robert de Baudricourt - governor of Vaucouleurs

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Sleep, My Love

Charles Vernay

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Mr. District Attorney

James Randolph

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California

Capt. Pharaoh Coffin

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Where There's Life

Prime Minister Krivoc

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Nobody Lives Forever

Doc Ganson

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The Verdict

Supt. John R. Buckley

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Lady on a Train

Mr. Saunders

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Hotel Berlin

Commissioner Joachim Helm

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A Song to Remember

Louis Pleyel

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Confidential Agent

Captain Currie

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Mr. Skeffington

Doctor Byles

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Between Two Worlds

Mr. Lingley

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None But the Lonely Heart

Jim Mordinoy

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

André Massart (uncredited)

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Watch on the Rhine

Teck de Brancovis

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Assignment in Brittany

Capt. Hans Holz

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This Land Is Mine

Prosecutor

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Citizen Kane

Walter Parks Thatcher

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All This, and Heaven Too

Charpentier

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The Lady in Question

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