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Edmund Purdom is a Actor and Director British born on 20 december 1924 at Welwyn Garden City (United-kingdom)

Edmund Purdom

Edmund Purdom
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Birth name Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 december 1924 at Welwyn Garden City (United-kingdom)
Death 1 january 2009 (at 84 years) at Rome (Italie)

Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom (19 December 1924 – 1 January 2009) was a British actor. He worked first on stage in Britain, performing various works by Shakespeare, then later in America on Broadway, until making his way to Hollywood, and eventually spent the remainder of his life appearing in Italian cinema. He is perhaps best known for his starring role in 1954's historical epic The Egyptian.


Purdom was married four times and divorced three times: his first three wives, all divorced, were Anita (Tita) Philips (or Phillips), the mother of his children; actress Linda Christian in 1962, ex-wife of Tyrone Power; and Alicia Darr, of Polish extraction. In 2000 he married his fourth wife, the photographer Vivienne Purdom. His daughter Lilan Purdom is a journalist with the French television channel TF1.

Best films

The Loves of Salammbo (1960)

Usually with

Joe D'Amato
Joe D'Amato
(3 films)
Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
(2 films)
Derek Ford
Derek Ford
(1 films)
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Filmography of Edmund Purdom (57 films)

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Knights of the Quest, 2h27
Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Actors Edward Furlong, Raoul Bova, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Stanislas Merhar, Carlo Delle Piane
Roles Ugo di Clarendon
Rating53% 2.6988052.6988052.6988052.6988052.698805
Monastère de Saint-Denis, 1272. Le moine Giovanni da Cantalupo se rend sur le tombeau de Louis IX de France, connu sous le nom de Saint Louis, pour lui dire que la tâche qu'il lui avait confiée est accomplie et qu'il est venu lui raconter l'histoire des cinq jeunes chevaliers qui en 1271, sont partis pour Thèbes, en Grèce, afin de récupérer le Saint Suaire et le ramener à la cour du roi de France. Chaque chevalier a un caractère et un destin différent selon la période lunaire qui l'a vu naître...
The Rift
The Rift (1990)
, 1h19
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Ely Pouget, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom
Roles CEO Steensland
Rating47% 2.3526352.3526352.3526352.3526352.352635
An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with an experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the missing "Siren I".
Don Bosco
Don Bosco (1988)

Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ben Gazzara, Patsy Kensit, Piera Degli Esposti, Laurent Terzieff, Philippe Leroy, Leopoldo Trieste
Roles Urbano Rattazzi
Rating66% 3.318363.318363.318363.318363.31836
Dans un siècle déchiré par les luttes politiques et religieuses, en pleine mutation industrielle et culturelle, Don Bosco, a redonné confiance à des centaines de jeunes sans repères et livrés à eux-même. Ce prêtre turinois, se fondant sur la raison, l’amitié et la religion, a su révéler le meilleur d’eux-mêmes grâce à sa bonté et sa relation familière avec Dieu. Avec lui, ils ont pu trouver une famille, apprendre un métier, s’ouvrir un avenir tout en éprouvant la joie de se savoir aimé.
Funny Boy
Funny Boy (1987)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Le Hémonet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Gérard Lecaillon, Valérie Mairesse, Anaïs Jeanneret, Sacha Briquet, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Gérard Rinaldi
Roles Samuel
Rating48% 2.409852.409852.409852.409852.40985
Fils d'une famille bourgeoise, un jeune homme fait tout pour cacher aux siens qu'il est chanteur travesti dans un cabaret.
Who Is Afraid Of Dracula?, 1h28
Directed by Neri Parenti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Paolo Villaggio, Edmund Purdom, Gigi Reder, Ania Pieroni, Giuseppe Cederna, Isabella Ferrari
Roles Count Vlad
Rating58% 2.920962.920962.920962.920962.92096
Giandomenico Fracchia, Villaggio's "monstrously shy" character, is tasked to sell a piece of real estate in Transylvania, otherwise he'll lose his job. The customer is the obtusely nagging and prickly accountant Arturo Filini, who suffers from heavy nearsightedness and who doesn't realize that the manor he's interested in is actually Count Dracula's castle. Once on the spot Fracchia is terrified at the going-ons while Filini, in true Mister Magoo-style dismisses them as 'tricks' to dissuade him from the estate deal. Meanwhile a young and attractive vampire hunter (Isabella Ferrari), arrives, determined to avenge the death of her brother, who perished trying to rid the world of Dracula and his cohorts. The events turn even more farcical when Dracula's sister confesses her love for Fracchia to try to avoid being engaged to the Frankenstein Monster. In the end an ash-tipped umbrella seems to solve the situation but.
The Assisi Underground, 2h55
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ben Cross, James Mason, Irène Papas, Maximilian Schell, Maurice Poli, Geoffrey Copleston
Roles Cardinal Della Costa
Rating60% 3.000363.000363.000363.000363.00036
In 1943 Franciscan priest Rufino Niccacci is charged by the bishop of Assisi Giuseppe Placido Nicolini with rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis.
Don't Open Till Christmas, 1h26
Directed by Edmund Purdom, Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Alan Lake, Mark Jones, Belinda Mayne, Gerry Sundquist, Edmund Purdom, Kevin Lloyd
Roles Inspector Harris
Rating47% 2.356272.356272.356272.356272.35627
A man in a Santa suit and a woman meet in an alleyway to have sex in a car, and are stabbed to death by a man wearing a grinning translucent mask. During a party, another man dressed like Santa Claus has a spear thrown through his head, and dies in front of his daughter, Kate Brioski. At New Scotland Yard, Chief Inspector Ian Harris and Detective Sergeant Powell discuss the murders, and interview Kate, and her boyfriend Cliff. That night, another Santa is killed, having his face shoved onto the grill he was roasting chestnuts on an open fire.
2019: After the Fall of New York, 1h31
Directed by Sergio Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis, Romano Puppo, Edmund Purdom
Roles President of the Pan American Confederacy
Rating55% 2.7516152.7516152.7516152.7516152.751615
In 2019 the world is devastated by an infection that prevents men from procreating. A group of survivors find that in New York there is a community of humans who for some reason has remained immune to contamination. So the soldier Parsifal is sent on a reconnaissance to send out the mission of saving the entire human race.
The Scarlet and the Black, 2h23
Directed by Jerry London
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Barbara Bouchet, Fabiana Udenio, Raf Vallone
Rating74% 3.743013.743013.743013.743013.74301
In 1943, the Nazi military occupies Rome. Pope Pius XII (John Gielgud) is approached by General Max Helm and SS Head of Police for Rome Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer). The Colonel expresses concern that escaped Allied prisoners may attempt to seek refuge in the Vatican, and requests permission to paint a white line across St. Peter's Square in order to mark the extent of Vatican sovereignty. The Pope grants his permission, and when the SS officers leave, he sees out of the window that the white line has already begun to be painted.
Pieces (1982)
, 1h27
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor
Roles The Dean
Rating59% 2.999192.999192.999192.999192.99919
In 1942, a 10-year-old boy named Timmy plays with a jigsaw puzzle of a nude woman when his mother walks in. She chastises him for it. The mother orders Timmy to get a plastic bag to "burn everything." Instead of her order, Timmy gruesomely murders her with an axe, then saws her body with a hacksaw.
Ator, the Fighting Eagle, 1h38
Directed by Joe D'Amato
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Miles O'Keeffe, Edmund Purdom, Dakar, Laura Gemser
Roles Griba
Rating33% 1.666841.666841.666841.666841.66684
As the film opens, Ator asks his father for permission to marry his sister. Ator's father tells Ator that he is adopted and so he can marry his sister if he likes. Ator's bride is kidnapped on their wedding day by members of a spider cult, which prompts Ator to learn how to fight so he can rescue his bride. Ator teams up with a female warrior who helps him in his quest. By the end of the film, Ator learns that the real villain is not who he thought.
Absurd (1981)
, 1h36
Directed by Joe D'Amato, Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Horror, Slasher
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Serial killer films, Zombie films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Ted Rusoff, George Eastman, Annie Belle, Edmund Purdom, Katya Berger, Lucía Ramírez
Roles Father
Rating53% 2.6542052.6542052.6542052.6542052.654205
The plot involves a near invincible man known as Mikos, a Greek citizen who was given a healing factor and driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation. A priest pursues Mikos to a town in America, and attempts to destroy him by impaling him on a set of railings which disembowel him, but he is revived later in a local hospital. The madman escapes after brutally murdering a nurse, and goes on a killing spree. The priest informs the hospital and authorities that the only way to kill Mikos is to 'destroy the cerebral mass'.
Nightmare City, 1h32
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Hugo Stiglitz, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Laura Trotter, Mel Ferrer, Sonia Viviani, Francisco Rabal
Roles Man in Elevator (voice) (uncredited)
Rating56% 2.8016652.8016652.8016652.8016652.801665
The American television news reporter Dean Miller (Hugo Stiglitz) waits at a European airport to interview a scientist about a recent nuclear accident. An unmarked military plane makes an emergency landing. The plane doors open and dozens of deformed people burst out and begin stabbing and shooting the military personnel outside; they prove to be resistant to the most grievous wounds and are relentless in their assault, stopping only to consume the blood of their victims. Miller tries to alert the public, but General Murchison of Civil Defense (Mel Ferrer) will not allow it. Miller tries to find his wife Anna (Laura Trotter), who works at a hospital, as the crazed assailants overrun the city, their ranks swollen by many of their former victims.