Eric Portman


Actor
Eric Portman

About

Birth Place
Yorkshire, England, GB
Born
July 13, 1901
Died
December 07, 1969
Cause of Death
Heart Trouble

Biography

Eric Portman was a British actor who brought his acting talents to Hollywood films. In his early acting career, Portman appeared in such films as the musical drama "Moonlight Sonata" (1937) with Ignace Paderewski, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) and "49th Parallel" (1941). He also appeared in "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942), the Grace Allardyce d...

Biography

Eric Portman was a British actor who brought his acting talents to Hollywood films. In his early acting career, Portman appeared in such films as the musical drama "Moonlight Sonata" (1937) with Ignace Paderewski, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) and "49th Parallel" (1941). He also appeared in "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942), the Grace Allardyce drama "Millions Like Us" (1943) and "The Magic Box" (1951). He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in the adventure "South of Algiers" (1954) with Van Heflin, "The Colditz Story" (1955) and the Vivien Leigh dramatic adaptation "The Deep Blue Sea" (1955). He also appeared in the Gary Cooper dramatic adaptation "The Naked Edge" (1961). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "A Tale of Two Cities" (CBS, 1957-58). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the Montgomery Clift biopic drama "Freud" (1962), the dramatic adaptation "The Bedford Incident" (1965) with Richard Widmark and the comedy "The Spy With a Cold Nose" (1966) with Laurence Harvey. He also appeared in "The Whisperers" (1967) and the crime feature "Assignment to Kill" (1968) with Patrick O'Neal. Portman last acted in "Deadfall" (1968) with Michael Caine. Portman passed away in December 1969 at the age of 66.

Life Events

1969

Retired

Videos

Movie Clip

49th Parallel - We Still Employ Savage Tribal Methods The guests (Eric Portman and John Chandos) of writer Philip Scott (Leslie Howard) at his camp in the Canadian Rockies reveal themselves as fugitive Nazis, in Michael Powell's 49th Parallel, 1941.
49th Parallel (1941) - Trapper Johnny French Canadian trapper Johnny (Laurence Olivier) and his trading post officer (Finlay Currie) are surprised by fugitives from the Nazi U-Boat (led by Eric Portman as "Hirth") in Michael Powell's multi-starred propaganda vehicle 49th Parallel, 1941.
49th Parallel (1941) - Banff National Park First Hirth (Eric Portman) then Lohrmann (John Chandos) and the nervous Kranz (Peter Moore) are revealed as fugitive Nazis before an assembled crowd on location in Michael Powell's 49th Parallel, 1941.
49th Parallel (1941) - Heil Hitler! The Nazi submarine commander (Richard George) instructs the martinet Hirth (Eric Portman) and thug Kuhnecke (Raymond Lovell) before they lead their squad into Canada in Michael Powell's 49th Parallel, 1941.
49th Parallel (1941) - Bummin' A Ride? Nazi fugitive Hirth (Eric Portman) is discovered stowing away on a train by semi-deserter Canadian Andy Brock (genuine Canadian Raymond Massey) in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 49th Parallel, 1941.
49th Parallel (1941) - Opening, This Film Is Dedicated To Canada Prologue and opening credits to the second collaboration between director Michael Powell and writer Emeric Pressburger, 49th Parallel, 1941, featuring Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier and Raymond Massey.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing - B For Bertie Unorthodox and engrossing opening from writing, directing and producing team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, introducing the six British fliers by name and role, opening One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing, 1941.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing - Swimming Dutchman Crash landed in Holland, British Bombers (Hugh Burden, Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Bernard Miles, Hugh Williams) worry about their lost companion, as George, an actor in civilian life, leads conversation, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing, 1941.
Golden Mask, The (1954) - Expert On Punic Africa Aware of his reputation as a publicity-seeker and un-serious academic, American Chapman (Van Heflin) introduces himself to British archaeologist Burnet (Eric Portman), planning an expedition to North Africa, early in The Golden Mask, 1954.
Golden Mask, The (1954) - Throw Me A Crowbar! American Chapman (Van Heflin), happy to get dirty in a Roman tomb in North Africa, assisted by cameraman Jacques (Jacques Farnod), then senior archaeologist Burnet (Eric Portman), his daughter Anne (Wanda Hendrix) worrying, in The Golden Mask, 1954.
Colditz Story, The - Constant And Repeated Faliure Following two botched escapes, when the British tunnel ran into the Polish tunnel, senior P-O-W officer Richmond (Eric Portman) proposes a new approach, Reid (John Mills) his first volunteer, in The Colditz Story, 1955.
Canterbury Tale, A (1944) - I Meant Glue! Land-girl Alison (Sheila Sim), recently assaulted by the mysterious "Glue Man," meets Sergeant Gibbs (Dennis Price) and his witty charge Archie (Michael Howard), in Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale, 1944.

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