Image of Francis L. Sullivan

Francis L. Sullivan

​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.


Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Born:
Jan 6, 1903 In Wandsworth, London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the movie The Missing Rembrandt 1932-03-25
Latest Project:
Series Destiny 1957-07-05
Known For
Poster of Destiny
Poster of Great Expectations
Poster of Non-Stop New York
Poster of When London Sleeps
Filmography
Series Destiny 1957-07-05
Movie The Prodigal Bosra 1955-05-06
Movie Hell's Island Barzland 1955-05-06
Movie Drums of Tahiti Commissioner Pierre Duvois 1954-04-23
Movie Sangaree Dr. Bristol 1953-05-17
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Plunder of the Sun Thomas Berrien 1953-08-26
Movie Caribbean Gold Andrew McAllister 1952-09-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie My Favorite Spy Karl Brubaker 1951-12-25
Movie Night and the City Philip Nosseross 1950-04-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Sure As Fate 1950-07-04
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie Christopher Columbus Francisco de Bobadilla 1949-10-12
Movie The Red Danube Colonel Humphrey 'Blinker' Omicron 1949-10-14
Movie Oliver Twist Mr. Bumble 1948-06-28
Movie Broken Journey Anton Perami 1948-04-14
Movie The Winslow Boy Attorney General 1948-09-24
Movie Joan of Arc Pierre Cauchon 1948-12-22
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Take My Life Prosecuting Counsel 1947-01-01
Movie Great Expectations Mr. Jaggers 1946-12-26
Movie Caesar and Cleopatra Pothinus 1945-12-11
Movie Fiddlers Three Nero 1944-10-01
Movie The Butler's Dilemma Leo Carrington 1943-11-29
Movie The Day Will Dawn Kommandant Ulrich Wettau 1942-06-08
Movie The Lady from Lisbon Minghetti 1942-09-01
Movie 'Pimpernel' Smith General von Graum 1941-07-26
Movie 21 Days Mander 1940-04-29
Movie The Four Just Men Leon Poiccard 1939-06-01
Movie Kate Plus Ten Lord Flamborough 1938-03-17
Movie The Drum Governor 1938-09-29
Movie Action for Slander Sir Quinton Jessops (as Francis Sullavan) 1938-01-14
Movie The Ware Case Attorney General 1938-12-02
Movie Climbing High Madman 1938-10-31
Movie The Citadel Ben Chenkin 1938-10-29
Movie Non-Stop New York Hugo Brant 1937-09-13
Movie Mystery of Edwin Drood Rev. Mr. Septimus Crisparkle 1935-02-04
Movie Chu Chin Chow The Caliph 1934-05-01
Movie The Fire Raisers Stedding 1934-01-22
Movie The Return of Bulldog Drummond Carl Peterson 1934-04-19
Movie The Warren Case 1934-07-30
Movie Cheating Cheaters Dr. George Brockton 1934-11-05
Movie What Happened Then? Richard Bentley, Prosecution Counsel 1934-09-24
Movie Red Wagon Cranley 1933-01-01
Movie F.P.1 A Sailor 1933-04-02
Movie The Missing Rembrandt Baron von Guntermann 1932-03-25
Movie The Chinese Puzzle Herman Strumm 1932-08-08
Movie When London Sleeps Rodney Haines 1932-07-22