|Name:||Francis L. Sullivan|
|Birth Day:||January 6, 1903|
|Death Date:||Nov 19, 1956 (age 53)|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
English actor who played Mr. Bumble in the 1948 picture Oliver Twist, Phil Nosseross in Night and the City, and Pierre Cauchon in the 1948 film Joan of Arc.
As per our current Database, Francis L. Sullivan died on Nov 19, 1956 (age 53).
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Francis L. Sullivan's first acting gig was on stage at the Old Vic in a production of Richard III and he made his screen debut in 1932 for the film, The Chinese Puzzle.
A heavily built man with a striking double-chin and a deep voice, Sullivan made his acting debut at the Old Vic at age 18 in Shakespeare's Richard III. He had considerable theatrical experience before he appeared in his first film in 1932, The Missing Rembrandt, as a German villain opposite Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes.
Among his film roles are 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 1935 he married the stage designer Frances Joan Perkins (born 1901) in Westminster in London. In 1939 they were living at 'Hatch Hill' on Kingsley Green at Fernhurst in West Sussex. They were to remain married until his death.
He was featured in The Citadel (1938), starring Robert Donat, and a decade later he played the role of Pierre Cauchon in the technicolor version of Joan of Arc (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman. In 1938 he starred in a revival of the Stokes brothers' play Oscar Wilde at London's Arts Theatre. He played the Attorney-General prosecuting the case defended by Robert Donat as barrister Sir Robert Morton, in the first film version of The Winslow Boy (1948).
Sullivan, who eventually became a naturalised US citizen, won a Tony Award in 1955 for the Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution. Earlier, he had played Hercule Poirot at London's Embassy Theatre in the Christie play Black Coffee (1930).
He died of a heart attack on 19 November 1956, aged 53 (some sources claim he died from an unspecified "lung ailment").
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