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Eric Portman (Eric Harold Portman)

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Biography

Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK
With his clipped delivery, aristocratic if somewhat ominous manner and suave, urbane demeanor, Eric Portman was so good at playing German and/or Nazi officers that many believed he actually was German, or at least Austrian. The fact is that he was British to the core, having been born and raised in Yorkshire and educated in Halifax. He began his acting career on the stage in 1923, specializing in works by William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. His film debut came in the Tod Slaughter melodrama Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn (1935) as, oddly enough, a Gypsy. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mario de la Costa

Moonlight Sonata 1937

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Character: Derelict Firing Gun in Stage Show

The Singing Marine 1937

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Character: Lieutenant Hirth

49th Parallel 1941

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Character: On Hydrophones - L / S. Hobson

We Dive at Dawn 1943

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Character: Thomas Colpeper, JP

A Canterbury Tale 1944

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Character: Fernand Maubert

The Spider and the Fly 1949

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Character: Doctor Burnet

South of Algiers 1953

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Character: Colonel Richmond

The Colditz Story 1955

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Character: Henry Acheson

Child in the House 1956

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Character: Jess Oakroyd

The Good Companions 1957

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Character: Richard Dyce

West 11 1963

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Character: Jayson Condon

Naked City 1958

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Character: Dr. Theodore Meynert

Freud 1962

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Character: Tom Earnshaw - Second Pilot in B for Bertie

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing 1942

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