Eric Porter

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A highly respected Shakespearean for five decades until his death of colon cancer in 1995, classical actor Eric Porter's claim to international fame would, ironically, be outside of that realm, with one superb portrayal in one superb miniseries, La dynastie des Forsyte (1967), in which he won the BAFTA award. The son of Richard John Porter and Phoebe Elizabeth Spall, Porter first attended Wimbledon Technical College before stepping onto the stage as a walk-on in a production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in February 1945 at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge. He continued in repertory until joining the National Service with the RAF during the war years. Early post-war credits would include touring with Sir Donald Wolfit and Sir Barry Jackson in their prestigious companies. Favorite roles in his repertoire would eventually include "Macbeth", "King Lear" and "Uncle Vanya". He won London's Evening Standard Award for "Rosmersholm" in 1959. Joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960, he became a prime, esteemed resident for decades. Porter made his film debut in mid-career with La chute de l'Empire romain (1964) at age 36, but it was the BBC that made him an international favorite as the ever-proper but intensely emotional and unhinged "Soames Forsyte". Taboos were broken on that series with a violent rape scene that had people talking for months. Along with the newly acquired fame came leads in lesser films such as Le peuple des abîmes (1968) and La fille de Jack l'éventreur (1971), adding class to both those atmospheric horrors. On the plus side, Porter engaged himself frequently in quality TV miniseries fare including Anna Karenina (1977), The Jewel in the Crown (1984) and Oliver Twist (1985) (as Fagin), while transferring many classics to TV as well, with "Cyrano de Bergerac", "Man and Superman" and "Macbeth" being but a few. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Eric Porter’s flixes, followed by BritBox compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Eric Porter on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 1985. See the full graphs of the number of Eric Porter movies released per year from 1972 till 1985.

Top Genres

Eric Porter works mostly in Drama Genre followed by History Genre flixes. 30% of Eric Porter movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Eric Porter worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Eric Porter has worked on is 7.3.

7.3 / 10

Eric Porter's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

8.7/1060 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

8.6/1060 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Drama,History,Romance
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ...

8.4/10778 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

8/10210 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

7/10180 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Crime,History,Mystery
The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.

6.6/10102 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

6.2/1085 min

Available in 6 platform(s).