Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom was born on 19 December 1926 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He graduated at St. Augustine's Abbey School, Ramsgate, and after that the Jesuits at St. Ignatius Grammar School and Welwyn Garden City Grammar School.
He started his acting career in 1946 by joining the Northampton Repertory Company, appearing in productions which like Romeo and Juliet and Molière's The Imaginary Invalid. After that he had two years of military service where he joined the Army Pool of Artists. He then entered the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon.
His other best-remembered role was as the title character in The Egyptian, 20th Century-Fox's most lavish production of 1954. In the same year, he appeared in another MGM musical, Athena, opposite h
is future wife Linda Christian, Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds. He then played the title role in the biblical epic The Prodigal, MGM's most lavish production of 1955. He partnered with Ann Blyth again in The King's Thief in 1955. After that, his career as a major film star ran out of steam, with the exception of some rare cameo appearances, such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce in 1964.
On TV he starred as Marco del Monte in Sword of Freedom in 1958, a swashbuckler made for ITC Entertainment.
In 1984, Edmund Purdom directed his first and only film, Don't Open 'Til Christmas and he recorded many classical concerts in Florence and Vienna and devised a technique transferring mono (sound) to stereo.
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Edmund Purdom was a British actor.
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Edmund Purdom narrated a popular short documentary on the life of Padre Pio and also narrated the Christian documentary, 7 Signs of Christ's Return.
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