Eric Portman was a British actor who brought his acting talents to Hollywood films. In his early acting career, Portman appeared in such films as the musical drama "Moonlight Sonata" (1937) with Ignace Paderewski, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) and "49th Parallel" (1941). He also appeared in "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942), the Grace Allardyce drama "Millions Like Us" (1943) and "The Magic Box" (1951). He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in the adventure "South of Algiers" (1954) with Van Heflin, "The Colditz Story" (1955) and the Vivien Leigh dramatic adaptation "The Deep Blue Sea" (1955). He also appeared in the Gary Cooper dramatic adaptation "The Naked Edge" (1961). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "A Tale of Two Cities" (CBS, 1957-58). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the Montgomery Clift biopic drama "Freud" (1962), the dramatic adaptation "The Bedford Incident" (1965) with Richard Widmark and the comedy "The Spy With a Cold Nose" (1966) with Laurence Harvey. He also appeared in "The Whisperers" (1967) and the crime feature "Assignment to Kill" (1968) with Patrick O'Neal. Portman last acted in "Deadfall" (1968) with Michael Caine. Portman passed away in December 1969 at the age of 66.
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