George Coulouris

George Coulouris


Birth Place
Manchester, England, GB
October 01, 1903
April 25, 1989
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Distinguished stage actor and character player of the screen who entered films in 1933 and specialized in playing immaculate villains. Coulouris was an original member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater and appeared as the memorably frosty and forever nonplussed guardian Walter Parks Thatcher in Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941)....


Distinguished stage actor and character player of the screen who entered films in 1933 and specialized in playing immaculate villains. Coulouris was an original member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater and appeared as the memorably frosty and forever nonplussed guardian Walter Parks Thatcher in Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941).



Cast (Feature Film)

Confidentially Yours (1983)
It's Not the Size That Counts (1979)
L' Anti Cristo (1978)
The Ritz (1976)
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Mahler (1974)
Coffee, Tea Or Me? (1973)
Papillon (1973)
The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973)
The Stranger (1973)
Max Greene
Beyond The Fog (1972)
John Gurney
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Mr. Sturdevant
Land Raiders (1970)
The Assassination Bureau (1969)
Swiss peasant
Arabesque (1966)
The Skull (1965)
Dr. Londe
The Crooked Road (1965)
In the Cool of the Day (1963)
Fury at Smuggler's Bay (1963)
Fran├žois Lejeune
The Big Money (1962)
The colonel
The Dog and the Diamonds (1962)
King of Kings (1961)
Camel driver
Surprise Package (1960)
Dr. Hugo Panzer
Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960)
The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)
Bank Manager
The Woman Eater (1959)
Dr James Moran
Tank Force (1958)
Camp commandant
I Accuse! (1958)
Colonel [Jean] Sandherr
Spy in the Sky! (1958)
Col. Benedict
Man Without a Body (1958)
Karl Brussard
Law and Disorder (1958)
Kill Me Tomorrow (1957)
Heinz Webber
Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
Carl Kraski
Doctor at Large (1957)
The Beasts Of Marseilles (1957)
Private's Progress (1956)
Doctor in the House (1955)
Doctor at Sea (1955)
Duel in the Jungle (1954)
Captain Malburn
Race for Life (1954)
"Picc" Dallapiccola
The Runaway Bus (1954)
The Heart of the Matter (1954)
Portugese Captain
Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Kill or Be Killed (1950)
Victor Sloma
Joan of Arc (1948)
Sir Robert de Baudricourt, Governor of Vaucouleurs
Beyond Glory (1948)
Lew Proctor
A Southern Yankee (1948)
Major Jack Drumman [also known as The Grey Spider]
Sleep, My Love (1948)
Charles Vernay
Where There's Life (1947)
[Premier] Krivoc
California (1947)
Pharaoh Coffin
Mr. District Attorney (1947)
James Randolph
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Doc Ganson
The Verdict (1946)
Superintendent John R. Buckley
Hotel Berlin (1945)
Joachim Helm
Confidential Agent (1945)
Captain Currie
Lady on a Train (1945)
Mr. Saunders
A Song to Remember (1945)
Louis Pleyel
Between Two Worlds (1944)
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Jim Mordinoy
The Master Race (1944)
[ Col. Frederic] Von Beck [also known as Ferdinand Varin]
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Dr. Byles
This Land Is Mine (1943)
Assignment in Brittany (1943)
Captain [Hans] Holtz
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Teck de Brancovis
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Andre Massart
Citizen Kane (1941)
Walter Parks Thatcher
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
The Lady in Question (1940)
Defense attorney
Christopher Bean (1933)

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Rusty Leads the Way (1948)
Tech Director

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)

Life Events


Debut as British stage actor; had minor roles at the Old Vic and leads with the Festival Theatre in Cambridge


First role on Broadway


Film acting debut, "Christopher Bean"


Movie Clip

Lady In Question, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) He Threatened To Kill Me We know little about this case except that Brian Aherne, as Paris shop owner Morestan, is a very enthusiastic alternate juror, as Rita Hayworth appears as accused murderess Natalie, and Frank Reicher as the inquiring president of the court, in Columbia’s The Lady In Question, 1940, directed by Charles Vidor, also starring Glenn Ford.
Arabesque (1966) -- (Movie Clip) You Look As Though I Want To Drill Your Teeth Director Stanley Donen’s opening scene, John Merivale as Sloane greets George Coulouris as patient Ragheeb, with notable Hitchcockian qualities, in the follow-up to the director’s acknowledged Hitchcock homage Charade, 1963, from Arabesque, 1966, starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren.
Ritz, The (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Get Proclo! Director Richard Lester’s almost creepy opening, Jack Weston and Kaye Ballard, with their kids and her mobbed-up brother Jerry Stiller, awaiting the passing of George Coulouris, as old-man Vespucci, from Terrence McNally’s play and screenplay, in The Ritz, 1976, starring Rita Moreno.
Citizen Kane (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Provide The War Resuming the account by Thatcher (George Couloris) of early years overseeing the title character, who then appears (writer, producer and director Orson Welles) for the first time as an adult, sidekicks Leland and Bernstein (Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane) in support, in Citizen Kane, 1941.
Watch On The Rhine (1943) -- (Movie Clip) We Do Not Know Nazis Hosted by her mother (Lucile Watson) in Washington, just-returned ex-pat Sara (Bette Davis) and her German anti-fascist husband Kurt (Paul Lukas) suddenly have reason to suspect the Romanian diplomat house guest (George Coulouris), in Watch On The Rhine, 1943, from the Lillian Hellman play.
Between Two Worlds (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Perhaps An Exception? Introducing characters in this second movie version of the 1924 Sutton Vane play Outward Bound, John Garfield, Faye Emerson, Isobel Elsom, Gilbert Emery, George Tobias and Paul Henreid as the distraught hero pianist, adapted to wartime by Daniel Fuchs, as Between Two Worlds, 1944.
Verdict, The (1946) -- (Movie Clip) The Fruit Is Bitter Neatly integrated credit sequence, notable as the first shot in Don Siegel's career as a feature director, opening the last of eight Warner Bros. pictures co-starring Sydney Greensteet, here as a London policeman, and Peter Lorre, from The Verdict, 1946.
Verdict, The (1946) -- (Movie Clip) I Can Do Corpses Fired for hanging an innocent man, ex-Superintendent Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) departs Scotland Yard, freaks out with help from director Don Siegel, then joins friends Emmric (Peter Lorre) and Kendall (Morton Lowry), nephew of the victim of the crime in question, in The Verdict, 1946.
Verdict, The (1946) -- (Movie Clip) The Size Of My Britches George Coulouris is Buckley, the policeman who brought about the firing of his predecessor Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet), here chuckling with friend Victor (Peter Lorre), then sly Lottie (Joan Loring) at the crime scene, in The Verdict, 1946, directed by Don Siegel.
Confidential Agent (1945) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Like Melodrama In a roadhouse between Dover and London, 1937, accidental companions Denard (Charles Boyer) and socialite Rose (Lauren Bacall), watched by Licata (Victor Francen), visited by Currie (George Coulouris), in the Spanish Civil War story from the Graham Greene novel, Confidential Agent, 1945.
Joan Of Arc (1948) -- (Movie Clip) The Devil Has No Part Joan (Ingrid Bergman) with her displeased mother (Selena Royle), when Sir Robert (George Coulouris) arrives with news confirming her visions, and a curate (David Bond) finds her righteous, in Victor Fleming's Joan Of Arc, 1948.
Citizen Kane (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I First Encountered Mr. Kane Second stop in his investigation, newsman Thompson (William Alland) studies the memoirs of Thatcher (George Couloris), covering his first meeting with young Kane (Buddy Swan) who hits him with a sled, and parents (Agnes Moorehead, Harry Shannon), in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, 1941.


Blood From The Mummy's Tomb - (Original Trailer) An evil Egyptian princess' spirit possesses an Egyptologist's daughter in Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971).
For Whom the Bell Tolls -- (Original Trailer) Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman fight the good fight in Spain in the movie of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943).
Doctor at Large - (Original Trailer) In his third misadventure, Dr. Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) is back at St. Swithin's battling for chief surgeon in Doctor at Large (1957).
Citizen Kane -- (Original Trailer) The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his life in this famous trailer for Citizen Kane (1941).
All This, and Heaven Too - (Original Trailer) A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess in All This and Heaven Too (1940) starring Bette Davis and Charles Boyer.
King of Kings (1961) - (Original Trailer) Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause) tells the life of Jesus Christ in King of Kings (1961).
None But The Lonely Heart - (Re-issue Trailer) A young ne'er-do-well (Cary Grant) tries to get his life on track to help his ailing mother (Ethel Barrymore) in None But The Lonely Heart (1944).
Assignment in Brittany - (Original Trailer) Jean-Pierre Aumont (Day For Night) made his U.S. movie debut playing a French Resistance fighter who's a dead ringer for a Nazi official in Assignment in Brittany (1943).
In The Cool Of The Day - (Original Trailer) The efforts of a man (Peter Finch) to save his friend's marriage lead to infidelity In The Cool Of The Day (1963).
Arabesque - (Original Trailer) Gregory Peck is the innocent professor pulled into espionage in Stanley Donen's follow-up to Charade, Arabesque (1966).
Murder on the Orient Express - (Original Trailer) Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a mysterious businessman on a train ride in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)starring Albert Finney.
Mr. Skeffington - (Original Trailer) A flighty beauty (Bette Davis) marries a stockbroker (Claude Rains) for convenience and almost ruins both their lives in Mr. Skeffington (1944).