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Francis Loftus Sullivan, British actor. Recipient Antoinette Perry award for best featured actor’s performance of New York Season, 1955.


Sullivan, Francis Loftus was born on January 6, 1903 in London, England. Son of Michael and Gertrude (Wilson) Sullivan.


Student Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1911-1913, Stonyhurst College, England, 1914-1920.


Came to the United States, 1948, naturalized, 1954. Began stage career Old Vic Theatre, London, 1921. With Bernard Shaw Repertory Company, 1925.

Actor Stratford-upon-Avon Festival, 1928. First appearance New York City in Many Waters, 1929. Appeared as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in Black Coffee, London, 1931, Tovarich, 1935.

Played role of King, Laurence Oliver’s Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre, 1936, title role Oscar Wilde, 1937, role of Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1939. Appeared Duet for Two Hands, New York City, 1947, also Witness for the Prosecution, 1954. Motion picture actor, since 1931, pictures include Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Caesar and Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Night and the City, My Favorite Spy, The Winslow Boy, The Prodigal.

Also appeared on television.


Married Frances Joan Perkins, March 16, 1935.

Michael Sullivan

Gertrude (Wilson) Sullivan

Frances Joan Perkins