Shukry Sarhan (Mohammad Shoukry Al Husseini Sarhan)
Actor (Al Sharqiya, Egypt, 03.12.1925 – Cairo, Egypt, 03.29.1997)
A renowned and beloved actor from the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Shukry Sarhan, graduated from the High Institute of Acting in Egypt in 1947. In 1949, Sarhan acted in his first movie, Lahalibo by Hussein Fawzi. His rise to stardom was in 1951 when Youssef Chahine, a famous Egyptian film director, chose him for the lead role in the movie Ibn al-Nile aka Son of the Nile, presented in Cannes Film Festival. Sarhan received several awards throughout his career, appearing in more than 80 feature films through early 1990s.
His only presence in the Italian Filmography is for Il figlio di Cleopatra aka Son of Cleopatra, a peplum film by Ferdinando Baldi co-produced by Egypt and also starring a few other Egyptian actors of the period, namely Samira Ahmed, Leila Fawzi, Yehia Chahine, Hasan Youssef, Mahmoud Farag and Abdel Khalek Saleh. Playing the role of Akro, he was credited as Shukri Shahan.
Il figlio di Cleopatra (Ferdinando Baldi, 1964, ff, act)
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Lisa Ferri
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