An archive of material relating to George Coulouris,
actor, (1903-1989) compiled by George
Coulouris, jr., Email:
Career A collection of material about his career, including a short
biography, lists of films, theatre, radio programmes and TV work
done by GC.
Writing & Interviews Includes a 1986 Guardian article about his Salford childhood, an extensive 1962 BBC talk entitled 'To Hollywood and Back' and some very witty material that he wrote for his unfinished memoirs.
We're extremely grateful to George's friend Astor Sklair for contacting us and making this wonderful interview available. It's the only recorded interview of 'George as himself'. In it he is very forthcoming about his career experiences on stage and screen.
The video was made by Astor in his work as a film school tutor and has never been broadcast. The picture quality is not high, but the sound comes across very well. The video runs for 40 minutes.
The exhibition was accompanied by two talks at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Weds 9th June 2pm and Weds 8th September at 2pm: George Coulouris 1903 - 1989: Former BBC producer Brian Dean talks about the life and career of this Salford-born actor in this the centenary year of his birth. The talk on June 9th was amazingly evocative of George and covered many fascinating details of his life and career - much enjoyed by the 20 or so Salfordians, family and friends who attended.
A centennial showing of Appointment with Venus was held at the Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester on Wednesday, October 1st 2003, preceded by a short introductory talk.
The event was very successful - Brian Dean and George Jr said some introductory words; the film was much appreciated, as were the drinks and conversation afterwards. There were about 40 people present including Sue, George, Elizabeth, Brian Dean, Anna, Jean, Gordon, Leonard Fenton and Jill, Russell Enoch (William Russell). Sarah Perks represented the Cornerhouse and was most friendly and helpful.
This is a Web-based version of the George Coulouris archive.
Its purpose is to publish material about George Coulouris, the
actor, that is held by members of his family.
As more material comes to hand, it will be added. Please send suggestions and contributions (in any format) to:
GC in 'The Master Race' RKO 1944
(from the Microsoft Cinemania database)