Search engine giant Google celebrates the 75th birthday of Egyptian actor and director Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف) with Doodle on April 28, 2021. Google Doodle artwork designated by Cairo-based guest artist Maged El Sokkary.
Here is a look at the life and work of Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف).
- Birth name: Mohamad Geber Mohamad Abd Allah (محمد جابر محمد عبد الله)
- Birthdate: 28 April 1946
- Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
- Died on: 11 August 2015 (aged 69)
- Death place: Cairo, Egypt
- Spouse: Poussi
- Children: Mai Nour El-Sherif, Sarah Nour El-Sherif
- Nationality: Egyptian
- Sun Sign: Taurus
25 Interesting and Fun Facts about Nour El-Sherif
- Nour El-Sherif was a contemporary Egyptian actor. His birth name is Mohamad Geber Mohamad ِAbd Allah (محمد جابر محمد عبد الله).
- El-Sherif was born in the working-class neighborhood of Sayeda Zainab in Cairo (السيدة زينب).
- Nour El-Sherif acquired his first experience as an actor during his school days, with a theater group in high school.
- After working as a professional soccer player at Zamalek SC in the Egyptian league, Nour El-Sherif first went to commercial training, yet severed it and afterward studied acting. He completed his studies as the best of his year.
- Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف) graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1967. Actor Saad Ardash gave him a small role in the play El-Shaware El-Khalfiya, “Back Streets”. He won his first prize for his role in the film Qasr El-Shouk directed by Hassan El-Emam.
- Egyptian movie actor who showed up in more than 50 movies throughout the span of his career. These incorporate My Wife and the Dog, Pleasure, and Suffering, Ota ala nar, and Hello, I’m the Cat.
- Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف) debuted in the 1967 film, “Kasr El Shawk” (“The Palace of Desire, 1967”).
- After a minor role in Ash-shawaree Alkhalfiyya (The Back Streets ), directed by Saad Ardash, the lead role followed in Kamal Eid’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
- During practices for Romeo and Juliet, Nour El-Sherif met the actor Adel Imam, who later recommended him to the director Hassan Imam for a leading role in the film adaptation of Nagib Mahfuz ‘s novel Qasrel Shoou (Palace of Longing).
- This role procured him further acknowledgment and in 1972 he played it again in the sequel Assukariyya ( Sugar Lane ), additionally written by Nagib Mahfuz.
- Among his huge works include his lead role not only in the 1982 film “Hadduta Misriya” (“An Egyptian Story”) but also in the 1991 film “Nagui Al-Ali,” in which he represented a Palestinian cartoonist.
- In 2001, Nour El-Sherif made his directorial debut with the film Al Asheqan (The Lovers), wherein he likewise played the lead role along with his then-wife Poussi. He had recently organized the play Al Kahen (The Monk).
- Nour El-Sherif at that point partook in more than 157 movies, 16 plays, and 17 TV series, in which he generally played the leading role.
- He got international recognition in 1997 for the role of Averroes in Youssef Chahine’s film Destiny and 2006 for the role of a corrupt and addicted politician in the hit film The Yacoubian Building.
- Nour El-Sherif acted numerous TV serials beat by “Lan Aaesh Fi Gelbab Abi”, Haroun El-Rashid” and “Omar Ibn Abdel-Aziz”.
- He featured in 2006’s, The Yacoubian Building, one of the most commercially successful Egyptian movies of its time.
- Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف) was married to Egyptian actress Poussi from 1972 to 2006. He had two daughters named Mai Nour El-Sherif and Sarah El-Sherif. He got divorced from Poussi in 2006 and they rejoined in mid-2015 during the trouble of his disease.
- In 2008, Nour El-Sherif created a sensation in the Arab world when he was filmed naked for a torment scene during the shooting of The Babydoll Night, which would later become the box-office hit and the best film in Arab cinema history, which the Egyptian censorship authorities announced called the plan.
- El-Sherif won a few awards and certificates of appreciation, for example, the best actor award for his role in “Leila Sakhina” or “Hot Night” film, and the New Delhi Festival award for his film “Sawak Al-Utubis” or “The Bus Driver”.
- Nour El-Sherif is sometimes credited as Nour El Cherif, Nour El-Cherif, or Nour Al-Sharif.
- His last TV series and film were Khalaf Allah (TV Series, 2013) and Cairo Time (2014).
- Nour El-Sherif was famous for the attention to detail he immersed his art and his commitment collected awards from lofty organizations across Arab entertainment.
- The Alexandria International Film Festival, which El-Sherif had worked together with since its initiation, honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
- Nour El-Sherif (نور الشريف) died from a vague sickness in Cairo at 69 years old in 2015 after an extreme battle from the disease.
- On April 28, 2021, Google honored Nour El-Sherif’s 75th Birthday with a Google Doodle.