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Remembering Mahmoud Morsi on His 101st Birth Anniv.


Fri 07 Jun 2024 | 12:44 PM
Ahmed Emam

Today ( June 7) marks legendary actor Mahmoud Morsi's 101st birthday anniversary. 

Born in Alexandria in 1923, Morsi ventured into Egypt's cinema in 1962 with aspirations of becoming an actor. Over the years, he established himself as an iconic actor, radio anchor, and director, delivering unforgettable performances that have captivated audiences.

Fondly referred to as "Atriss", Morsi starred in notable films such as "The Beggar" (1973), "The Quail and Autumn" (1967), "The Open Door", "The Last Night" (1963), and "A Touch of Fear" (1969), leaving a lasting impact on viewers across the Arab world.

Known for his portrayal of antagonistic characters, Morsi's role as "Mahmoud Ab ElGwad" in the TV series "Bin ElQaserin" remains a standout in his career. He also played a pivotal role in nurturing young talent, supporting artists like Hala Fakher, Nour Elsherif, Abeir Sabry, Mahmoud El-Gendy, and Bossi.

In addition to his acting prowess, Morsi directed programs highlighting Egypt's renowned artists and staged international plays by acclaimed playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Ibsen.

Having earned a degree in Philosophy from the University of Alexandria, Morsi further honed his skills in film directing in France before joining the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). However, he returned to Egypt following the tripartite aggression against the country in the 1950s, where he continued his career in Egyptian radio and television.

From his debut in "I am the Fugitive" (1962) to his final performance in "The Sword’s Blade" (1986), Morsi's unique acting style set him apart in the industry, solidifying his legacy as a distinguished figure in Egyptian cinema.